Returning the Favour – Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Helping Out at the Keremeos Creek Wildfire.

AMFD, along with other fire departments within the RDOS, have a task force of Firefighters and apparatus for Wildfire and Structure protection for the Keremeos Creek wildfire.

Just like Anarchist Mountain needed help last year with the Nk’Mip Fire, we are committed to helping others who need assistance during such challenging and stressful times.

Since the fire began last week, AMFD has had 4 members working 12 hour alternating shifts, 24/7, doing structure protection and supplying water to BC Wildfire crew.

While some of our members are assisting with this wildfire, AMFD has the rest of our crew on call to respond to any emergencies in our district.

Remember – if you spot wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell.

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Old Photos of Osoyoos (circa 1930)

Hi,

   I  came across old photos of Osoyoos (circa 1930), one taken from what is now our property, here (in the flood plains).off Hwy 3. I believe the photographer was Jim Kehoe’s dad. It certainly looked like a quiet place then! And no Highway 3 going up the mountain side! Not too many tourists too, I guess…

Henry Woronko

Contributed by Henry Woronko.

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Community Purchase Opportunity for Anarchist Mountain and Sidley Mountain!

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Meet-Up Every Tuesday @ 9:00am at JSMP!

Jamie Soule Memorial Park Meet-up Every Tuesday @ 9 AM

There was quite a mountain menagerie that met on Tuesday to visit and get acquainted. Neighbours from Sasquatch, Bull Moose, Eagle, Falcon and Mule Deer enjoyed the cool shade and lively conversation. Head over to 105 Sasquatch Trail on any given Tuesday morning and connect with familiar friends or meet someone new.

Contributed by Wendy Shah, JSMP Committee Member
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Community Park Clean-Up! Let’s FireSmart the Park Together!

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RDOS Regional Growth Strategy Open House Events

The RDOS is hosting a series of Open House events regarding proposed amendments to the South Okanagan Sub-Regional Growth Strategy Review. The strategy applies to properties within the RDOS Electoral Areas A, C, D, E, F, and I, as well as the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, and Osoyoos.

The meetings are being held throughout August.

RDOS Regional Growth Strategy Open House Events 

Issued: Jul 29 2022 9:08AM PDT by RDOS

Ends: Sep 02 2022 9:07AM PDT

Locations: Electoral Area A

Topics: Land Use Change Advisories

The RDOS is hosting a series of Open House events regarding proposed amendments to the South Okanagan Sub-Regional Growth Strategy Review. The strategy applies to properties within the RDOS Electoral Areas A, C, D, E, F, and I, as well as the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, and Osoyoos.

The meetings are being held throughout August. 

Instructions

View the project page on the RDOS Regional Connections pate at rdosregionalconnections.ca/rgs to learn more about the proposed amendments, find meeting dates, times and locations and to provide feedback.  

Additional Information

You can find more information on the RDOS Regional Connections RGS project page at rdosregionalconnections.ca

  • Open House Events
    • Come Join the project team to share your feedback and ask questions. Open House events will be held on the following dates:
    • DATE:TIME:LOCATION:
    • August 8th 7:00-8:30pm 1141 Cedar Rd, OK Falls
      (Ok Falls Parks and Rec. Centre)
    • August 10th 7:00-8:30pm 6359 Park Drive, Oliver
      (Oliver Community Centre)
    • August 11th 6:30-8:00pm 8505 68th Ave, Osoyoos
      (Sonora Centre)
    • August 30st 5:30-7:00pm 9525 Wharton St, Summerland
      (George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre )
    • August 31st 5:15-6:45pm 325 Power Street, Penticton
      (Community Centre – Meeting Room #4) September 1st7:00-8:30pmhttps://rdos.webex.com(External link)
      Meeting Number: 2497 066 0589
      Password: RD@S)
  • You can email your feedback to planning@rdos.bc.ca

What is a Regional Growth Strategy?

Regional Growth Strategies are long-term plans that articulate a Board’s vision for future regional growth. They promote sustainable growth, ensure alignment between Official Community Plans, and provide guidance on important regional and local land use decisions.

