Message from the Mayor
Dear Property Owners,
Slowly but surely, businesses are re-opening and there is increasing activity as we enter phase two of the COVID 19 recovery.
The golf fairways are looking greener, the bikes are rolling on the valley trails and our walking trails have found new friends. Looking forward, Sun Peaks Resort LLP is still planning to open the golf course in mid-June and lift operations in July. Hotels will be getting ready for the early July, phase 3 opening. Businesses are all planning and developing safe and effective Covid 19 practices for both staff and customer protection. All businesses are very mindful of the physical distancing requirements and hand sanitizers will be abundant. Restaurant seating will be expanding into the Village Stroll where possible in order to make sure that there is plenty of room to exceed the 2 m. distance between back to back seats. We hope to encourage more outdoor dining and village ambiance than ever before.
Unfortunately, events with greater than 50 persons are not being allowed by the Provincial authorities so entertainment that attracts larger crowds will not happen for some time to come. However, many of our summer activities are social distancing friendly: hiking, biking, golf, tennis, and just plain relaxing are safe and manageable without crowds or close contacts. We have plenty of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by guests and residents. However, our community still needs the cooperation and vigilance of everyone, washing hands before and after dining or before and after your tours around the valley will still be necessary. Don’t plan big social events but invite your trusted friends to join you. Enjoy the fresh mountain air!!
The 23rd annual Trash Bash was a huge success although under a very different format, no food or socializing afterwards. Tons of winter garbage picked up and the Municipality is now looking very ‘spiffy’. Thanks to all the volunteers for pitching in! Also, many thanks to the Sun Peaks Community Helps group for setting up support services for those needing assistance in these difficult times. Good news, so far there has been little demand but that may change as senior government support programs wind down. Kudos to those who gave so generously to support the community during these difficult times. Thanks to those who are looking out for your neighbours and a truly special thanks to all those who were making face masks, wow, great job. Face masks are still available at Ohana and Bluebird markets. Thank you to those wearing masks when you can’t be more than 2 m. apart.
We look forward to seeing more of our neighbours as COVID restrictions relax. Obviously with more travel, come more risk of re-spreading this virus so we still need to be on alert. If you are sick, please reconsider your travel plans or if you become sick in Sun Peaks, please self-isolate and call the Sun Peaks Health Centre for advice. With a little common sense, we can hopefully reduce our risks of becoming a ‘break-out hub’ and enjoy a wonderful summer in our beautiful natural setting.
Thank you all for doing your part! Stay safe!
Sun Peaks Community Helps Fund
Sun Peaks Community Helps Fund has established an email address, email@example.com
A telephone system has been set up. The phone is (236) 822-0550.
Through this number you will be directed to different options, personal wellness, food help, financial assistance, transportation.
If your call doesn’t go through, a volunteer will return your call as quickly as possible.
Please donate to the SPCommunityHelps Fund through:
- E Transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org using the password 'sphelps', or
- Support cheques can be mailed to Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality, 106-3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks V0E 5N0 Attn. SPCommunityHelps Fund
Donors will receive official receipts for income tax purposes.
SUN PEAKS COMMUNITY HELPS FUND
$44,475.00 RAISED AS OF May 20th
LET'S HELP OUR COMMUNITY GET THROUGH THIS CHALLENGE