A look at the current state of the inside of the new Lake Country Food Bank building. It now appears the food bank in Lake Country will have one more Christmas in its old location before the new building will open for good in the New Year.

Work continues on new food bank

It appears it will be one more Christmas season in the old food bank building in Lake Country

kevin parnell

Black Press

It appears it will be one more Christmas season in the old food bank building in Lake Country.

With work progressing but still plenty to get finished on the inside of the new food bank near the Winfield Seniors Centre, a potential grand opening of the new food bank is likely going to be held before Christmas.

However according to Bob Rymarchuk of the Lake Country Rotary Club, the actual moving in process won’t take place until after the New Year.

“All of this of course is still up in the air as we have lots to do to finish the building,” Rymarchuk said in an email to the Lake Country Calendar. “We’ll do our best to stick to this schedule but as you can appreciate we’ve got our work cut out for us.”

Hamper handouts at the old Lake Country Food Bank will end on Dec. 18 this year but Rymarchuk said the old building will not be closed until the move to the new location is complete.

Trades workers are nearly finished with the plumbing and electrical work while final insulation and vapour barriers need to be completed before the inside walls can be finished at the new building, said Rymarchuk.

A walk-in cooler/freezer is scheduled to be installed Dec. 4 and there is still some concrete work to be done on the exterior including a pad/ramp to the front door and a pad for the loading door.

Exterior siding still needs to be completed as well and will be one of the last things to be done.

There is also a planned work party coming up Nov. 21 in Lake Country to install another layer of flooring.

More donations are always welcome. Email Rymarchuk at bob@ubrservices.ca if you can help.

 

Just Posted

Okanagan College nursing students to make history in Thailand

Students to take on Vernon-born practicum overseas

Vernon Vipers rally past Merritt

Newcomer Dawson Holt scores in final minute to give Snakes 3-2 win over Centennials Wednesday

Hunter receives tickets for having loaded rifles in vehicle near Falkland

The hunter’s two rifles were seized, and $230 violation tickets were issued for both

Bear cub shot dead, dumped on Lumby farm

The cub is thought to have been dropped at the property on Thanksgiving morning

Okanagan rocked by AC/DC and Hip bands

Bonfire and Hip Replacements scheduled for Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops

VIDEO: Fire destroys Shuswap home, residents unharmed

Blaze took three hours for Chase firefighters to extinguish

British family deported after ‘accidental’ U.S. border crossing

U.S. officials deny it was mistake, release video of vehicle crossing into Washington from Langley

LETTERS: Wolf kills, wilderness protection and caribou recovery

Readers respond to Tom Fletcher’s column on B.C. program

Kamloops man hangs on to back of stolen truck as suspect speeds away, crashes

The pickup truck was seen leaving the roadway before bursting into flames

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh returns to Penticton Oct. 19

He is hosting a rally to boost local NDP candidate Richard Cannings’ campaign efforts

Interior Health approves reopening of Shuswap elementary school

Sicamous facility, closed since Sept. 20 due to health concerns, to be back in operation on Nov. 13

Letter: Election outcome predictable for North Okanagan-Shuswap riding

Writer anticipates flawed voting system will again end up ignoring large percentage of population

Everything you need to know before getting the flu shot

Island pharmacist shares concerns, recommendations before flu season hits

Most Read