Summerland Staff

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed

A quarter of a century ago, different businesses were on Main Street

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed
ORCA SWIMMERS                                Members of the Summerland Orca Swim Club, with coach Delano Ducheck, were in Vancouver for the Swim B.C. Age Group Provincial Championships in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Summerland Orca swimmers earn provincial medals

Eight swimmers qualified for provincial championships

ORCA SWIMMERS                                Members of the Summerland Orca Swim Club, with coach Delano Ducheck, were in Vancouver for the Swim B.C. Age Group Provincial Championships in Vancouver. (Contributed)
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES                                A total of 14 Summerland businesses have been nominated for this year’s Business of the Year Award. The annual Summerland Business Excellence Awards will be presented April 4. (Contributed)

Businesses nominated for excellence awards

Upcoming awards ceremony has 67 nominees in 12 categories

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES                                A total of 14 Summerland businesses have been nominated for this year’s Business of the Year Award. The annual Summerland Business Excellence Awards will be presented April 4. (Contributed)
THE DALE FAMILY                                This photograph shows the Dale family their first home, a tent house, close to where the intersection of Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road is located today. From left are Margaret Dale, George, Ruth on her horse Pearl and Thomas Dale. (Summerland Museum photo)

Dale family was prominent in Summerland’s past

Ruth Dale taught for many years

THE DALE FAMILY                                This photograph shows the Dale family their first home, a tent house, close to where the intersection of Victoria Road South and Prairie Valley Road is located today. From left are Margaret Dale, George, Ruth on her horse Pearl and Thomas Dale. (Summerland Museum photo)
BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School junior boys Rockets basketball team will advance to the Provincials. In the back row from left are coach Paul Girard, Elijah Dueck, Gavin Lodermeier, Noah Russill, Josh Colley, Nathan Dykstra, Logan Coulter and coach Matt Dykstra. In front from left are Diesel Hughes, Athan Smith, Holden Girard, Andrei Panganiban, Sam Plant, Mattias Van Bergeyk, and head coach Kevin Lodermeier. (Contributed)

Summerland junior boys basketball team off to Provincials

Tournament will be held in Langley Feb. 22 to 25

BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School junior boys Rockets basketball team will advance to the Provincials. In the back row from left are coach Paul Girard, Elijah Dueck, Gavin Lodermeier, Noah Russill, Josh Colley, Nathan Dykstra, Logan Coulter and coach Matt Dykstra. In front from left are Diesel Hughes, Athan Smith, Holden Girard, Andrei Panganiban, Sam Plant, Mattias Van Bergeyk, and head coach Kevin Lodermeier. (Contributed)
HERITAGE HOUSE                                The Beer house on Jubilee Road in Summerland was constructed in 1911 and is still standing today. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Beer house recognized for heritage value

Building on Jubilee Road was constructed more than a century ago

HERITAGE HOUSE                                The Beer house on Jubilee Road in Summerland was constructed in 1911 and is still standing today. (Contributed)
Mink farm once operated in Summerland

Mink farm once operated in Summerland

From 1967 to 1973, the Nielsen family raised mink

Mink farm once operated in Summerland
Summerland Steam finish weekend with overtime win and loss

Summerland Steam finish weekend with overtime win and loss

Junior B hockey team in third place in division

Summerland Steam finish weekend with overtime win and loss
Local Mike Bridson will be presenting a showcase on his experiences fighting fires in Australia at Slackwater Brewing with the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team on Jan. 21. (Submitted Image)

BeadTrails holds fundraisers for Australian fire relief

Summerland business creates new bead and will hold barbecue on Feb. 14

Local Mike Bridson will be presenting a showcase on his experiences fighting fires in Australia at Slackwater Brewing with the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team on Jan. 21. (Submitted Image)
SYMPHONY CONCERT                                Maestra Rosemary Thomson and co-musical director of the Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra Dennis Colpitts take a final bow following a concert on Feb. 8. (Anita Perry photo)

REVIEW: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents diamond jubilee concert

Event on Feb. 8 a side-by-side concert with Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra

