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Gibbons, Richard

These Blog posts are written by guest blogger, Richard Gibbons, past-president of the Lake Country Museum and long-time resident of Lake Country.

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]

Lake Country, like so many other smaller communities, has a solid core of organizations created to fill the various social, recreational and service needs of our citizens. Most of these organizations were created when our town was smaller and more... [Continue Reading]

Adventureland, the first park of its kind in the Okanagan, was the brainchild of two local residents Sam and Dorothy Pestes. Dorothy, a talented artist and Sam, a teacher with remarkable talents for innovation and building, created a perfect team.... [Continue Reading]

It has been seven years since the new William R. Bennett Bridge was opened in Kelowna — May 25th, 2008. Thinking of “the history of the original [bridge] brought back many memories. As a boy, I remember the excitement in 1958... [Continue Reading]