2009 — Harley’s Fishing Derby on February 15th was a success with 72 people turning out to catch the “big one”. Winners were: Roxanne Goodwin (1.9 pound trout)

2009 — Harley’s Fishing Derby on February 15th was a success with 72 people turning out to catch the “big one”. Winners were: Roxanne Goodwin (1.9 pound trout)

Remember When? (February 26th, 2014)

A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 55 years

55 years ago (1959): On March 1st,1959 Bob Lambert opened his new shop called Bob’s Fix It Shop. Bob was an electrician who was living in Calgary. He was concentrating on electrical appliances and radio repairs, but also handled gunsmithing and machine shop services.

50 years ago (1964): A mother – daughter banquet recognized “Thinking Day”, for the Girl Guide Company and the Brownie Pack. Their theme was the chain of friendship extending around the world. A Thinking Day ceremony was presented by the Guides and the Brownies.

45 years ago (1969): A house fire on Waterway Drive was extinguished on a Friday afternoon. The house belonged to Mrs. Sereduik. The fire started while she was outside chopping kindling. When Mrs. Sereduik realised there was a fire she only managed to rescue her three-year-old daughter but no personal  possessions.

40 years ago (1974): The annual meeting of the Windermere District Farmers’ Institute elected H.G. Smallman as president. The financial statment showed a small margin for profit for the year’s operation.=

30 years ago (1984): Robert F. Gilmour was skiing at Panorama on Thursday, February 16th, 1984 when he crashed into a tree and was rushed to the hospital with massive head injuries. He was then transfered to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary where he died on Friday, February 17th.

20 years ago (1994): Twenty-nine Grade 6 and Grade 7 elementary students from J.A. Laird  starved for the day in the hopes that someday other children in third world countries wouldn’t have to. They raised $27 and had hoped to raise more by the following Friday.

15 years ago (1999): From February 23rd through 25th, six local doctors participated in the province-wide Reduced Activity Days, (RADs). The physicians had decided they were not going to work for free anymore.

10 years ago (2004): Three snow boarders decided to cross the ropes at Kicking Horse Resort without any of the proper backcountry equipment. After a few hours one of their companions alerted the resort and had a helicopter sent out, but it had to return due to darkness. At 7 p.m. that night two of the missing snowboarders showed up and they sent out snow machines to pick up the other.

5 years ago (2009): On February 14th, 2009 a truck was pulled over for speeding. The driver was a 29-year-old Calgary man who had marijuana on him, but not enough for charges to be pressed. He was let off with a violation ticket.

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