Demolition of 555 Fuller Ave. Begins
Sadly, yet happily Pathway Abilities Society building located at 555 Fuller Avenue is being demolished to construct housing units.
Pathways (formerly Sunnyvale and the Kelowna and District Society for Community Living) provided services out of the 555 Fuller location in Kelowna for 50 plus year until vacating the building in 2016.
On June 18, 1953 a group of parents, teachers, doctors and concerned citizens met and formed the original society because children with “mental handicaps” were not being educated in their community. The “centre” opened December 7, 1953. Many people with diverse-abilities received numerous types of services through-out the building’s history; a school, a workshop, a woodshop (Kelowna Diversified Industries or KDI), a day care, a bike shop, employment and activity services (Sunnyvale) just to name a few.
Though we are saddened by loss of a building that held so much of our history and memories-we are excited to move forward!