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  Who were some of the first settlers in the District of Lake Country? Learn about our South Asian ancestors, their courage, challenges and success stories. Lake Country Museum & Archives Presenter: Special Guest Speakers with Dr Duane Thomson... [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]

Future users of the rail trail through Lake Country will discover the recent history of the area and Okanagan Indian culture as they walk or cycle along the corridor. Five double-sided interpretive markers will be erected along the trail at... [Continue Reading]

The vision of a recreational corridor depends on residents digging deep. Fundraising for the Okanagan Rail Trail between Coldstream and Kelowna began Tuesday, May 17, 2016 with the launch of a $7.86 million campaign. “This is a lot of money.... [Continue Reading]

“Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” (H.D. Thoreau) Our particular part of the Okanagan Valley affords myriad opportunities for recreation. One of the most pleasant, enjoyable and affordable, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, is fishing. We live... [Continue Reading]

One can see the progress — the Okanagan Rail Trail is happening! After removing the tracks1 in January 2016, the Canadian National Railway (CNR) has now picked up the other metal — the spikes and plates. Progress was exciting to watch this past... [Continue Reading]