A Summerland writer has published a new book about the community’s Trout Creek neighbourhood.
Trout Creek: Celebrating History, Land and Neighbourhood was published in November by Trout Creek author Mary Trainer.
“Researching and writing this book was a labour of love,” Trainer said. “Dozens of former and current residents generously shared their knowledge, memories and images of this vibrant neighbourhood. I’m also grateful to the Indigenous people, scientists, historians and naturalists who contributed their expertise.”
The 160-page book includes pictures and information on the history of the area, first inhabitants, settlers, businesses, schools and long-time families in the area.
“People are passionate about Trout Creek,” she said. “They also value its natural attributes, and throughout the book I included an appreciation of land, lakeshore, creek, fish, birds, and plant and animal life.”
The book is available for $35 at the Summerland Museum. A portion of net proceeds will benefit the museum, whose staff and resources were significantly helpful in the research phase of the book.
A copy has been donated to the Summerland library.
Trainer has previously written two books with co-authors Brian Antonson and Rick Antonson: Slumach’s Gold: In Search of a Legend (2007) and Whistle Posts West (2015).
She has also written for newspapers, magazines and the Okanagan Historical Society annual report.
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