Earlier this year we received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host a block party for the Peregrine, Mule Deer, Falcon and Eagle Place streets. After a lot of planning, delays due to wildfires and smoke, the event was held on September 10th. It was a beautiful day for the Driveway Dinner and the guests arrived for a long table dinner and a chance for everyone to celebrate with members from the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department.
By Brenda Arychuk
It is finally here!
Well, at least to some areas – Telus now has PureFibre internet and tv and is installing so you can get off the hub.
It was a picture perfect evening at Arosa Ranch to watch a movie under the stars. Thank you to all that came out and for Thomas and Maya of Arosa Ranch for hosting the evening event.
By Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue – Wildlife Safety Program
One careless act can result in a forest fire that destroys wildlife habitat, homes and personal property, and, in the worst case, could take the life of someone we care about.
Cigarette butts are not only a serious fire risk but are one of the most littered man-made products on the planet.
On Saturday, July 8, the Anarchist Mountain community came together for the annual BBQ on the Mountain.
The food was plentiful and delicious, with prime roasted beef, brisket and veggie kabobs as the stars of the show and a rainbow of salads, sides and desserts made by the community. The turnout was high and the community spirit was exceptional.
In weeks previous, one dozen residents cleaned their basements, and searched their storage sheds with anticipation of the Community Trunk Sale. These same residents later met on Saturday June 17th at the Summit Center parking lot in hopes of turning one man’s trash into another man’s treasure.
The annual Anarchist Mountain Silent Auction is nearly here!
Items are being added daily to the new auction site on Bidding Owl, so set up your bidder account before the auction goes live and check out some of this year’s excellent offerings. This auction could not happen without the support of many fantastic local businesses.
Thank you to everyone who completed our 2023 JSMP Survey – we had 40 responses!
Our goal was to learn how residents prefer to use the park and to hear ideas for future programming and development.
Here is some key feedback we received from respondents:
Every summer on the second Saturday in July the community gathers to celebrate our wonderful fire department and remember the Kelowna Complex fire of 2003. That August, a large wildfire burned a significant portion of Anarchist Mountain and the scars can still be seen when you drive up the mountain and look to the north east.
Mother nature cooperated the morning of June 10 and Anarchist Mountain residents were educated on how to minimize the chance of a snake encounter while enjoying the great outdoors and what to do if they should encounter one.
Valerie Maida, from the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society, was knowledgeable and engaging as she discredited some of the myths about snakes and reassured the attendees that snakes are an important part of the ecosystem. Using enlarged photos, Valerie explained how to identify the common snakes found on the mountain and where they would naturally be found.