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Display: Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

Sports Hall of FameThe latest display at the District of Lake Country office highlights the Central Okanagan Hall of Fame. Newspaper clippings featuring former Lake Country resident, Don Arnold, are displayed. Don helped power Canada to its first ever gold medal in rowing at the 1956 Olympics in Australia. Arnold won a silver medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and is a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.

Don and his family have been great supporters of the Lake Country Museum and some of their donated items are featured. These include an early baseball uniform, glove, and catcher’s mask as well as a field hockey stick.

To nominate an athlete or coach for induction into the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, contact Kelowna Museums at 250-763-2417 or e-mail

Display was created by Museum volunteer Karen Gibbons.