Highlights of March 5 Council meeting
Little church gets a big designation
The former St. Aidan’s Anglican Church at the corner of Rutland Road N. and Mugford Road is being considered for a heritage designation. Kelowna Council gave the bylaw first reading and forwarded it to an upcoming public hearing for further consideration. The formal Heritage Designation will ensure the long-term protection of the building and provide greater public awareness of its historical importance. Built in 1933, the tiny Anglican church was an important part of the early settlement pattern and society of Rutland. It was deconsecrated in 1990 and has sat empty ever since. Council recently approved a Development Permit for the Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Society’s adaptive reuse proposal to construct a 2,000-square-foot addition and conserve the existing church building consistent with the Parks Canada’s Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
Civic & Community Awards finalists announced
Council heard who the 2017 finalists are for the 43nd Annual Civic & Community Awards night. The Civic & Community Awards gala, to formally announce the award recipients for each category, will be held on Thursday April 26, 2018, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets are $28 and available for purchase by calling 250-862-2867.