Forbes George Vernon

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After retiring from politics, Vernon served as Agent General for the province of British Columbia in London from 1895 to 1899. He was married at Victoria 11 September 1877 to Katie Alma Branks of California; she died 31 March 1885 and was buried at Victoria. They had two daughters: Gladys Louise (1878–1892); and Beatrice Alma Ashley (1881–????), who went on to marry Captain Montague Furber. Vernon died in London in 1911. The northern Okanagan city of Vernon was named after him. * Biographical note at British Columbia Archival Information Network

Predator Ridge Resort

Predator Ridge Golf Resort is a 36-hole golf resort community in the Okanagan Valley outside Vernon, British Columbia. Predator Ridge Resort spans 1,200 acres and is home to a community of over 600 people. The community was acquired by Wesbild Holdings Ltd in 2007. Opened in 1991, Predator Ridge originally consisted of 27-holes, designed by Les Furber. The three nine-hole courses were named after resident birds of prey: The Osprey and The Red Tail (built in 1991) and eventually The Peregrine built in 2000. To expand into a 36-hole golf facility, architect Doug Carrick was hired to build 9 new holes as well as renovate the original 9-hole Peregrine course.

Motoplex Speedway

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Motoplex Speedway and Event Park, formerly known as SunValley Speedway, is a paved tri-oval auto racing facility located in Spallumcheen, north of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. The facility features a 7,500-seat, .5 mi NASCAR-sanctioned tri-oval. There are also hot pits for 38 cars, 105 polished cement pit stalls, and a 10 acre campground with elevated motor home parking. In 2010 the venue began being used for other events including concerts. * Official site

Silver Star Mountain Resort

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SilverStar Mountain Resort (SilverStar) is a ski resort located near Silver Star Provincial Park in the Shuswap Highland of the Monashee Mountains, 22 km northeast of the city of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. SilverStar's snow season runs from late November to mid-April weather permitting. SilverStar provides summer lift access for mountain biking and hiking from the end of June through to September. SilverStar has an annual snowfall of 700 cm or 23 ft There are a total of 132 marked trails, with a vertical drop of 760 m (2,500 ft). The elevation of the village is 1,609 m (5,280 ft) whilst the summit is 1,915 m (6,280 ft) above sea level.

Andrew Allen (singer)

Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen (born 6 May 1981) is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter from Vernon, British Columbia. He is signed to Sony/ATV and has released 5 top 10 singles, and written and recorded many others, including "Where Did We Go?" with Carly Rae Jepsen. He also records covers and posts them on YouTube. Raised in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, his acoustic pop/rock music is inspired by artists like Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson. Andrew Allen scored his first hit in 2009, when "I Wanna Be Your Christmas" cracked the Top Ten in his native Canada.

Purcell Mountains

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The Bugaboos. List of mountain ranges in Montana.


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Well-known venues for granite climbing include the Yosemite Valley, the Bugaboos, the Mont Blanc massif (and peaks such as the Aiguille du Dru, the Mourne Mountains, the Adamello-Presanella Alps, the Aiguille du Midi and the Grandes Jorasses), the Bregaglia, Corsica, parts of the Karakoram (especially the Trango Towers), the Fitzroy Massif, Patagonia, Baffin Island, Ogawayama, the Cornish coast, the Cairngorms, Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Stawamus Chief, British Columbia, Canada.

Alice Barrett Parke

Alice Barrett Parke (November 5, 1861 – December 8, 1952) was a Canadian woman pioneer and diarist who lived for many years in Vernon, British Columbia. After her death, her extensive diaries were donated to the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives in Vernon, where they became the basis of an academic book and related publications. Barrett Parke was descended from a long line of Irish warriors and aristocrats who settled in Ireland in 1170. Her branch of the Barrett family (motto: Omnia virtute no vi) came originally from Normandy, and is believed to have been among Crusaders who accompanied Richard the Lionheart.

