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Thomson, Carol

Carol Thomson is on the Board of Directors of the Lake Country Museum and is the webmaster.

It’s that time of year again when one is searching for meaningful gifts for the holiday season. Two gifts of special importance are a donation to the Okanagan Rail Trail and the purchase of the publication, Okanagan History by the... [Continue Reading]

“Many Canadians are unaware of how broad and important a role Canada played in the Second World War, particularly in the Battle of the Atlantic, arguably the most crucial battle of the entire war, and on the sands at Juno... [Continue Reading]

The Vernon News, May 1964. Wood Lake Water Company Dies. A Demise to be regretted “OYAMA (Correspondent) — The Wood Lake Water Company has held its last meeting in the Oyama Memorial Hall. Twenty-two growers at this meeting dissolved the... [Continue Reading]

John (Jack) Trewhitt was born in Sunderland, England, in 1890 and at the age of 16 he immigrated to Canada. He worked in Manitoba and later bought a homestead in Alberta. In 1914 Trewhitt joined the Army and went overseas.... [Continue Reading]

This year’s recipient of the Arnold Award is Alexandra McAllister, a recent graduate of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country. The Award was presented by Eleanor Geen, vice-president of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society. Alexandra has a... [Continue Reading]

Future users of the rail trail through Lake Country will discover the recent history of the area and Okanagan Indian culture as they walk or cycle along the corridor. Five double-sided interpretive markers will be erected along the trail at... [Continue Reading]

As Canadians celebrate Canada 150 here are a few musical tributes to inspire you. Happy Birthday Canada! This is my Canada — Dream Team Canada Singers, winners of 6 Grammy and 13 Juno awards perform the national song called This Is... [Continue Reading]

On Saturday, May 27th, Lake Country Museum Director Bob Hayes was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Jane Watt, President of the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF). This certificate, one of three awarded annually by the BCHF, was presented... [Continue Reading]