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.

 

Just Posted

In Photos: Crowd thrilled at S-Games in Sicamous

The celebration of two-wheeled transportation showed off daring athletes on all kinds of bikes.

Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Similkameen Shuswap

Chance of showers for much of the region this afternoon

Water quality makes swimming unsafe at three beaches near Salmon Arm

The Adams Lake Indian Band has issued a water quality notice affecting beaches at three campgrounds.

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges cadet program on gendered policy

He wants the policy to be more gender inclusive

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Summer sun for Sunday

The forecast for the week ahead shows some rain but plenty of sun and warm tempertures.

July showers wash out half of the Okanagan’s cherry crop

Cherry growers say this is the worst season they’ve seen in decades

Donkeys await your hugs and scritches at anniversary event

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge invites public to help celebrate 20 years of care.

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Second osprey chick dies, Okanagan web cam off

The second chick in an osprey nest featured on the Town of Osoyoos website has died

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

Fire department helps with body recovery in Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Police on scene at Penticton beach

RCMP were at a what is believed to be a crime scene near Skaha Beach Sunday

Most Read