Local bench finds new home

(Penticton BC – June 27, 2018) – Penticton’s Muriel Franck bench, originally located north of City Hall in Gyro Park, is being moved to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

The new location, selected to increase the longevity of the bench, was arrived at following discussions with the original donors and Muriel’s family.

“The original location at Gyro Park will continue to commemorative Muriel Franck with a new plaque, decorative bench and bike rack being installed onsite”, said Parks Supervisor, Todd Whyte.



Muriel Franck was a citizen’s advocate for the residents of Penticton.  She sat in on every council meeting for over 40 years, providing critiques on many decisions.  She was also known as the woman that would swim in Okanagan Lake, 365 days of the year!



Todd Whyte

Parks Supervisor

City of Penticton