Lykele Faber

Faber emigrated to Canada and settled in Vernon, British Columbia, where he died in 2009 at the age of 90.

Kal Tire Place

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Kal Tire Place, formerly known as Wesbild Centre and Vernon Multiplex, is a 3,006 seat multi-purpose arena located in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. There is an additional standing room capacity of 500. It was built in 2001 as an upgrade over the aging Civic Arena and became the home ice surface of the Vernon Vipers. The Wesbild Centre was the location of the 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship. On March 7, 2008, Wesbild Holdings Limited, a real-estate developing company, acquired the naming rights to the facility. The five–year, $200,000 pact, which includes an additional five-year, $250,000 option, will officially begin with a public skating event in April 2008.

Atlantis Waterslides

Atlantis Waterslides is a water park located in Vernon, British Columbia, a district in the Okanagan region. It has 10 slides, as well as further services. The destination's waterslide, River Riot, has been noted for its popularity. It was voted the "Best Family Fun" attraction in the Okanagan region. Students from schools within School District 22 Vernon and School District 23 Central Okanagan attend field trips at this destination. Atlantis Waterslides is located at 7921 Greenhow Road in the Regional District of North Okanagan. The Weather Network classifies Atlantis Waterslides as an attraction. * List of water parks

Eric Brewer

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Brewer was born on April 17, 1979, in Vernon, British Columbia, to Anna and Frank Brewer. He was raised in Ashcroft, British Columbia, and began playing ice hockey in the Ashcroft Minor Hockey program. When he was fourteen, his family moved to Kamloops, British Columbia, where he attended junior and senior high school. Brewer excelled with the Kamloops Bantam AAA Jardine Blazers of the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association (BCAHA). In 1995, Brewer was exposed to BCAHA Best Ever, a program designed to find and develop players and coaches for play in international competition. As a young hockey player, Brewer looked up to NHL stars Scott Niedermayer and Jeremy Roenick as role models.

Bow Hut

The hut is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut sleeps 30 and is equipped with propane powered lamps and stovetop, and a wood stove for heating. There are two indoor drum toilets. The original Bow Hut was built in 1968 by a group led by Peter Fuhrmann, who later became president of the Alpine Club of Canada from 1984 to 1988, and was funded by Peter and Catharine Whyte. The construction was done mostly by members of the Alpine Club and the Calgary Ski Club. The location of the hut, near Bow Glacier, was chosen to assist ski tourers and mountaineers entering the Wapta Icefield via Bow Lake.

Kelowna International Airport

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The airport is serviced by Kelowna Regional Route 23 and Vernon Regional Route 90 (rush hour service only) buses, which connect Vernon and Lake Country with UBC Okanagan Exchange in Kelowna. The airport is not served by the bus on evenings and weekends. Passengers heading to downtown Kelowna or West Kelowna can transfer to 97X Kelowna RapidBus at UBC Okanagan Exchange. In 2006, the Kelowna International Airport Advisory Committee created the Master Plan 2025, a document dedicated to the expansion of the Kelowna International Airport. The Plan is expected to cost approximately $150 million.

Banff National Park

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From 1906, the Alpine Club of Canada organized climbs, hikes and camps in the park. By 1911, Banff was accessible by automobile from Calgary. Beginning in 1916, the Brewsters offered motorcoach tours of Banff. In 1920, access to Lake Louise by road was available, and the Banff-Windermere Road opened in 1923 to connect Banff with British Columbia. In 1902, the park was expanded to cover 11,400 km2, encompassing areas around Lake Louise, and the Bow, Red Deer, Kananaskis, and Spray rivers. Bowing to pressure from grazing and logging interests, the size of the park was reduced in 1911 to 4,663 km2, eliminating many eastern foothills areas from the park.

Vasek Pospisil

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Vasek was born on June 23, 1990 in Vernon, British Columbia, to Miloš Pospíšil and Mila. In 1988, before Vasek was born, his parents and older brothers unlawfully drove from Czechoslovakia to Austria to escape the Communist regime. Before moving, Miloš worked as the plant manager of a dairy factory, and Mila taught in a kindergarten. Both had experience playing recreational sports such as tennis with their sons and in local tournaments. The family lived in northeastern Austria and saved up to move to Canada despite working long hours for low wages.

Canadian Junior Curling Championships

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The Canadian Junior Curling Championships is an annual curling tournament held to determine the best junior-level curling team in Canada. Junior level curlers must be under the age of 21 as of June 30 in the year prior to the tournament.

Daniel Powter

Powter grew up in Vernon, in the Okanagan-Shuswap region of British Columbia, alongside Tyrone and Susan Powter. As a child, Powter played the violin at the age of 4. He changed to piano at 10 years old after a group of children bullied him and destroyed his violin. Suffering from dyslexia, Powter had trouble in university reading music, and dropped out at the age of 20 in order to pursue his own musical career, learning all songs by ear and recording new melodies that he created. He started writing songs when he was 13 years old. Powter met producer Jeff Dawson in 1997 and released his debut studio album, I'm Your Betty, on June 21, 2000.

