Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer Mountain Park Motorsports have placed their sign on the old TRU Hardware building, with more renovations to come.

New business

Mountain Park Motorsports revved for November opening.

A prominent commercial location in Sicamous will soon be home to Mountain Park Motorsports.

The new recreation vehicle sales and service centre will be in the former Tru Hardware building on Main Street by the roundabout.

General manager Gord Bushell says renovations are currently underway on the building’s interior, while an application for a permit to renovate the outside will go before district council in September.

“We’re doing an artist’s rendition for council – It will be a glass store front. It will be an up-scale facility, a whole new facade on the outside of the building, and of course the inside too,” said Bushell. “This is going to be like no other facility. Everybody will be proud to see it.”

Bushell said Mountain Park Motorsports and owner Mitch Hancock have applied to become the community’s Bombardier Recreational Products dealer.

“The (former Bombardier) dealership was collapsed, or I’m not sure whatever happened to it, sometime last year,” said Bushell. “And Sicamous is very much a motorsport enthusiast town, with lots of different activities… and it’s just a natural for the dealership to continue here.”

Bushell said the plan is to keep Mountain Park Motorsports open seven days a week, and to have service staff available throughout.

“One of the things in the winter time is when you’re sledding, and you have a problem with your sled and it goes down on the weekend, you’re kind of hooped until Tuesday morning,” said Bushell. “And that’s the standard in the industry. We’re going to try to solve that problem… We’ll have a full-fledged shop with a mechanic on staff and we’ll be ready for this fall.”

The target opening date for Mountain Park Motorsports is Nov. 15.

Just Posted

Okanagan residents can win ride in army vehicle

A social media campaign offers the chance to win a ride in the Dragoons armoured vehicle

Reel Reviews: War from both sides of the desk

We say, “Forgive these films their faults and they will be entertaining enough.”

Residents should keep air intakes clear of snow

Silver Star Fire Department is encouraging residens to keep their air intakes clear after snowfall

Provincial program offers assistance to agricultural producers

AgriStability Enhancement Program benefits agricultural producers who saw an income decline in 2017

‘Backs game cancelled due to weather

Match-up against Merritt called off as heavy snow creates treacherous roads

PHOTOS: Icing the competition

Skate Canada 2018 Okanagan Regional Championships skated through Vernon this weekend

Street Sounds: Rolling with the Stones

The Stones’ On Air is a blast from the past in every sense

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

VIDEO: Protesters rally for affordable housing ahead of B.C. budget

Residents call on province to keep locals housed

Update: Highway 97C reopened following multi-vehicle incident

Highway 97C is closed to eastbound traffic near Pennask Summit following an incident Sunday afternon

Brakemen pulling out all the stops for 2018

Kettle Valley Brakemen planning some surprises

#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

Being painted by the same sweeping brush as those alleged to have mistreated women has angered men

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the budget would include measures to boost women in the workforce

DRAWL searches for Okanagan Valley accent

UBC study wants to hear from Okanagan residents

Most Read