2008 — Two-year-old Kamryn Joubert shows off her Halloween moxy outside her home in Radium Hot Springs.

Remember When? (October 31)

A look back at what's happened in the valley over the last 50 years.

50 years ago: All children in the Invermere district were invited to attend a Halloween party at the Lake Windermere Memorial Community Centre. There was a costume parade that offered some of the best prizes given out yet. It was a fun-filled night of games, refreshments, movie and spooky socializing for everyone.

45 years ago: Guy Messerli and Fritz Zehnder, the owners of Panorama, had agreed to renovations of Panorama ski hill. Runs were widened and groomed in hopes to attract more Calgarian tourists. A new ski hut was built, new runs were made and  parking lots were made bigger so there would be more space for other vehicles. These new changes helped to create the Panorama that we all enjoy skiing at today. They made it bigger and better.

35 years ago: Another Halloween Party was set up for everyone to come bob for apples, dress up and listen to music. Teachers from the valley provided entertainment and everyone sang and danced all night. It was a good old community holiday celebration that was fun for all.

25 years ago: For Halloween, the Invermere Public Library held a Trick-or-Treat event for books. Every child was allowed to borrow one of the new “Trick or Treat books” as long  the supply lasted. A grant was administered through British Columbia’s Library association and given to libraries across the province, as a new Halloween-related bursary.


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