Lake Country Timeline

The District of Lake Country is located the central Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. It has evolved over the last two hundred years from the homeland of the Okanagan Indians, who used the area for hunting, fishing and gathering, to an area dominated by widely separated cattle ranches, to a region with a more dense rural, fruit growing population and, more recently, to an community of mixed industry.

Since the early twentieth century local farmers have been serviced by small villages: Oyama, Winfield, Okanagan Centre, and Carr’s Landing. In 1995 these communities amalgamated to become the District of Lake Country but these communities retain their own identities. Lake Country maintains its rural character, based on fruit growing, viticulture, light manufacturing, all-season tourism and retirement living. The area is an all seasons playground with an abundance of parks, beaches, playing fields, sports facilities, hiking trails, and cultural amenities.

This Lake Country Timeline is interactive. If you are looking for something in particular, you can search for a specific card. Browse through the years by clicking on the timeline below.

Timeline: 1850 – present

Click on the arrows at the ends of the timeline or on dates.

Prior to 1850 - Indian name, Grant Island

The island in Okanagan Lake, now know as Grant Island
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1850: Indian Name, Kalamalka Lake

Chilutsus was the native name for Kalamalka Lake.
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1850: prior to 1850 - Indian Name, Winfield

ConteAks-Klukem is the Indian name for Winfield. Source: Louis, Shirley. Q’sapi.nt
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1850: 50,000 B.C. - Okanagan Centre Glacier

Three kilometres south of Okanagan Centre
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1850: Indian Name —Oyama Isthmus

“Axas-lu-chus” is the Indian name for the Oyama peninsula.
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1855: 1858 - Wagon Train

The first record of a wagon train passing through the Okanagan Valley was in 1858
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1870: 1871 - Thomas Wood settles

Thomas Wood was born at Buena Vista, Newfoundland, on March 1, 1841.
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1875: October 15, 1877 - Commonage

Canada and British Columbia signed the Agreement of 1875-1876
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1885: Prior to 1890 - Carr’s Landing Road

Carr’s Landing Road was first established sometime prior to 1890.
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1885: Prior to 1890 - Commonage Road

The Commonage Road was established prior to 1890.
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1890: 1893 - S. S. Aberdeen

A classic western sternwheeler, the S. S. Aberdeen was completed in 1893.
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1890: 1893 - Commonage Auction

In October of 1893, Vernon city clerk Mr. Davies conducted the auction
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1890: 1890-1899 - Goldie Road

Goldie Road (formerly Caesar Road) was first established between 1890-1899.
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1890: 1893 - Rainbow Ranche

In 1893, the Barr brothers bought what was to become the Rainbow Ranche
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1895: 1896 - Caesar and Valentine buy Rainbow Ranche

Around 1896, when the Barr brothers wanted to join
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1895: 1895 - Carr’s Landing

Carr’s Landing was a ‘stop’ on the Okanagan Lake steamer route. It was named for Andrew Carr, a settler, who planted apple, pear and peach trees. He died in 1910.
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1895: 1899 - Duck Lake School

Duck Lake School was the first school in the Winfield area. It was built by volunteer labour and the first teacher was Miss Effie Etheridge.
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1900: 1901 - Glenmore Road

The portion of Glenmore located in Lake Country begins at the junction of Highway 97 and Beaver Lake Road,
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1900: 1904 - Hayton Road

Hayton Road runs from Todd Road to Oyama Lake Road in Oyama. It was established in 1904 and named after Jack Hayton, a parson’s son.
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1900: 1900-1910 - Irrigation system

The key to growing agricultural crops in the Okanagan Valley was, and is, water.
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1900: 1907 - Lodge Road

Lodge Road took its name from William Lodge, who came to the Winfield area in 1907.
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1900: 1900 - Paddle wheelers

The paddle wheelers of Okanagan Lake carried freight and people from 1893 with the S. S. Aberdeen to 1972
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1900: 1900 - Spion Kop

