The flags to Kelowna’s new US$ 9.5 million yacht club went up on Tuesday, with some bugs — minor bugs compared to the ones which have delayed the starting of the new building. Mike Terris, the Kelowna Yacht Club Commodore, told that they have had a few difficulties in different regions. Mainly the spiral staircase had to be re-engineered to an extent. That put them back some time.
Still, they are waiting for the final hookup of the elevator. It has been a very long time coming and is not operable as of now. They have got few issues in regards to the bar. They have a very nice glass top which is going in. It has got to be cut and that has been delayed as well. Those 3 issues are quite important ones that have been setting them back a little bit.
The club was actually supposed to start its business from the beginning of this month. It appears that the building not even near its completion. These delays are costing huge losses for the club. They do not have a restaurant going at this time and they are just trying to take it a day at a time — working with their general contract to see when they can finish it up for them.
Now, it is not just new Kelowna Yacht Club which is running behind the fixed schedule. The old club was supposed to be pulled down a long time ago but now everything is on hold because of all the delays at the new club.