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The Neighbourhood

Shannon Lake is at the centre of a group of subdivisions centrally located in West Kelowna, B.C.

The neighbourhood was first established in 1978 and has been growing steadily since. It now includes Shannon Lake, Shannon Woods and the Talus subdivisions.

Geographically anchored by Shannon Lake Regional Park, the neighbourhood also includes an elementary school, middle school, 18-hole golf course, convenience store, neighbourhood pub, the Kinsmen Ball Park facility, soccer pitch, tennis courts, and numerous urban forest walking trails.

Shannon Lake Neighborhood – Boundaries


The Shannon Lake Neighbourhood Association is made up of several subdivisions including but not limited to:

Crystal Springs Modular Home Park

Shannon Woods

Shannon Ridge

Tallus Ridge

Golf Course Estates

The Highlands


South Boundary – Shannon Lake Road at Westbank First Nation (IR9)

East Boundary – Ensign Road, Auburn Road, Bartley Road

North Boundary – West Kelowna City Limit

West Boundary – Shannon Lake Road, Tallus Ridge Drive


The Association

The Shannon Lake Neighbourhood Association is a group of volunteer residents with one goal: the maintenance and improvement of where we live.

Municipal improvement at the neighbourhood level does not happen without advocacy. Your volunteer association is tasked with identifying local issues and lobbying municipal agencies and Council to effect change.

Meet Your Association Executive


Tom Groat


Tom and his wife Shirley moved to Shannon Lake in 2017 after living and teaching high school in Lloydminster, AB/SK for 30 years. An avid golfer, hiker and runner, Tom enjoys all aspects of Okanagan life. Tom has been involved in many community volunteer organizations over the years. He is also the administrator of the West Kelowna Safer Roads Facebook group, and looks forward to contributing to the Shannon Lake Neighbourhood Association.


Tony Rippon

Vice President

Originally from Nottingham, England, Tony and his family moved to West Kelowna in 2008, where he now owns a drywall company. Both his daughters attended Shannon Lake Elementary, Constable Neil Bruce Middle School and now Mount Boucherie High School. He is also the moderator of the Shannon Lake Friends Facebook page, and is an advocate for improving the safety and infrastructure of the neighbourhood.


Mick Wood


Mick was born and raised in the Okanagan and moved to West Kelowna in 1987 with his wife.  They bought their first home in Glenrosa, raised two daughters, and moved to Shannon Lake in 2006. Mick retired in 2015 and now works part-time. He enjoys spending time with his family and keeping active through walking, hiking, biking, etc. Mick has been involved with several volunteer organizations including Project Literacy Kelowna and the Friends of Shannon Lake group. Mick has a keen interest in seeing Shannon Lake develop in a way that is beneficial for all.


Dorothy Ammerlaan


Dorothy and her husband Len moved to West Kelowna in 2019 from Campbell River to be closer to one of their 3 sons who was just starting a family. They love West Kelowna for its beauty, the weather, the beautiful Shannon Lake Golf Course-many hours spent there, hiking, winery visits and all the visitors who love to come to the Okanagan!
In Dorothy’s business career of 31 years in Vancouver she held increasingly senior management positions with both Canadian Airlines and Rogers Communications. Now she enjoys golfing at Shannon Lake Golf course and playing in golf tournaments in the Okanagan, being a member of the Ladies Golf Club executive at Shannon Lake Golf Club,  bowling in the Kelowna winter league, book club, volunteering on her neighbourhood innovative library committee.


Laurie moved to Kelowna from Alberta in the late 1980's.  She later moved to Vancouver for several years but recently returned to West Kelowna.  Laurie has been a teacher and school administrator for 41 years.  She really enjoys living in this area of the Okanagan and being part of the Shannon Lake neighborhood.  One of her favorite quotes by Coretta Scott King is, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."  A strong sense of community exists in our neighborhood and Laurie looks forward to serving the community as it changes and grows.

Laurie Campbell

Director at Large

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