We think that the man who first called our mountain Spion Kop, was Northcote Caesar’s brother, Leslie, a veteran of the Boer War after the Battle of Spion Kop.
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1900: 1903 - Vernon-Okanagan Mission Stagecoach Halfway House

The Halfway House,
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1900: 1904 - Whipple Road

Whipple Road is not marked on current maps but it was established in 1904.
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1905: 1909 - Alvaston and the Jam Tin Post Office

Arthur Chatterton, the first Postmaster of Alvaston, was actually born in London, England, in 1876
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1905: 1907 - Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road was established in 1907 with its starting point on Davidson Road and proceeding south to a dead end.
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1905: 1906 - Cheesman Road

Cheesman Road is located in Okanagan Centre; its initial point is Camp Road and it is a dead end gravel road.
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1905: September 5, 1908 - Completion of Canal

To improve transportation for the steamers on the lakes
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1905: 1909 - First Winfield School

The first meeting of the Wood Lake School District (Winfield) was held at the home of James Pearcey in the summer of 1909.
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1905: 1906 - George Gibson Property

George Gibson arrived in Canada from his native England eighteen months before he bought this forty-five acre property.
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1905: 1907 - Hare Road

Hare Road was first established in 1907 and is located in Okanagan Centre.
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1905: 1907 - Interlaken

The Interlaken area consisted of those…lands in the district situated between the east side and the west side benches of Oyama.
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1905: 1908 - Kaloya Park

Egbert and Annie Trask were married in Nova Scotia in 1886 and moved to Yakima, Washington, where they operated a sheep ranch
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1905: 1906 - M. P. Williams

M. (Malcolm) P. (Parker) Williams purchased the old Thomas Wood property at the south end of Long (Kalamalka) Lake.
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1905: 1907 - Maddock Avenue (Road)

Maddock Avenue (Road) was established in Okanagan Centre in 1907. It started at 3rd Street and was a dead-end road.
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1905: 1906 - Old Cemetery

The old cemetery dates from between 1906 and 1908 when the Maddock Brothers gave a lot of land (East half, Lot 66, Plan 444) for the cemetery,
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1905: 1906 - Oyama

A Post Office was established in the home of Dr. W. H. Irvine’s in 1906 with Dr. Irvine acting as the first Post Master.
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1905: 1909 - First Oyama School

By 1909 there were six school age children in Oyama.
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1905: 1907 - Pretty Road

Pretty Road was established in 1907 and stretched from Highway 97 at the junction of Oceola Road; it was a dead end street.
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1905: March 25, 1909 - Road on West Shore of Wood Lake

When the canal between Wood Lake and Long Lake (Kalamalka) was completed in 1908, the water level of
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1905: 1908 - Tyndall Road

Tyndall Road, established in 1908, runs from Okanagan Centre Road through to Camp Road.
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1905: 1906 - Wentworth Cabin

This cabin was constructed and lived in by the Wentworth brothers, Cyril and Joe, when they came to this area from England.
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1905: 1907 - Williams Road Established

Williams Road, established in 1907, was named after M. P. Williams. The road started at Bond Road and terminated at Okanagan Centre Road East.
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1910: October 27, 1910 - All Saints Anglican Church

When the cornerstone of the original Anglican Church was removed, one of the papers discovered in a soft tin box
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1910: 1910 - Allison Road

Allison Road was first established in May 1910. Its starting point was at Oyama Road and it terminated at Middlebench Road.
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1910: 1910 - Camp Road

Camp Road runs from the Winfield Fire Hall on Okanagan Road East, to Okanagan Centre.
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1910: 1913 - Eversley House (Gibson House)

Built in 1913 by Teddy Hare, Curly Carter and Jim Gleed, Eversley House was built for George Gibson.
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1910: 1912 - Gibson House

In 1912, George Gibson hired local carpenter Teddy Hare to build the beautiful two-storey family home with
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1910: 1913 - Irrawarra

Irrawarra, owned by Arthur Fleetwood Wilson from 1913 to 1926, was probably named after the community of Irrawarra, near Colac, Victoria, in Australia
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1910: 1911 - Oyama School “the little white school house”

