Carla McLeod

The directors of the Summerland Women’s Fitness Centre

Women stepped up to fitness goal

When a local women’s fitness centre closed its doors in January of 2012, many of the members wanted to keep it going.

The directors of the Summerland Women’s Fitness Centre
Colin Powell and the Summerland Steam players were present at a fundraising barbecue on Saturday. Cooking and serving hamburgers are home stay students from Japan

Barbecue raises money for food bank

The Summerland IGA held a fundraising barbecue on Saturday afternoon.

Colin Powell and the Summerland Steam players were present at a fundraising barbecue on Saturday. Cooking and serving hamburgers are home stay students from Japan
Community Librarian Sue Kline

Expanded library branch opens

After years of waiting, those who lobbied for a new library in Summerland have finally seen their hopes and dreams come to fruition.

Community Librarian Sue Kline
Bill Okos has worked to build and restore many fine musical instruments over the years.

Okos builds and restores instruments

Music is the gift that Bill Okos brings to the world as he builds and restores musical instruments.

Bill Okos has worked to build and restore many fine musical instruments over the years.
A total of 230 mountain bikers participated in this year’s Test of Humanity on Sunday. The event raised money for Canadian Humanitarian

Mountain bike test supports charity work

The Test of Humanity is all about giving. This is evident by the many volunteers, organizations, businesses and participants.

A total of 230 mountain bikers participated in this year’s Test of Humanity on Sunday. The event raised money for Canadian Humanitarian
Brad Coates gets ready to take the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s locomotive out for one of the many scheduled runs of the season.

Coates guides historic steam train

People often say to Brad Coates “you have the best job in the world. You get to drive that old train and blow the whistle!”

Brad Coates gets ready to take the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s locomotive out for one of the many scheduled runs of the season.
Marty and Linda Van Alphen are hosting Summerland Steam hockey players Jarrett Malchow

Family hosts out-of-town hockey players

For the third year now, the Van Alphens have welcomed Summerland Steam hockey players into their home.

Marty and Linda Van Alphen are hosting Summerland Steam hockey players Jarrett Malchow
Instructors Doug van Vianen

Instructor taught computer skills

Doug van Vianen has enjoyed spending his working and retirement years, teaching others how to use the computer.

Instructors Doug van Vianen
Once again the quick actions of the Summerland Fire Department averted a tragedy on Canyon View Road. A grass fire broke out close to the road in a heavily treed area

Fire ban continues during dry summer

All open fires — including campfires — are prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes Summerland.

Once again the quick actions of the Summerland Fire Department averted a tragedy on Canyon View Road. A grass fire broke out close to the road in a heavily treed area
Maureen Roberge

Roberge recalls Summerland’s past

Born and raised in Summerland, Maureen Roberge has fond memories of her life here.

Maureen Roberge

Police warn of addictive drug

The alarm has been raised recently about a drug called fentanyl, which is causing disability and death due to overdose.

Sunday markets

Customers stroll Main Street on Sunday during the weekly Sunday markets.

Barbara Thorburn helped raise funds for the mural that is painted on the IOOF Hall. This is now where the Philosophers’ Café is held.

Thorburn involved in volunteer work

Involved in many projects, Barbara Thorburn played a key role in the birthing of the Philosophers’ Café.

Barbara Thorburn helped raise funds for the mural that is painted on the IOOF Hall. This is now where the Philosophers’ Café is held.
The church building at the corner of Butler and Shaughnessy Avenues in Lowertown dates back to 1910. It has been recognized for its heritage value.

Church building has a long history

The future of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church is somewhat up in the air at the moment.

The church building at the corner of Butler and Shaughnessy Avenues in Lowertown dates back to 1910. It has been recognized for its heritage value.
Over the years cherry growers have planted varieties of fruit

Drying fruit

Over the years cherry growers have planted varieties of fruit, that ripen later, such as the Skeena and Lapins cherry.

Over the years cherry growers have planted varieties of fruit
Mayor Peter Waterman

Club members promote collector cars

The provincial government has proclaimed July 11 and the month of July, as Collector Car Appreciation Day and Month.

Mayor Peter Waterman
The groundbreaking for a 1.3-kilometre paved pathway took place last week. From left are Rotary director Bob Van Balkom

Province, municipality partner on pathway

Cyclists, walkers and joggers in Summerland will have a safe place to enjoy their activities on a 1.3-kilometre paved pathway.

The groundbreaking for a 1.3-kilometre paved pathway took place last week. From left are Rotary director Bob Van Balkom
Summerland Mayor Peter Waterman and  MLA Dan Ashton had lots of help cutting the cake during the Canada Day celebrations. The children pictured are

Canada Day in the park

The Summerland Legion, along with their community partners organized the Canada Day celebrations held in the community last Wednesday.

Summerland Mayor Peter Waterman and  MLA Dan Ashton had lots of help cutting the cake during the Canada Day celebrations. The children pictured are
Members of the SRGEDC took part in the Action Festival parade earlier this year. including director Jessica McDiarmid

Small group makes a big difference

The passion of a group dedicated to promoting the Summerland Rodeo Grounds more than makes up for their lack of numbers.

Members of the SRGEDC took part in the Action Festival parade earlier this year. including director Jessica McDiarmid
The Jolly Boys

Club built trails on Giant’s Head

The members of the Jolly Boys Club were instrumental in attracting tourists to Giant’s Head Mountain.

The Jolly Boys