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You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Dec 18th, 2012, 4:50 pm

Vercom Cable 10 with such classic, locally produced and filmed shows such as Kla-How-Ya (sic?) and Gardening with Elwood Rice.
Also, not specific to Vernon but Mike Roberts hosting a news show called Focus. Flintstones after school on CHBC when it was still watchable.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby southy » Dec 20th, 2012, 10:00 am

Vercom? Now that's a blast from the past. Didn't a fellow by the name of Jamie Patterson run the programming? Who was the owner/manager ... I can picture him just can't remember his name. This also triggered memories of a local weekly paper run by two guys John someone and a partner who I can't remember his name ... I think it was called The Advertiser ... whatever happened to it?
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby oldphart » Dec 20th, 2012, 3:11 pm

Correct...Jamie Patterson was with Vercom, and still resides in Vernon. Was a finiancial advisor last I heard. The owner of Vercom was George Galbraith...a great guy who has done and continues to do so much for the community. As for the newspaper, I remember John Hunter being involved, but like you can't think of the name of a partner
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Dec 20th, 2012, 3:39 pm

southy wrote:Vercom? Now that's a blast from the past. Didn't a fellow by the name of Jamie Patterson run the programming? Who was the owner/manager ... I can picture him just can't remember his name. This also triggered memories of a local weekly paper run by two guys John someone and a partner who I can't remember his name ... I think it was called The Advertiser ... whatever happened to it?

The Morning Star killed it I believe.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Jan 1st, 2013, 12:40 pm

Good old CHBC when it didn't suck. I watched thislive as it happened as Class of 94 VSS Grad.
So who remembers the Vernon Cougars Sr A hockey team?
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby ticat900 » Jan 1st, 2013, 8:57 pm

I was under the impression this whole thread was about vernon back in the 50-60-70,s not current times like 1994 etc?
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Jan 1st, 2013, 9:39 pm

ticat900 wrote:I was under the impression this whole thread was about vernon back in the 50-60-70,s not current times like 1994 etc?

1994 was 19 years ago.
Since you are such a Vernon hisotry expert perhaps you can shed some light on or share memories of the Vernon Cougars Sr A hockey team?
I used to have a Vernon Cougars hockey puck but God knows where it is now.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby glenb » Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:02 am

when I played for the cougars in the 80-81 season it was in league called the n.o.h.l. north okanagan hockey league. the other teams were from kelowna, salmon arm, grindrod (used the enderby arena )
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby GordonH » Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:11 am

glenb wrote:when I played for the cougars in the 80-81 season it was in league called the n.o.h.l. north okanagan hockey league. the other teams were from kelowna, salmon arm, grindrod (used the enderby arena )


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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Jan 2nd, 2013, 2:27 pm

glenb wrote:when I played for the cougars in the 80-81 season it was in league called the n.o.h.l. north okanagan hockey league. the other teams were from kelowna, salmon arm, grindrod (used the enderby arena )

Any pictures or programs you could scan? I remember watching the Cougars at the Civic in the mid 80's back when everybody changed from hockey pants and socks to the long Cooperalls!

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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby glenb » Jan 6th, 2013, 2:11 pm

I don't have any pictures, unfortunately.The team supplied pants and socks as well as sticks.I've looked all over the net trying to find pictures but no luck even finding news about the former league
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby CR250R40 » Jan 11th, 2013, 8:41 am

I have a question about the Lavington area.

Prior to "Henry's Arcade" being built in 1980ish, across the street from burnt "Henry's Food Store," does anyone remember what business or structure was on that piece of property before the arcade was built on it?

Any info is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby a72cj » Jan 12th, 2013, 10:42 am

The building was originally a Chevron gas station
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby superbee » Jan 19th, 2013, 10:19 pm

There were 42 original members of Silver Star Sports Ltd, who started the ski area up on Silver Star. Does anyone remember who these 42 people were?
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Mar 19th, 2013, 7:55 pm

Was reading the Morning Star about Klaus Tribes and KT's Pizza and Burger Company.
Has it really been 19 years?
Has Boston Pizza really been at its current 32nd Street location that long? I remember it being there in 1996.
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