The South Okanagan Sub-Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is a shared growth and sustainability vision that provides guidance to the Regional District and the member municipalities and electoral areas located within the South Okanagan over a 20-year horizon. These communities include:

  • RDOS Electoral Areas: A, C, D, E, F, and I
  • Municipalities of Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton and Summerland
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2022 Online Silent Auction Results!

Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society

The 9th Annual Anarchist Mountain Silent Auction results are in and it was a major success! Congrats to all the winning bidders.

Together we raised close to $10,000 in support of our Anarchist Mountain Fire Department!

Can we get a hip hip hurray?!

This Silent Auction could not be possible without the work of many helping hands. It takes a team of volunteers months of planning, collecting and organizing to pull it off. Please give these folks a big round of applause.

The 2021 Silent Auction, Dream Team :

Jamie Wright, James Paisley, Helen Malloy, Debbie Humphrey, Tracey Carnochan, Jennine Lewis, Gloria Pura, Dawn Surtell, Diane Pelle, Pat Edney, Wayne Kelley, Wendy Barlow

We encourage you to support the donors of the auction items as many of these businesses have been long time supporters of this fundraiser. We rely on the community donations to make this event possible.

We are looking forward to our 10th annual Silent Auction in 2023. See you right back here next year!

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Summit RV Resort Concert this Saturday July 30th!!!!

We’re all really stoked about the increase in daily and weekly bookings at Summit RV Resort but even more, we’re super excited about the show this coming Saturday, July 30th…with Denise and Sue of DOUBLE STOP CREEK!!

Hope to see lots of locals drop-in somewhere around 6:00pm – show geared to start at 7:00pm—–See you at the Summit?? 

6075 Highway 3, Bridesville right at the Anarchist Mountain Summit!

Please let us know you’re coming so we know how to handle parking effectively and get lots of cold soft drinks ready! 250-533-1111 (By donation on site on Saturday to Cops for Kids Ride in September.)

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Jamie Soule Memorial Park Event!

Enjoy our Beautiful Memorial Park & Save the Clean-up Date – Sunday, August 7, 2022 

The wonderful natural beauty of our Jamie Soule Memorial Park is the perfect place for quiet solitude or for gathering with friends and family to enjoy a coffee and conversation or a tasty picnic lunch. Sit and relax on the park benches overlooking the peaceful pond, perch on our locally constructed picnic tables or bring your own seating.

The park entrance is located at 105 Sasquatch Trail and has several areas for parking. A few notes:

  • There are Private Property signs to discourage park use by the general public.
  • All garbage must be packed out when you leave.
  • The closest washroom facilities are at the Highway 3 rest stop.
  • The picnic tables are still ‘curing’ and are currently sticky with sap. Bring a tablecloth or plastic to cover the table top and something to sit on unless you want a sticky bottom.
  • Consider that this is a memorial park and that there are property owners nearby, therefore please enjoy our park respectfully.
  • With all of the growth this spring, the park is looking a bit scruffy and could use some cleaning up for optimum enjoyment and fire safety.
  • A work party is planned for Sunday morning, August 7th, 2022. All helping hands (and tools) are welcome! Plan to bring a picnic lunch and visit with your neighbours. More details to come!
  • NO fires are permitted at this time

See you there!

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TODAY is the Last Day of the Silent Auction! (Sunday, July 17 @ 4pm)

Grab your morning coffee, kick back and relax while getting your bids in. Today is the LAST day to bid on the 9th annual Anarchist Mountain Silent Auction.

A long standing event where 100% of the money raised is donated to the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department. The funds help to provide training and upgrade equipment.

Please take a moment to go through the items generously donated by our community partners. We would not be able to do this without them.

If you haven’t already registered, a register link is on each auction item page:

You will receive a confirmation email and once you validate your email address, the webmaster will review and provide approval shortly thereafter

How to Access the 2022 Online Silent Auction

At the top of the page of the Anarchist Mountain Community Society website:

Hover your curser over “2022 ONLINE AUCTION” located under the picture.

A drop-down menu will appear. Keeping your curser in that drop-down menu, click on the item you’re interested in.

Once you read the auction instruction letter (which is above every item), scroll to the bottom and the item description, picture, etc. will be there.

Here are some ideas:

Good luck & have some fun!

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