Summerland Staff

Summerland drama students to stage Matilda

Summerland drama students to stage Matilda

Story by Roald Dahl will be presented at Centre Stage Theatre in February

Summerland drama students to stage Matilda
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING                                At left, Myles Mattila, left, founder of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship, accepts a cheque for $2,500 from KIJHL commissioner Larry Martel. (Photo by Dunsmoor Creative)

Scholarship receives funds from KIJHL

Launched in September, the scholarship is available to all KIJHL players

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING                                At left, Myles Mattila, left, founder of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship, accepts a cheque for $2,500 from KIJHL commissioner Larry Martel. (Photo by Dunsmoor Creative)
ON TRACK                                The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is marking its 25th anniversary in 2020 with special events planned. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland steam railway to mark 25th anniversary

Kettle Valley Steam Railway has received support from community

ON TRACK                                The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is marking its 25th anniversary in 2020 with special events planned. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland woman celebrates 100 years

Summerland woman celebrates 100 years

Marie Andrews turned 100 on Jan. 12

Summerland woman celebrates 100 years
A PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY                                According to the 1909 provincial assessment records, Summerland was the most prosperous Okanagan community. This section of Shaughnessy Avenue is now Lakeshore Drive. The last building in the row is the Summerland Hotel, promptly built following the founding of Summerland in 1902. The location of the hotel is now the vacant lot across the street from the present day trout hatchery. Next in the row of buildings is Empire Hall with the Summerland Supply Company using the lower floor. Next is the Lakeshore Telephone Office (prior to expansion) and the post office, followed by George McWilliams’s real estate office. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland was once most prosperous community in the Okanagan Valley

Fires in 1920s destroyed Lowertown businesses

A PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY                                According to the 1909 provincial assessment records, Summerland was the most prosperous Okanagan community. This section of Shaughnessy Avenue is now Lakeshore Drive. The last building in the row is the Summerland Hotel, promptly built following the founding of Summerland in 1902. The location of the hotel is now the vacant lot across the street from the present day trout hatchery. Next in the row of buildings is Empire Hall with the Summerland Supply Company using the lower floor. Next is the Lakeshore Telephone Office (prior to expansion) and the post office, followed by George McWilliams’s real estate office. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
PET OF THE WEEK: Forest wants a new family

PET OF THE WEEK: Forest wants a new family

Young cat is living at Critteraid in Summerland

PET OF THE WEEK: Forest wants a new family
Program addresses stigmas surrounding dementia

Program addresses stigmas surrounding dementia

Alzheimer Society’s launches nationwide campaign, I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.

Program addresses stigmas surrounding dementia
FIRE MITIGATION AREA                                Crews will be in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland, thinning trees and taking additional fire mitigation measures in the coming weeks and months. During this time, trails in the area may be closed. (Image submitted)

Wildfire fuel modification work planned for Summerland

Thinning will be done in Deer Ridge area

FIRE MITIGATION AREA                                Crews will be in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland, thinning trees and taking additional fire mitigation measures in the coming weeks and months. During this time, trails in the area may be closed. (Image submitted)
ON THE ROAD                                Travel between Summerland and Penticton now follows a highway route along the lakeshore. Work began on the Summerland to Penticton lakeshore road in September 1909. It took five years of labour before the road was opened to the public. In 1913, a landslide occurred near the Penticton side of the roadway, killing three workers. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Road between Penticton and Summerland was built in 1909

Construction took five years to complete

ON THE ROAD                                Travel between Summerland and Penticton now follows a highway route along the lakeshore. Work began on the Summerland to Penticton lakeshore road in September 1909. It took five years of labour before the road was opened to the public. In 1913, a landslide occurred near the Penticton side of the roadway, killing three workers. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
SKATERS                                Kaylee Fortunato, left, and Keelyn Mitchell of Summerland recently attended a figure skating test day in Oliver. (Photo submitted)

Summerland skaters pass at test day

Kaylee Fortunato and Keelyn Mitchell participated at event in Oliver

SKATERS                                Kaylee Fortunato, left, and Keelyn Mitchell of Summerland recently attended a figure skating test day in Oliver. (Photo submitted)
100th BIRTHDAY                                David McIntosh celebrated his 100th birthday at Angus Place. (Photo submitted)

Summerland man celebrates 100th birthday

Celebration tea was held at Angus Place on Dec. 26

100th BIRTHDAY                                David McIntosh celebrated his 100th birthday at Angus Place. (Photo submitted)
PET OF THE WEEK: Coop Coop (Cooper) is ready for a fresh start

PET OF THE WEEK: Coop Coop (Cooper) is ready for a fresh start

Cat at Critteraid in Summerland would like to meet an experienced cat lady

PET OF THE WEEK: Coop Coop (Cooper) is ready for a fresh start
Bathtub race returns to Summerland for sixth year

Bathtub race returns to Summerland for sixth year

Fundraising event will be held Aug. 22, 2020

Bathtub race returns to Summerland for sixth year
Rippin barn is a Summerland landmark

Rippin barn is a Summerland landmark

Pioneer family moved to Prairie Valley area in 1920

Rippin barn is a Summerland landmark
Summerland church once offered Merry Xmas greeting

Summerland church once offered Merry Xmas greeting

Shortened form was used on a sign at the Methodist Church in 1915.

Summerland church once offered Merry Xmas greeting
IN A WINTER WONDERLAND                                This 1910 photograph shows some of Summerland’s Okanagan College students at the base of Giant’s Head Mountain. The first classes opened on Sept. 15, 1906. The female residence of Morton Hall, opened in 1910. This building housed 40 female students and residence teachers. By 1913 to 1914, 340 students attended Okanagan College. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland’s Morton Hall was a college dorm

From 1906 to 1915, Okanagan Baptist College operated in the community

IN A WINTER WONDERLAND                                This 1910 photograph shows some of Summerland’s Okanagan College students at the base of Giant’s Head Mountain. The first classes opened on Sept. 15, 1906. The female residence of Morton Hall, opened in 1910. This building housed 40 female students and residence teachers. By 1913 to 1914, 340 students attended Okanagan College. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
PET OF THE WEEK: Destiny and his brothers want a home

PET OF THE WEEK: Destiny and his brothers want a home

Trio of cats in search of a Christmas miracle

PET OF THE WEEK: Destiny and his brothers want a home
Summerland grape growers issue fundraising challenge

Summerland grape growers issue fundraising challenge

Gerry and Kathy Ryan have donated $5,000 to the Tree of Dreams fundraising campaign

Summerland grape growers issue fundraising challenge
HOLIDAY LIGHTS                                Trout Creek’s festive lights will be on display during the fourth annual Christmas light-up contest. (Black Press file photo)

Holiday lights displayed in Summerland neighbourhood

Trout Creek neighbourhood to hold fourth annual lights contest

HOLIDAY LIGHTS                                Trout Creek’s festive lights will be on display during the fourth annual Christmas light-up contest. (Black Press file photo)
Black Press file photo

Summerland businesses participate in Sip N’ Shop

Downtown event on Dec. 14 will feature local beverages

Black Press file photo