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Japanese Canadians

The Rainbow Ranche Collection was donated to the Lake Country Museum and Archives in 2013 by Roger MacDonnell, a grandson of the Ranche Manager, James Goldie. We are fortunate in having these records, preserved by James Goldie’s daughter, Nancy Goldie.... [Continue Reading]

Dr. Audrey Kobayashi, daughter of Lake Country resident Jimmy Kobayashi Mednedeff and the late Hiroshi Kobayashi, will present a public lecture on Remembering and Redress: the Japanese Canadian experience in Lake Country. Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013 Time: 1:30 p.m.... [Continue Reading]

Soccer was a popular sport in the Central Okanagan while Claude Bissell was teacher and coach, first at Oyama High School and later in Rutland. This photograph of the Okanagan Zone Soccer Champions shows the Rutland team about to leave... [Continue Reading]

A compelling exhibition of the first Japanese Canadian pioneers of Lake Country and their experiences during the period from 1899 to pre-World War II (1939) will be mounted at the Lake Country Museum and Archives. Kakonosedai: A Century of Community... [Continue Reading]

April 29, 2013: e-mail to Mits Hikichi, son of Rainbow Ranche (Lake Country) Foreman Sam Hikichi, from Laura Neame, archivist of Lake Country Museum and Archives. Hello Mits Hikichi, We are hoping you can shed some light on a mystery.... [Continue Reading]

Addie Takenaka Maehara, whose parents were early Japanese Canadian pioneers in Lake Country, reminisces about her family’s early experiences in our community: There were many already in the community whose gestures of kind help and friendship eased the way for... [Continue Reading]

The lives of the Japanese Canadian pioneers, who were some of the first settlers in the District of Lake Country, present a story of courage and perseverance. To honour these community members the Lake Country Museum created an extensive virtual... [Continue Reading]