New awareness campaign launches on May long weekend

PEACHLAND, BC – Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin is asking all Beach Avenue restaurateurs, bartenders and servers to join with the District in sending a warm welcome and a message out to touring motorcyclists visiting the popular Okanagan destination.

“Beach Avenue is a wonderful spot to spend a summer afternoon, and we welcome all tourists to our town, including riders,” says Mayor Fortin. “However, no one enjoys their time when excessive and unnecessary noise disrupts them.”

The District of Peachland has printed drink coasters for distribution in the Beach Avenue cafes, restaurants and pubs. The coasters include an image of a motorcycle and a respectful message reading, “Real rebels know when to pipe down.”

In recent years, city after city across Canada have started campaigns to put an end to loud pipes. Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Bathurst, Saint John, St. John’s, and Kelowna have all taken first steps in the fight against loud motorcycles, to name a few.

Under the Motor Vehicle Act, any motorized vehicle can be fined for unnecessary noise coming from motors, exhaust systems or the squealing of tires.

“The coasters are going out at a great time as we are ready to welcome crowds for the May long weekend, our unofficial start of the summer season,” says Fortin.

Peachland is expecting many visitors over the weekend. Beach Avenue is host to Peachland World of Wheels Car Show on Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beach Avenue will be closed from 1st Street to 8th Street during the show.

Peachland Mayor arrives on bike to unveil the new drink coasters being handed out to Beach Avenue pubs, cafes and restaurants.