Genealogical Society marks 20 years

New information about the origin of the region will be revealed in a presentation on Friday, April 5, in Summerland.

New information about the origin of the Okanagan Valley, the Okanagan Fault, and strange patterns on the Okanagan Lake bottom will be revealed in a presentation by Okanagan geologist Dr. Murray Roed on Friday, April 5, in Summerland.

The presentation, Ancient Okanagan and Amazing New Discoveries, is sponsored by the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society and follows the society’s 48th annual general meeting at 7 p.m.

In the last three years Roed has instigated a multidisciplinary study of a very old glacial deposit that proved a one million year-old regional glaciation had enveloped the Okanagan and other parts of B.C. and the Yukon.

He also collaborated with Gene and Sandy Ralston and their scanning sonar system that shows unusual bottom features of Lake Okanagan that are hard to explain.

Roed has authored or co-authored six books, including the bestsellers Okanagan Geology South and Okanagan Geology.

The meeting and presentation will be held at Centre Stage Theatre. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

For more information call 250-494-8343 or visit okanagansimilkameenparkssociety.ca.

The Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society has a decades-long interest in protecting natural areas. Established in 1966, it was instrumental in securing provincial park status for Cathedral Lakes, Conkle Lake and Okanagan Mountain.