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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.

“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]

A recent stop for coffee at Starbucks on Bernard at Pandosy [in Kelowna] provided some nostalgia on the significance of that intersection. After all, the main landmark in downtown Kelowna used to be Fumerton’s Department Store, across the street where... [Continue Reading]

Lake Country is not only all about our beautiful lakes, orchards and vineyards, but also that craggy promontory that overlooks us called Spion Kop. Don’t take issue with this spelling as officially this name didn’t even exist until recently. This... [Continue Reading]

A recent special awards evening at the Lake Country Rotary Club held some particular significance for our Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society. Each year this Rotary Club honours members whose generous contributions to Rotary have earned them the Paul Harris... [Continue Reading]

On Saturday May 17th friends, family and neighbours will gather to wish Anne Land a very happy 100th birthday. One of Lake Country’s most prominent citizens was born on May 20th, 1914. Anne is pretty unique because she has essentially lived... [Continue Reading]