SYMPHONY CONCERT                                Maestra Rosemary Thomson and co-musical director of the Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra Dennis Colpitts take a final bow following a concert on Feb. 8. (Anita Perry photo)
ICE HARVESTING                                Ice for refrigeration was once harvested from sites in the area. This picture shows ice harvesting in the Trout Creek Canyon in 1910. (Summerland Museum photo)

Ice was once harvested in Summerland

Before refrigeration, ice was taken from area lakes

ICE HARVESTING                                Ice for refrigeration was once harvested from sites in the area. This picture shows ice harvesting in the Trout Creek Canyon in 1910. (Summerland Museum photo)
Garbage collection disrupted in rural areas of Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

Garbage collection disrupted in rural areas of Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

Snow and ice have affected service on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Garbage collection disrupted in rural areas of Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen
NONBROWNING APPLE                                The Arctic apple was developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland (Arcticapples.com)

Summerland fruit company purchased by American firm

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. developed the nonbrowning Arctic apple

NONBROWNING APPLE                                The Arctic apple was developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland (Arcticapples.com)
SWIMMERS                                Swimmers with the Summerland Orca Swim Club met Greg Stewart, world para-silver medalist, at centre. At left is coach Delano Ducheck. (Contributed)

Summerland swimmers participate in at Swim BC Prospects Camp

Eight swimmers in 12 and under age category were among 32 to participate in regional event

SWIMMERS                                Swimmers with the Summerland Orca Swim Club met Greg Stewart, world para-silver medalist, at centre. At left is coach Delano Ducheck. (Contributed)
LUMBER MILL                                In the early 20th century, Alfred ‘Freddie’ Richardson (1871-1937) operated a large lumber mill in Meadow Valley, near Summerland. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Richardson had lumber mill in Meadow Valley

Many early buildings in Summerland were constructed with Richardson lumber

LUMBER MILL                                In the early 20th century, Alfred ‘Freddie’ Richardson (1871-1937) operated a large lumber mill in Meadow Valley, near Summerland. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Would you take a chance on me? My name is Sammy, yes I am a girl. My brother Dean and I were brought in very young and scared. Well, I am learning to be such a brave girl my aunty thought I might have a chance to find a family. I would love a cat friend and an older human sibling. No dogs or too loud of home please. If you put in the time I will give you the best snuggles. Love Sammy.                                Please call my Aunty Jess at 250-488-3226

PET OF THE WEEK: Sammy wants to find a family

Cat living at Critteraid is young and scared

Would you take a chance on me? My name is Sammy, yes I am a girl. My brother Dean and I were brought in very young and scared. Well, I am learning to be such a brave girl my aunty thought I might have a chance to find a family. I would love a cat friend and an older human sibling. No dogs or too loud of home please. If you put in the time I will give you the best snuggles. Love Sammy.                                Please call my Aunty Jess at 250-488-3226
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT                                Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for the Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola federal riding. He will be the speaker at a Summerland Chamber of Commerce luncheon in February. (File photo)

Albas to speak at Summerland Chamber luncheon

Event will be held at Summerland Arena Banquet Room on Tuesday, Feb. 11

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT                                Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for the Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola federal riding. He will be the speaker at a Summerland Chamber of Commerce luncheon in February. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Symphony shows versatility with rock odyssey

Musicians play Otis Rush in the morning, Bryan Adams in the afternoon, Natalie Cole in the evening

(Black Press file photo)
PET OF THE WEEK: Fern needs a playing buddy

PET OF THE WEEK: Fern needs a playing buddy

Cat at Critteraid in Summerland searching for a forever home

PET OF THE WEEK: Fern needs a playing buddy
PRIEST CAMP                                This drawing depicts a Jesuit mission in 1847. The Priest Camp near Summerland was the first non-Aboriginal settlement in the Okanagan Valley. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Priest Camp near Summerland was created in 1845

Agreement formed between Grand Chief Nicola (1793-1859) and Father Giovanni Nobili (1812-1856)

PRIEST CAMP                                This drawing depicts a Jesuit mission in 1847. The Priest Camp near Summerland was the first non-Aboriginal settlement in the Okanagan Valley. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)