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Hayes, Bob

These Blog posts are written by Bob Hayes, director of the Lake Country Museum Board and long-time resident of the Okanagan. Bob is a descendant of the Whelan and the Clement families.

“William Charles and Matilda Jane (nee Brown) Clement and daughter Mabel Matilda Clement arrived in Vernon in mid-October 1897, having travelled by train from their home near Treherne, Manitoba. Several days later, three of their four sons, William James, John... [Continue Reading]

The advent of the automobile age, in the early years of the twentieth century, heralded the dawn of a new era in transportation and signalled the slow but steady decline of horse-drawn business and pleasure vehicles. The arrival of automobiles... [Continue Reading]

Heritage Week – February 13th – 19th, 2017 My Canada! My BC! My Okanagan! You are invited to the many Heritage Week events taking place this year in the Okanagan: · All Week – Heritage exhibits and tours at local... [Continue Reading]

The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society (KDGS) is pleased to announce the release of the first nine books of the transcriptions of local cemeteries and burial grounds. Starting in 2008, members of the KDGS have visited various Central Okanagan burial... [Continue Reading]

Promoting the Okanagan Valley is not new. Various local governments, Chambers of Commerce, and Tourists Boards eagerly expound the virtues of living in this wonderful part of British Columbia. However, it is important to acknowledge that this promotion is not... [Continue Reading]

Within the boundaries of the District of Lake Country, there are several cemeteries: Oyama Community Cemetery, on Oyama Road; Winfield Cemetery, on Newene Road; Old Winfield / Okanagan Centre Cemetery, on Cemetery Road; and two First Nations burials in a... [Continue Reading]

That very special Christmas stocking stuffer, the Okanagan Historical Society’s publication, Okanagan History, is now available from Bob Hayes (250-763-8859), Life Member of the OHS and Director of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society. In the article following, Hayes... [Continue Reading]