KVR repairs in the spotlight

Community members in Summerland are planning to shed some light on the Trout Creek trestle along the Kettle Valley Railway, which is in line to receive about $600,000 worth of repairs.

Historian Joe Smuin will highlight an upcoming speaker event organized by the Summerland Heritage Commission, where he will talk about the trestle's history and the importance of getting repairs done.

The event will be intended to support fundraising efforts as well.

"The presentation itself should be of considerable interest. Mr. Smuin is a very well known historian in regards the Kettle Valley Railway and has a well-earned reputation as an engaging presenter," Gerry Conrad said, president of the KVR Society.

The event takes place on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at The Service Station, located at 5505 Butler Street.

Admission is by donation, and will directly contribute to fundraising efforts for the trestle repairs.

No timeline has been determined for when repair work on the trestle will commence, but Conrad previously said it could happen in the offseason after this summer.

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