Save Sickle Point

How you can help

Be part of the Green Ribbon Campaign

Get your green ribbon and show your support for Sickle Point.

What to do with your green ribbon:

1. Display your ribbon

  • Place your green ribbon in a visible spot: on your gate or mailbox, or wrapped around a tree on your property to show your support for saving Sickle Point.

2. Take a picture.

3. Share:

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Supporters who had made a pledge, or who wished to make a pledge to save Sickle Point, were invited to pick up their green ribbon on March 7, 2021. Other events are being planned.

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Write letters of support

Write a letter to government to let them know why saving Sickle Point and keeping vehicles off the KVR trail is important to you.

  • Download a .docx template (below) and include some of the suggested facts.

  • Draft your own email.

 

The more emails received from individuals, the clearer the message becomes that saving Sickle Point is a concern of many, and not just a few. Email us a copy of your letter and we will add it to a box of letters to be physically mailed!

To request support and express concerns about possible development at Sickle Point and motorized access along the KVR, write:

To: Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development, FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
cc: Hon. John Horgan, Premier Premier@gov.bc.ca

cc: Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Rob.Fleming.MLA@leg.bc.ca

cc: Hon. George Heyman, Minister Environment and Climate Change, ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca

cc: Hon. Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, IRR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

cc: Roly Russell, MLA, Boundary Similkameen, Roly.Russell.MLA@leg.bc.ca

cc: Richard Cannings, MP, South Okanagan West Kootenay, Richard.cannings@parl.gc.ca

cc: RDOS Board of Directors, info@rdos.bc.ca

cc: Save Sickle Point Committee, savesicklepoint@gmail.com

Correspondence and example letters

If you are interested in writing a letter of support for the conservation of Sickle Point, the following documents may help.

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The Save Sickle Point Committee has sent letters to government ministries. The following letters have been sent by the Save Sickle Point Committee:

Replies to committee letters will be posted here. The following letters have been received by the Save Sickle Point Committee:

Who you can write to and points you may wish to include:

Please feel free to download any of the letters written in support of conserving Sickle Point and use them as examples when crafting your own letter:

 
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Hold elected officials accountable

Call and voice your support. Express that you want our government to support saving Sickle Point.

Roly Russell, MLA Boundary-Similkameen

Office telephone: 250-387-3655

Constituency telephone: 250-498-5122 

Hon. John Horgan, Premier and President of the Executive Council

Office telephone: 250-387-1715

Constituency telephone: 250-391-2801

Provide support

Pledge a rebate

Petition of support

  • Sign the online petition at https://www.change.org/SaveSicklePoint.

  • Paper copies will be available to sign at the Kaleden Library.

  • We intend to gather thousands of signatures, locally and worldwide. The petition will be submitted to Premier John Horgan and Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forest, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development.

Corporate sponsorship

  • Local business will be receiving letters and phone calls requesting support. We are also initiating a nationally focused corporate sponsorship campaign. Reach into your network!

  • Please let us know:

    • if you are a local business owner or you know of one who would be interested in showing support, or

    • if you know of a local business owner or manager you are willing to contact.

Save Sickle Point: What's you legacy?

Sickle Point in the news

The effort to save Sickle Point has made the news.

Penticton Herald, April 12, 2021.

Link: "Save Sickle Point Committee broadens campaign reach through film"

News release by the Save Sickle Point Committee, March 8, 2021.

PDF: "Save Sickle Point Green Ribbon Fundraising Campaign"

Penticton Herald, February 20, 2021

Link: "PIB reaffirms commitment to prevent development at Sickle Point"

News release by the Save Sickle Point Committee, February 9, 2021.

PDF: "Save Sickle Point Committee Focuses on Fundraising and Grants"

Castanet (Penticton, BC), January 12, 2021.

Link: "Tentative Sickle Point sale"

PentictonNow, January 10, 2021.

Link: "One hurdle cleared as $2.5 million RDOS offer for contentious Sickle Point accepted"

Penticton Western News, October 7, 2020.

Link: "Column: Sickle Point park concept comes full circle"

Skaha Matters, submitted for the October 2020 issue.

PDF: "Save Sickle Point"

Penticton Herald, September 21, 2020.

Link: "More than $100K committed to Sickle Point"

Castanet (Penticton, BC), September 21, 2020.

Link: "Working to save key land"

iNFOnews (Penticton, BC), September 19, 2020.

Link: "Time ticking on effort to buy ecologically valuable lakeshore property on Skaha Lake"

Penticton Herald, September 7, 2020.

Link: "Saving Sickle Point"

Castanet (Penticton, BC), September 5, 2020.

Link: "Hoping to save special site"

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Save Sickle Point Committee

 

Facebook group: Save Sickle Point

Email: chair@kaledencommunity.com