Downtown Kelowna and Tourism Kelowna are proud to unveil new Community Safe Travel Tips & Hand Sanitizer Stations in four local public spaces. This community safety initiative is made possible by our sponsor FortisBC, with the goal to help enhance the experience and safety for everyone in public spaces of Kelowna. These stations will showcase ten safe travel tips and provide free sanitizer to locals and travellers in the four locations.
The first Downtown station by the Sails statue has been installed and the others will be distributed in the coming days. The four locations of these stations include:
Downtown Kelowna – Queensway Bus Loop
Downtown Kelowna – Sails statue
Downtown Kelowna – Kelowna Visitor Centre
Orchard Park Shopping Centre – Highway 97
“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.”
The Downtown Kelowna Association is proud to partner with Tourism Kelowna and FortisBC to bring these new sanitation stations to locations in the 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.
Chris Lewis, Director of Visitor Experience, 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 spreading the 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”.