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UPDATE: Bus fire impacts programs at Armstrong Boys and Girls Club

The cause is currently under investigation
Fire damage to the main building and shuttle bus at the Boys and Girls Club in Armstrong. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Thursday, June 29

The Boys and Girls Club (BGC) wants to ensure the public that programming will continue.

“We are grateful to the fire department for quickly putting out the fire that occurred overnight at the BGC Okanagan – Armstrong Club,” said Kristi Patton, the marketing and communication coordinator with the BGC.

“While we are not able to run programs out of our building at this time, it is heartening to see how the community has rallied together to find a solution to ensure our vital programming for families can continue. As our summer camps start on Tuesday, July 4, we are thankful for the quick response from the City of Armstrong and School District 83 who are working with us to find a temporary space to ensure programming remains uninterrupted.”


The Armstrong Boys and Girls Club shuttle van was destroyed in an early morning fire.

At approximately 2:14 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department was called to a fire at the Boys and Girls Club/Youth Centre, located at 3385 Pleasant Valley Rd.

The bus was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived, according to fire chief Ian Cummings.

“The fire then extended to the building, where crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.”

There was smoke damage to the main Boys and Girls Club building, along with a completely charred bus.

Programming will continue at the club and families will be contacted.

Cummings confirmed that the cause is still under investigation.

READ MORE: Spallumcheen house lost to fire


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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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