Okanagan Falls Legion #227 were honored to host the 60th Anniversary of the International Gavel Passing Ceremony last weekend, this is a friendship event betweek Washington and B.C. There were over 100 delegates who enjoyed three days of fun and meetings.
A full weekend of events kept participants very busy. Following Sunday’s pancake breakfast everyone assembled for a parade where wreaths were laid by both the Zone Commanders of BC/Yukon and Washington. The exchange of the friendship gavel was then made with Okanagan Falls holding it for a year, until it is passed back to the 2013 hosts Ephrata. After another excellent lunch a business meeting was held, during which a special service medal was given to Lorraine Harrison for duties over an beyond, also a special medal and plague of friendship from Washington was awarded to Ed Findlater. Farewells were made to our new friends, some of which were teary, and it was all over for another year.