The North Westside Communities Association started out as The Killiney Beach Community.
Association in the early seventies…These folks were responsible for constructing the Kiliney Beach Hall, the fire hall and library. There efforts were supported by individuals and groups like the Killiney Beach Seniors Association.
Later on the Killiney Beach Community Association was changed to the North Westside Communities Association to encompass all the communities that fall within our fire protection area.
In 2012 the North Westside Communities Association was named beneficiary owners of the hall, library and portions of the fire hall.
A plebiscite was held to request a portion of the tax base from North Westside property owners be devoted to covering the cost of operating these facilities. The North Westside Communities Association presently receives a 2% mill rate, which covers the annual operating costs of these facilities.
With apologies to the real historians…
In September 2020 the North Westside Communities Association reorganized its operating structure to better serve our Communities. The eight Directors were given the opportunity to chair areas that would enable the Association to bring about positive results in the growth of our area.
Herb Wyness has stepped up into the important role of President
Karin Rosin has a very important role as Secretary.
Callie Simpson, is working hard to obtain a government funded Governance Study, comparing our current form of government vs. becoming a Municipality and governing ourselves.
Alica Hudson, Organizes all hall rentals and related agreements. Alicia has also taken on the role of ensuring we are all following the COVID protocols outlined by the Health Minister.
Jason Satterwaite and Lara Smith, providing leadership and their expertise in community park development.
Camille Steele, our liaison with facility contractors and ensures the ongoing maintenance of the Community Hall.
Tanya Carlson, trying to connect the community with events in the mist of this pandemic.
Candace Campbell, keeping the library staffed and available to the community, as well as pursuing educational opportunities.
Our Association has a mandate to:
- Advocate for and represent the residents of our communities on issues within the Regional District of the Central Okanagan.
- To do all acts necessary or desirable for the benefit of the members of the community residing within the same physical boundaries as those of the North Westside Fire Rescue Department.
- To maintain and administer the operations of the Killiney Beach Community Hall and Annex for the benefit of the Community.
So with thanks to all past, present and future volunteers your countless volunteer hours are so greatly appreciated. We look forward to working together in creating a fully self-sustained community of the future.