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Cranbrook Boys with 54th Battalion in Camp at Vernon 1915

It happened this week in 1915

June 5 - 11: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Cranbrook Boys with 54th Battalion in Camp at Vernon 1915
Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.
At the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby We are now fine free! Your library membership is…

  • Jun 8, 2022
At the Cranbrook Library
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.

Youth Innovation Showcase calls for innovative student submissions

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year in 2022.…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
Sam Steele Sweetheart youth ambassador candidates, left to right: Belle Alaric, Jolene Julian-Hirn, Halle French, Jaylyn Spyksma, Alyssa Davis. Trevor Crawley photo.

Youth ambassador candidates showcase public speaking talents

Cakes and cupcakes auctioned off at annual dessert fundraiser for the Sweethearts program

Sam Steele Sweetheart youth ambassador candidates, left to right: Belle Alaric, Jolene Julian-Hirn, Halle French, Jaylyn Spyksma, Alyssa Davis. Trevor Crawley photo.
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby We are now fine free! Your library membership is…

  • May 31, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library
Fisher Peak Brewing Company Brewmaster Jordon Aasland (centre, in blue) and HeidOut and Fisher Peak staff, with Canadian brewing awards, and samples of the product. (Barry Coulter photo)

Fisher Peak Brewing wins gold for Dark and Stormy

Brewmaster Jordon Aasland’s porter a hit with judges at the Canadian National Brewing Awards

Fisher Peak Brewing Company Brewmaster Jordon Aasland (centre, in blue) and HeidOut and Fisher Peak staff, with Canadian brewing awards, and samples of the product. (Barry Coulter photo)
Ktunaxa Nation leaders Bonnie Harvey (right) and Kathryn Teneese will present at the College of the Rockies, as COTR marks Indigenous History Month

College of the Rockies recognizing Indigenous History Month with guest speakers

June is Indigenous History Month (IHM), a time to recognize the rich…

Ktunaxa Nation leaders Bonnie Harvey (right) and Kathryn Teneese will present at the College of the Rockies, as COTR marks Indigenous History Month
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Edith Rose and Margaret Westrup

Two Cranbrook centenarians honoured

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary presented Edith Rose and Margaret Westrup with bouquets of roses and certificates of appreciation for their 100th birthdays.

Edith Rose and Margaret Westrup
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
GoByBike week in Cranbrook takes place from May 30 to June 5, 2022. (File Photo)

GoByBike week returns to Cranbrook at the end of May

This year features some new and exciting challenges and prizes

GoByBike week in Cranbrook takes place from May 30 to June 5, 2022. (File Photo)
A bald eagle is pictured taking off from its perch near Cranbrook. Photo submitted by Rebecca Peglar.

PHOTOS: Urban wildlife in Cranbrook

Weekly submissions of birds and wildlife

A bald eagle is pictured taking off from its perch near Cranbrook. Photo submitted by Rebecca Peglar.
With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted

CBT provides support as summer festivals return to the Kootenays

The last few summers have been bereft of the staple of many…

With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted
1915

It happened this week in 1915

May 15 - 21: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

1915
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Mount Baker Secondary School held their trash fashion show at the Tamarack Centre on Saturday, May 14th at 2p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

PHOTOS: MBSS ‘Trashion Fashion’ show returns to Tamarack Centre

Grade 11 and 12 art students featured their costumes and clothing made of recycled materials

Mount Baker Secondary School held their trash fashion show at the Tamarack Centre on Saturday, May 14th at 2p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
One of the panel displays at the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibition. David Humphrey photo

Travelling exhibit shows legacy of ‘Sixties Scoop’

Exhibit telling the history of the “Sixties Scoop” and its survivors was on display at the Cranbrook History Centre May 11.

One of the panel displays at the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibition. David Humphrey photo