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Gibbons, Richard

Richard Gibbons, a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society and past president, is a long-time resident of Lake Country from the Okanagan Centre area.

We all love our “stuff”. We accumulate “treasures” throughout our life and then ultimately wonder what will become of them after we’re gone. Both my parents and in-laws lived over fifty years in their homes. They didn’t throw much out…they... [Continue Reading]

In the near future our Lake Country Museum & Archives will be rolling out new marker panels celebrating our area’s short but rich history. These will be welcome additions to a number of panels put in place a few years... [Continue Reading]

“You’ve Got Mail.” There is now a much different context to that phrase than once was the case. Today it probably indicates a long list of unopened emails, most quickly deleted, some perhaps unread. Many check their text messages and... [Continue Reading]

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]

“Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” (H.D. Thoreau) Our particular part of the Okanagan Valley affords myriad opportunities for recreation. One of the most pleasant, enjoyable and affordable, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, is fishing. We live... [Continue Reading]