Located at 180 Rutland Road, Rutland Centennial Hall is the centerpiece of the Rutland Park Society. It is home to Rutland's annual May Days celebrations, the Community Market, Lil Bloomers Daycare, dances, weddings, church services, fitness groups and just about anything the community wants to use it for.

Rutland's Centennial Hall was built as Rutland's 1967 Centennial project. In October 1965, plans for the building, prepared by Hugh Fitzpatrick, were approved. Hugh, the architect, was given the contract to build the hall.

The building was to be built in the Rutland Centennial Park, and expected to cost in excess of $45,000. Rutland's population was about 6000. It was a bright day in may of 1966 when the first sod was turned, not by the usual shovel, but by a modern bulldozer, driven by Linda Cross, Rutland's reigning 'Miss McIntosh."

Federal and Provincial Government grants ($8,000), financial assistance from the Rutland Agricultural Society ($23,000), and canvassing for cash donations and pledges from the Rutland people made it possible to build this facility. Ed Taylor was hired to build and he worked day, night and weekends but only charged for and eight-hour day, five days per week. The rest he considered volunteer work. Volunteer labour was a big part of the construction. To promote and raise money the Committee held a series of amateur talent shows, choirs and concert nights, teas, suppers, films, auction sales, art exhibits, hobby shows etc.

As the Centennial Year arrived work was pushed toward completion. In February, the concrete block walls were completed, but further progress was delayed as they awaited the arrival of the laminated beams. Activities continued around the growing building and although it was not completely finished by the end of the Centennial year, it was ready for the official opening. On the 31st of December, 1967.

Interested in booking the hall?

Main Hall

  • 6,000 Sq. Ft. Open Hall with a Stage
  • Full Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar Service Area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ample Parking

Capacity: 375 People

Also Available

Also available are tents, tables and chairs, and more, just ask the Hall Manager!

Special Thanks

We would like to acknowledge Rutland Park Society member and local historian Evelyn Vielvoye for her valuable contribution to the historical information on these pages. It and much more great info about Rutland can be found in Her book co-written with Elaine Senger calle "Down Memory Lane - A Pictoral History: How one beautiful Okanagan Valley became the Town Site of a Growing Community called Rutland (1908-2008)"

A Historical Venue in the Heart of Rutland

Call: 250-765-6516

Email: operations@rutlandparksociety.com