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Thomson, Carol

Carol Thomson is on the Board of Directors of the Lake Country Museum and is the webmaster.

“On April 5, 1917, BC women got the right to vote in provincial elections. The struggle for the vote really heated up across the country in 1912. Most of the action took place at the provincial level. Richard McBride was... [Continue Reading]

Continued from Alex Lord’s recollections: Alex Lord’s British Columbia: introduction to Alex Lord; Alex Lord — Recollections of a Rural School Inspector: Kelowna Beginnings; Alex Lord’s memoirs continued; Alex Lord’s memoirs concluded. “During my four years in Kelowna [1910 –... [Continue Reading]

Kelowna Beginnings Some Lasting Impressions1 “The year was 1910. British Columbia schools reopened for the autumn term on the third Monday in August. As the just-appointed principal in Kelowna, I arranged to arrive on the previous Friday and so departed... [Continue Reading]

“Alex Lord, a pioneer inspector of rural British Columbia schools, shares … his experiences in a province barely out of the stagecoach era. Travelling through vast northern territory, utilizing unreliable transportation, and enduring climatic extremes, Lord became familiar with the aspirations... [Continue Reading]

Bring the family to the Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival! Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11 a..m. to 3 p.m. Place: George Elliot Secondary School, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC. Admission: by Donation Attractions: Over 40 Children’s Activities,... [Continue Reading]

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death on January 27, 2017 of Sharon Marguerite Laing, a pioneer of Okanagan Centre. Sharon is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wyatt (Sandy) Laing who was by her side... [Continue Reading]

Over the last number of years we have been very fortunate to have Pam Laing, local birder, as a regular contributor to our website (see previous blog posts). Laing has described the local birds in our area and accompanied her excellent commentary with her... [Continue Reading]