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Christmas concerts in the valley

Posted on December 20th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1922, three buildings in a winter scene represent the George Geary Farm and Blacksmith Shop; it was later known as the Lakeside Hotel, owned by H.E. Richardson and his father. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com Photo (A110) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A Winter Wonderland, 1922

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


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Discovery launched

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


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Michael Midyette holds The Pioneer up for a far-off Karli Ozimek to create a fantastic illusion at Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia, landing them the final travel photo cover of the year. The contest is drawing to a close, so get your travel pics in by the end of 2014 for a chance to win a night in a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game generously donated by Travel World in Invermere.  Submitted photo

Tail end of travel contest

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by


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Nothing is known about this image of a woman standing on a deck in the sun with a man in a hat sitting on a low folding chair off to her right. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A134) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Standing in the sun

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by


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MUSTACHE MAFIA

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by


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Christ Church in the ‘50s

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by


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There is next to nothing known about this photograph of two girls and a boy posing for a photograph near the side of a road. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A1343) courtesy of the Windermere District 
Historical Society

Two girls and a boy

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by


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Winter has arrived in the Columbia Valley and Toby Creek is legendary to look at before it is completely covered in snow. Photo by Dan Walton

Toby Creek enchantment

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by


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Vintage view

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by


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Dr. Justine (known as Gus) Harris stands at a table circa 1969. Dr. Harris received her Doctor of Education in 1969 and worked as a counsellor during the 1970s. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.      
Photo (A1414) courtesy of the Windermere District 
Historical Society

Doctor of education

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by


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A group of men stand in front of the Legion Clubhouse log building in the early 1920s, joined by a child and a dog (in front). It’s thought the men in the photo are Jack Buchhani, B.G. Hamilton, Bill Seaton and Mr. Thompkins. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com .	      
Photo (A1423) courtesy of the Windermere District 
Historical Society

Gathering at the legion

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


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Cenotaph Park in Invermere set the scene for Invermere’s annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony on Tuesday, November 11th. Ceremonies also took place in Canal Flats and Edgewater. 
Photo by Dan Walton

Cenotaph commemoration

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


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Valley resident David Goldsmith  shares the story of how his grandfather’s First World War service resulted in the wrong initial on the headstone at his gravesite. Pictured here is the War Medal presented by King George V that Mr. Goldsmith’s grandfather received for fighting on behalf of Britain and the accompanying  documentation indicating who the medal was awarded to. Photo by Nicole Trigg

FIRST WORLD WAR MYSTERY

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by


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A group of women with the Canadian Women’s Training Corp. stand in formation wearing uniforms with ties on November 11th, 1941. This photo was taken in a field just south of Christ Church Anglican. The names of the women (in no particular order) are Phyllis Hunt, Alice Jones, Joy Johnston, Mrs. P.M. Hewitt, Jean Blake, Doreen Johnston, Mrs. Many Dufault, Clare Docker, Avril Dobbie, Audrey Cleland, Edna Robson, Mrs. Winn Weir, Dorothy Tegart and Eleanor Steel. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com .	Photo (A1449) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Women of World War II

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by


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Concentrator on Columbia

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by


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Lenni (left) and Masha (right) Stich’s antics for the camera make mom Tomaz break out in laughter at Invermere’s Monster Mash Dash event on Saturday, October 25th. 
Photo by Dan Walton

Hippy Halloween!

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by


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The efforts of more than 25 volunteers this past weekend helped Wildsight’s Lake Enid Restoration Project reach another milestone. As of Sunday, October 19th, the 150-metre long boardwalk at the southeast side of the lake is now finished.  Photo by Pat Morrow

LAKE ENID EVOLVES

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by


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Imperial Esso Dealer, a car service station with gas pumps that doubled as an information bureau, was located at the Invermere Crossroads in the early 1950s and 1960s. In this photo, Mt. Swansea is visible behind on the right. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com .Photo (A1431) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Car dealer at the Crossroads

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by


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In this image dated 1949 are the oldest children of Lewis Kelly at their home at the centre of the bay on Cemetery Street in Windermere. From left to right are Ralph, 6, Shirley, 8, and Bobby, 10 and Bruce, 1. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo courtesy of Shirley Stewart

Windermere kids, 1949

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by


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