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Oyama during World War II The final featured Heritage Marker will be placed where the Okanagan Rail Trail crosses Oyama Road. Like the other markers in the series, this one was prepared with the assistance of a Canada 150 grant.... [Continue Reading]

Do any readers recognize students from this 1953 photograph of the Oyama Elementary School Christmas play? The Museum has been able to identify certain actors. The “King” was Wayne Townsend, but who is his Queen? The two dancing on the... [Continue Reading]

Indigenous Heritage Markers along Wood Lake and the Oyama isthmus Three Okanagan designed Heritage Markers, prepared largely by Ruby Alexis of the Okanagan Indian Band, are featured along the Okanagan Rail Trail.  As noted earlier, this project is supported by... [Continue Reading]

At Friday’s Annual General Meeting of the Lake Country Heritage & Cultural Society (LCHCS), three new volunteers were elected to the Board of Directors, a propitious lead-up to Canada’s National Volunteer Week. Those elected were Janice Larson, Tom Ritchie and... [Continue Reading]

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society will be held on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at the Carr’s Landing Room and Council Chambers at the District of Lake Country municipal building, 10150 Bottom Wood... [Continue Reading]

Continued from blog posts of March 16th and 23rd, 2018 … “As James had predicted, the night clerk was off duty, but the departure of the two men did not go unnoticed. Alf Watson, the ship’s purser, saw them leave... [Continue Reading]

Continued from March 16, 2018… “At 5:30 the sternwheeler’s engines commenced their rhythmic throb as she headed for her first stop at Peachland. As the vessel churned the chilly waters of Okanagan Lakes, James was formulating a plan to escape.... [Continue Reading]