Lindsay Wong will be leaving her position as manager with Downtown Salmon Arm as of March 31, 2021 and Jennifer Broadwell, who has worked with the DSA since 2017, will be taking over. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Lindsay Wong will be leaving her position as manager with Downtown Salmon Arm as of March 31, 2021 and Jennifer Broadwell, who has worked with the DSA since 2017, will be taking over. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Manager of Downtown Salmon Arm will be moving on to cidery pursuits

Position to be filled by organization’s events and membership coordinator

Lindsay Wong will be giving up her role as Downtown Salmon Arm manager for cidery pursuits but her position will be filled with a familiar face.

Wong, who has managed the association since 2014, will be wrapping up her tenure on March 31. Taking over is Jennifer Broadwell, who has been events and membership coordinator for DSA since November 2017. She also served as a board member earlier that year.

At city council’s March 8 meeting, board chair Ron Langridge told council it was Wong’s last council meeting representing the DSA.

“She’s moving on to her new career. She’s staying in town which is great,” he said. “We want to thank her for all the incredible work she’s done. She’s been awesome to work with, and has done a great job of directing and running Downtown Salmon Arm.”

Langridge also welcomed Broadwell.

“We’re still in good hands, and we look forward to a great new year.”

Mayor Alan Harrison added his welcome to Broadwell on behalf of council, and thanked Wong for her leadership.

“You leave lots of legacies. It’s great to hear Jen’s going to continue on.

“Best of luck with your new endeavours,” he said, referring to the cidery at Westgate Public Market that Wong and two partners plan to open in the summer. “It sounds like it’s going to be very interesting and fun.”

Council will be welcome, Wong responded.

Harrison replied with a smile.

“I like cider, I’ll be there.”

Read more: 2014: New manager puts down roots

Read more: 2017: Downtown Salmon Arm sparks interest

Read more: Distant together: Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers Market returns

In welcoming Broadwell, Wong said she has worked hard in her DSA role and the association couldn’t be more pleased to have her as manager.

“She has affected every aspect of the organization, from programming live music at the Ross Street stage, to working on banner designs and hosting merchants’ meetings. She comes well prepared with her skills, experience, passion and intimate knowledge of the organization’s operations.”

Broadwell said she is excited about the new position and pointed to the strong, community-minded members of the board who represent downtown businesses both new and older.

“I look forward to working with them to continue the momentum created with Lindsay and forging new paths as Salmon Arm and the Shuswap continue to grow.”

She said DSA is also fortunate to have good connections with mayor and council.

“It takes a group effort, and I am eager to facilitate my role on this team to continue cultivating an inclusive and vibrant destination for all residents, businesses and visitors to downtown Salmon Arm.”


marthawickett@saobserver.net
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

#Salmon Arm

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Cider Sisters Kailee Amlin, Gena Ginn and Lindsay Wong, owners of the new Shuswap Cider Company coming to Westgate Mall in Salmon Arm in 2021, look over apples at Peterson Orchard. Wong announced to city council on March 8 she is leaving her position at Downtown Salmon Arm to focus on the business. (Sydney Harpur/Shuswap Web Concepts)

Cider Sisters Kailee Amlin, Gena Ginn and Lindsay Wong, owners of the new Shuswap Cider Company coming to Westgate Mall in Salmon Arm in 2021, look over apples at Peterson Orchard. Wong announced to city council on March 8 she is leaving her position at Downtown Salmon Arm to focus on the business. (Sydney Harpur/Shuswap Web Concepts)

Just Posted

Machinery could be seen working to clear land behind a pair of houses on Main Street for the future site of the Shuswap and Secwepmc Healing Centre, a medical facility on Friday, April 9. The Sicamous Fire Department has been using the buildings for training exercises ahead of their demolition. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Snapshot: Clearing space

Land is being cleared for a new medical centre on Sicamous’ Main Street.

Winter driving conditions returned to the Coquihalla Highway on April 10. (ICBC image)
Coquihalla motorists warned of fresh snow

Five to 10 cm of snow is expected today for the mountain highway.

B.C's COVID-19 dashboard shows the peaks and valleys of cases prior to the record daily report of 132 on April 9, 2021. (Dashboard image)
Interior Health has record day of COVID-19 cases

132 cases reported Friday, April 9, more deaths in Vernon hospital outbreak

School District 83 trustees are leaning towards an option in the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that favours making Salmon Arm Secondary’s Sullivan campus and Jackson campus (pictured) both Grade 9-12 schools. (Google maps image)
Letter: Two high school option for Salmon Arm will create ‘have, have not’ situation

Writer concerned with E5 option, says transparent talk about implications needed

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan describe vaccine rollout at the legislature, March 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
1,262 more COVID-19 infections in B.C. Friday, 9,574 active cases

Province’s mass vaccination reaches one million people

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod, seen here on April 9, 2021 with four-year-old sister Elena and mom Vanessa, was born with limb differences. The family, including husband/dad Sean McLeod, is looking for a family puppy that also has a limb difference. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. family looking for puppy with limb difference, just like 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy McLeod born as bilateral amputee, now her family wants to find ‘companion’ puppy for her

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.[CDC]
More COVID-19 exposures reported at schools in Kelowna

Interior Health added additional schools and dates to their list of exposures

A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)
Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers

Crews cut new hole in parkade wall to remove vehicle safely

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)
PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

As of Saturday, April 10, people born in 1961 are the latest to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press files)
B.C. residents age 60+ can now register to get their COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine registration is now open to people born in 1961 or earlier

A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)
Take-home COVID-19 tests available for some B.C. students who fall ill at school

BC Children’s Hospital plans to provide 1,200 kits to Vancouver district schools this April

Sun Peaks is tracking rising COVID-19 cases. (Kamloops This Week Photo)
Sun Peaks sees spike in COVID-19 cases at end of ski season

On April 9, there were 15 positive cases confirmed.

Ruming Jiang and his dog Chiu Chiu are doing fine following a brush with hypothermia that saw several people work together to get them out of the Fraser River near Langley’s Derby Reach Park on March 25, 2021 (Special to the Advance Times)
Man finds men who rescued him from drowning in B.C.’s Fraser River

A grateful Ruming Jiang says he will thank them again, this time in person when the pandemic ends

Most Read