2009 - Hoop throwing

2009 - Hoop throwing

Remember When? (March 5, 2014)

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

55 years ago (1959):

The annual Penny Carnival was planned to be an event of friday evneing with bingo and other games of skill, plus a fish pound for the youngsters.  Alice Curtis had once again taken the event under her wing. Proceeds were put towards various school projects.


50 years ago (1964):

A 20-unit motel was planned to be built that summer at fairmont hotsprings. In addition they plan to add a 40×40 foot extension to the pools. It was planned to include a deep diving pool and a soaking pool lined with benches.


45 years ago (1969):

The World Day of Prayer, held anually the first friday of march, had been prepared by a grounp of african women . The theme was “Growing Together in Christ”. This event was to be held in Athalmere and Edgewater.


40 years ago (1974):

The DTSS senior girls basketball team finally went to Provincials in Kelowna that year with almost the same team as they had the year before.They beat Sparwood in the East Kootenay Zone Championship on March 2nd, 1974, with a score of 82-40.


30 years ago (1984):

On February 26, 1984, the Windermere Valley Ski Club Nancy Greene Racers hosted the East Kootenay Zone Nancy Greene Finals at Panorama Mountain. they placed 4th over all and the parents expressed their apprereciation to the coaches Grant Costello, Paulette French, and Erwin Kloos.


20 years ago (1994):

A van went through the ice at Lake Windermere on the afternoon of February 19th, however everyone managed to escape saftly before it sunk. It took 16-18 hours, but the local tow truck driver said he had no problems getting the submereged mini van out of the lake.


15 years ago (1999):

Kimberly RCMP had identified a body found in a ditch about 20 feet to the east of the highway 93/95 approximatly 10 kilometers north of Skookumchuk. The body was identified as 28-year-old Jude BrenanCastleton.


10 years ago (2004):

After months of work Radium Hot Springs had finally released the first draft of the signage bylaw. The aim of the bylaw was to add some control to business signs, and how they are displayed within village boundaries.


5 years ago (2009):

On February 25th, Mme Donahue’s Grade 7 french classes invited the Grade 6 classes to join them in their “Carnavale D’hiver”. The events in which included tobogganing and eating crepes and maple snow taffy. It was also Pink Shirt Day, so many students were dressed in pink.