South Okanagan’s Big Band
Archives for July 12, 2018
May 6th poll 98/20 – No smoking in public 83%
July 12 poll 87/20 – No smoke in parks 81%
Readers and those who respond to ODN polls say in so many words
NO to smoking….period.
A vigorous cold front is expected to sweep across the Interior on Friday. Strong southwest winds with gusts up to 60 km/h are expected ahead of the front on Friday afternoon. Stronger northerly winds with gusts up to 70 km/h or more are anticipated once the front passes on Friday evening.
Recreational boaters are encouraged to re-visit their boating plans for Friday afternoon and evening. Be prepared for strong and gusty winds. Consider anchorages or moorings protected from westerly and northerly winds
There’ll be live music by local rockers, Desert Arms, a silent auction, door prizes, food served on-site by The Wienery, and art on display by Ava Grice and Connor Kitt.
The fundraiser is for upgrading the Joel Waines skatepark down at Lion’s Park in Oliver. In the year 2000, a concrete skateboard area was built in memory of Joel Waines, an avid local skateboarder who died tragically in a car accident at age 16. Some park features are showing major wear after 17 years of use, and overall the park is in rough shape due to uneven, bent, and cracked features.
Local youth have become involved in providing input to develop an idea for the revitalization of the area dedicated to Joel Waines into a Small Wheels Playground. The location of the play space within Lion’s Park will make it the ideal spot for families to chill while the young’uns surf the concrete waves.