Posted by Rick Taylor on Aug 21, 2017

Paul Williamson has a committee chair position with the BX/Swan Lake Community Association. He recently spoke to the club about issues concerning the remaining 166.9 acres of the original BX Ranch located on East Vernon Road. This land was purchased by the North Okanagan Regional District (NORD) in 2016 for 2.315 million dollars.

There is a process currently taking place to divide this land into two sections. One will become a public walking space, also called a Linear Park.  The other section, about 137.1 acres, may be offered for sale. The BX/Swan Lake Community Association has approached NORD about keeping the property in ‘public ownership’ and using it for an Agricultural Park.

This association has been reaching out to Vernon area residents for input on this proposal.  This can be seen at their Facebook site -

or through the BX/Swan Lake Community Association blog site -

Paul is on the left in this photo with Rotarian Art Haycock.