In 1911, the one room “little white school house” was built on land across the road from the Railway Section House.
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1910: 1910, approx. - Pixton Road

P.W., as Percy Walter Pixton was known, was from a wealthy family in Liverpool.
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1910: 1910 - Sawmill Road

Sawmill Road was established in September 1926. The original name for Sawmill Road was Young-Geer Road.
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1910: 1911 - Tennis Club Organized

The Okanagan Centre Tennis Club is organized with its court situated near the old community store. Source: The Magazine, June 25, 1998.
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1910: 1913 - V_V Ranch

Arthur Fleetwood Wilson purchased land, the V_V Ranch (V Bar V), at the south-east corner of Long Lake, and ran this property as a ranch for several years.
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1915: 1917 - O. W. Hembling Buys Fruit Ranch

Orris Woolner Hembling was born in Bloomingdale, in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1877.
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1915: 1916 - Oyama School Expanded

By 1916 Oyama’s ‘little white school house’ was overcrowded so in February 1917, a new two-storey school with two classrooms was built.
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1915: 1918 - Oyama United Church

Oyama United Church was built in 1918. The land was donated by Mr. Young; the financing was provided by
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1920: 1921 - Trewhitt Road East

Established in 1921, Trewhitt Road East branches off of Oyama Road and is named after John (Jack) Trewhitt
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1920: early 1920s - Berry Road

Berry Road in Winfield got its name from one of the areas early pioneers, Ralph Berry.
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1920: 1922 - Gatzke Road Established

Gatzke Road in Oyama begins at Highway 97 and is a dead end road. The road is named after a prominent Oyama family.
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1920: May 1922 - Irvine Road Established

The Irvine family originated in Scotland and immigrated to the USA and Canada through Ireland.
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1920: 1923 - Lloyd Road

Lloyd Road was first established in 1923 and named after one of Lake Country’s most travelled pioneers, John Lloyd.
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1920: 1920 - Official Name for Winfield

In 1920 the people of the Winfield area decided that they needed to have an official name for their area.
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1920: 1921 - Okanagan Centre Library

In 1921 the Okanagan Centre Women’s Institute decided to be responsible for a local library (I think that
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1920: 1921 - Oyama School—High School

By 1921 the Oyama community felt that it needed a high school. An extra classroom was added to the back of
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1920: 1920s - Seaton Road

Seaton Road was established in the 1920s and paved in 1977.
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1920: 1921 - Tennis Club Builds New Courts

The Tennis Club built new clay courts and a Pavillion on what is now the playground of the Okanagan Centre
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1920: 1921 - Winfield Community Hall, First

In the Minutes of the Winfield Hall Association’s April 5, 1921 meeting, Chairman E. C. Shanks read a letter from
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1920: 1923 - Winfield Elementary School

In 1923, a new school was built on the corner of what is now Berry Road and Highway 97, directly west of the
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1925: 1926 - Hebbert Road

Hebbert Road was named after Commander William Hebbert who bought property at the end of the road in 1921 (miner). It was established in September, 1926.
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1925: 1929-1930 - Holtom’s Service Station

Sid Holtom built Winfield’s first service station from lumber salvaged from the Duke House.
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1925: 1929 - Okanagan Lake Frozen Over

Okanagan Lake froze over in 1929. This meant that the paddlewheelers had to break their way through the ice to reach their docking points.
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1925: Jan. 1926 - Weather Recording Station Established

The original location for the Stevenson Shield
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1925: 1927 - Winfield General Store

The Winfield General Store was built by Mr. Lawley after his first store at the corner of Berry Road and Highway 97 was burned.
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1930: 1930 - Gold Trails in Fir Valley

It was during the depression years of the 1930s that mining for gold commenced, and then ceased for the most part sometime in the mid 1940s.
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1930: 1932 - Okanagan Centre School

The “new” Okanagan Centre School was built in 1932 by
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1930: Approx. 1930 - Sunnywold School

