Wholesale Sports in West Kelowna is closing its doors as of Dec. 28, 2017.

West Kelowna’s Wholesale Sports shutting down

Co-operative store announces its closing all 12 of its stores across western Canada

Local hunting and outdoor enthusiasts have lost one option for shopping.

Wholesale Sports Canada Ltd. has announced the closure of all 12 of its retail stores, located in four western provinces.

In West Kelowna the store is located on Carrington Road.

An inventory liquidation sale is now underway at the store which will remain open until Dec. 28 of this year or until all of its inventory is gone.

The company announced the move earlier this week.

Wholesale Sports Canada Ltd. is a subsidiary of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative (UFA).

“We thoroughly appreciate the loyalty from both our customers and Wholesale Sports employees and wish to sincerely thank each of them for their support and service over the years,” read a statement from Carol Kitchen UFA president and CEO and Glenn Bingley, chief operating officer.

“There were numerous external factors that led to this decision including an increasingly competitive environment, the continued shift to on-line purchases and an overall slowing of consumer discretionary spending as a whole, including the outdoor industry. The orderly wind down of Wholesale Sports will allow UFA to focus on its core business of agriculture and petroleum,” said Kitchen.

The company has closed its online purchases and is honouring all current online orders as well as gift cards.

Calls to the West Kelowna location are re-routed to a message from the company.

The company had B.C. stores in Prince George, Kamloops, Langley and Nanaimo.

Just Posted

Wildfire sparks east of Kalamalka Lake

UPDATE: Crews on scene of three hectare blaze near Dee Lake

Hedge goes up in smoke in Lake Country

A Lake Country resident burning weeds had flames spread to a nearby hedge

Strong smell of ammonia downtown Kelowna

Fire crews attended the Memorial Arena for a strong smell of ammonia

New summer market hits Kelowna

Craft Culture and Manteo Resort will host a summer market this weekend

Further mediated talks scheduled in casino strike

Gateway and BCGEU schedule talks for July 20-22

VIDEO: Visual recap of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth, Passenger, Arlo Guthrie among highlights

Emerica tears up Penticton Youth Park

Pro skateboarders make summer afternoon even hotter

‘Virtual drugstore’ dealer sentenced in the South Okanagan

A Penticton woman was using the casino as a hub to sell drugs and launder money

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

UPDATE: BC crews respond to two new wildfires

Blazes near Allison and Osoyoos Lakes

Motorcycle driver dies in a head-on collision near Oliver

RCMP said the three vehicle collision, near Road 18, happened around 2:45 p.m. on July 14

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Most Read