Local History

Vernon’s Larry Kwong is given his 2011 Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame induction plaque by Vernon student Gavin Donald. A push to have Kwong inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame continues. (Morning Star - file photo)

75 years ago today: B.C. player makes hockey history

Larry Kwong became first person of Asian descent to play in NHL when he suited up for the NY Rangers

 

Hand-tinted photograph of Vernon’s Kalamalka Hotel circa 1945. The hotel graces the cover of a new book, Room at the Inn, featuring stories of 40 historic hotels in B.C.’s southern Interior. (Museum and Archives of Vernon Photo #3633)

Historic Okanagan hotels feature prominently in new book

Room at the Inn looks at 40 historic hotels in B.C.’s southern Interior from the 1890s to the 1950s

 

A First World War internment camp in Vernon, at the site of what is now MacDonald Park, is the subject of a locally written and printed book which will be unveiled Tuesday, Feb. 21, at W.L. Seaton Secondary. (Contributed)

Vernon First World War internment camp subject of new book

The Vernon Internment Camp 1914 – 1920 will officially be unveiled Tuesday, Feb. 21

 

City council approved Lanzo Lane as the new name of a street in Arrow Heights. (City of Revelstoke)

City council approves the naming of a street in Arrow Heights

Lanzo Lane was approved by the City of Revelstoke as a new street name in Arrow Heights

City council approved Lanzo Lane as the new name of a street in Arrow Heights. (City of Revelstoke)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
Diana, Princess of Wales bends laughs at something over the shoulder of British Columbia Premier Bill Bennett while Prince Charles looks on. Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, were in Kelowna, B.C., May 3, 1986 for a brief visit as part of their eight day stay in Canada. (CP PHOTO/Ron Poling)

May 3, 1986: Princess Diana visits Kelowna

The royal couple arrived just days before Expo ‘86

Diana, Princess of Wales bends laughs at something over the shoulder of British Columbia Premier Bill Bennett while Prince Charles looks on. Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, were in Kelowna, B.C., May 3, 1986 for a brief visit as part of their eight day stay in Canada. (CP PHOTO/Ron Poling)
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
Front Street in the Farwell settlement back in 1890. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 698)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Dec. 12

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Dec 16, 2021
Front Street in the Farwell settlement back in 1890. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 698)
Canadian Pacific Engine No. 5468 and Business Car No. 4 in Revelstoke, 1993. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives, P-5831)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Dec. 9

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  • Dec 12, 2021
Canadian Pacific Engine No. 5468 and Business Car No. 4 in Revelstoke, 1993. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives, P-5831)
Gallicano’s Bakery on Second Street East, circa 1915. From left: Dominic Gallicano, Mr. Cocoroch, Hilda Gallicano. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Dec. 2

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  • Dec 6, 2021
Gallicano’s Bakery on Second Street East, circa 1915. From left: Dominic Gallicano, Mr. Cocoroch, Hilda Gallicano. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo)
Revelstoke High School in1954 showing some of the additions. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4205)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 25

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  • Nov 28, 2021
Revelstoke High School in1954 showing some of the additions. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4205)
The City Hotel was owned by the Caley Brothers, and was located at 521 First St. West. It was built in 1900, and burned down in 1913. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1127)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 18

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  • Nov 21, 2021
The City Hotel was owned by the Caley Brothers, and was located at 521 First St. West. It was built in 1900, and burned down in 1913. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1127)
White pine logs at Downie Street Sawmill in 1963. Mill owner Victor Camozzi is standing on the truck. 
(Earle Dickey - Revelstoke Museum and Archives 8488 photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 11

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  • Nov 14, 2021
White pine logs at Downie Street Sawmill in 1963. Mill owner Victor Camozzi is standing on the truck. 
(Earle Dickey - Revelstoke Museum and Archives 8488 photo)
Interior Lawn Bowling Tournament at Revelstoke in 1945. George Stocks photo. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives P10978 photo)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Nov. 4

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  • Nov 7, 2021
Interior Lawn Bowling Tournament at Revelstoke in 1945. George Stocks photo. 
(Revelstoke Museum and Archives P10978 photo)
Crowds await the arrival of the Royal train during a snowstorm in 1951. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4192)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 28

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  • Oct 31, 2021
Crowds await the arrival of the Royal train during a snowstorm in 1951. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 4192)
Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh had a 20 minute stop in Revelstoke in October 1951. She was greeted by the scout master. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1368)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 21

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Oct 22, 2021
Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh had a 20 minute stop in Revelstoke in October 1951. She was greeted by the scout master. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1368)
Men at a construction camp at mile 46.5 of the Big Bend Highway in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2259)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 14

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  • Oct 17, 2021
Men at a construction camp at mile 46.5 of the Big Bend Highway in the 1930s. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 2259)
Revelstoke Arch in Vancouver for the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 594)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 7

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

  • Oct 8, 2021
Revelstoke Arch in Vancouver for the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 594)
YMCA swimming pool, circa 1945. The YMCA was located on First Street East, at the site of the public parking lot. George Stocks photographer. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives Photo 11142)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 30

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  • Oct 1, 2021
YMCA swimming pool, circa 1945. The YMCA was located on First Street East, at the site of the public parking lot. George Stocks photographer. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives Photo 11142)
Queen Victoria Cottage Hospital was Revelstoke’s first public hospital, opened in 1902 on First Street West, the current site of Save-On-Foods. (Revelstoke Museum photo 1081)

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 23

Local history as recorded by the newspaper of the day

Queen Victoria Cottage Hospital was Revelstoke’s first public hospital, opened in 1902 on First Street West, the current site of Save-On-Foods. (Revelstoke Museum photo 1081)
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