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860 Anders Road
West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1J9

Anders/Lakeview Heights Community Hall

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Amenities:
  • Meeting/event rental space; capacity for 95
  • Recreational program location 
  • Accessibility ramp
  • Full kitchen with dishes
  • Home to the Lakeview Heights Tennis Club
  • Adjacent playground, tennis courts, soccer field and sports box (pickleball and basketball), maintained by Operations Department

Programs:

For program information please click here to view the West Kelowna Recreation Guide.

Booking Information:

  • For booking information call 778-797-2265.

Directions:

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Traveling South from Kelowna: Take Hwy. 97S across Bennett Bridge; turn left at Boucherie Rd.; travel approximately 1km; turn left on Anders Rd. Travel approximately 3 km. The hall is located on the left.

Traveling North from Peachland: Take Hwy. 97N; turn right at Hudson Rd.; turn right on Boucherie Rd.; turn left on Anders Rd. The hall is located on the left.

Top Photo: Framing work wraps up on the Lakeview Heights Community Hall Renovation Project in winter 2012.

Bottom Photo: March 26, 2012 Ribbon Cutting: L to R: Coun. Duane Ophus, Lakeview Heights Community Association President Rita Milne, Coun. Rick de Jong; Coun. David Knowles; Mayor Doug Findlater, Coun. Carol Zanon, (seated) former Lakeview Irrigation District Trustee Rusty Ensign.

Lakeview Heights Community Hall Reno - Framing
Lakeview Heights Community Hall Reno - Ribbon Cutting - 26-Mar-2012
HISTORY

The Lakeview Heights Community Hall was originally built in the 1890s in England as a wedding gift for a young couple, the Childers, who later moved with the building to Bear Creek on the west shores of Okanagan Lake. Some years after arriving in the Okanagan, the building was used as a home by Father Carlyle who moved to the area and built a school and mission beside the building. In the years following, the building acted as a home to various families. After several years of abandonment, Mr. S.M. Simpson, a local sawmill owner, bought the property. The women of Lakeview Heights farming community seized the opportunity to utilize the building as an auxiliary location to host their regular meetings and the entertainment needs of the community.

In 1958, the building was settled in a new home within the Anders Park site and continued to act as the Lakeview Heights Women’s Institute Hall. Since this time, the building has continued to afford the Lakeview Heights community with space for social and entertainment gatherings.

In 1967, as a Centennial Project, the hall underwent renovations and the addition of a kitchen, washrooms and foyer on the main level. In 1973, the Women’s Institute chose to turn the hall over to a community facility and so the Lakeview Irrigation District assumed operations and maintenance of the building. Further renovations occurred in 1988 and 2003 to update and maintain the hall, washrooms & kitchen to the condition they are in today.

In July 2010, the Lakeview Irrigation District handed over operations of the hall to the District of West Kelowna, so that a management plan could be prepared for the facility and the surrounding Anders Park and Lakeview Heights Tennis Courts, which was adopted by Council in November 2010. Under the terms of municipal incorporation, which occurred in December 2007, the irrigation district was to be dissolved and its operations, assets and liabilities were to be transferred to the District of West Kelowna. The dissolution and transfer officially occurred six months later on December 31, 2010.

On September 6, 2011, Council approved spending of $260,000 from reserves to replace the roof and upper walls and windows of the facility, build a new accessibility ramp at the back of the hall and complete energy efficiency upgrades, including a new HVAC system. All told, including the cost of removing hazardous materials, installing a new security system and replacing the facility floor, the renovation budget was $307,814. The project came in slightly under budget.

A grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony were held on Monday, March 26, 2012 with Mayor and Council, user group representatives, Lakeview Heights pioneers and members of the Lakeview Heights Community Association in attendance.

Improvements to the hall were identified in the Anders Park and Lakeview Heights Community Hall 10 Year Management Plan and supported by a subsequent engineering report. Upgrades were completed under budget.

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CONTACT US

To report a maintenance issue or for questions or comments regarding this facility, please contact us:

Phone Icon 778-797-1000
Email Icon info@districtofwestkelowna.ca

Last updated: 1/7/2013 10:43:33 AM