Larry Kwong

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Of Cantonese extraction, he was also the first NHL player from Vernon, British Columbia, and the Okanagan region. Kwong's nicknames included the "China Clipper" (a name later used for CFL player Normie Kwong) and "King Kwong". Kwong powered the Vernon Hydrophones to the midget hockey championship of BC in 1939 and then to the provincial juvenile title in 1941. As an 18-year-old, Kwong jumped the junior ranks to play senior hockey for the Trail Smoke Eaters, who had won the 1939 World Ice Hockey Championships. In Trail, he was denied a job working with his teammates at the smelter because of his Chinese heritage. In 1944 Kwong was drafted into the Canadian Army.

Tracy Garneau

Garneau began running at age eleven in her hometown of Vernon, British Columbia. She ran several marathons before running her first ultramarathon in 2004 by competing in the Canadian Death Race. In 2008, she was part of the Canadian team which won the Transalpine-Run in the Alps. In 2009, she placed third at the 50 mile San Francisco North Face Endurance Challenge. The next year Garneau won the Western States Endurance Run in a time of 19 hours, 1 minute, and 55 seconds after coming from behind at the 80 mile mark. She qualified for the Western States by winning the American River 50-mile Endurance Run. In 2010, she also won four separate 50 mile races.

British Columbia Hockey League

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Individual records Team records Names in bold indicate inductees of the Hockey Hall of Fame 2018: Chilliwack Chiefs. 2016: West Kelowna Warriors. 2012: Penticton Vees. 2010: Vernon Vipers. 2009: Vernon Vipers. 2006: Burnaby Express. 1999: Vernon Vipers. 1998: South Surrey Eagles. 1996: Vernon Vipers. 1993: Kelowna Spartans. 1991: Vernon Lakers. 1990: Vernon Lakers. 1987: Richmond Sockeyes. 1986: Penticton Knights. For Pacific Regional playoffs, please go to the Doyle Cup. For the national championship, please go to the Royal Bank Cup. 1961 - Okanagan-Mainline Junior Hockey League founded with Kamloops Jr. Rockets, Kelowna Buckaroos, Penticton Jr. Vees, and Vernon Jr.

Bill Putnam hut

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Arthur O. Wheeler hut

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Michelle Loughery

Loughery has created mural projects in Cuba, Missouri Route 66 Mural City, USA; Vernon, British Columbia, Heritage Murals; and country music themed murals in the Country Music Capital of Canada, Merritt, British Columbia. Her 9/11 mural commissioned by the Brooklyn Fire Department is on photographic display in the Smithsonian Museum. BC Community Achievement Award thumb Sutherland, Jim. Murals Brighten Walls, Live. More Magazine. Summer 2008. Grant, Paul. BC Artist to Paint Sept.11th Mural for NYC School. CBC News. March 17, 2003. British Columbian Achievement Foundation. Thirty Nine British Columbians Receive British Columbian Community Achievements Awards.

National Junior A Championship

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Vernon Lakers 11 – Nipawin Hawks 5 (1990 Centennial Cup) (16). Halifax Oland Exports 9 – Ottawa Jr. Senators 7 (2002 Royal Bank Cup) (16). Least Goals by Both Teams:. Selkirk Steelers 1 – Smiths Falls Bears 0 OT (1974 Centennial Cup) (1). Wellington Dukes 1 – Charlottetown Abbies 0 OT (2003 Royal Bank Cup) (1). Humboldt Broncos 1 – Camrose Kodiaks 0 (2008 Royal Bank Cup) (1). Most Goals by Single Team:. Orillia Travelways 11 – Aurora Tigers 3 (1985 Centennial Cup) (11). Vernon Lakers 11 – Nipawin Hawks 5 (1990 Centennial Cup) (11). Olds Grizzlys 11 – Chateauguay Elites 3 (1994 Centennial Cup) (11). Melfort Mustangs 11 – Vernon Vipers 3 (1996 Royal Bank Cup) (11).

Canadian Senior Curling Championships

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The Canadian Senior Curling Championships are an annual bonspiel held to determine the national champions in senior curling for Canada. Seniors are defined as being people over the age of 50. The championship teams play at the World Senior Curling Championships the following year.

Elk Lakes cabin

The hut is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. The Elk Lakes cabin was built in 1992 to house BC Parks rangers. In 2003, BC Parks issued a request for proposals for the operation of the cabin for public use. The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) was awarded operation of the cabin as part of its extensive alpine hut system, and began operating it in the summer of 2004. The Elk Lakes cabin was a welcome addition to the ACC's hut system. It has easy access, and a wide range of hiking, skiing and climbing opportunities in the area. Parking for hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing into the Elk Lakes cabin is at the Elk Pass trailhead, near Upper Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.

Glacier National Park (Canada)

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Arthur Oliver Wheeler, a cartographer, climber, and founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC), came to Glacier House in 1901. This started a thirty-year relationship with the northern Selkirks, which saw Wheeler map the region, publish large reference works on its geography, and explore much of the park's terrain. An ACC hut near the Illecillewaet campground bears his name, as well as a peak and a pass. Professor Charles Ernest Fay, first president of the American Alpine Club, after visiting the park in the 1890s, publicized it in the club's magazine. By the 1900s, almost all of the park's prominent peaks had seen human tracks.