55 years ago (1959):
Famed Sinclair Canyon was sold to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada for Kootenay National Park with fifty acres of land.
50 years ago (1964):
Hockey star “Red” Hays pitched the first ball to 10-year-old batter John Futa in Invermere to celebrate the opening of the ball field.
40 years ago (1974):
Warren Lloyd of Calgary arrived in Invermere for his second year as lifeguard at the Kinsmen Beach. Assisting him that year were two local youths, Buddy Dearin and Donald Tegart.
30 years ago (1984):
Jim Miller and Pete Furgeson formed a new partnership, operating Sun Valley Auto Body together in Invermere’s Industrial Park.
20 years ago (1994):
Invermere residents Pedro Cebulka and John Newton played a marathon round of golf to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society on June 20th, 1994. Starting at 4:30 a.m., Cebulka and Newton played until sunset, completing 200 holes of golf at Fairmont Riverside.
15 years ago (1999):
There were more injuries than ever before at the Sunday Motorcross races at Hidden Valley Ranch according to Rocky Mountain Riders Association media liaison Shizu Futa.
10 years ago (2004):
A youth on his bike hit a car. The accident occurred on 13th Street at the alley entrance beside The Valley Echo. He was treated for minor injuries.