UPDATE: August 23, 2023
Swim Bay will fully reopen and lifeguards will be on duty on Thursday, August 24 until the end of the swim season on Sunday, August 27. Swim lessons will also restart.
UPDATE: August 20, 2023
The high dive and zipline in Swim Bay are closed to the public and swim lessons are cancelled until further notice due the ongoing wildfire emergency. The District of Peachland has temporarily relaxed its parking restrictions on Beach Avenue for evacuated Central Okanagan residents. Evacuees can access potable water, bathroom and shower facilities at the Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street, open from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Keep informed of emergency updates; subscribe at www.cordemergency.ca
Public Service Announcement
Distributed: August 19, 2023
Peachland Emergency Preparations
– The District of Peachland will be suspending lifeguarding at Swim Bay due to wildfire smoke and is temporarily relaxing its parking rule on Beach Avenue to allow overnight camping of evacuated Central Okanagan residents.
For safety reasons, lifeguarding of Swim Bay on Beach Avenue has been suspended due to wildfire smoke. The park remains open to the public as an unsupervised waterfront park. Caregivers must closely supervise their children.
The District will temporarily allow overnight parking on Beach Avenue for evacuated residents facing wildfire threat. Potable water fountains are available at the Peachland Community Centre, Swim Bay and Lambly Park.
Message from the Mayor
“Our hearts go out to our neighbours and friends who are facing this threat. We are all in this together and if we can help, we will. I ask Peachlanders to keep informed and to abide by the messages sent from our emergency responders. To the firefighters on the front lines of these horrific fires, we simply can’t thank you enough for your courage and efforts. Stay safe, everyone.”
- Mayor Patrick Van Minsel
Residents of Peachland are encouraged to subscribe to receive email notification about Central Okanagan emergency activations at www.cordemergency.ca
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