Renovations completed on Kaleden Community Hall

$90,000 worth of energy upgrades completed

  • Oct. 5, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Kaleden Parks and Recreation Commission and Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen are pleased to announce that the Kaleden Community Hall renovation has been completed. All residents and visitors are invited to attend the official opening.

The Kaleden Community Hall was built in 1949-50. The hall’s exterior was refurbished in 2010 using matching funds from the Federal Regional Infrastructure Canada Program. During that project, it was discovered that the hall had been insulated only with woodchips, which had settled over the decades. The RDOS Board approved a $93,000 insulation-upgrade application from the Kaleden Recreation Commission, accessing funds provided through the federal Gas Tax Rebate Program (to qualify, projects must help to reduce the emission of greenhousegases). Using those funds, the interior of the hall was stripped down to the studs and reinsulated to meet today’s building code requirements. The interior of the hall was redecorated using new fireproof materials. Hall users undoubtedly will appreciate the state-of-the- art acoustic paneling and new sound system! Thanks to this initiative, the Kaleden Community Hall will be able to continue to serve the community well into the future.

Members of the Kaleden Parks and Recreation Commission are hosting an open house on October 15. The Commission will be joined by Electoral Area “D” Director Bill Schwarz for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and tours of the renovated hall will continue until 3:30 p.m.


Please come and join the directors of the Kaleden Recreation Commission in this celebration; this is a great opportunity for you to give direction to the commission as to what programs you want delivered in the future.


Regional District Okanagan-SImilkameen



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