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1985: Oct 15th, 1987 - The Day the Commonwealth came to Town

The forty-nine Commonwealth Heads of State, their spouses, security personnel and journalists descended on the tiny “hamlet” of Okanagan Centre and the Federal Government’s boat launching facilities there when they boarded houseboats for the trip across the lake to the Lake Okanagan Resort.

Rajiv Ghandi was not among the VIP’s that arrived at the boat launch area. The Indian leader was picked up at a private wharf on Pixton Road and escorted across the lake by a helicopter and five RCMP boats.