Cherry Creek (British Columbia)

Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek flows west into the Shuswap River, east of Vernon.

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.

Bishop River

Of the many Elizabethan-era names in the Coast Mountains, many are in the area of the Bishop River, including Mount Raleigh which stands on the southeast side of the Bishop-Southgate confluence. The Bishop River was named during his lifetime, in 1924, until then it had been known as the East Fork Southgate River. List of British Columbia rivers. Bishop (disambiguation).

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.

Mount Queen Bess

Relatively nearby is Mount Raleigh, named for Sir Walter Raleigh. Other peaks in the vicinity of Queen Bess bear similar Elizabethan-related names: Pembroke, Silver Swan, Oriana, Armada, Grenville, Burghley, Howard, Walsingham, Cambridge, Cloister, Saint John, Galleon, and Monmouth. Between Queen Bess and Chilko Lake is Mount Good Hope, and northwest across the Homathko is the Waddington Range, site of the highest peak in the Coast Mountains, and the highest entirely within British Columbia, Mount Waddington. * "Mount Queen Bess, British Columbia" on Peakbagger Mountain peaks of Canada. Mountain peaks of North America. Royal eponyms in Canada.

Bill Putnam hut

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Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) hut at the Alpine Club of Canada. Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) hut at

Snowpatch Spire

With its first ascent in 1940, Snowpatch Spire mountain peak was the last of the Bugaboo Spires to be climbed. It is located South-West of the Conrad Kain hut, across the Crescent Glacier. Wildflowers. Kraus McCarthy. Sunshine. Surf's Up! (aka Southwest Ridge). Southeast Corner (aka Snowpatch Route). Conrad Kain hut. Bugaboo Spire. Pigeon Spire. Howser Spire. Marmolata Spire.

Arthur O. Wheeler hut

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Wheeler hut at the Alpine Club of Canada. Arthur Wheeler hut at

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.

Frederick McCall

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Born in Vernon, British Columbia, McCall came to Calgary with his family in 1906. In February 1916 McCall enlisted with the 175th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Eight months later, he was in France with this battalion as a sergeant. McCall received a commission as a lieutenant pilot trainee in March 1917, and in December was assigned to No. XIII Squadron RAF on the Western Front, flying the two seater Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 reconnaissance aircraft with F.C. Farrington. McCall's first aerial victory occurred while flying the R.E.8, shooting down a German aircraft.

Fay hut

Fay hut at the Alpine Club of Canada. Fay hut at Weather forecasts from Environment Canada. Public avalanche bulletins from Avalanche Canada. Kootenay National Park at Parks Canada. Google Earth Find the Fay hut at 51° 15' 45" N, 116° 12' 29" W.


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Aaron Hoffman (born August 16, 1985) better known by his stage name SonReal, is a Vancouver-based Canadian hip hop and alternative artist signed to the Blackbox Recordings record label. He has released multiple free online albums and mixtapes in addition to two Canadian Juno-nominated commercial releases, The Closers in 2013 with Toronto's Rich Kidd and "Everywhere We Go" in 2014 for the category "Rap Recording of the Year".

Krista and Tatiana Hogan

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They live with their mother, Felicia Simms, in Vernon, British Columbia, and often travel to Vancouver for care at BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. Based on statistics, the twins were given a 20% chance of survival at birth. At birth at B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre, they were described as "wriggly, vigorous and very vocal." They weighed twelve and a half pounds, not six and a half pounds as reported by some media outlets, when they were born by caesarean section. Tatiana is smaller and less robust than Krista.

Ryan Holmes

Holmes was born in Vernon, British Columbia. He grew up on a farm without electricity. Holmes won a district-wide programming contest in the fifth grade, and the prize was an Apple IIc which was rewired to run off of a car battery. He spent much of his spare time on the computer, both at school and at home. In 1997, Holmes enrolled in a business program at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island but left the program early in 1997 to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors., he also studied at Okanagan College. In high school, Holmes founded a paintball field as his first business which later became an online retailer.

Sveva Caetani

Though she spent her first years at Villa Miraggio, a five-story mansion built by her father on the Janiculum hill in Rome, her parents left Italy to settle in Canada in the town of Vernon, British Columbia in 1921. There the duke purchased a late-19th-century wood house in the neighbourhood of East Hill. As her father wrote to a friend about the move, "This is not an abandonment of my country and my affairs but a return to simple nature, to a primitive life, a longing for peace and rest after the torment of war and the post-war period. A spiritual rest ..." Sveva was educated by private tutors and governesses, as well as Crofton House School in Vancouver.

Flag of Vernon, British Columbia

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A flag of Vernon, British Columbia, a city in the Okanagan region of Canada, was adopted in November 2010 after it had been flown in Afghanistan by Canadian Forces members, including Gareth Eley, a seaman from the city, who returned the flag when it was adopted. It was presented to the mayor at a service member flag program, Home Flags Project, by Eley, in addition to a number of other municipal flags, in Vernon at the Wesbild Centre sports stadium during Remembrance Day ceremonies. The mayor stated it displays the "rich" history of this city to the public. Vernon City Council declared they would frame and display the flag at Vernon City Hall at this time.

FIS Cross-Country World Cup

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The FIS Cross-Country World Cup is an annual cross-country skiing competition, arranged by the International Ski Federation (FIS) since 1981. The competition was arranged unofficially between 1973 and 1981, although it received provisional recognition on the 31st FIS Congress, 29–30 April 1977 in Bariloche, Argentina.