Kelsey Serwa received a Hero's welcome as she returned to Kelowna. She won a Silver medal at the recent Olympics in Sochi Russia. Well done Kelsey! Deputy Mayor Gail Given greeted Kelsey as City Council's representative.
January 11, 2014 was an exciting day for Kelowna United Soccer. The Board of Directors and City Councillors officially opened the new indoor soccer field at the Mission Sports Fields. This was a partnership between Kelowna United and the City of Kelowna. The City invested $40,000 and provided the location; the club raised the funds to erect the dome. It features state of the art turf and is an amazing facility. The kids wasted no time getting on the field after the ribbon cutting.
The Kelowna City Council elected in 2011 has now completed two full years. The Mayor and Council is working well together and has made significant progress on the new Bernard Avenue revitalization, launching a new public pier off Queensway, completing the new senior's centre at Parkinson's and simplifying secondary suite approvals. I am pictured here in front of my Council seat in Council chambers. Its now a race to the finish line. We have one more year to accomplish our "Moving Opportunities Forward" Council priorities before the 2014 fall election.
L-R Luke Stack, Robert Hobson, Mohini Singh, Gail Given, Santa Klaus, Maxine Dehart, Colin Basran, Walter Gray Gerry Zimmerman
The 2013 Santa bus is on the road again. Each year City of Kelowna bus drivers volunteer their time to decorate a City bus. They then drive it around Kelowna and collect hundreds of toys and food donations to share with people at christmas. Pictured here is City Council (missing Andre Blanleil) in the back of the bus with Santa.