The O’Keefe Ranch in Vernon is in need of millions of dollars in repairs to restore its historic buildings. The ranch, which is a popular tourist attraction in the Okanagan and Similkameen area, has been struggling to maintain its infrastructure due to limited funding.
The historic buildings at the ranch, including the main house, barns, and other structures, are in disrepair and in need of extensive renovations. The roofs are leaking, the foundations are crumbling, and the overall condition of the buildings is deteriorating.
The O’Keefe Ranch Society, which manages the property, has estimated that it will cost approximately $5 million to complete all the necessary repairs. However, funding for these repairs has been difficult to secure.
In an effort to raise the necessary funds, the O’Keefe Ranch Society has launched a fundraising campaign and is reaching out to the local community for support. They are also seeking government grants and corporate sponsorships.
The ranch, which dates back to the late 1800s, holds significant historical value for the region. It was once home to Cornelius O’Keefe, a prominent rancher and businessman, and played a crucial role in the development of the area.
The O’Keefe Ranch attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to learn about the region’s history and explore the beautiful grounds. However, without the necessary repairs, the future of the ranch is uncertain.
The O’Keefe Ranch Society is calling on the community to rally together and support the restoration efforts. By preserving this important piece of history, we can ensure that future generations have the opportunity to experience and appreciate the heritage of the Okanagan and Similkameen area.
Stay tuned to OkDAILY for updates on the fundraising campaign and the progress of the repairs to Vernon’s Historic O’Keefe Ranch.