Signs highlight Olalla’s natural attraction

About 20 people gathered recently to dedicate signs placed along Highway 3A at either end of the community

About 20 people gathered recently to dedicate one of two new signs on Highway 3 at either end of Olalla. Pictured are Shirli-Gene Sadowick

About 20 people gathered recently to dedicate one of two new signs on Highway 3 at either end of Olalla. Pictured are Shirli-Gene Sadowick

With some signs now in place, the Friends of Olalla Society is looking forward to other community-oriented projects.

About 20 people gathered recently to dedicate signs placed along Highway 3A at either end of the community.

The signs feature a mountain goat with the words, “Wild Beautiful Olalla,” and include other elements that pay homage to the Similkameen River and rock slides on surrounding hillsides.

Development and installation of the signs was spearheaded by the society.

“The Friends of Olalla have worked hard as a group to improve their community,”  Angelique Wood, the Area G director for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, said in a press release.

“A non-partisan, inclusive and open group, they recognize their diverse opinions and interests but act on common goals from a grassroots perspective.”

According to the release, the society is eyeing additional projects that include building a community centre and documenting the hamlet’s history.