Carla McLeod

Ericka Bidwell

Teens benefit from club involvement

People in Summerland are familiar with the Summerland Asset Development Initiative’s Unity Youth Club.

Ericka Bidwell
Charlotte Burley and Paul Barber were the recipients of this year’s Citizen/Volunteer of the Year award. They moved here in 2007 and have been active in numerous community organizations and initiatives since that time.

Couple active in community work

This year it is a couple who are sharing the title of Citizen/Volunteer of the Year, for Summerland.

Charlotte Burley and Paul Barber were the recipients of this year’s Citizen/Volunteer of the Year award. They moved here in 2007 and have been active in numerous community organizations and initiatives since that time.
The Legion Fun Spiel was held at the Summerland Curling Club on Saturday. Pictured are players from the Circ de Curling team competing against team Stonehead. Twenty teams in all took part in the fundraiser. Organizer Heather Stuckey said all proceeds go to the Summerland Legion and are then donated back to the community.

Fun Spiel action

The Legion Fun Spiel was held at the Summerland Curling Club on Saturday.

The Legion Fun Spiel was held at the Summerland Curling Club on Saturday. Pictured are players from the Circ de Curling team competing against team Stonehead. Twenty teams in all took part in the fundraiser. Organizer Heather Stuckey said all proceeds go to the Summerland Legion and are then donated back to the community.
Ellen Walker-Matthews

Race organized in Walker’s memory

Ellen Walker-Matthews has lived through the loss of her son to colon cancer and found the strength to create a memorial race in his name.

Ellen Walker-Matthews
The sign at the Okanagan Fur Brigade Trail is one of many showing Summerland’s heritage sites. In addition

Buildings and sites reflect heritage

The third week in February has been designated Heritage Week.

The sign at the Okanagan Fur Brigade Trail is one of many showing Summerland’s heritage sites. In addition
After 41 years of marriage and many challenges along the way

Juliens have faced challenges together

February is the month when our thoughts turn to love…romantic love, the kind that often leads to marriage.

After 41 years of marriage and many challenges along the way
The South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society recently presented knitted items to the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre. From left are case manager and acquired brain injury support worker Annemarie de Jong

Support offered after brain injuries

The South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society is offers support to people who have suffered a brain injury or stroke.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society recently presented knitted items to the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre. From left are case manager and acquired brain injury support worker Annemarie de Jong

Money available for youth work

The board of directors for the Summerland Charity Shops Society would like the community to know that they are still here.

Funding available from Summerland Charity Shops Society

The board of directors for the Summerland Charity Shops Society would like the community to know that they are still here.

Herlinda Burt of the Summerland Credit Union finishes up her work as Manager

Burt retires from Credit Union role

Herlinda Burt has worked for the Summerland Credit Union for almost 28 years.

Herlinda Burt of the Summerland Credit Union finishes up her work as Manager
Bell the French bulldog

An icy way to start the New Year in Summerland

Even though temperatures were well below freezing, there was no shortage of brave souls participating in the annual Polar Bear Dip

Bell the French bulldog

Vaisanen to assist refugees from Syria

Lesley Vaisanen asked her family to assist her in going to the Greek island of Lesvos.

Grade 6 students in Tracy McElhinney’s classroom worked together to raise funds and provide assistance to a family in need.

Students support a family in need

The ability for children to use their creative imaginations is evident in Tracy McElhinney’s Grade 6 class.

Grade 6 students in Tracy McElhinney’s classroom worked together to raise funds and provide assistance to a family in need.
Members of Summerland Singers and Players are preparing to stage A Christmas Pudding

Dramatic fundraiser scheduled

A Christmas Pudding. Not only a favourite holiday treat, but also the name of a show to be performed by the Summerland Singers and Players.

Members of Summerland Singers and Players are preparing to stage A Christmas Pudding
Dorothy Inglis

Historic nativity display restored

After being away for 48 years, Dorothy Inglis has returned home to Summerland to enjoy retirement.

Dorothy Inglis
The new Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall will use a pattern similar to other Kingdom Halls elsewhere. The building will be constructed on Biagioni Avenue and will be constructed by volunteers. The new building will have seating capacity for around 160.

Volunteers to build Kingdom Hall

The Jehovah's Witnesses will come together to build the new Kingdom Hall in a matter of eight weeks.

The new Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall will use a pattern similar to other Kingdom Halls elsewhere. The building will be constructed on Biagioni Avenue and will be constructed by volunteers. The new building will have seating capacity for around 160.
Jo-Anne Sexton and Rory Nurnberg took part in a pilot project for the Supplementary Income Program being developed by the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre.

Supplemental income program offered

Many people living on pensions, social assistance and disability benefits are forced to visit the local food bank in order to survive.

Jo-Anne Sexton and Rory Nurnberg took part in a pilot project for the Supplementary Income Program being developed by the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre.
The 902 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron has received support from the Summerland Legion. Pictured with cadets are Bob Wolleswinkel

Legion changing as veteran base declines

The face of the Royal Canadian Legion is changing.

The 902 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron has received support from the Summerland Legion. Pictured with cadets are Bob Wolleswinkel
Carleen Murray displays the wallets she makes for children to keep their library cards in. She donates them to the Summerland Library and every time a child becomes a member of the library and gets a library card

Murray gives time for volunteer efforts

Carleen Murray is inclined to shy away from publicity and doesn’t volunteer for the sake of notoriety.

Carleen Murray displays the wallets she makes for children to keep their library cards in. She donates them to the Summerland Library and every time a child becomes a member of the library and gets a library card
Members of the Survivorship dragon boat team

Breast cancer survivors paddle together

Cathie Lauer is not only aware of what it means to be a breast cancer survivor, but was instrumental in starting Survivorship

Members of the Survivorship dragon boat team