2009 — Big winner of the Giving Back Golf Tournament

2009 — Big winner of the Giving Back Golf Tournament

Remember When? (July 2nd, 2014)

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

55 years ago (1959):

Invermere’s Henry Newcomen, 19, placed second in the provincial pole vaulting competition held at Alberta’s biggest track and field meet held in the then-brand new Camrose Stadium.


50 years ago (1964):

The new Juniper Resort Motel opened its doors in Fairmont Hot Springs. The new resort was  filled to capacity as 1,300  guests passed through its doors to enjoy the many amenities ready for that summer season.


45 years ago (1974):

The Invermere Historical Museum received a welcome addition in the form of a new bright yellow road sign. The sign was donated by Bud Amy of Radium Hot Springs.


40 years ago (1984):

Centenarian Joe Erckman of Edgewater celebrated his birthday on Canada Day, July 1st. After serving overseas in Word War 1, he worked in the Peace River.  When World War 2 broke out he was 65 years of age, but told the army he was 41 and was accepted for service.


30 years ago (1984):

A week of unpredictable windy weather climaxed when a violent blast of near-hurricane force hit the east side of Lake Windermere.


20 years ago (1994):

Reckless water-skiers were endangering the swimmers on Kinsmen Beach by moving the buoyed rope separating swimming from boating areas, said Constable Jim LeBourdais.


15 years ago (1999):

Sam Kebe had surgery in which her left kidney and a tumour were removed. The tumour was sent to Texas where a research center was working on a new vaccine for neuroblastoma cancer.