Tourism Kelowna and the Downtown Kelowna Association are proud to unveil new Community Safe Travel Tips & Hand Sanitizer Stations in four local public spaces. This community safety initiative, sponsored by FortisBC, will support the health and enhance the experience of some of Kelowna’s most popular public spaces. The stations will showcase ten safe travel tips and provide free sanitizer to locals and travellers in the four locations.
Locations of these stations include:
- Downtown Kelowna – Queensway Bus Loop
- Downtown Kelowna – Intersection of Bernard & Abbott
- Waterfront Promenade – Adjacent to the Kelowna Visitor Centre
- Orchard Park Shopping Centre – Off of Highway 97
The station at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Abbott Street has been installed and the others will be distributed in the coming days.
“Safety is core to everything we do and we’re proud to invest in initiatives that create safer, healthier communities,” said Breannen Dick, community & Indigenous relations manager, FortisBC. “Having these stations in place will make exploring Kelowna that much safer for all to enjoy, we appreciate the partners that made this possible.”
Executive Director of the Downtown Kelowna Association, Mark Burley, said: "The Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA) is proud to partner with Tourism Kelowna and FortisBC to bring these new sanitizer stations to locations downtown. The DKA has, and continues to stress safety, kindness and calmness. These new stations will allow all visitors to downtown Kelowna to keep hands germ free. This is an important initiative in the times we find ourselves living in."
Tourism Kelowna's Director of Visitor Experience, Chris Lewis, had the following to say about the project: “The health and safety of Kelowna residents and visitors is paramount as the pandemic continues. Working with the DKA on this important project is an effective way to continue educating the public on COVID-19 safety guidelines set out by BC Health officials. We are thankful to FortisBC for their support, as this initiative could not have happened without them."