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Winter sports

Thanks to the sharp eyes of Liz and Ken Ellison of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives the mysterious curlers of Long (Kalamalka) Lake have been identified. Liz contacted the Lake Country Museum and Archives with these identifications: Curlers left to right:... [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]

Curling became popular in Eastern Canada in the early nineteenth century and as the West opened up, the game found a natural home – long cold winters and idle time for prairie farmers. Clubs were formed in Winnipeg, Calgary and... [Continue Reading]

In early days it took dedicated community members to provide recreational facilities in the Lake Country area. The following except is from the manuscript, The Autobiography of Harold David Butterworth of Oyama,1 where Butterworth documents the making of an outdoor... [Continue Reading]