1994 — Girl Guides Aspen Beliveau and Heather Love made this table during a Basic Skills Camp. Twenty Guides learned knots

1994 — Girl Guides Aspen Beliveau and Heather Love made this table during a Basic Skills Camp. Twenty Guides learned knots

Remember When? (May 21st, 2014)

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

55 years ago (1959):

Charlie Johnson, a public works foreman with Windermere District had a close call with a boulder loosened by a blast. Mr. Johnson had a 400 to 500 pound boulder drop 20 feet (six metres), graze his face and knock him backwards to land on his leg. It took twenty minutes with a pry bar to get him out and an hour and a half to get him to the hospital where he was in satisfactory condition.


50 years ago (1964):

Ellard Bjorkman  The Gala Recognition Ceremony honored the largest Grade 12 class on record at David Thompson Secondary School.  Eight boys and twelve girls were guests of honor at a banquet at Trinity United Church Christian Education Centre.


45 years ago (1969):

The David Thompson Memorial Fort on Canterbury Point overlooking Lake Windermere, a landmark since 1922, was demolished. The land was purchased by Aubrey L. Young and Fred Becker, who planned to develop a residential subdivision.


40 years ago (1974):

A young student minister from Don Mills, Ontario was injured seriously while returning from a May Day celebration at Edgewater. Bruce Craig had switched on his turn signal to drive left into Dry Gulch Trailer Court when he was side-swiped by a car, two vehicles behind. Mr. Craig was later sent to Calgary by ambulance.


30 years ago (1984):

After three months Bill Kulyk emerged the winner of the Invermere Inn’s big pool tournament. His prize was a trip to Las Vegas for two, along with $500 in spending money.


20 years ago (1994):

There’s more to Guides than cookies. Girl Guides Laura McConnell,  Aspen Beliveau and Heather Love hand made a table during a basic Skills Camp. Twenty guides learned knots, lashing, pitching tents and outdoor cooking skills.


15 years ago (1999):

After taking her children to an organized wrestling event, one local mother was upset that the show included swearing, penetrating the innocence of all youth in attendance. An organizer rebutted her fuss, saying that the show was never promoted as a family event. “Wrestling is no different than going to the video store and selecting a movie. It’s up to parents to decide.”


10 years ago (2004):

At a regular meeting, council voted three to two in favour of opposing the $450 million Glacier Resort Ltd. project. The majority was made by mayor Mark Shmigelsky, and councillors Bob Campsall and Anne Wilcox. Voting in support of the project were councillors Brian McLaughlin and Gerry Taft. At one point Ms. Wilcox ripped a report prepared by Mr. McLaughlin in half, threw it in the air and proclaimed his argument was “a marvelous, torturing 15-minute conversation.”