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Oyama

Oft on a clear, fresh summer morn I’ve stood as one deep-rooted to the ground And gazed and gazed upon its loveliness; Taking a deep draught to my thirsty soul. It was the lake of many colors and I thought... [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]

Oyama was a wonderful place to grow up during the Depression. This dance troupe performed at a Kalamalka Women’s Institute garden party held on the grounds of the Prickards about 1939. By all reports it was a wonderful setting, featuring... [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]

December 11, 1985: The Kalwood Inn and Resort was closed leaving Oyama without a local restaurant.  On March 18, 1987, the local landmark was demolished to make way for the widening of Highway 97 through Oyama. The Kalwood Inn was... [Continue Reading]

The Summer 2012 newsletter, Volume 6, No. 3, for the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society is now available. This issue is packed with information about activities that have been happening at your local Museum as well as news of... [Continue Reading]