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October 2016

In early days our orchard industry dominated the Okanagan Valley’s economy; a close second was logging and sawmilling. While big mills like Simpson’s Sawmill in Kelowna were the best known, a recent feature in the Kelowna Daily Courier spoke to... [Continue Reading]

October 19th, 2016 — Wednesday night at the Okanagan Regional Library in Lake Country Join local historian Robert Hayes1 of the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society (KDGS) as he presents the history of the old cemeteries of Lake Country. The lecture is... [Continue Reading]

Applebox Belles presents the stories of the pioneers, the Summer Girls, and the champion Apple Wrapper Flappers of Lake Country’s early apple packing industry. These determined women quickly became the workforce of the packinghouses, sorting, wrapping, packing, and stamping, and... [Continue Reading]

October 1 marks the beginning of a 31-day opportunity to match donations, and add up to $1 million to the rail trail development fund!  Donations will be matched up to a total of $500,000 by seven anonymous trail supporters –... [Continue Reading]