Sunnywold School was the third school in the Commonage and was built close to Carr’s Landing
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1930: January 1931 - Weather Station Moved

When Mr. Venables died, the weather was not recorded for a couple of months.
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1935: 1935 - Oyama School Renovations

In 1935 power lines came to Oyama and all the schoolrooms were wired for electricity. Mr. Crawford did the job at a cost of $125.
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1935: 1939 - The Winfield General Store

Les Clement’s store on Highway 97 was the shopping hub of Winfield and its population of perhaps five hundred or so.
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1940: 1940 - Kalwood Ranch

Pictured above are “Bo Bo” the 1961 Grand Champion Hereford Bull with herdsman Harold Somerset, left, and owner Vern Ellison.
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1940: 1940 - Pollard’s Pond – Trap Shooting

Pollard’s Pond, as it was known to the locals, is now the upscale, quiet subdivision known grandly as “The Lakes.”
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1945: 1948 - Al’s Cafe

Al and Ida Vecchio open Al’s Cafe in Winfield which they operated for forty years. It became a center of community activity for both children and adults.
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1945: 1947 - Broadbent of Rainbow Ranche

Around 1947, an English barrister, Mr. Robert Broadbent, bought the Rainbow Ranche and brought his wife and
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1945: 1948 - Ida Arbuckle Camp

Prior to 1948 local Guide groups from Kelowna and the surrounding area had camped at Cedar Creek or on property which was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Gibson.
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1945: 1945 - Oyama School loses Upper Classes

By 1945, attendance at Oyama School reached 106 students, elementary and high school, so in September of 1945,
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1945: 1949 - Redecopp Road

Redecopp Road was first established in January 1949. Its starting point is at Rolyat Road and it is a dead end street. It was first paved in 1968.
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1945: 1947-1949 - Reiswig Road Established

Reiswig Road was first established in 1947. The road started at Woodsdale Road and terminated in a dead end. It was not paved until 1962.
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1945: 1949 - Riemche Road

Reimche Road was established in 1949 starting at Bottom Wood Lake Road and it was, and is, a dead end road. Reimche Road was first paved in 1982.
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1945: 1949 - St. Edward’s Catholic Church

St. Edward’s Catholic Church was built in 1949. It was named for St. Edward the Confessor.
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1945: 1947 - The Lake Shore Garage

The Lake Shore Garage was built by E. Swanson in 1947. It was later owned by Al Nagel and taken over by his son, Randy, in the 1970s.
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1945: 1947 - Willett Road

Willett Road was first established around 1947 and paved in 1968.
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1945: 1946 - Winfield Elementary School—First Addition

The first addition to Winfield Elementary School was built
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1945: 1949 - Winfield Memorial Hall

Construction of the Winfield Memorial Hall was begun in 1947 and the Hall was opened in 1948.
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1950: 1950 - Clement Road

The Clement family is well known in the Central Okanagan and has two roads named after the family, one in Kelowna and one in Winfield.
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1950: 1951 - Gibson / Broome Property

George Gibson died in 1950. His widow, Grace sold their property to a dentist, Dr. Ernie Broome, and moved to a small
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1950: 1950 - Winfield Elementary School—Second Addition

The second addition to the Winfield Elementary School was built to the
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1955: 1959 - Oyama School Students Bussed to Winfield

By 1959 George Elliot Secondary School in Winfield was completed and Oyama
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1960: 1962-1965 - Okanagan Hillclimb

For the years from 1962 to 1965, a multitude of fast, colourful and loud race cars moved to make shift pits and prepared to show who was “King of the Hill”.
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1960: 1960 - Oyama School Changes and Renovations

The sixties was a decade of gradual transition for Oyama School. The population of the school increased dramatically.
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1960: Early 1960's - Winfield Elementary School—Third Addition

The third addition to the school was the gymnasium that was built on the west of
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1960: 1963 - Winfield Post Office

