Gift & Legacies

The Gifts and Legacies Program enables families and organizations to make contributions in memory of loved ones. The program also provides means for individuals or corporations to give back to the community or provide recognition of an achievement, milestone, extraordinary contribution or special event.

For information on pricing, plaque options and site selection, please:

How It Works

The Gifts and Legacies Program follows an easy and seamless five-step process:

  • Staff highlights opportunities that may be of interest to the donor, and sets up an on-site meeting to determine the location of the commemorative item
  • A formal agreement is prepared and signed
  • A plaque inscription is decided upon
  • The commemorative item is ordered and installed according to season
  • A tax receipt is issued for the entire donation amount
Donors may contribute:

  • Benches
  • Bike racks
  • In kind gifts such as landscaping, paving stones, playground equipment,etc.
  • Picnic tables
  • Planters
  • Trees
  • Waste and/or recycling receptacles
West Kelowna can also work with community and historical organizations to create plaques and unique landscaping features.

To inquire about sponsorships, naming rights, or property donations, please contact West Kelowna's Finance Department  at 778-797-2220.

Program Benefits

The Gifts and Legacies Program is also a component of the West Kelowna's participation in the Communities in Bloom Program, which places high value on community contributions and involvement. West Kelowna has achieved the highest rating possible - 5 blooms - in every year it has competed in national competition. Communities in Bloom evaluates entries on the following six criteria:

  • Tidiness
  • Environmental Action
  • Heritage Conservation
  • Urban Forestry
  • Landscape
  • Floral Displays