Oyama was a wonderful place to grow up during the Depression. This dance troupe performed at a Kalamalka Women’s Institute garden party held on the grounds of the Prickards about 1939. By all reports it was a wonderful setting, featuring an amazing peony hedge and overlooking Kalamalka Lake. The girls had practised dance under the direction of Paula Murphy, a Lumby woman with some ballet training who came to Oyama to work in the packinghouse.

Back Row from L to R: Gladys Dungate, Rosemary Darvill, Paula Murphy, Kathleen Taylor, and Barbara Craig

Front Row: Gertrude Tucker and Lorraine Patullo

The lovely ladies of Oyama

The lovely ladies of Oyama

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Photograph provided by Harley Smith.