In the early 1900s the residents of Summerland liked to get together to celebrate special occasions.
They probably would have seen B.C. Day as another good reason to hold a Community Sports Day on the opportunely flat expanse of Crescent Beach.
In this photo, taken in 1905, it looks like the entire population turned out for whatever event was taking place — a baseball or football game, a horse race, or some other exciting activity.
In 1974 B.C. Day was created to recognize our pioneers and celebrate B.C. so whatever your plans for the holiday, we hope you have as much fun as the pioneers did. Happy B.C. Day!