ABOUT
FRAHCAS

FRIENDS AND RESIDENTS
OF THE ABBOTT STREET
HERITAGE CONSERVATION
AREA SOCIETY

ABOUT FRAHCAS

FRIENDS AND RESIDENTS
OF THE ABBOTT STREET HERITAGE
CONSERVATION AREA SOCIETY

Promoting Heritage Conservation Since 1997

The Friends and Residents of the Abbott Street Heritage Conservation Area Society is an active group who monitor new development and promote the goals of the Abbott Street Heritage Conservation Area.

While we have a large membership, we are considered by the City as a “special interest group” rather than a neighbourhood association, and our area is within KSAN’s boundaries. KSAN and FRAHCAS always try to support each other and as such have a long history of working together to promote conservation in this area.

Heritage house on Maple Street member of FRAHCAS in Kelowna

FRAHCAS HISTORY

In the winter of 1997, a number of residents under the direction of Valerie Hallford, started meeting to oppose a 63-unit apartment building slated for development on the west side of Pandosy between Park and Cadder Streets. One of the neighbours, Miss Dunn of 2024 Pandosy would not sell to the developer.

Many development projects were being applied for and there was more pressure on the local residents to take action. With the blessings of councillor Sharon Shepherd who was chairing the Community Heritage Commission, this group, FRAHCAS, was incorporated as a non-profit Society in August of ’98.

The first board members were Valerie Hallford, Jill Schock, Dave Williams, Sue Bradley.

FRAHCAS Board Members

PRESIDENT:  Wayne Ross

PAST PRESIDENT: Walley Lightbody

VICE PRESIDENT:  Diane Geddes

TREASURER:  Jeannette Mergens

SECRETARY:   Ian Crichton & Jackie Bear

MEMBERSHIP:  Barbara Craig

DIRECTORS:  Shirlee Ross, Barry Jessup, Eileen Cordingley

Our Life Members

Shirley Clarke

Marietta Lightbody

Walley Lightbody

Valerie Hallford

Anne Laurie

Get Involved!

BECOME A MEMBER

For only $10 per year per household, you can become a member of FRAHCAS. We would love to have you join us!

Attend a Meeting

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 4pm at the Lightbody residence, 2302 Abbott Street.

View the minutes from our 2018 AGM

SIGN UP

Sign up for our email list to get the latest information from FRAHCAS.