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POSTAL SERVICE                                The Balcomo Post Office in Summerland was the second in the community. It operated from 1907 to 1913. The building is still in place at the western edge of Prairie Valley.                                (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland once had multiple post offices

Balcomo Post Office operated from 1907 to 1913

POSTAL SERVICE                                The Balcomo Post Office in Summerland was the second in the community. It operated from 1907 to 1913. The building is still in place at the western edge of Prairie Valley.                                (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
REGIONAL ISSUES                                Members of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce, along with representatives from other chambers and boards of trade in the region, met with provincial government representatives recently.                                (Summerland Review file photo)

Chambers met with provincial government

11 boards met with 18 provincial government representatives

REGIONAL ISSUES                                Members of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce, along with representatives from other chambers and boards of trade in the region, met with provincial government representatives recently.                                (Summerland Review file photo)
(Kim Siever photo/Wikimedia)

Increases recommended for Penticton utility rates

Review suggests water and sewer rates to rise for next three years

(Kim Siever photo/Wikimedia)
Trinity Joy is a special cat amputee

Trinity Joy is a special cat amputee

Cat at Critteraid in Summerland loves climbing on couches and cat towers

Trinity Joy is a special cat amputee
Visual artists, musicians to gather at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Visual artists, musicians to gather at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Events scheduled for July 28 and Aug. 25

Visual artists, musicians to gather at Summerland Ornamental Gardens
HISTORIC HOME                                When the Summerland Hill was created in 1955, the Hespeler home had to be moved. Hon. William Hespeler (1830-1921,) Canada’s Commissioner of Immigration and Agriculture, assisted with the immigration of 7,000 Mennonites to Manitoba in the 1870s.                                (Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Hespeler had connection to Mennonite migration

Home in Summerland was built in 1907, moved when the highway was changed

HISTORIC HOME                                When the Summerland Hill was created in 1955, the Hespeler home had to be moved. Hon. William Hespeler (1830-1921,) Canada’s Commissioner of Immigration and Agriculture, assisted with the immigration of 7,000 Mennonites to Manitoba in the 1870s.                                (Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
TOP ACADEMIC STUDENT                                Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel congratulates Ivy Hiebert, winner of the Marjorie Diane Durick Scholarship. The scholarship is given to the top academic student at the school. Hiebert’s average was 98.125 per cent.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Summerland graduates receive awards and bursaries

Presentations were made during Summerland Secondary School’s graduation

TOP ACADEMIC STUDENT                                Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel congratulates Ivy Hiebert, winner of the Marjorie Diane Durick Scholarship. The scholarship is given to the top academic student at the school. Hiebert’s average was 98.125 per cent.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
PET OF THE WEEK: Kahlua needs a forever home

PET OF THE WEEK: Kahlua needs a forever home

Cat lives at Critteraid animal sanctuary in Summerland

PET OF THE WEEK: Kahlua needs a forever home
Bridgeman wins in Summerland low net competition

Bridgeman wins in Summerland low net competition

Summerland golfers compete in regular league play

Bridgeman wins in Summerland low net competition
Summerland 5¢ to $1 Store opened in 1949

Summerland 5¢ to $1 Store opened in 1949

Store in downtown Summerland was a community landmark which attracted thousands each month

Summerland 5¢ to $1 Store opened in 1949
Summerland school was constructed in 1922

Summerland school was constructed in 1922

MacDonald School location is site of present Summerland Skatepark

Summerland school was constructed in 1922
104th BIRTHDAY                                Ellie Pattison celebrated her 104th birthday with friends and family, including her granddaughter Pam.                                (Photo submitted)

Summerland woman celebrates 104th birthday

Ellie Pattison has lived in Summerland since 1995

104th BIRTHDAY                                Ellie Pattison celebrated her 104th birthday with friends and family, including her granddaughter Pam.                                (Photo submitted)
Summerland Orca Swim Club holds fundraising events

Summerland Orca Swim Club holds fundraising events

Proceeds benefit swimmer with rare kidney disease

Summerland Orca Swim Club holds fundraising events
Memorials set up to honour Antarctica explorer

Memorials set up to honour Antarctica explorer

In 1913, two memorials in Summerland honoured Naval Officer Robert Scott

Memorials set up to honour Antarctica explorer
Osoyoos’ Cherry Day celebration on July 1 attracts thousands of visitors to the community event, including the big parade down Main Street. (Submitted)

Osoyoos holds celebration on Canada Day

Canada Day/Cherry Fiesta expected to bring thousands of people

Osoyoos’ Cherry Day celebration on July 1 attracts thousands of visitors to the community event, including the big parade down Main Street. (Submitted)
PEN HENGE                                Members of the public gathered for the Penhenge summer solstice event last year on Munson Mountain in Penticton. This year’s event will be held on the evening of Friday, June 21.                                (Photo submitted)

Pen Henge ceremony to mark summer solstice

Event on Munson Mountain in Penticton celebrates the longest day of the year

PEN HENGE                                Members of the public gathered for the Penhenge summer solstice event last year on Munson Mountain in Penticton. This year’s event will be held on the evening of Friday, June 21.                                (Photo submitted)
ON STAGE                                Kim Russell and Al Toots will perform in Able Cable. The play, written and directed by Penticton playwright Gordon Dawson, is one of two one-act plays to be staged at Nest and Nectar on June 25.                                (Photo submitted)

Penticton Chamber Theatre stages two one-act plays

Buffet dinner organized for last show of the season on June 25

ON STAGE                                Kim Russell and Al Toots will perform in Able Cable. The play, written and directed by Penticton playwright Gordon Dawson, is one of two one-act plays to be staged at Nest and Nectar on June 25.                                (Photo submitted)
Summerland Skatepark to officially open on June 22

Summerland Skatepark to officially open on June 22

New facility in Summerland has been in use since early spring

Summerland Skatepark to officially open on June 22
The Town of Oliver skatepark, built in 2000, is showing signs of age. (Submitted photo)

Funding sought for Oliver skatepark project

Community one of six finalists in BCAA Play Here contest

The Town of Oliver skatepark, built in 2000, is showing signs of age. (Submitted photo)
REMEMBERING SAM McGEE                                Claire Macdonald, the Summerland Museum curator, accepts a sketched portrait based off one of the few photos of Robert Service. The portrait is done by Evelyn Turner.                                (Brennan Phillips/Black Press)

Summerland connection to Sam McGee recognized

McGee Street in Summerland named after character immortalized in poem by Robert Service

REMEMBERING SAM McGEE                                Claire Macdonald, the Summerland Museum curator, accepts a sketched portrait based off one of the few photos of Robert Service. The portrait is done by Evelyn Turner.                                (Brennan Phillips/Black Press)