Flagpole installed at Seniors Village

Residents at the Summerland Seniors Village gathered at the flagpole on Nov. 9 for a Remembrance Day ceremony.

Members of the Summerland Legion held a Remembrance Day event at the flagpole at Summerland Seniors Village on Nov. 9. The flagpole had been installed just two days before the ceremony.

Members of the Summerland Legion held a Remembrance Day event at the flagpole at Summerland Seniors Village on Nov. 9. The flagpole had been installed just two days before the ceremony.

Residents at the Summerland Seniors Village gathered at the flagpole on Nov. 9 for a Remembrance Day ceremony, but the flagpole had only been installed two days earlier.

Paul Kozjak, maintenance manager at the facility, said installing the eight-metre pole required plenty of effort.

The pole was constructed by Ripley Stainless in Summerland. The concrete came from Oliver and the engineering work was done by a Penticton company.

Kozjak said Interior Ready Mix of Oliver was the only concrete company available to do the installation on the Saturday.

He added that the engineering work was required to provide certification before the pole could be installed. The municipality does not issue building permits for flagpoles, but staff in the Development Services department were able to put him in touch with an engineer who could approve the project.

The work was completed on Nov. 7.