The new Winfield Post Office on Berry Road was officially opened in 1963.
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1960: 1963 - Winfield Shopping Centre

Les Clement began building the first phase of the Winfield Shopping Centre when the late Dr. Marion Dobson asked him if
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1965: 1965 - Trewhitt Road West

Trewhitt Road West was established in 1965 when Arnold Trewhitt put a road in down to his lakeshore property.
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1965: 1968 - Butterworth Road

Harold David Butterworth was born in Victoria on June 6, 1917 and died in Oyama on May 29, 1998. He and his wife Marjorie had two sons, Douglas and Donald.
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1965: 1967 - Camp Arbuckle

New facilities for Camp Arbuckle were started. A. F. G. Drake drew up plans in consultation with the Guiders as to their needs.
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1965: 1969 - McDonagh Road

McDonagh Road extends north from Young Road to Lot 28 (the Miller property bought from Margaret Ackerman) in Oyama.
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1965: 1966 - Wood Lake Elementary School

The first pirst principal of Wood Lake Elementary School was James Berteig. For the first six years it was an
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1965: 1969 - Young Road

Young Road extends from Trask Road to Greenhow Road on the Oyama isthmus.
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1970: 1972 - Ackerman Road

Ackerman Road was established 1972 as part of subdivision 22361. It extends around the satellite sewer system to Trask Road.
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1970: 1971 - Jack Seaton Park

Jack Seaton Park was built on property leased from the Winfield Okanagan Centre Irrigation District for an annual lease payment of $1.00. The Park was built and maintained by a group of volunteers.
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1970: 1970 - Oyama School Grades Reduced

In 1970, Oyama School went from kindergarten to grade three only. Grades five to seven attended Wood Lake Elementary School.
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1970: 1972 - Roberts Road

Roberts Road in Oyama was named for Guy and Doreen Roberts from Calgary.
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1970: 1970 - Wentworth Road

Wentworth Road, which was established in 1970, is situated between Toby and Maki Roads off Gable Road in the Carr’s Landing area of Lake Country.
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1970: 1970 - What-Not Thrift Shop opens

In 1969, a core group from Winfield United Church started the Thrift Shop project. Key members of the group were Peggy Love, Ruth Armeneau,
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1970: 1972 - Whiskey Cove Road

Whiskey Cove Road, located in Carr’s Landing, was established and paved in 1972. Only a short strip of the road in Whiskey Cove is public; the rest is private and it is a dead
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1975: 1979 - Aspen Grove Golf Course

Aspen Grove Golf Course was designed and built in 1979 by Amand Koble. It was purchased in 1987 by Atie Vanderwerf.
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1975: 1979 - Jack Seaton Park — Tennis Courts

Tennis courts have been added to Jack Seaton Park — a Lake Country Lions Club project.
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1975: 1979 - Oyama School Closes

In September 1975, grade four students returned to Oyama Elementary School while grades five students went to Winfield Elementary.
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1980: 1981-1982 - Cedar Court Opening

The Winfield Seniors’ Housing Complex was renamed Cedar Court by the first residents.
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1980: 1984 - Davidson Road Elementary School

Davidson Road Elementary is situated just off Davidson Road in
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1980: 1984 - Founding of Cultural Society

A formational meeting of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society was held
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1980: 1984 - Okanagan Centre School Closing

Okanagan Centre School activities will end on June 28, 1984 when the
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1980: 1982 - Wentworth Cabin moved

In 1982, the original Wentworth cabin was moved to a new location on the Wentworth family property in Okanagan Centre.
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1985: March 1985 - Camp Arbuckle Washrooms

In mid March, 1985, the building of indoor washroom and shower facilities at Camp Arbuckle commenced.
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1985: August 1987 - Kopje Regional Park

The Central Okanagan Regional District purchased this eight-acre property that has 600 feet of shoreline for $327,000. George and Susan
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1985: 1985 - Opening of the Lake Country Museum in the School

March 13, 1985: The Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society committee members
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1985: June 6, 1987 - Oyama Father and Son Team Leaders in B.C.’s Fruit Industry

