55 years ago (1960):
Sylvia Walker was named the 1960 Mermaiden during the annual Invermere Regatta, a popular valley event. Regatta commodore A. Erickson of Invermere presented Walker with a flower wreath and a golden watch.
45 years ago (1970):
Dr. Roy Anderson, a former professor of surgery at the University of Alberta, held an open meeting in Invermere on the subject of Marijuana. The meeting was held at the Christian Education Centre and was free of charge for any local looking to learn about Anderson’s take on the drug.
35 years ago (1980):
Fairmont held a Flea Market and Craft Fair event behind Fairmont Grocery. Attendees could purchase clothing, household items, baked goods and refreshments. In addition, pottery was featured from across B.C. and Alberta.
20 years ago (1995):
After months of speculation, it was announced that a SAAN store would be opening in the old IGA building. The store was 13,000 square feet and employed 10-15 full and part-time employees.
15 years ago (2000):
The District of Invermere (DOI) approved a two month trial period to rent out Hydro Broncos, a round water craft which is powered by the person harnessed inside of it. The proposal was a resubmission by Jason Wingert of Water’s Edge Ventures Inc., who had proposed the same thing the year prior.
10 years ago (2005):
The District of Invermere approved changes to the fee structure for buskers, encouraging more musicians to take to the streets. The fee was lowered to $25 per year, replacing the old $100 monthly rate.