New picnic shelter at Celista Hall a result of community effort.

Group effort leads to new picnic shelter

Over the last year the North Shuswap Community Association saw a big project come to fruition.

Over the last year the North Shuswap Community Association saw a big project come to fruition.

Adjacent to the hall, and under the trees, there now sits a large, architecturally distinctive shelter which can accommodate several picnic tables and will add to what the Celista Hall offers the community and people renting the facilities for functions.

The project was enthusiastically championed by Gord Fisher, with Ed Elmes, Bill McAlister, Everett Loburg, Ron Alford, Jim Perry and Toby Alford contributing countless volunteer hours to make it happen. The Shuswap Community Foundation donated $2,000 from the Lloyd and Dorothy Askew Family Endowment towards the project and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District contributed a grant-in-aid of $16,500, which covered most of the remaining costs.

The rest was generated from fundraising conducted by the NSCA. The picnic shelter is wired to offer lighting and electrical outlets when needed and will have a water fountain for park users in the summer. Already there have been enquiries about renting the structure next summer. The shelter will also be available for public use.

 

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

Just Posted

FortisBC pausing power disconnections and late-fees amid COVID-19 crisis

Company says they plan to work with customers affected by COVID-19 on a “one on one” basis

Salmon Arm Rotary Club donates $10,000 to local food banks

Community groups step up for Second Harvest and Salvation Army food banks

Okanagan College passes $126.8-million 2020-21 budget — virtually

The board recognized circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will likely prompt changes

Concerns raised by SAFE Society about effects of COVID-19 isolation on domestic violence

Salmon Arm Women’s Shelter open, programs and services still running but funds, supplies needed

Development plans in Salmon Arm move forward despite pandemic

March building stats up over last year, city’s planning meeting includes seven applications

‘We don’t need this right now’: B.C. man breaks up road rage incident

Two men were throwing punches on Tillicum Road in Saanich on Vancouver Island

Orchardists face challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

Physical distancing and availability of workers will affect fruit growing operations and harvest

Eleven dogs rescued; transported from Texas to the Okanagan despite pandemic

Helping Paws Okanagan rescued 11 dogs from Texas on March 28

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

LISTEN: Quick turnaround for song penned by B.C. Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer

HERGOTT: COVID-19 and legal issues

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

Kelowna’s Father’s Day car show postponed

BOYD Autobody and Glass have made the decision to postpone the car show due to COVID-19

YMCA Okanagan offers virtual classes to keep community healthy in quarantine

This virtual offering, called Y Thrive Home, includes a variety of options for all ages

Princeton businesses donate protective equipment to local health-care workers

Princeton’s doctors, nurses and other health professionals, as well as care providers… Continue reading

B.C. adding $300 to monthly income and disability assistance payments

‘Crisis supplement’ for COVID-19 for April, May and June

Most Read