At the convention in Penticton
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1985: 1988 - Petrie Road

In 1906 M. P. Williams bought 1750 acres of rangeland at the southeast corner of Wood Lake that he was to use as a stock and sheep ranch.
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1985: 1988 - Powley Court

Powley Court was established in 1988; paved in 1992.
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1985: Oct 15th, 1987 - The Day the Commonwealth came to Town

The forty-nine Commonwealth Heads of State, their spouses, security personnel and
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1990: March, 1993 - A & W Permit Approved

The Regional District Board of Directors approved a development permit for the Winfield Plaza including an
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1990: 1992 - Camp Arbuckle Ecological Trail

In 1992, an ecological trail was developed to help introduce drought resistant plants at Camp Arbuckle.
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1990: 1992 - Peter Greer Elementary School

Peter Greer Elementary School, situated at 10300 Sherman Drive in East Winfield, opened in November 1992. The official opening took place on
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1990: February 23, 1994 - Pioneer Park Hosts Swimming Lessons

Pioneer Park in Oyama has been hosting Red Cross
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1990: 1990 - Rawsthorne Road

Rawsthorne Road, located in Oyama to the north of Highway 97, is a cul-de-sac branching off from Wall Road.
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1990: August 4, 1993 - Reiswig Regional Park

Reiswig Regional Park opened on the south shore of Wood Lake. Source: The Calendar, August 4,1993.
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1990: 1993 - Weather Station moved a third time

In February 1993, Caroline Houston began recording the weather at her property in Okanagan Centre.
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1990: 1994, April - Winfield Plaza

On its second attempt at bat, a rezoning application for property immediately north of Hill Road in Winfield has been approved by the Central Okanagan Regional District Board.
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1990: 1993 - Winfield Professional Building

Winfield Professional Building was built on the property where Al’s Cafe used to be. See 1948.
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1995: 1996 - Camp Arbuckle Dormitories

In 1996, dormitories and extra washroom facilities were built at Camp Arbuckle with funds from the B.C. Council of Girl Guides,
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1995: April 1999 - Camp Road Reconstruction

Lawrence Enterprises began a $600,000 project to realign, smooth out, straighten and generally fix up the stretch of Camp Road from Okanagan Lake to Hare Road in
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1995: April 14, 1999 - Davidson Road School Expansion Work Starts

A design team started work on an expansion for Davidson Road Elementary School this
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1995: April 1996 - Gibson House Restored

A restored Gibson House in Kopje Regional Park, Carr’s Landing, was officially opened as a heritage museum.
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1995: 1995 - Incorporation of Lake Country

The four communities of Carr’s Landing, Okanagan Centre, Oyama and Winfield incorporated to form the municipality of Lake Country.
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1995: 1997 - Jack Seaton Park Enlarged

Jack Seaton Park’s 9.2 acres were unofficially donated to the municipality by the Winfield and Okanagan Centre Irrigation District.
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1995: November 28, 1999 - Lake Country Sign — North Entry

Lake Country signs were installed on Highway 97 in two locations
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1995: 1999, Lake Country Sign - South Entry

The south entry sign for Lake Country was placed on November 28, 1999 and officially christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 3, 1999
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1995: 1995? - Middleton Road Established

Middleton Road may be relatively newly established but the Middleton family for whom it was named arrived in the area in 1903.
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1995: June 10, 1999 - Sailing Club secures site

The Lake Country Sailing and Boating Association has now secured a site for their operations.
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1995: July 14, 1999 - Skateboard Park

A skateboard park is being built at Swallwell Park off Bottom Wood Lake Road. Source: The Calendar, July 14, 1999.
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1995: 1998, December 1 - Wastewater Treatment Plant

The first homes were connected to Lake Country’s wastewater treatment plant.
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1995: 1998 - Wentworth Cabin Relocated

When faced with the task of moving the historic Wentworth cabin from its former location on Camp Road to the Lake Country Museum,
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2000: 2002 - “The Lakes” Development

