Green Building Award 2008 – Woodworks BC
The Okanagan Mountain Fire Pavilion was commissioned for a dual purpose, to educate and to cultivate community. The pavilion serves to illustrate the devastation of the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Fire in order to raise awareness of the impact of the fire, the Mountain Pine Beetle problem and the fragile nature of the woodland setting. Additionally, the Pavilion provides a community gathering area amidst a beautiful natural setting in Bertram Creek Park in Kelowna, British Columbia.
It is an open-air structure that is available to the public year-round. The Pavilion was designed and constructed in conjunction with the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. Local businesses and community organizations donated time, money and material to ensure the success of the project.
The Okanagan Mountain Fire Pavilion fulfills its dual purpose – providing an educational experience and a gathering area for the community. We were fortunate to be recognized with the Green Building 2008 Award for Woodworks in BC.