Second town hall meeting scheduled for Olalla

Town hall meeting at the Elks hall in
Keremeos 11 a.m. Saturday November 3


At the previous Regional District Okanagan Similkameen town hall meeting about Olalla water, a group of Olalla residents gathered seeking a less provocative and more cooperative approach.

These Olalla residents call themselves (FOO) Friends of Olalla and need the community’s approval to improve the image of their neighborhood.

FOO gathered around a kitchen table for their second time in search of a concept that would catch approval of the community and develop the charm of Olalla. The number of supporters is steadily growing, and now there are twenty members including the property owner adjacent to our proposed first project.

A  mission statement was agreed and action items were followed up, tasks were created, and additional highly creative ideas were presented for the first project. The screen hedge estimates were garnered, and proved that a screen hedge approach would be quite costly and time consuming.

An inexpensive, quick, and highly creative alternative to the screen hedge proposed to create two rock landscape features located at both the north and south ends of Olalla. These features would be comprised of local rocks that could easily be found.

Adding a sign displaying the local Olalla goat and surrounded by local plants is one idea that was presented, and FOO found this a quicker cheaper more attractive  approach towards creating both harmony and beauty more inclusively for Olalla neighborhood.

We have agreed to accept no title or authority to resist new rules or codes or legal instruments that would impede the freedom of the people of Olalla to improve the quality of their lives in their own way.

We invite the residents of Olalla and the wider Similkameen community to support this initiative of neighbors helping neighbors.


Please help. We need  active or non-active supporters, comments or suggestions, that will enhance the quality of life in Olalla.  A community based solution to improve Olalla.



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