Lumby pursues stage
Funds are being sought to create a permanent cultural attraction in Lumby.
The Wild Salmon Society is pursuing a grant from B.C. Creative Spaces to construct a stage in Community Park.
“It’s a much needed permanent stage,” said Randy Rauck, a society director.
The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee has written a letter of support for the grant application.
“A stage is part of our long-range parks plan,” said Rick Fairbairn, committee chairperson.
“We are looking to make it an all-season structure. There are a lot of winter events that could be incorporated into the facility.”
Recreation facilities opening
May long weekend will be one to remember in Lumby this year.
On the weekend of May 18, the outdoor swimming pool will open for the season and the new outdoor exercise equipment and children’s spray park will be unveiled.
Work on the spray park is expected to get underway soon.
“The contractor will start construction as soon as the ground is soft,” said Tannis Nelson, community development co-ordinator with the Regional District of North Okanagan.
Arena noise targeted
Options are being considered to deal with a noise problem.
The dehumidifier at Pat Duke Memorial Arena has been shut down because the outdoor device has been creating considerable noise for a nearby resident.
“The noise level is above where it should be,” said Eugene Foisy, a White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee director.
The options being considered are installing a muffler on the dehumidifier or relocating the machine to another part of the arena.
The dehumidifier contractor has been contacted about the options.
Cenotaph sites sought
A memorial to Lumby’s war dead may be on the move.
The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee has agreed to work with the village to find another location for the cenotaph, which is currently in Oval Park.
“It’s in a state of disrepair and needs to be upgraded,” said Rick Fairbairn, WVPRCAC chairperson.
There is also the hope that another location will provide easier access for residents, and particularly veterans.