In January, 2002, The Ministry of Transportation and Highways gave their stamp of approval for R-6 low density cluster housing and commercial zoning
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2000: June, 2001 - Building Communities

The bronze sculpture, Building Communities, by Geert Maas was initially installed on Main Street behind The Winfield Shopping Centre before it came to its final place in front
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2000: 2003 - Circle of Life Sculpture

Sculptor Toru Fujibayashi unveiled his ‘Circle of Life’ sculpture in Swalwell Park on October 23, 2003.
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2000: Sept 27, 2000 - Davidson Road School parents

Pixton Road parents along with Okanagan Centre parents who are on the fringes of the 4.8 km walk distances
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20003: 2002, November - Gateway Block

The south end of Main Street is really taking shape with Lake Country Investments moving ahead with Phase Two of their four-phase development.
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2000: October 31, 2004 - Lake Country United Church

After a decade of planning, the Winfield United Church, now the Lake Country United Church,
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2000: 2003 - 2004 - Oyama School Goes Traditional

Early in 2003 rumors began circulating that Oyama School would be closed and the grade sevens bussed to George Elliot Secondary School in Winfield.
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2000: October 23, 2004 - Sculpture “Dancing Goose” unveiled

A marble sculpture called “Dancing Goose” by Ede Axelson was unveiled in
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2000: 2000 - Kokanee Mural Unveiled

Painted mural “Kokanee” by artist Don Makela, 2000.
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2000: October 22, 2003 - Swalwell House demolished

The home of Mrs. Jane Swalwell, the only remaining building left in Swalwell Park, was demolished.
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2000: 2003 - Wastewater Treatment — Main Street

R and L Excavating began work in late November, prepping the land in order to begin installing sewer pipe under the area already dedicated for
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2000: 2001 - Wastewater Treatment — Phase Two

Work began in February on Phase 2 of Lake Country’s
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2001, June 28 - Winfield Elementary School Closes

After 78 years in operation, Winfield Elementary School closed as a school on June 28, 2001.
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2000: 2003 - Dance of Life

Artist Terry Houston’s “Dance of Life” celebrates spawning Kokanee and the memory of Saul David Sigal.
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2005: January 15, 1992 - Swalwell Park named

Swalwell Park was the most popular name suggested
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2005: March 2007 - Calendar Publisher Retires

It is the end of an era for The Calendar newspaper in Lake Country.
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2005: August 26, 2007 - CentrePiece 2007

CentrePiece 2007, the first one after the total renovation of space and exhibits at the Lake Country Museum,
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2005: October, 2006 - Funky Pear

Funky Pear by Ede Axelson, is one of four marble sculptures to be commissioned by the Public Art Commission
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2005: October, 2006 - God’s Totem at Jack Seaton Park

The front entrance to Jack Seaton Park got a new face lift with the installation of a new gate,
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2005: June 28, 2008 - Museum Tea Room Opens

After several years of planning, a Tea Room is open at the Lake Country Museum.
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2005: October 2006 - Pair in Love

Pair in Love is one of four marble sculptures commissioned by the Public Art Commission,
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2005: October 2006 - Perfect Pair

Perfect Pair by Chris Malmkvist, is one of four marble sculptures to be commissioned by the Public Art Commission
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2005: January 11,2005 - Sailing Club signs agreement

The Lake Country Sailing and Boating Association has signed an agreement with the District of Lake Country
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2005: October 2006 - The Picker

The Picker by Dan Irvine, is one of four marble sculptures to be commissioned by the Public Art Commission
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2005: 2005, July 1 - Phases of Time and the Town Clock

Phases of Time and the Town Clock
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2015: January 16, 2016 - Dairy Queen Opens in Winfield

Kelly Leach and Craig Misfeldt opened a Dairy Queen restaurant in Lake Country
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2015: - Okanagan Rail Corridor borrowing goes to referendum

Lake Country, BC – Mayor and Council initiated a referendum on Tuesday, March 3rd
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