Update: September 2022

Call for Directors


The Quail Ridge Residents’ Association is a registered society under the Societies Act, BC. Under this provincial act, our association must have at least 3 directors over the age of 18.


Some of our current board of directors have served for many years and are planning to not run for another year.


Please volunteer.


QRRA is great place to meet and work with other interested people to help keep our community safe and thriving. Board members are actively involved in organizational governance, attend quarterly board meetings and participate in board projects that are fun and engaging.


More information on what QRRA does do is available at www.qrra.org .


QRRA is accepting applications until September 15th, 2022. Interested? Please, email us at qrraexec@gmail.com



Mark Your Calendars


QRRA AGM scheduled for October 6th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Pre-registration will open at 6:30 PM

Location: Four Points Hotel


AGM agenda and speaker list will be sent out soon after the Directors’ nomination period closes.



Raccoons


There have been several emails from residents about the problems they are having deterring raccoons from moving into their neighbourhoods. Raccoons can cause significant damage to gardens, buildings, etc. in their search for food and denning sites.


According to the Conservation Officer for the North Okanagan, The primary reason raccoons move into the neighbourhoods is because the raccoons are being attracted by food sources.


The Conservation Officer suggests storing your garbage and recycling bins in your garage and recommends the following websites for other ways to deter raccoons from making your backyard their home.


Raccoons in B.C. (spca.bc.ca)

Managing Raccoon Pests - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Raccoon – WildsafeBC



Dogs


We have received many complaints about people being harassed by off-leash dogs along the Eagle View and Quail Flume trails. As well, there were reports of 2 Pitt Bulls that got loose onto the Quail Golf Course and began harassing golfers on the 13th hole.


Please, leash your dog.


The City of Kelowna has a great resource for dog owners to identify off-leash dog parks. See: Dog parks | City of Kelowna

As well, aggressive or dangerous dog complaints can be filed with the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. See: Dog complaints - Regional District of Central Okanagan (rdco.com)



Final Trunk Sale To Be Held On September 24th


After 12 years and 18 sales to date, the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s final Trunk Sale, organized by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, is being held on Saturday, September 24 at Okanagan College. The Trunk Sale is by far the Central Okanagan’s largest garage sale, featuring over 150 vendors.


If you wish to be a seller for the September Trunk Sale, go to rdco.com/trunksale. There’s no cost to participate and the first 150 vendors are accepted. After the sale is over, a number of charities will be on site to accept donations from vendors who don’t wish to take their unsold belongings home again.


For further information on the Trunk Sale, visit rdco.com/trunksale or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.


Date: September 24th, 8 a.m. until noon.

Location: Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road. Parking lot 17 next to the Student Residence Buildings off West Campus Road.



Report Tree Vandalism


There have been several acts of vandalism against trees on public property. A large elm at 900 Manhattan Drive was recently poisoned and died. Additionally, one Aspen tree in the Kuipers Peak neighbourhood was poisoned and because of the connected root systems, seven Aspen died as a result.


Many of these trees were over 60 years old. The Aspens were in a unique area – a wet forest – and had acted to moderate the groundwater, which then stabilizes nearby slopes.


Anyone with information related to this vandalism, please contact the City of Kelowna at 250-469-8500 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



Community News


Parkinson Recreation Centre aquatics centre and gymnasium are closed for annual maintenance and cleaning. The swimming pools and aquatic area (including the steam room and hot tub) will be closed from August 29 until September 18. The gymnasium will be closed from September 7 until September 18. No drop-in basketball or volleyball will be available during this time and the family changeroom will also be closed.


Fortune Creek is now open. Fortune Creek is a provider of customizable gift boxes and one of the new businesses to open on Matrix Court. Visit Fortune Creek (godaddysites.com).


As well, we have just learned that there is a Nail Salon going in next to the Pharmasave. We will forward more details as we learn of them.



Please, lock up, stay safe and keep an eye on our neighbourhood.

Report any suspicious activity to the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300