The Naramata Marina after it was destroyed in June (left) and with the newly-rebuilt public dock and walkway. (Submitted photos)

Naramata Yacht club holding fundraiser social

Society is looking to raise $40,000 for dock repairs

The costs of rebuilding after this spring’s flooding, high water and storms keeps adding up.

The Naramata Yacht Club and Marina Society are throwing a fundraiser in an effort to recover the $40,000 they spent replacing the public walkway on the marina.

All 110 feet of the walkway was destroyed in early June in the windstorms that caused damage all around the shores of Okanagan Lake.

Bob Pope, the spokesperson for the society, said they got $5,000 in assistance from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen but weren’t eligible for provincial assistance.

Repairs had to be made a priority. Not only was it unsafe to launch boats, but the Naramata Fire Department need a safe spot to get their 21-foot rescue boat in the water — the marina is the only one on the eastern side of Okanagan Lake.

Fire Chief Tony Trovao said having a well-maintained boat launch in a protected breakwater is vital to being able to quickly launch their rescue boat.

Pope said the society made it a goal to get the marina walkway repaired as soon as possible, noting that during the first week of July, the fire department was called to five lake rescues.

“If the big waves are coming in, it makes it really hard to put the boat in fast,” said Pope. “We just went for it. We’ve already paid for it out of our dredging fund.”

Pope said the society had been saving for four years to have the marina dredged. That money was redirected to fixing the walkway.

To help recover the funds, the society has a dance social of Nov. 4 in the Naramata Community Church hall, with live music donated by the band 3RM and a silent auction featuring over 60 items: Sparkling Hills Resort get-away, Canucks club seats and Seinfeld tickets, a bike from the Bike Barn and more.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at the Naramata Store. Contact Commodore Randy Brown at 250-496-5771 or Bob Pope at 250-496-5378 if you have anything to donate.

Just Posted

Penticton Indian Band returns to the polls

The PIB is going to a byelection to fill empty seats on band council

Barker brings a mix of comedy and magic to Dream Café

Wes Barker is performing in Penticton on Nov. 24

Fintry Queen still looking for a home

Fintry Queen owner wants the tourist vessel in the Penticton Parks and Rec master plan discussions

Thefts from residences under investigation

Penticton RCMP are investigating two thefts from residences

Major grant bolsters Penticton doctors research on pain

Local research team is headed by Penticton rheumatologist

Tattooing couple opens new shop in Lake Country

Cody and Fabiana Philpott opened NSI Tattoo in August

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

B.C. boy’s social media bid to get levidrome in the Oxford dictionary goes viral

‘It’s been five weeks and has totally blown up today.’

Whistler venues could see 2026 Olympic action

Calgary is looking to cut down on costs

Michael Buble announced as 2018 Juno host in Vancouver

Awards will celebrate Canadian talent in March

Most Read