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Thomson, Carol

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

This year’s recipient of the Arnold Award is Alexandra McAllister, a recent graduate of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country. The Award was presented by Eleanor Geen, vice-president of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society. Alexandra has a... [Continue Reading]

Future users of the rail trail through Lake Country will discover the recent history of the area and Okanagan Indian culture as they walk or cycle along the corridor. Five double-sided interpretive markers will be erected along the trail at... [Continue Reading]

As Canadians celebrate Canada 150 here are a few musical tributes to inspire you. Happy Birthday Canada! This is my Canada — Dream Team Canada Singers, winners of 6 Grammy and 13 Juno awards perform the national song called This Is... [Continue Reading]

On Saturday, May 27th, Lake Country Museum Director Bob Hayes was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Jane Watt, President of the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF). This certificate, one of three awarded annually by the BCHF, was presented... [Continue Reading]

“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]