Summerland Staff

Local Mike Bridson will be presenting a showcase on his experiences fighting fires in Australia at Slackwater Brewing with the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team on Jan. 21. (Submitted Image)

BeadTrails holds fundraisers for Australian fire relief

Summerland business creates new bead and will hold barbecue on Feb. 14

Local Mike Bridson will be presenting a showcase on his experiences fighting fires in Australia at Slackwater Brewing with the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team on Jan. 21. (Submitted Image)
SYMPHONY CONCERT                                Maestra Rosemary Thomson and co-musical director of the Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra Dennis Colpitts take a final bow following a concert on Feb. 8. (Anita Perry photo)

REVIEW: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents diamond jubilee concert

Event on Feb. 8 a side-by-side concert with Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra

SYMPHONY CONCERT                                Maestra Rosemary Thomson and co-musical director of the Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra Dennis Colpitts take a final bow following a concert on Feb. 8. (Anita Perry photo)
ICE HARVESTING                                Ice for refrigeration was once harvested from sites in the area. This picture shows ice harvesting in the Trout Creek Canyon in 1910. (Summerland Museum photo)

Ice was once harvested in Summerland

Before refrigeration, ice was taken from area lakes

ICE HARVESTING                                Ice for refrigeration was once harvested from sites in the area. This picture shows ice harvesting in the Trout Creek Canyon in 1910. (Summerland Museum photo)
NONBROWNING APPLE                                The Arctic apple was developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland (Arcticapples.com)

Summerland fruit company purchased by American firm

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. developed the nonbrowning Arctic apple

NONBROWNING APPLE                                The Arctic apple was developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland (Arcticapples.com)
SWIMMERS                                Swimmers with the Summerland Orca Swim Club met Greg Stewart, world para-silver medalist, at centre. At left is coach Delano Ducheck. (Contributed)

Summerland swimmers participate in at Swim BC Prospects Camp

Eight swimmers in 12 and under age category were among 32 to participate in regional event

SWIMMERS                                Swimmers with the Summerland Orca Swim Club met Greg Stewart, world para-silver medalist, at centre. At left is coach Delano Ducheck. (Contributed)
LUMBER MILL                                In the early 20th century, Alfred ‘Freddie’ Richardson (1871-1937) operated a large lumber mill in Meadow Valley, near Summerland. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Richardson had lumber mill in Meadow Valley

Many early buildings in Summerland were constructed with Richardson lumber

LUMBER MILL                                In the early 20th century, Alfred ‘Freddie’ Richardson (1871-1937) operated a large lumber mill in Meadow Valley, near Summerland. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Would you take a chance on me? My name is Sammy, yes I am a girl. My brother Dean and I were brought in very young and scared. Well, I am learning to be such a brave girl my aunty thought I might have a chance to find a family. I would love a cat friend and an older human sibling. No dogs or too loud of home please. If you put in the time I will give you the best snuggles. Love Sammy.                                Please call my Aunty Jess at 250-488-3226

PET OF THE WEEK: Sammy wants to find a family

Cat living at Critteraid is young and scared

Would you take a chance on me? My name is Sammy, yes I am a girl. My brother Dean and I were brought in very young and scared. Well, I am learning to be such a brave girl my aunty thought I might have a chance to find a family. I would love a cat friend and an older human sibling. No dogs or too loud of home please. If you put in the time I will give you the best snuggles. Love Sammy.                                Please call my Aunty Jess at 250-488-3226
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT                                Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for the Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola federal riding. He will be the speaker at a Summerland Chamber of Commerce luncheon in February. (File photo)

Albas to speak at Summerland Chamber luncheon

Event will be held at Summerland Arena Banquet Room on Tuesday, Feb. 11

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT                                Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for the Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola federal riding. He will be the speaker at a Summerland Chamber of Commerce luncheon in February. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Symphony shows versatility with rock odyssey

Musicians play Otis Rush in the morning, Bryan Adams in the afternoon, Natalie Cole in the evening