Okanagan College

In 2006 Okanagan College operated four main campuses, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Salmon Arm as well as many smaller access centres. The College offers a wide array of programs in university arts and science, business, trades, health, technologies, adult basic education (upgrading), adult special education and continuing studies. Programs that may be of interest to international students include: ESL courses/language training, vocational and trades programs and four-year degrees in both Business and Computer Information Systems.

Stanley Mitchell hut

Stanley Mitchell Hut at the Alpine Club of Canada. Weather forecasts from Environment Canada. Public avalanche bulletins from the Avalanche Canada. Yoho National Park of Canada. Google Earth You will find the hut at 51° 31' 36" N, 116° 33' 48" W.

Elizabeth Parker hut

Elizabeth Parker Alpine Club Hut
It is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut was named after the journalist Elizabeth Parker, one of the founding members of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC). For many years, climber and surveyor A.O. Wheeler had a desire to begin a Canadian alpine club "similar to the European and other big alpine clubs of the world". In 1902 Wheeler tried to garner support for the idea through the country's leading newspapers. Elizabeth Parker, then on the staff of the Winnipeg Free Press, chastised him for his lack of patriotism. Wheeler then asked Parker to support his plan for a truly Canadian club.

School District 22 Vernon

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School District 22 Vernon is a school district in Okanagan region of British Columbia. It includes schools in Vernon, Lumby and Coldstream. *List of school districts in British Columbia

R.J. Ritchie Hut

The hut is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut sleeps 18 in the summer and 16 in the winter. It is equipped with propane-powered lamps and stovetop. The hut requires approximately three to five hours of glacier travel to get to from the Bow Hut, or six to eight hours from the Scott Duncan Hut. The hut is found on low, rocky hills at the toe of the Vulture Glacier. It is east of Balfour Pass and the continental divide, just inside the boundary of Banff National Park. The original Balfour Hut, a fibreglass igloo built in 1965 at Balfour Pass in Banff National Park, was the first hut on the Wapta Icefield.

Abbot Pass hut

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Wood and propane are flown in annually by helicopter, by the Alpine Club of Canada. There is a drum-type outhouse a short distance from the hut. Since human waste must be flown out by helicopter at great cost, visitors should avoid dumping garbage in the toilet. Mount Victoria. Mount Lefroy. Lake Louise. Lake O'Hara. Elizabeth Parker hut. This map shows trails and area highlights in detail. This map shows trails and area highlights in detail. Abbot Pass hut at the Alpine Club of Canada. Weather forecasts from Environment Canada. Public avalanche bulletins from Avalanche Canada. Yoho National Park at Parks Canada. Google Earth Find the Abbot Pass hut at 51°21′50.598″ N, 116°17′24.7488″ W.

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.

Yvon Chouinard

In 1961, he visited Western Canada with Fred Beckey, and made several important first ascents, including the North Face of Mount Edith Cavell (Rockies), the Beckey-Chouinard Route on South Howser Tower in the Bugaboos (Purcell Mountains), and the North Face of Mount Sir Donald (Selkirk Mountains). These climbs opened his eyes to the idea of applying Yosemite big-wall climbing techniques to mountain climbing, and his advocacy was important to modern, high-grade alpinism.

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.

Howser Spire

South Howser Tower
Bugaboo Spire (3204 m). Conrad Kain hut. Crescent Towers. Hound's Tooth. Marmolata Spire. Pigeon Spire (3156 m). Snowpatch Spire (3084 m). Canadian Alpine Journal vol VIII, 1917, p. 17, and in CAJ 1938, pp 17 & 22. J.M. Thorington's "Guide to the Interior Ranges of British Columbia", 1947, p. 97.

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.

James Green (Canadian football)

James Green
James Green (born June 22, 1983 in Vernon, British Columbia) is a professional Canadian football linebacker who is currently retired. He was drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in the third round of the 2009 CFL Draft. Green was later released by the Argonauts on June 17, 2010. He was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos on July 9, 2010 but later released. He then signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on August 3, 2010. He played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos. On December 16, 2013, Green was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. On February 13, 2016, Green signed with the Calgary Stampeders. On June 14, 2016, Green was released. * Ottawa Redblacks bio

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.