May 2nd Neighbourhood Day
Congratulations to everyone that participated in the Quail Run Drive Neighbourhood Day on May 2nd. More pictures can be viewed in the QRRA website gallery.
Summer/Fall Neighbourhood Grant Applications Open Until June 4
Have an idea you want to bring to life?
The Neighbourhood Grant provides up to $1,500 in matching grant funds to support small-scale, resident-led, neighbourhood-based projects that foster social connections between neighbours. Do you have an idea for your neighbourhood? Apply today! The deadline for summer/fall projects is Friday, June 4.
Grant funding provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Visit kelowna.ca/neighbourhoods to learn more.
Recognize Your Outstanding Neighbours
If you have a neighbour who makes a difference in your neighbourhood, the City of Kelowna want to hear about them!
Recognized neighbours will receive a Good Neighbour certificate signed by the Mayor and will be celebrated at a year-end event!
Online nomination forms can be completed at: https://www.kelowna.ca/our-community/strong-neighbourhoods/recognize-good-neighbours
Thank You to Mission Hill Wineries!
A big thank you to Mission Hill Wineries (the Mission Group) for repairing the damaged chain link fence along Quail Ridge Boulevard as you enter the community. (Mission Hill owns the ALR land that the fence is on).
YLW Poised to Lift Off
An on-site COVID-19 screening program is now publicly available for departing passengers at Kelowna International Airport (YLW). The testing initiative started privately in March for LNG Canada project workers departing from YLW to Northwest Regional Airport (YXT) in Terrace, B.C. and is now being rolled out for broader public use.
Asymptomatic passengers who require a negative test prior to international travel can pre-book a fee-based COVID-19 test at the modular clinic and laboratory space that has been set up at the south end of the terminal building adjacent to the valet parking booth and long-term parking lot. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests will be offered at $240 with results available within 24 to 48 hours and rapid antigen tests will be offered at $120 with results available within 30 minutes.
“We have seen a tremendous commitment from airlines to return air service to our region. Ensuring we can keep those who are traveling for essential reasons safe by offering COVID-19 testing is an important step in the safe return to air travel and in our regional economic recovery,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director.
To book an appointment visit whitecapcovidtesting.com or call 604-966-3777. The testing facility operates 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- The Kelowna Fruit Stand is open!
- The Grizzly Bear Bistro & Bar and Gulf Stream are both open for indoor dining.
The QRRA Website’s Photo Gallery is Growing
Check out the new photos that have been added to the website gallery. THANK YOU to all contributors! And keep the photos coming in!
When you send them in, please tell us:
• Where the photo was taken?
• The date that the photo was taken, and
• If you want your name posted as the donor of the photo?
Please, lock up, stay safe and keep an eye on our neighbourhood.
Report any suspicious activity to the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.