Photographer wins contest

Photographer Erick Thompson’s image of the Little Tunnel on the Kettle Valley Railway has won the Okanagan Historical Society’s contest.

Photographer Erick Thompson’s silhouetted image of the Little Tunnel on the Kettle Valley Railway has won the Okanagan Historical Society’s 2011 photo contest. The picture is featured on the cover of the society’s 2011 report published this fall. Thompson most recently received recognition in a contest sponsored by the 2010 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

Summerland content in the society’s 2011 report includes an article on the history of sewage treatment in Summerland; and a tribute to Ethel McNeill, a cultural pioneer and educator in the South Okanagan, best known as principal soprano and director of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas with the Summerland Singers and Players. McNeill died in 2010 at the age of 90.

Other articles that may be of interest to South Okanagan readers include: The Brent Family History by Karen Collins and Hartley Clelland; The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory: 50th Anniversary in 2010 by Dr. Chris Purton; Fish in Okanagan Lakes and Rivers: a Historical Overview by Chris Bull; The Survivorship Dragon Boat Team: 10th Anniversary in 2009 by Shirley Larose; and The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra: 50th Anniversary in 2009 by Alanna Matthew.

The reports cost $25 each, including tax, and are available from the Summerland Museum, open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Okanagan Historical Society is one of the oldest societies in B.C. dedicated to the preservation of local history.  Incorporated in 1925, the society has published a book each year, except during the Great Depression and World War II.  Seventy-five volumes represent the main work of the society. For information on the Summerland branch of the society, call 250-494-8343.

 

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