Falkland celebrates

It’s been two decades since Canadian patriotism swept through Falkland.

On April 1, the community will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the I Care campaign, which encouraged people to show their love for the country.

“Even though it was April Fool’s Day, we were serious,” said Fran Nikon, organizer, of the first event April 1, 1991.

“This was at a time when there was a lot of negativity about Canada.”

To mark the 20th anniversary, there will be a parade of flags at 11:30 a.m.

It will stop at the Sunday Morners Hall to rise the flag and then continue to the community hall for hot dogs, coffee and juice until 3 p.m.

“Videos, photos and other memorabilia will be on display about the campaign and other events from the past 20 years,” said Nikon.

“There will be colouring, face painting and games for the children.”







Just Posted

Penticton victim in Kamloops shooting may be a case of mistaken identity

Rex Gill, 44, was not previously known to Kamloops police unlike second shooting victim

Okanagan ski resort officials displeased with Family Day roll-out

From one peak of the Okanagan to the other, resort officials have raised concerns

Vernon set to fill the stands for Special Olympics

BC Winter Games opening ceremony and events ready to shine

Vernon Vortex speed skater wins Canada Games bronze

Laura Hall helps B.C. finish third in team pursuit; Vernon biathlete cracks top-10

Third set of Vernon Chamber finalists unveiled

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce recognizes the Top 20 Under 40 professionals

‘Our entire municipality is heartbroken’: Seven children die in Halifax house fire

A man and woman remained in hospital Tuesday afternoon, the man with life-threatening injuries

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

B.C. high school robotics team ranked first in the world for programming

The Surrey team was also named tournament finalists at VEX Robotics Competition on Feb. 1

New trial ordered over banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver aquarium

Park board’s appeal reverses previous decision that found it had no right to implement a ban

Letter: United We Roll a working-class protest

The United We Roll movement makes me proud to be a Canadian.… Continue reading

Vernon falls to Kelowna on the road

Ringette action sees U12 Okanagan rivals face to face

Payless to close 248 Canadian stores, saying it’s ‘ill-equipped’ for market

The company will begin closing stores at the end of March

Fundraiser started for Kelowna foreign aid worker trapped in Haiti

Laura Allan can’t return home due to civil unrest in the Caribbean country

Former Shuswap teacher remembered for staying true to beliefs

Celebration of life for Dr. Richard Zigler taking place Saturday, Feb. 23

Most Read