South Okanagan & Osoyoos Events - Fall Market and Swap Meet
More swap meets than car shows makes this a very rare weekend, and you'll WHAT: 24th Annual South Okanagan/Okanagan Swapmeet. Do yourself a favour and check out the swap meet catering to Child Care Centre and South Okanagan Minor Hockey at the same time. South Okanagan and Okanagan chapters of the Vintage Car Club of Canada are hosting a swap meet on April 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the.
Don't wait - just 14 days of baking in this crazy cookie event! Meet other crochet-lovers and discover new patterns. Some supplies available Advanced crocheters welcome - help someone learn the basics.
23rd Annual South Okanagan Automotive Swap Meet | City of Penticton
Join us and start a new project or refresh your interest in this classic handicraft. Knitters Meet in the Community Room every Saturday at 2pm.
Bring your own supplies and see what others are creating with stitches. Share your knitting knowledge with others. Very casual group - come enjoy a cup of tea and see the newest pattern books at the library. Facilities and Services Meeting Place The Summerland Branch has a room available for rent during or outside of library open hours. The Meeting Place has 6 tables, 50 chairs, access to washrooms and a large screen which may be used to show presentations.
A reservation application must be completed and payment for the rental made at least one week prior to your event. Please call the library or stop by the desk to pick up an application.
Study Rooms The Summerland Branch has 3 study rooms available during library open hours. The rooms may be reserved for 2 hours, a maximum of twice per week. Please call the library or stop by the desk to reserve a study room. The trade route lasted untilwhen the Oregon Treaty laid down the border between British North America and the United States west of the Rocky Mountains on the 49th parallel.
Automotive, Motorcycle and Antique Swap Meet comes to SOEC this weekend | Peachland View
The new border cut across the valley, bisecting Osoyoos Lake. To avoid paying tariffsBritish traders forged a newer route that bypassed Fort Okanogan via the Fraser Canyon from Spuzzum up over the Cascade Mountainsthen via the Nicola, Coldwater and Fraser rivers to Fort Langley instead of to Fort Vancouver, which had come into being in American territory.
The Okanagan Valley did not see many more outsiders for a decade afterward. View of the Okanagan valley from the hills above Kelowna Inthe first European settlement was established when Father Charles Pandosy led the making of an Oblate mission at Okanagan Missionnow a neighbourhood of Kelowna.
Vintage Car Club of Canada Swap Meet
The Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of eventually encouraged more settlement as some prospectors from the United States took the Okanagan Trail route on their way to the Fraser Canyonalthough at the height of the rush the American adventurers who used the route did not settle because of outright hostilities from the Syilxwhom a few of the parties traversing the trail had harassed and brutalized.
A few staked claims around the South Okanagan and Similkameen valleys and found gold and copper in places, with another trail from Fort Hope to newer goldfields at Rock Creek and Wild Horse Creek in the East Kootenay, skirting the US border and crossing Osoyoos Lake at Osoyoos, which was a customs post and also the location of the gold commissioner 's office.
The Dewdney Trailsurveyed and built by Edgar Dewdneywas constructed to prevent trade in the region from going north-south instead of remaining firmly under British control, and also for military mobility purposes should the need arise. In the decades following the gold rushes, ranchers, mostly on military land grants, came to settle on Okanagan Lake; notable ones included the Coldstream Ranch near Vernon, the Ellis Ranchwhich formed the basis of the City of Penticton once subdivided, and the Richter Ranchwhich continues in operation today, in the mountains between the Town of Oliver and the Village of Keremeos in the Similkameen.
A mining industry began in the southern Okanagan region, with Fairviewnow an empty benchland on the western side of Oliverthe best-known and largest of the boomtowns created in the later part of the 19th Century.
More farmers, as well as a small service industry, came to meet the needs of the miners. Fruit production is a hallmark of the Okanagan Valley today, but the industry began with difficulty.
Fall Market and Swap Meet
Commercial orcharding of apples was first tried there inbut a series of setbacks prevented the major success of commercial fruit crops until the s.
SS Aberdeen Until the s, the demand for shipping fruit and other goods did drive a need for ongoing operations of the sternwheeler steamboats that serviced Okanagan Lakeoperated by a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railwaylinking the Southern Mainline with the original transcontinental mainline at Sicamous: The Sicamous and Naramata survive as a tourist attraction on Okanagan Beach on the north side of Pentictonthe Sicamous serving both as a museum and also an event facility.
Other steamboats operated on Skaha Lake to the south of that city.