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Sax Koyama award goes to Okanagan Centre’s Elaine Gibbons1 For the first time ever, a wife and husband have been honoured with the annual Sax Koyama Citizen of the Year Award, with the honours coming decades apart. Elaine Gibbons was... [Continue Reading]

‘Tis hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since the District of Lake Country was incorporated. In 1995 the four communities of Carr’s Landing, Okanagan Centre, Oyama and Winfield incorporated to form the municipality of Lake Country. It is... [Continue Reading]

“Colonel” John Brixton, an English man, lived across the lake before moving to [Okanagan] Centre where Dick Ash now lives. He took care of the lighthouse on the island in Carr’s Landing. Although a veteran of both the Boer and... [Continue Reading]

My grandfather1, John Brixton, was called The Colonel. No one really knows why, but it is likely because he resembled the picture of the sailor on “Players Tobacco” tins. Actually, the Colonel’s birth name was Mark Joseph Ellis. He was... [Continue Reading]

The Lake Country Museum is inviting the community to Okanagan Centre Park for the traditional CentrePiece festival Sunday, August 24th, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This family-oriented event will feature many of the much loved activities from past years... [Continue Reading]

The first organized ministry of the Anglican Church began in Okanagan Centre in 1909 with the arrival of Rev. Owen Bulkeley. The Synod of the Dioceses of New Westminster of that same year had reported that two clergymen were needed... [Continue Reading]

On Saturday May 17th friends, family and neighbours will gather to wish Anne Land a very happy 100th birthday. One of Lake Country’s most prominent citizens was born on May 20th, 1914. Anne is pretty unique because she has essentially lived... [Continue Reading]

The second Monday of February is Family Day in British Columbia. It is a time to celebrate family members and remind ourselves of those who preceded us. Museums and archives are wonderful repositories for family histories. Here one can find... [Continue Reading]