Summerland Staff

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland

George Barclay’s Trout Creek Ranch was purchased in early 1900s

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland
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Summerland to offer mental health webinar

Event will examine ways of coping during COVID-19 pandemic

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Syrian refugees receive Canadian citizenship

Nine Summerland residents who arrived as refugees have become Canadians

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PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. The Posse won the best of seven series to go on to face the Kelowna Chiefs. However, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s post season has now been cancelled. (Black Press file photo)

KIJHL playoff season cancelled

Junior B league ends season during division finals series

PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. The Posse won the best of seven series to go on to face the Kelowna Chiefs. However, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s post season has now been cancelled. (Black Press file photo)
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Plant experts to speak at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

First workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 21

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Summerland walk-in clinic reduces hours

Facility on Rosedale Avenue will be closed Fridays

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Zero waste centre opening in Summerland

The Replenish Refillery is intended as a way for people to cut down on the everyday use of plastic

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Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Facility one of 30 to receive B.C. Used Oil Management Association honours for top collector

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work
ENTREPRENEURS                                A team of Summerland students placed second at the Techstars Startup Weekend in Penticton in late January. (Contributed)

Summerland students place second at Techstars Startup Weekend

Participants pitched and developed entrepreneurial ideas during 54-hour initiative

ENTREPRENEURS                                A team of Summerland students placed second at the Techstars Startup Weekend in Penticton in late January. (Contributed)
Okanagan female Midget A hockey team finishes in first place

Okanagan female Midget A hockey team finishes in first place

At least two players now committed to U.S. post secondary schools for hockey

Okanagan female Midget A hockey team finishes in first place
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Summerland Arts Council to host comedy night

Fundraising event will be held on Friday, March 27

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BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School Rockets senior girls basketball team competed in the Provincials on the weekend. From left are Alyssa Robinson, Navi Hughes, Alyssa Mullin, Tayla Ingram, Jacqueline Mansiere, Brinay Burdick, Jaina Stockmann, Lexi Corday, Olivia Harrold and Laska Hughes. (Submitted)

Summerland places 13th in basketball provincials

Girls team competed against top schools in B.C. on the weekend

BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School Rockets senior girls basketball team competed in the Provincials on the weekend. From left are Alyssa Robinson, Navi Hughes, Alyssa Mullin, Tayla Ingram, Jacqueline Mansiere, Brinay Burdick, Jaina Stockmann, Lexi Corday, Olivia Harrold and Laska Hughes. (Submitted)
PLAQUE RECIPIENTS                                The Summerland Fall Fair Society was the co-recipient of the 2019 Exhibit Achievement Award recently presented by the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions Holding the plaque from left are society vice-president Denise MacDonald and board members Bobby Bovenzi and Sarah Senecal. (Contributed)

Summerland Fall Fair receives achievement award

Award consists of a plaque and $1,000 shared equally with co-recipient Sooke Fall Fair

PLAQUE RECIPIENTS                                The Summerland Fall Fair Society was the co-recipient of the 2019 Exhibit Achievement Award recently presented by the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions Holding the plaque from left are society vice-president Denise MacDonald and board members Bobby Bovenzi and Sarah Senecal. (Contributed)
Downtown Summerland businesses have changed

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed

A quarter of a century ago, different businesses were on Main Street

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed
ORCA SWIMMERS                                Members of the Summerland Orca Swim Club, with coach Delano Ducheck, were in Vancouver for the Swim B.C. Age Group Provincial Championships in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Summerland Orca swimmers earn provincial medals

Eight swimmers qualified for provincial championships

ORCA SWIMMERS                                Members of the Summerland Orca Swim Club, with coach Delano Ducheck, were in Vancouver for the Swim B.C. Age Group Provincial Championships in Vancouver. (Contributed)
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES                                A total of 14 Summerland businesses have been nominated for this year’s Business of the Year Award. The annual Summerland Business Excellence Awards will be presented April 4. (Contributed)

Businesses nominated for excellence awards

Upcoming awards ceremony has 67 nominees in 12 categories

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES                                A total of 14 Summerland businesses have been nominated for this year’s Business of the Year Award. The annual Summerland Business Excellence Awards will be presented April 4. (Contributed)
THE DALE FAMILY                                This photograph shows the Dale family their first home, a tent house, close to where the intersection of Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road is located today. From left are Margaret Dale, George, Ruth on her horse Pearl and Thomas Dale. (Summerland Museum photo)

Dale family was prominent in Summerland’s past

Ruth Dale taught for many years

THE DALE FAMILY                                This photograph shows the Dale family their first home, a tent house, close to where the intersection of Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road is located today. From left are Margaret Dale, George, Ruth on her horse Pearl and Thomas Dale. (Summerland Museum photo)
BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School junior boys Rockets basketball team will advance to the Provincials. In the back row from left are coach Paul Girard, Elijah Dueck, Gavin Lodermeier, Noah Russill, Josh Colley, Nathan Dykstra, Logan Coulter and coach Matt Dykstra. In front from left are Diesel Hughes, Athan Smith, Holden Girard, Andrei Panganiban, Sam Plant, Mattias Van Bergeyk, and head coach Kevin Lodermeier. (Contributed)

Summerland junior boys basketball team off to Provincials

Tournament will be held in Langley Feb. 22 to 25

BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School junior boys Rockets basketball team will advance to the Provincials. In the back row from left are coach Paul Girard, Elijah Dueck, Gavin Lodermeier, Noah Russill, Josh Colley, Nathan Dykstra, Logan Coulter and coach Matt Dykstra. In front from left are Diesel Hughes, Athan Smith, Holden Girard, Andrei Panganiban, Sam Plant, Mattias Van Bergeyk, and head coach Kevin Lodermeier. (Contributed)
HERITAGE HOUSE                                The Beer house on Jubilee Road in Summerland was constructed in 1911 and is still standing today. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Beer house recognized for heritage value

Building on Jubilee Road was constructed more than a century ago

HERITAGE HOUSE                                The Beer house on Jubilee Road in Summerland was constructed in 1911 and is still standing today. (Contributed)
Mink farm once operated in Summerland

Mink farm once operated in Summerland

From 1967 to 1973, the Nielsen family raised mink

Mink farm once operated in Summerland