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Gérard (Gerry) Monod 1914-1980

In May, 1947, Swiss musician Gérard (Gerry) Monod immigrated to Canada. He found that the Okanagan reminded him of Switzerland so in 1950 he bought almost 200 acres of land along the western shore of Wood Lake and began building the Swiss Village Resort. In 1954 he brought his new bride, Alys Monod (née Chubbuck), to his resort in the Okanagan.

This collection of photographs which document the Swiss Village Resort was compiled by Alys Monod in July 2008. An abridged version of the history of the history of Swiss Village Resort is available in the website COLLECTIONS.

Click once on photo to enlarge.

To view a sampling of each Album above click on a photograph. One can then use the arrows ( > and < ) on the right and left of the photos to move through the six selections in each sample album.

The Photo Albums that are displayed on the website contain only a few of the photographs that are contained in the Photo Album files at the Lake Country Museum. Copies of the photographs (in high resolution) may be purchased through the Museum for personal use. The aerial photographs are available in digital format. Please contact the Museum for ordering information.