LOG LOUNGE  An early shot of Pynelogs patrons  enjoying the buildings grounds. Photo submitted

LOG LOUNGE An early shot of Pynelogs patronsenjoying the buildings grounds. Photo submitted

By Jami Scheffer

Pynelogs administrator

With 100 pieces of original art and 100 candles, we are beginning the year-long celebration of Pynelogs turning 100 years old! What a wonderful and exciting time for this historical building and the important role that Pynelogs has played in this valley for so many residents and visitors.

Pynelogs has celebrated many milestones, between the construction of this gorgeous residence by Randolph Bruce as a love-offering to his English bride, Lady Elizabeth Bruce, to providing medical care as the local hospital, offering a safe home for a special group of locals, and more recently, serving as the home to the Columbia Valley Arts Council and the regional art gallery for our many talented artists, both visual and performing.

CV Arts is planning centennial events throughout the year to celebrate this occasion. And we are asking the community for assistance. Do you have a story, a memory, or a photo of a moment in Pynelogs? Perhaps you were born here. Maybe you experienced a ghostly occurrence, or possibly you remember a story from your grandfather, perchance an old photo, poem or short story? If you do, please send it to jami@columbiavalleyarts.com .

We are compiling all things Pynelogs to honour this old building. We are also building a time-capsule that will contain some special old things. So please send us your story, drop by with your old photo, draw a picture or tell us how you feel about this historical building. And mark your calendar for the Party of the Century on Saturday, July 19th.