Okanagan Rail Trail

Hello Lake Country Residents,


All donations for the month of October will be matched!

If you were thinking of making a donation, October is the time. If you already have made a donation, send this email to friends, family and co-workers to take advantage of this matching campaign.

Donate Now

Seven enthusiastic trail supporters have stepped forward with a very generous offer to inspire donations towards construction of many metres of rail trail.  During the month of October, all donations to the rail trail will be matched up to $500,000.  This incentive has the potential to more than double the number of metres funded to date, and will go a long way towards funding the next stage of trail development.

“We were inspired by the excitement created by the summer matching campaign and wanted to do something similar in the fall,” said one of the donors. “We are hoping that this October matching campaign will inspire the donations to complete the second stage of trail construction. We want to help get this trail built!”

The second stage of trail construction is estimated to cost $2,000,000 for preparatory civil work, including environmental, drainage, erosion protection, and rock scaling. “This is a very important preparation stage for the construction of the trail. It will ensure that the rock cliffs along the lakes are safe, that all environmentally sensitive areas are assessed and protected, and that proper permitting is in place for continued work on the trail”, explains Trail Ambassador Dev Fraser. “This work will expedite and lower the costs of the trail construction itself”.

Funds have already been raised to cover Stage one – $500,000 for access control and design work. The Inter-Jurisdictional Development Team will send out Requests For Proposals for this work shortly, and work could begin this winter.  The Inter-Jurisdictional team responsible for the planning and development of the trail is made up of representatives from the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, Okanagan Indian Band, and North Okanagan Regional District.  With funding for the second stage of construction raised this fall, work can be scheduled for the spring of 2017.

The October matching campaign will be begin October 1st and end on October 31st.  The seven donors will match all donations received during this period.

Donations can be made by credit card, paypal or debit online at: https://okanaganrailtrail.ca/donate.  Donations by cheque can be sent to either of the community foundations listed below.  A gift of securities (stocks or bonds) can also be arranged with the foundations.  All donations greater than $25 will receive a tax receipt.

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Music & Movie in the Park

Live in Lake Country

Music and Movie Night

August 27, 2016
Apex Park in The Lakes – 13165 Apex Drive

6:40-6:50 pm Music with – Laura Close

7:00-7:45 pm Music with – Rick “Poppa Dawg” Halishaf

8:00-10:00 pm Movie Feature – The Little Prince

* Please walk, bike and carpool as parking is extremely limited.
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2016 Garage Sale This Weekend

Welcome to The Lakes 3rd Annual Garage Sale.

The PDF attachments for the individual homes participating in the Garage Sale are attached below.  Click on the “Garage Sale Homes” and “Garage Sale Map” for a list of the homes and a visual location of the homes on the list.

Happy Shopping and Bargain Hunting !

Click Here: Garage Sale Homes

Click Here: Garage Sale Map

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Lake Country Garden Tour

The Lake Country Garden Tour is once again being hosted by the

Lake Country Garden Club on Saturday June 11th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Click on the link below to view sponsors, locations to purchase tickets, and additional contact information.

Garden Tour 2016 poster

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Garage Sale

The 3rd Annual Lakes Community Garage Sale – 2016

We are excited to announce registration for our 3rd Annual Lakes Community Garage Sale is open! Register by midnight on May 22, 2016. Please mark this date on your calendar, as late registration will not be accepted this year as maps need to be made.

Event date: May 28, 2016 – 8 am – 1 pm

Email address for registration is:


Please include the information listed below:

  • Full name
  • Residential address (please be clear with Rd., Dr., Crt., Lane, etc)
  • Telephone number
  • Please indicate your preferred method of payment and our Registration Coordinator will make arrangements with you.

Fee is $15.00

The fee will cover advertising and a lawn sign for registered participants.  All registered addresses will be plotted on a map that will be available prior to May 27, 2016.


Payment can be accepted as:

Cash or cheque dropped off to our registration coordinator

Please make cheques payable to – “The Lakes Community Association

Email Money transfers –  if this is your preferred method of payment an email address will be provided upon receipt of your registration email.

Please note:  the email address used for e-transfer will not be this address


Directors of The Lakes Community Association


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The Lakes Annual Garage Sale

We have received several enquiries about The Lakes Annual Garage Sale.
Please mark the date of Saturday May 28, 2016 from 8am – 1 pm, on your calendar.
Registration will be the first two weeks in early May.  Watch for more details here. We will send a registration form and information to those on our email list.
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Pancake Breakfast & Community Clean-Up

The Lakes Community Association is excited to invite residents and their friends to participate in our Annual Community Clean-up and Pancake Breakfast on April 24th.

April is marked as community clean-up month throughout the Central Okanagan and communities have been busy making efforts to keep their communities bright and vibrant.  The Central Okanagan Regional District is our partner in this event.


Please join us:
WHEN: Sunday April 24, 2016 from 9-11am
WHERE: Shoreline Park in The Lakes (Across from the entry to Cadence on Lakehill Dr.)
WHAT:  Pancake breakfast before heading out to clean a portion of The Lakes Community
***Gloves and garbage bags will be provided***
***If your interest is in taking a walk on the East trails to check on their maintenance, please bring any tools you think you may wish to use.  Some residents had expressed concerns in this area about some over growth and debris.***
Friendly neighbor request – We would also like to take this opportunity to remind pet owners to please, please, pick up after their pets and to take their doggie bags home with them.    A recent collection of full doggie bags has been acquiring at the end of Stillwater, where the next phase of Winterra will be built and along several sidewalks.
Garbage cans have been placed throughout the community by the District.
We sincerely ask that people use these cans or take their baggies home.
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