West Kelowna businesses seek relief with a contest

An effort to rev up business during Boucherie Road construction

Contributed

Businesses affected by the second phase of the Boucherie Road improvement, known as the West Kelowna Wine Trail, may feel a little relief knowing there’s a contest to bring back business.

The Greater Westside Board of Trade has masterminded a Facebook contest to support local businesses affected by the construction detours.

“We wanted to create this contest to let the world know that everyone is still open for business and to make the effort to take these routes and enjoy what they have to offer,” Karen Beaubier, executive director said. “It has been challenging and the city is doing as much as they can.”

Related:Boucherie Road work moves ahead in West Kelowna

Locals and tourists who would frequently drive the road would be able to travel with ease, hitting all the wineries and businesses along the way, but with the detour through nearby residential areas has made them high traffic zones.

“When I go on the detour, I feel like I am in somebody’s backyard. It’s very uncomfortable that I am taking such a residential stroll through everyone’s neighbourhoods and all I want to do is get to Nesters Food Market,” Beaubier said.

The construction and upgrading of Boucherie is set to run through the summer and fall and end in November.

Related:West Kelowna says damage already being done by B.C.’s new speculation tax

Mayor Doug Findlater said Boucherie Road is the most used road in the city after Highway 97.

Eight winners will be chosen to receive the prize packages from some of the businesses along the detour route. The winners will be announced June 27 at 6 p.m. during the Greater Westside Board of Trade Member Appreciation BBQ.

To enter the contest, visit the Greater Westside Board of Trade Facebook page.

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


@sydneyrmorton
sydney.morton@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Road work closes a section of Richter Street in Kelowna

Installation of a new water main has closed the portion between Stockwell and Cawston Avenues

New summer bus route for West Kelowna

Gellatly Road service expanded on weekends, holidays

Paynter’s market is officially re-open

The West Kelowna staple is open again for the summer season

UPDATE: Police watchdog looking into high velocity crash on Highway 33

A motor vehicle incident has closed Highway 33 in both directions

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

Hergott, does he hate cell phones?

Lawyer Paul Hergott puts to rest the argument he has something against a handheld device

UPDATED: Polygamous wife appeals conviction in B.C. child bride case

Emily Blackmore was found guilty of taking her underage daughter to U.S. to marry church leader

B.C. sets deadline for Indigenous salmon farm consent

All 120 operations will need agreements by 2022, province says

Family of 4 from Oregon believed to be missing in northern B.C.

RCMP, Search and Rescue crews searching area where vehicle was abandoned

Pickle Ball Depot picks up award

Vernon business earns Business Examiner’s Retailer of the Year

B.C. creates public registry to track real estate owners

The first registry of its kind in Canada aims to end the hidden property ownership

BC SPCA receives 400 reports of dogs in hot cars so far this year

Society is again urging people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe in the heat

Penticton to host first Okanagan Medicinal Cannabis Conference

The September event will address many aspects regarding the access and use of medicinal cannabis.

Most Read