(Black Press file photo)
PET OF THE WEEK: Fern needs a playing buddy

PET OF THE WEEK: Fern needs a playing buddy

Cat at Critteraid in Summerland searching for a forever home

PET OF THE WEEK: Fern needs a playing buddy
PRIEST CAMP                                This drawing depicts a Jesuit mission in 1847. The Priest Camp near Summerland was the first non-Aboriginal settlement in the Okanagan Valley. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Priest Camp near Summerland was created in 1845

Agreement formed between Grand Chief Nicola (1793-1859) and Father Giovanni Nobili (1812-1856)

PRIEST CAMP                                This drawing depicts a Jesuit mission in 1847. The Priest Camp near Summerland was the first non-Aboriginal settlement in the Okanagan Valley. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Summerland drama students to stage Matilda

Summerland drama students to stage Matilda

Story by Roald Dahl will be presented at Centre Stage Theatre in February

Summerland drama students to stage Matilda
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING                                At left, Myles Mattila, left, founder of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship, accepts a cheque for $2,500 from KIJHL commissioner Larry Martel. (Photo by Dunsmoor Creative)

Scholarship receives funds from KIJHL

Launched in September, the scholarship is available to all KIJHL players

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING                                At left, Myles Mattila, left, founder of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship, accepts a cheque for $2,500 from KIJHL commissioner Larry Martel. (Photo by Dunsmoor Creative)
ON TRACK                                The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is marking its 25th anniversary in 2020 with special events planned. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland steam railway to mark 25th anniversary

Kettle Valley Steam Railway has received support from community

ON TRACK                                The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is marking its 25th anniversary in 2020 with special events planned. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland woman celebrates 100 years

Summerland woman celebrates 100 years

Marie Andrews turned 100 on Jan. 12

Summerland woman celebrates 100 years
A PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY                                According to the 1909 provincial assessment records, Summerland was the most prosperous Okanagan community. This section of Shaughnessy Avenue is now Lakeshore Drive. The last building in the row is the Summerland Hotel, promptly built following the founding of Summerland in 1902. The location of the hotel is now the vacant lot across the street from the present day trout hatchery. Next in the row of buildings is Empire Hall with the Summerland Supply Company using the lower floor. Next is the Lakeshore Telephone Office (prior to expansion) and the post office, followed by George McWilliams’s real estate office. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland was once most prosperous community in the Okanagan Valley

Fires in 1920s destroyed Lowertown businesses

A PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY                                According to the 1909 provincial assessment records, Summerland was the most prosperous Okanagan community. This section of Shaughnessy Avenue is now Lakeshore Drive. The last building in the row is the Summerland Hotel, promptly built following the founding of Summerland in 1902. The location of the hotel is now the vacant lot across the street from the present day trout hatchery. Next in the row of buildings is Empire Hall with the Summerland Supply Company using the lower floor. Next is the Lakeshore Telephone Office (prior to expansion) and the post office, followed by George McWilliams’s real estate office. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
PET OF THE WEEK: Forest wants a new family

PET OF THE WEEK: Forest wants a new family

Young cat is living at Critteraid in Summerland

PET OF THE WEEK: Forest wants a new family
Program addresses stigmas surrounding dementia

Program addresses stigmas surrounding dementia

Alzheimer Society’s launches nationwide campaign, I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.

Program addresses stigmas surrounding dementia
ON THE ROAD                                Travel between Summerland and Penticton now follows a highway route along the lakeshore. Work began on the Summerland to Penticton lakeshore road in September 1909. It took five years of labour before the road was opened to the public. In 1913, a landslide occurred near the Penticton side of the roadway, killing three workers. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Road between Penticton and Summerland was built in 1909

Construction took five years to complete

ON THE ROAD                                Travel between Summerland and Penticton now follows a highway route along the lakeshore. Work began on the Summerland to Penticton lakeshore road in September 1909. It took five years of labour before the road was opened to the public. In 1913, a landslide occurred near the Penticton side of the roadway, killing three workers. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
100th BIRTHDAY                                David McIntosh celebrated his 100th birthday at Angus Place. (Photo submitted)

Summerland man celebrates 100th birthday

Celebration tea was held at Angus Place on Dec. 26

100th BIRTHDAY                                David McIntosh celebrated his 100th birthday at Angus Place. (Photo submitted)