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Contact Wilson at if you have anything that might be of interest. Meanwhile a $3.4 million

structural renovation is underway that involves replacement of the roof, ceilings and walls, as well as the floors. Anything that can be used elsewhere is being kept as part of the building’s history. Funds come from all three levels of government.

However, the funds gathered so far will not cover renovations to the interior of the building, including exhibit space for the museums and the wine shop, which is operated to raise funds for the ongoing operation of the museums, noted Wilson. Donations would be gratefully accepted, along with stories about your connections with or recollections about the packinghouse and its history. A special website has been set up to keep people up to date on the work , and for sharing stories about the building’s history at: If you don’t have internet access, call Wilson at the museum, at 250-763-2417; or send your written stories or donations to him at: 470 Queensway Ave., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6S7.

Despite the disruption of construction, the wine shop has re- opened in temporary digs behind the Laurel, just off Ellis Street. The wine shop is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many of the wines are not available from regular liquor stores—only from the few VQA shops in the province.


Canadian Farm Business Management Council

If you’ve got a new address, make sure we know about it, so delivery of your BC Fruit Grower will continue uninterrupted. Name _______________________________________ Old Address: __________________________________ ____________________________________________ New Address: _________________________________ ____________________________________________ Mail to Suite 515, 22-2475 Dobbin Rd., Westbank, BC V4T 2E9 or Fax: 250-768-3368

British Columbia FRUIT GROWER • Summer 2010 21


Lineup of fruit-laden vehicles heading north along Ellis Street to the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna as it looked more than 70 years ago.

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