New flooring has been installed by Nu Floors at Paddlewheel Park Hall after a donation from the former Okanagan Landing Fire Department.

Paddlewheel hall gets a lift

Members of the former Okanagan Landing Fire Department continue to serve the community.

Members of the former Okanagan Landing Fire Department continue to serve the community.

As part of its dissolution, the group has left $25,000 to the Okanagan Landing Community Association.

“This donation has made it possible to replace all of the flooring in Paddlewheel Park Hall after 15 years of many shuffling feet dancing to the music at one of the weddings or other celebrations which keep the hall filled with good cheer and laughter,” said Val Heuman, with the community association.

“It is with great pride and appreciation that the members of that community association recognize these dedicated and broad-thinking individuals which they are delighted to call their neighbours.”

The relationship between the community association and the firefighters is a long one.

In 1999, members of the Landing department rushed from their beds in the middle of a February winter night to fight the huge fire that consumed the original hall.

“When the call went out to the community to join the fundraising campaign to build a new community hall, the volunteer fire department was quick to respond with a substantial financial donation,” said Heuman.


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