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City lowering flags to half-mast in honour of former Kelowna councillor Horning

Horning, who was well known as the ‘Champion of Rutland,’ died March 20, 2023

Flags at city facilities throughout Kelowna will be lowered to half-mast on Saturday, June 10 to honour Al Horning, former councillor, MLA, MP, and community builder.

“Al Horning represented the epitome of community service,” said Mayor Tom Dyas. “He was an inspiring leader whose years of dedicated public service in all three levels of government have resulted in a legacy of benefits for our community.”

Horning, who was well known as the ‘Champion of Rutland,’ died on March 20.

READ MORE: Former Kelowna councillor, Okanagan MP/MLA: Al Horning dead at 83

He served as city councillor from 1980 to 1988 and from 2002 to 2005. Horning was instrumental in key projects, including the expansion of the Kelowna International Airport runway.

In February, Mayor Dyas announced that a new road, Al Horning Way, will be named in his honour, connecting the airport to Rutland.

READ MORE: ‘Champion of Rutland’ honoured by Kelowna council


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