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This Day in History

These blogs are posted on an anniversary of the historical event.

“Towering over a proud shipyard crew and some family members, the Sicamous is nearly ready for its launching at the Okanagan Landing shipyard on May 19, 1914.” “Okanagan Landing, just five miles (eight km) southwest of Vernon, developed into a... [Continue Reading]

December 11, 1985: The Kalwood Inn and Resort was closed leaving Oyama without a local restaurant.  On March 18, 1987, the local landmark was demolished to make way for the widening of Highway 97 through Oyama. The Kalwood Inn was... [Continue Reading]

September 1, 1952. Sixty years ago today the Gallacher Gangsters played a baseball game against the Oyama Juniors team. The Gangsters line-up included Oyama players in their late twenties and thirties – many returned veterans: Yamamoto, Gallacher, Trewhitt, Stephens, Eyles,... [Continue Reading]

Ninety years ago, on June 22, 1922, the first radio receiver was set up in Lake Country. Northcote Caesar had purchased a radio and had it set up by Messrs. Creyell and Edgar of Vernon. The first signal that he... [Continue Reading]

Okanagan Centre pioneers Anne Goldie and Sid Land were married on this date, February 15th, in 1939.  The Lands had three children, one son Ian of White Rock, BC, daughters Elizabeth (Mrs. Henry Giddens) of Kamloops, BC, and Nancy (Mrs.... [Continue Reading]