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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

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Vintage view

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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

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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

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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

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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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Local photographer Joe Lucas holds the August 22nd issue of The Pioneer under the Milky Way as seen from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Another noteworthy travel contest photo to make the front cover, one made even more special as Mr. Lucas’ own photography of Farnham Creek is what graces the cover he’s holding. Photo by Joe Lucas

Pioneer space travel

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by


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Children of all ages celebrated Oktoberfest traditions in style, sporting colourful face painting designs and enjoying animal balloon-making demonstrations at the fun-filled  festival that took place in Invermere on Saturday, October 4th.
Photo by Erin Knutson

Oktoberfest art

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated the mid-1920s, Lady Byng in the white hat is walking toward Robert Randolph Bruce holding the wreath. This ceremony marked the unveiling of the cenotaph donated by Mr. Bruce to commemorate lost lives in the First World War. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (A1425) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A cenotaph to honour fallen soldiers, 1920s

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Logan Bezaire helps to collect flowers for the Windermere Valley Child Care Centre on Flower Picking Day – Monday, September 29th – 
when the youngsters were taken around Invermere to collect flowers to 
share with each of their parents. Photo by Dan Walton.

Building bouquets

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1930, an elderly lady beside a clapboard building leans in on a chair. Known as Mrs B, grandmother of Lloyd Palmers, the stern looking matriarch lived in Wilmer. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.     Photo (A1410) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A woman of her times, 1930

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David Thompson Secondary School students were all smiles when B.C. public schools re-opened on Monday, September 22nd after B.C. teachers reached a negotiated settlement with the provincial government last Thursday, ending the teachers’ strike that delayed the start of the 2014-2015 school year by two weeks. Photo by Erin Knutson

School’s in session

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by


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The Columbia Salmon Festival on Saturday, September 13th was a feast for the senses with live music, kids’ activities and First Nations storytelling and dancing at Kinsmen Beach followed by a wild salmon barbecue and pow wow in Windermere at the Akisqnuk band office facility. This young dancer was one of many who entranced spectators with their traditional 
head-to-toe regalia. Photo by Erin Knutson

SALMON SOLDIER

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by


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