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Duane Thomson

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]

CBC Radio host Josh Pagé was interested in the photograph featured on last week’s blog post on the mystery curlers on Kalamalka Lake. After speaking with Duane Thomson, chairman of the the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society, Pagé arranged to... [Continue Reading]

“National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. NVW 2015 takes place April 12-18.” “A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples,... [Continue Reading]

Lake Country is not only all about our beautiful lakes, orchards and vineyards, but also that craggy promontory that overlooks us called Spion Kop. Don’t take issue with this spelling as officially this name didn’t even exist until recently. This... [Continue Reading]

» Thursday 24 April 2014, 5 pm » Bohemian Café, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna » $2 at the door. Refreshments are available. » Space is limited, please reserve your seat HERE  On Thursday, April 24th at 5 pm the ongoing Okanagan Institute Express series at the Bohemian Café, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna presents Kakonosedai: A... [Continue Reading]