Summerland Staff

Gift baskets from Maple Roch in Summerland will be sold at London Drugs locations in the Central and South Okanagan. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the baskets will go to food banks in the region. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Maple Roch donates funds from gift baskets to help food banks

Maple syrup baskets are available on shelves of London Drugs stores in Central and South Okanagan

Gift baskets from Maple Roch in Summerland will be sold at London Drugs locations in the Central and South Okanagan. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the baskets will go to food banks in the region. (Contributed)
The community of Summerland was affected by a diphtheria outbreak in 1911. (Summerland Museum image)

Diphtheria outbreak affected Summerland in 1911

Contagious bacterial infection had 10 per cent fatality rate

The community of Summerland was affected by a diphtheria outbreak in 1911. (Summerland Museum image)
Unisus School in Summerland has started its 2020 to 2021 school year with COVID-19 protocols put in place. (Contributed)

Safety protocols in place as private school in Summerland begins new year

Unisus School has COVID-19 protective measures in place

Unisus School in Summerland has started its 2020 to 2021 school year with COVID-19 protocols put in place. (Contributed)
The Summerland Ornamental Gardens is holding a virtual fall plant sale this year (Photo courtesy of Summerland Ornamental Gardens via Instagram)

Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold plant sale

Online sale runs Sept. 9 to 19 with wide variety of plants available

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens is holding a virtual fall plant sale this year (Photo courtesy of Summerland Ornamental Gardens via Instagram)
Audrey Lidin and Gail Goranson are among the regular members at the Summerland Women’s Fitness Society. (Contributed)

Age no barrier to fitness for Summerland seniors

92-year-old member works out regularly at Summerland Women’s Fitness Society

Audrey Lidin and Gail Goranson are among the regular members at the Summerland Women’s Fitness Society. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Historical Society’s 84th annual report includes several items about Summerland’s history. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland’s history featured in Okanagan Historical Society’s annual report

Three local historians have contributed articles to 2020 publication

The Okanagan Historical Society’s 84th annual report includes several items about Summerland’s history. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
The Summerland Curling Club will offer curling once again this winter, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, certain protocols have been put in place to slow the spread of the pandemic. (Contributed)

Summerland to offer curling this season

League organizers will follow COVID-19 protocols

The Summerland Curling Club will offer curling once again this winter, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, certain protocols have been put in place to slow the spread of the pandemic. (Contributed)
Summerland student receives master’s degree in theoretical physics

Summerland student receives master’s degree in theoretical physics

Sacha Perry-Fagant has been studying at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Summerland student receives master’s degree in theoretical physics
Cst. Janice March of the Summerland RCMP detachment shows a ticket she is handing out to youths at the Summerland Skatepark under the Positive Ticketing Campaign. The campaign is being done by the RCMP and the South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society. (Contributed)

Police in Summerland hand out treats with tickets

Positive Ticketing Campaign began Aug. 9 at Summerland Skatepark

Cst. Janice March of the Summerland RCMP detachment shows a ticket she is handing out to youths at the Summerland Skatepark under the Positive Ticketing Campaign. The campaign is being done by the RCMP and the South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society. (Contributed)
Okanagan geologist Murray Raod examines the steep cliffs of Crater Mountain or mkʷiwt quell quell sta, a volcano at Trout Creek Canyon from the Summerland Golf Course. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Active volcanoes in South Okanagan

Crater Mountain is one of 16 volcanoes of the Penticton Group of Volcanoes

Okanagan geologist Murray Raod examines the steep cliffs of Crater Mountain or mkʷiwt quell quell sta, a volcano at Trout Creek Canyon from the Summerland Golf Course. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
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Golfers compete in Dorothy Franklin Memorial Tournament

Summerland Ladies Club holds event on June 9, 2020

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Crews building structure at former Summerland train station site

Crews building structure at former Summerland train station site

West Summerland Station will pay tribute to railway history, serve as trail marker

Crews building structure at former Summerland train station site
The former Summerland Arena served the community of Summerland from 1951 until the present arena was opened in 1976. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Arena served Summerland for 26 years

Warm winters meant short ice seasons in early 1950s

The former Summerland Arena served the community of Summerland from 1951 until the present arena was opened in 1976. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
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Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen announces funding for charities responding to COVID-19

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen will provide $149,000 to…

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Casey, Ryeland, Claira and Milo McDermid made music during a parade for essential services workers in the Summerland neighbourhood of Trout Creek on May 6. (Photo by Neil Trainer)

Parade in Summerland neighbourhood honours essential services workers

Residents, including a youth band, cheer for those on front lines during COVID-19 pandemic

Casey, Ryeland, Claira and Milo McDermid made music during a parade for essential services workers in the Summerland neighbourhood of Trout Creek on May 6. (Photo by Neil Trainer)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a series of webinars to help those in the South Okanagan and Similkameen who are affected by dementia. (Contributed)

Webinars offered to help those affected with dementia

Alzheimer Society of B.C. offering information series for South Okanagan and Similkameen residents

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a series of webinars to help those in the South Okanagan and Similkameen who are affected by dementia. (Contributed)
Pat Fortune, dressed as Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, was the first customer at Millionaires’ Row Cider in Summerland on May 1. The cidery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing regulations are in effect. (Contributed)

Cidery name honours Summerland’s past

Millionaires’ Row Cider opened its doors on May 1

Pat Fortune, dressed as Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, was the first customer at Millionaires’ Row Cider in Summerland on May 1. The cidery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing regulations are in effect. (Contributed)
Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past

Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past

Spanish influenza, from 1918 to 1920, took a toll on the world

Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past
Organizers urge action against invasive species in Okanagan and Similkameen regions

Organizers urge action against invasive species in Okanagan and Similkameen regions

May has been declared as Invasive Species Month in British Columbia

Organizers urge action against invasive species in Okanagan and Similkameen regions
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Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold sale online

Annual fundraiser offers plants for avid gardeners

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