2010 — Oso Simple performed all over town the week prior to February 10th in support of literacy initiatives including at the Invermere Public Library and

Remember When? (February 11th, 2015)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 56 years

55     years ago (1960):

The annual father-son banquet at Invermere on a Tuesday evening heard tribute paid to Scout Masters and Cub leaders, and it was told that plans were in the air for a Scout Hall. Masters of Ceremonies was Jim Frater, president of the Group Association of the local Troop and Pack. Hal Bavin, Windermere, represented the District Council as did Don Coombs of Radium.

45 years ago (1970):

The Groundhog didn’t appear for his debut but gals with “stane and besome” were out on his behalf that particular weekend. The Groundhog Spiel saw 13 rinks in play at the Invermere Curling Rink with four competitions offering plenty of challenge. Competition A was won by the rink skipped by Mrs. H. Tyler with Mrs. Allen Tegart, Mrs. Walter Avis and Mrs. Tizja.

30    years ago (1985):

Dale Steedman competed in the B.C. Cup Slalom at Kimberley, starting from a 44th ranking — he finished 4th. Gene Dwarken came in first place, followed by Chris Nakahara in second and Dave Cuthbert in third.

15     years ago (2000):

Three valley women were among five Kootenay artists featured in a show running at the Walker House Gallery in Cranbrook. Deanna Gauthier of Invermere, Lynne Grillmair of Brisco and Kimberlee Whyte of Spillmacheen were part of the Women Around the Kootenays exhibit.

10     years ago (2005):

For Sunday school teachers weary of creating skits for their students, an alternative arrived. A book of chapel skits was made by local Amy Hartung called Easy As 1-2-3 Skits. Hartung got the idea for the book when she was teaching in Hong Kong. Each year it was her responsibility to create a skit from the Bible story for the chapel presentation.

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