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

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ventured wrote:Cool. the centre area is now completely grown over, it's tall trees. You'd never recognize it. Amazing to see it so open.



It was not so grown over in 1980 after the failed attempt to make it into a John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. You can still the remains of a foundation in turns 1 and 2 (the end of the track that is still intact.) Turns 3 and 4 were torn up to facilitate construction crews and to discourage people on the track. At this time, most of the fence was still up as well as the starter stand at th start finish line.
Later on, TIllicum Raceway was the site of Clearly Candians well. I wonder how people would ahve felt about the beverage if they'd known the well was bellow an old speedway?
If you go up there and walk around today, you can still find car parts in the center of the track.
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When your paycheque from a certain trucking company actually cleared!
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mott.hoople wrote:When your paycheque from a certain trucking company actually cleared!

i actually know what you're talking about.. :sillygrin:
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Dye's Pool Hall, and I mean the smoky one on 30th Avenue.

Hey, how about NOCA?
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shelly01 wrote:Dye's Pool Hall, and I mean the smoky one on 30th Avenue.

Hey, how about NOCA?



Yep. Good old NOCA.

How about Robinson's Dept Store, Pay Less Drugs (was it Pay Less?), the Klondike Arcade, Polson Sports, OK Corral Western Wear and the pet store at Polson Mall.

Tempo Music in the Village Green Mall? Funny Fox? McMini's Golf? Woolworths and Eatons? SAAN and Fields downtown?
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I remember the bobslide (luge) track on the way to armstrong near Swan Lake. Oh what a riot.
And going for dips in the Polson park pool when I was a kid....
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nickthewiseguy999 wrote:I remember the bobslide (luge) track on the way to Armstrong near Swan Lake. Oh what a riot.
And going for dips in the Polson park pool when I was a kid....



Take it back some years (well a lot of years) when Tillicum had that 2300 Ft concrete bobsled run. Outside Calgary at Paskappo had one as well but that was many years ago.
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roadrunner24k wrote:
nickthewiseguy999 wrote:I remember the bobslide (luge) track on the way to Armstrong near Swan Lake. Oh what a riot.
And going for dips in the Polson park pool when I was a kid....



Take it back some years (well a lot of years) when Tillicum had that 2300 Ft concrete bobsled run. Outside Calgary at Paskappo had one as well but that was many years ago.


You used to take the chair lift up to the top. I remember being on the chair and it scaring the hell out of me.
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1966
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westsidebud wrote:1966



What about 1966 :137:

The bobsled at Tillicum was put in mid 70's.
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WTHWYT wrote:
westsidebud wrote:1966



What about 1966 :137:

The bobsled at Tillicum was put in mid 70's.

well my uncle was a cadet in vernon i think around then
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*removed*/ferri
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nickthewiseguy999 wrote:I remember the bobslide (luge) track on the way to armstrong near Swan Lake. Oh what a riot.
And going for dips in the Polson park pool when I was a kid....


I loved both of these things!! It's been a looooong time!
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Getting feed for the chickens at the "Fruit Union Plaza"
Getting served by A&W on 27th street
Going to Red Top Grocery and nothing was behind it.
Getting gas at the Mohawk Station, not coffee at Portillo's
Skiing at Tillicum and going to Cedar Hotsprings
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I just saw a good one! I was at Polson Mall and they have gutte the inside unit Capri used to have. Low and behold, up on the wall, is th elong forgotten mural from Polson Sports SHop. I hadn't seen that mural in probalby 25+ years!
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