QRRA Garage Sale Canceled
The Board is sad to announce that we will be postponing this year's garage sale until next year.
While we are all anticipating changes in the public health rules around public gatherings, running a huge garage sale will likely not be feasible this summer. The QRRA garage sale usually attracts 500+ carloads of people into our neighbourhood. Numbers like this would make social distancing impossible. Completing transactions would probably be impossible as well because we would think that retailers' current practice of not accepting currency would continue forward. And it would be a challenge for sellers to be able to ensure the cleanliness of any sale items.
Please Help Keep Our Community Clean
For those of us that can take our daily walks, we ask your help. If you can, help us keep our community clean by taking a bag with you on your walk and pick up some litter. Community garbage cans are located around the area.
As well, dog owners are reminded to pick up after their animals. Feces will attract disease carrying rodents.
We would respectfully ask that all of us work to reduce the likelihood of animals, in particular rodents, from increasing in our neighborhood The City of Kelowna has a good discussion on its website on rodent management: https://www.kelowna.ca/parks-recreation/urban-trees-wildlife/rodent-management.
Warmer Weather means its Tick Season
And while we are out walking, be sure to take precautions to prevent illnesses from tick bites!
When hiking in wooded areas or areas with tall grass, try to stay on cleared trails, use insect repellent and cover up by wearing a hat, long sleeves and tuck your pants into your shoes. Light coloured clothing helps you spot ticks more easily. And don't forget to regularly check your cats and dogs for ticks.
FireSmart Preparations for Summer
As we stated last month, our annual FireSmart clean up day has been delayed. In the interim, there are many FireSmartactivities that we can do while we are all self-isolating to help keep our community safe in the event of a wildfire!
Rake up those dried leaves, pine cones and pine needles and fill up your green bin. Take a look at your roof and remove any debris on it and in the gutters. Repair any missing roofing material and consider replacing any wood mulch and dying vegetation that could become fuel in the event of a fire.
Thank you for helping keep our community FireSmart during this current public health crisis. If you are interested in volunteering for the FireSmart team, please contact Glen Maddess at email@example.com.
Cleaning Out Your Closets? You might consider...
Given that many thrifts stores are closed, you might consider donating your “gently used” clothing to Mamas for Mamas, a non-profit charity that assists families in need.
Cori Aselton, one of our residents, is the drop-off person for these donations in our area. Drops offs can be made at 2302 Country Club Drive and if you have questions or require pick-up, please contact her at 250-870-4051.
Cori asks that only “gently used” clothing or baby equipment and toys be donated (no stained or ripped clothing and complete “like new” toys). As well, if you are a returning traveler or someone in your household has been sick, please wait 14 days to ensure everyone is symptom free before dropping off or requesting pick up.
Thank you for thinking of those families in need.
Local Businesses' Offerings
Okanagan Golf Course: As discussed last month, the Okanagan Golf Course is now offering take out. And … they are offering Quail Ridge residents a 10% discount on all orders!
The Gulfstream at the Four Points Hotel: Also attached are menus from Gulfstream for their newest options:
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (Available May 01 – 08)
Backyard Picnic Platter (Available ‘til June 30)
Stay tuned for their Mother’s Day Menu Offering that will be coming soon! Gulfstream has stated that “spoiling Mom will never be so easy….and you'll get to support Mamas for Mamas”. Don't forget the 10% discount that Gulfstream is offering to Quail Ridge residents!
What Do You Want to Learn About at our Next AGM?
Our AGMs, held annually in the Fall, are a great place to learn about the issues affecting our community and for you the member, to have input into the Association's activities.
In advance of our next AGM, we'd like to hear from you about what you like to discuss and / or learn about. What issues are top of mind for you and our neighbourhood?
Send us your ideas so we can start compiling topics that are of interest TO YOU. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org