Carla McLeod

Finding Refuge

Young adult fantasy novel released

Finding Refuge, the second book in the Marked Ones series, written by Cathi Shaw, was released last Thursday.

Finding Refuge
Linda McIntosh and Eric Johnson have between 1

Holiday season light display expands

The love of holiday lights moves Eric Johnson and his wife Linda McIntosh to light up their yard for the holiday season each year.

Linda McIntosh and Eric Johnson have between 1
Volunteers with the Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary spend many hours each week at the store. Money raised goes to community health care services.

Thrift Shop requires volunteer effort

The Thrift Shop is operated by the Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary, an organization made up of approximately 175 members.

Volunteers with the Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary spend many hours each week at the store. Money raised goes to community health care services.
Blossom Pageant coordinators and candidates gathered in the basement of the Summerland Baptist Church recently to bake apple pies

Royalty program involves long commitment

Blossom time may seem like a long way off, but the coordinators of the Blossom Pageant are already preparing for the pageant weekend.

Blossom Pageant coordinators and candidates gathered in the basement of the Summerland Baptist Church recently to bake apple pies

Skills taught through cadets program

The Air Cadet program is funded by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada.

Members of the Summerland 902 Air Cadets Squadron were selling poppies door to door on the weekend. With driver Roger Hale are Air Cadet Ariana Vader

Poppy sales

Members of the Summerland 902 Air Cadets Squadron were selling poppies door to door on the weekend.

Members of the Summerland 902 Air Cadets Squadron were selling poppies door to door on the weekend. With driver Roger Hale are Air Cadet Ariana Vader
After 60 years of fruit farming

Geres retires after 60 years of fruit farming

After 60 years of farming fruit, 87-year-old Barbara Geres has sold her home and orchard.

After 60 years of fruit farming
For the third year in a row Skaha Ford joined in partnership with Summerland Secondary High School to help raise money for the musical theatre department. People were invited to test-drive a variety of Ford vehicles and for every participant Ford Motor Company of Canada pledged to donate $20 to the School. Drama Teacher Heather Ayris said the students work hard at fundraising and the school tries to provide them with the best in quality when it comes to their productions. Pictured here about to take a test-drive is Jean Lauer with her granddaughters

Funding drive

Skaha Ford joined in partnership with Summerland Secondary School to help raise money for the musical theatre department.

For the third year in a row Skaha Ford joined in partnership with Summerland Secondary High School to help raise money for the musical theatre department. People were invited to test-drive a variety of Ford vehicles and for every participant Ford Motor Company of Canada pledged to donate $20 to the School. Drama Teacher Heather Ayris said the students work hard at fundraising and the school tries to provide them with the best in quality when it comes to their productions. Pictured here about to take a test-drive is Jean Lauer with her granddaughters
The MAUD Run on Saturday drew an estimated 120 participants. The event

Weekend run supports Blood Services

The MAUD (Make a Unique Donation) Run was held in Lowertown on Saturday at the Summerland Racquets Club.

The MAUD Run on Saturday drew an estimated 120 participants. The event
Emiko Sato presents a Japanese tea ceremony for guests at the Toyokoro welcome reception.

Renewing a long relationship

A delegation from Summerland’s sister city, Toyokoro, Japan, arrived in town last week.

Emiko Sato presents a Japanese tea ceremony for guests at the Toyokoro welcome reception.
Summerland played host to a delegation from sister city Toyokoro

Spirit of community shines on

A re-dedication ceremony of the stone Toro Lantern was held at the Summerland Health Centre on Thursday.

Summerland played host to a delegation from sister city Toyokoro
For the past eight years

Restrick retires from Kettle Valley Railway

After eight years as general manager at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, Ron Restrick has announced his retirement.

For the past eight years
Linda Van Alphen is seeking another term on the SD67 board.

Van Alphen looks to add another four years

School District 67: Van Alphen, Linda - Trustee Candidate

Linda Van Alphen is seeking another term on the SD67 board.
A 7.4-kilometre adult cross-country running race and a 3.2-kilometre race for younger runners was held on Sunday. The race took place along the Trans-Canada Trail and then back towards the Rodeo Grounds. The event was put on by the Interior Running Association

Runners head cross-country in sweet race

On Sunday, October 5th at the Rodeo Grounds the second cross-country race of the Interior Running Association took place

A 7.4-kilometre adult cross-country running race and a 3.2-kilometre race for younger runners was held on Sunday. The race took place along the Trans-Canada Trail and then back towards the Rodeo Grounds. The event was put on by the Interior Running Association
Julie Planiden is hoping to move from Parents Advisory Councils to the school board.

Planiden seeking school board seat

School Distrct 67: Planiden, Julie - Trustee Candidate

Julie Planiden is hoping to move from Parents Advisory Councils to the school board.
Citizens on Patrol volunteers Ruth Manning

Citizens on the lookout

On Friday and Saturday nights Citizens on Patrol pair up and go out in two cars to patrol the community.

Citizens on Patrol volunteers Ruth Manning
A spaghetti dinner for Summerland teachers last week was hosted by retired teachers

Appreciation dinner held for teachers

Summerland teachers and their families were invited to a Teacher Appreciation Dinner, held at the United Church Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

A spaghetti dinner for Summerland teachers last week was hosted by retired teachers
A block party was held in downtown Summerland on Saturday. Merchants joined SASS Boutique and Carousel Antiques and Collectibles as they celebrated 20 years in business. From left are Susan Lopatecki and Nancy MacInnes. They

Downtown block party

Merchants joined SASS Boutique and Carousel Antiques and Collectibles as they celebrated 20 years in business.

A block party was held in downtown Summerland on Saturday. Merchants joined SASS Boutique and Carousel Antiques and Collectibles as they celebrated 20 years in business. From left are Susan Lopatecki and Nancy MacInnes. They
Janet Lacy had other commitments the day of the Terry Fox Run but that didn’t stop her from participating in her own way. Last Wednesday afternoon she and two of her sponsors Nancy Strachan and Hettie de Jong were out on Okanagan Lake. Her goal was to paddle board a total of 20 kilometres for the Terry Fox Campaign. Lacy raised $1

Paddleboard fundraiser

Janet Lacy raised $1,200 in sponsorship in the Terry Fox Run.

Janet Lacy had other commitments the day of the Terry Fox Run but that didn’t stop her from participating in her own way. Last Wednesday afternoon she and two of her sponsors Nancy Strachan and Hettie de Jong were out on Okanagan Lake. Her goal was to paddle board a total of 20 kilometres for the Terry Fox Campaign. Lacy raised $1
It was a time for some fast-paced basketball action as a three-on-three tournament was held on Saturday at the outdoor courts at Summerland Middle School. The event was organized to raise money for a new outdoor basketball facility in Summerland.

Three-on-three basketball

It was a time for some fast-paced basketball action as a three-on-three tournament was held on Saturday.

It was a time for some fast-paced basketball action as a three-on-three tournament was held on Saturday at the outdoor courts at Summerland Middle School. The event was organized to raise money for a new outdoor basketball facility in Summerland.