New Pedestrian Mall in Downtown Salmon Arm

The Downtown Salmon Arm Association has recently been given City approval for a portion of Alexander Street to be used as an open- air pedestrian mall.

The new Alexander Plaza will be running Saturdays, July 4 to September 5, 9:00am – 3:00 pm, between Hudson Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. The Farmer’s Market at the Ross Street Parking Lot is also every Saturday 9:00-1:30pm.

The DSA hopes to encourage more visitation by our locals, provide more space for outdoor dining/sidewalk sales, and encourage physical distancing while being outdoors.

EVENTS planned for opening day, July 4:

Live air music in front of RBC, playing 10:00-11:30 am, and again from 1:30-3:00pm
Plein-air painting by a local artist
Artisan craft vendors, 6 metres apart in the middle of the street
Salmar Classic Theatre popcorn giveaway, 11:00-3:00pm, by donation to a Charity (yet to be determined)
Bright and colourful street painting

HEALTH and safety:

Sanitization stations at the two ends of the Plaza (at Lakeshore and Hudson)
Sanitizer hand pump at the top of the breezeway
CoVid – 19 Health and Safety signage along the street
CoVid – 19 Safety Plan
Public Washroom signage

ACCESS and information:

Bistro table/table chair sets for the public
Shuswap Community Foundation Youth group (YPAC0 as ambassadors – giving directions, helping visitors
On-site Manager
Loading Zone area beside TD Bank on Lakeshore
Social media parking blasts to let people know of alternative parking areas

As always it would be great to see you there!