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History of Lake Country

These blog posts with historical significance for the Lake Country area will also be posted by name of the blogger.

Anthony T. (Sigh) Kobayashi was the first born son of Denbei and Hiro Kobayashi. Sigh was born in a cabin, in the area now known as Seaton Park, on April 20, 1915. He was a model student, and he was... [Continue Reading]

Oyama during World War II The final featured Heritage Marker will be placed where the Okanagan Rail Trail crosses Oyama Road. Like the other markers in the series, this one was prepared with the assistance of a Canada 150 grant.... [Continue Reading]

Do any readers recognize students from this 1953 photograph of the Oyama Elementary School Christmas play? The Museum has been able to identify certain actors. The “King” was Wayne Townsend, but who is his Queen? The two dancing on the... [Continue Reading]

Indigenous Heritage Markers along Wood Lake and the Oyama isthmus Three Okanagan designed Heritage Markers, prepared largely by Ruby Alexis of the Okanagan Indian Band, are featured along the Okanagan Rail Trail.  As noted earlier, this project is supported by... [Continue Reading]

At Friday’s Annual General Meeting of the Lake Country Heritage & Cultural Society (LCHCS), three new volunteers were elected to the Board of Directors, a propitious lead-up to Canada’s National Volunteer Week. Those elected were Janice Larson, Tom Ritchie and... [Continue Reading]