Peachland Pier is open to public

The pier will not be officially open until May after the benches and lights are installed

Although the finishing touches haven’t been installed, the Peachland Pier is open to the public.

The 122-metre-long pier has nine fishing bays, three of which have lower railings for those in a wheelchair. The pier, was supposed to be completed in December, however it will officially be opened May 11. Still to be installed are lights and benches.

Members of the Peachland Lions Club, Rotary club of Peachland and the Peachland Sportsmen’s club of Peachland formed a non-profit society named the Peachland Pier Group to design and construct a wheel chair accessible fishing pier on Okanagan Lake.

READ ALSO: Peachland council supports medical clinic that may close

The project, that has been estimated to cost over $50,000, has been funded through donations and grants because the group did not want to use tax dollars says Eldon Kerbes, former president of the Peachland Lions Club.

“We are very pleased with the response everyone we have talked to. They started walking on it and were enthused to grab fishing pole,” said Kerbes.

RELATED: Peachland’s wharf is in need of repair

“It’s fantastic to see them (people on the pier) and find out how enthused they are and better then we ever expected it to be . And we are so enthusiastic about it. It will be a boom to Peachland because it will attract more people down the valley because it’s one of a kind on Okanagan Lake.”

When completed the pier created from yellow cedar and Douglas Fir that is designed to last over 100 years will be turned over to the District of Peachland.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@sydneyrmorton
sydney.morton@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Kelowna weather: mix of sun and cloud

The sun will be hiding behind the clouds for the next few days

Missing Kelowna man found safe

Jordan Abbate has been reported safe by Kelowna RCMP

VIDEO: Popular Lake Country cafe goes through redesign with customers’ help

The Wooden Nickel Cafe has been in operation for nearly 30 years

Rockets hang on to playoff dreams after back to back weekend losses

The Rockets get a break Sunday, but head to Victoria for back to back games Feb. 18

Rockets shut out by Giants

It was Kelowna’s second game in as many days against a top team in the West

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

B.C. communities push back against climate change damages campaign

Activists copying California case that was tossed out of court

Summerland’s Justin Kripps wins bobsleigh world cup event

Canadian team picks up their first four-man bobsleigh win on the world cup circuit

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

PR firm suspends contract with former B.C. premier amid groping accusation

Edelman says in a statement that Campbell has served as a special adviser to the firm since last July

SilverStar Emergency Services Day raises funds for hospital

Over $20,000 was raised for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

Most Read