2009 — Brad Christensen helped his son Cohen cool off with some ice cream at the farmer’s market in Invermere. It was the first farmer’s market of the year

2009 — Brad Christensen helped his son Cohen cool off with some ice cream at the farmer’s market in Invermere. It was the first farmer’s market of the year

Remember When ( July 8, 2015)

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

55  years ago (1960):

Murray McFarlane, M.P. for Kootenay East, officially kicked off the third annual Invermere Regatta, held at Kinsmen Park. Other special guests included Cranbrook Mayor Bert Sang and Captain J. Blakley of Radium.

 

45 years ago (1970):

The Windermere District Chamber of Commerce’s information booth opened at the Crossroads. Chamber secretary Lester Taft looked after the centre, along with the help of valley volunteers.

 

35 years ago (1980):

A unique race had its premiere in the valley. Windtathlon 1980 saw groups of seven competing in a relay-style event, featuring hang gliding, cycling, running, kayaking, windsurfing, ski diving and horse racing. The event was meant to celebrate the sports for which the valley is known.

 

20 years ago (1995):

District of Invermere Councillor Fred Thode-Hamilton stated his opposition to the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal during a regular council meeting. “What hasn’t been addressed, really, is the sewage treatment facilities and grizzly habitat,” Thode-Hamilton said. He represented Invermere on the Inter-Agency Project Review Committee in Cranbrook, which was addressing Jumbo at the time.

 

10 years ago (2005):

The Village of Canal Flats celebrated its first birthday, a year removed from being incorporated on June 29, 2004. MLA Norm Macdonald stopped by for the celebration and to congratulate the councillors.

 

5 years ago (2010):

Valley residents Steve Williams, Glenn Pomeroy and Tony Helmer raised $10,000 for cancer research after riding their bikes over 200 kilometres throughout southeast Alberta.

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