About Us

Save Skaha Park is a registered society (registered on 16 Sept, 2015) made up entirely of volunteers.

It is comprised of an Advisory Group and a group of dedicated volunteers.

The purpose(s) of the society is (are):

  1. To advocate for the preservation of Penticton’s Skaha Park as an open natural park freely accessible to all, and
  2. To oppose, including the right to seek remedy in court, commercial development within the park that is in our opinion not consistent with or ancillary to this role, without the approval of the electors.

The purpose of the Advisory group is to set policy and direction for the effort to save Skaha Park from commercial development and is made up of the following members:

  • Carolae Donoghue
  • Duane Martin
  • Lisa Martin
  • Gerald (Jake) Kimberley
  • Lenora Robson
  • Gary Denton
  • Gerry Karr
The volunteers are the backbone of the organization and are the visible face of the group to the public and perform several different actions:


• Obtaining signatures on the petition for a referendum at many various events and locations.
• Fund raising for the Save Skaha Park Legal Fund through collecting money and selling t-shirts.
• Raising awareness of the group and its objective at many various events and locations.


Following is a list of just some of the volunteers who are devoting their time and skills to save Skaha Park as the beautiful natural space that it is.


  • Karin Aldridge
  • Margaret Munro
  • Belva Hill
  • Judith Bowes
  • Bruce Nodwell
  • Margarita Nodwell
  • Bea Dunkley
  • Dwayne Ring
  • Elaine Vonck
  • Bernie Strohmann
Here are some of our volunteers getting more signatures.