You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby featfan » Nov 23rd, 2018, 5:51 pm

Thinking of my life growing up in Kelowna.
I started with newspaper delivery.
Then moved up to a ice cream shop on Bernard, but can`t remember the name.
They had a big gallon size bowl.
Anyone remember the name?
It was near Kelly`s Stereo between Ellis and Pandosy.
After that got on washing dishes at Olympia Greek Restaurant between Ellis and Bertram.
That was a view into teenage/ adult life for me late night.

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Nov 23rd, 2018, 6:12 pm

It might have been Bonanza I think, my brother Wayne worked there.
Maybe BONANZA ice Cream Parlour or a similar name. or Bonanza Sundae Palace..Right beside Kellys.
My brother was shaking a mop outside the back door, and whacked it against Kellys back door a few times and the alarm went off..
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby vinnied » Nov 23rd, 2018, 7:25 pm

Oldsmobileguy wrote:"I think we had some neighbors up the road by the name of Castlman, or something along that line."

Sorry for bump....We got here in '73. We were friends with a hippie couple with 3 kids. They lived in the big old house right at the end of Fitzpatrick. The Kelmans was their name. They had a giant framed ball to climb on and an old VW bug in the yard. Place burned down in '81 or so. Scottys Ornamental Iron Works was right behind their place. Same people? And the old farmhouse? The one on the left as you're heading towards 97? IIRC, my grade 6 teacher, Ms. Neuman (sp?) from Belgo rented that place in '74-'75.

Very well could have been Kelmans. I was pretty young. We moved around the same time you arrived, maybe shortly before.
I remember an old barn on the property which someone tried to burn down. lots of old willow trees. long driveway
There was a crazy guy running around the neighbourhood back then. If I recall correctly, he ended up killing a woman and dumping her body in the swamp.
Anyone know if the library carries old newspapers?
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 7600736 » Nov 23rd, 2018, 9:14 pm

cubafreak wrote:Seven Seas, Lotus Gardens, Sings


The Empress Gardens in the Stetson Motel at Burtch and 97.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 7600736 » Nov 23rd, 2018, 9:15 pm

Smokin' Jack. Now THERE was a nutbar!
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 23rd, 2018, 9:45 pm

The Husky Roadhouse had good nachos.

Lena's Pancake House had great food.

I'm relatively recent, moved here in '89.

It's odd how sometimes when I'm out and about, the landscape seems to shift and change and for a brief moment, memory overlays reality.

I loved the bakery at Willow Park - think it was run by a German couple?
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby motorhomebabe » Nov 23rd, 2018, 10:32 pm

Had forgotten about the bakery at Willow Park, But not Lenas for breakfast. I am a newbie at 86, but hubby has been here since the late 50s

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 7600736 » Nov 24th, 2018, 11:50 am

motorhomebabe wrote:Had forgotten about the bakery at Willow Park, But not Lenas for breakfast. I am a newbie at 86, but hubby has been here since the late 50s


Lena's had the best Eggs Benny. I remember when that place was at the old Shell station on 97 near 33, right next door to the golf course.

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby 7600736 » Nov 24th, 2018, 11:52 am

Lady tehMa wrote:The Husky Roadhouse had good nachos.

Lena's Pancake House had great food.

I'm relatively recent, moved here in '89.

It's odd how sometimes when I'm out and about, the landscape seems to shift and change and for a brief moment, memory overlays reality.

I loved the bakery at Willow Park - think it was run by a German couple?


The Husky Roadhouse was a huge culinary loss for Kelowna, especially for after bar food at 3 A.M. Loved it.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby GordonH » Nov 24th, 2018, 1:01 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:The Husky Roadhouse had good nachos.

Lena's Pancake House had great food.

I'm relatively recent, moved here in '89.

It's odd how sometimes when I'm out and about, the landscape seems to shift and change and for a brief moment, memory overlays reality.

I loved the bakery at Willow Park - think it was run by a German couple?


7600736 wrote:The Husky Roadhouse was a huge culinary loss for Kelowna, especially for after bar food at 3 A.M. Loved it.

Plus the entertainment of the numerous fights that would happen at/in the roadhouse restaurant.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby normaM » Dec 3rd, 2018, 9:12 am

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The Mall preparing to open in 1971
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby bigtimeoperations » Dec 3rd, 2018, 3:15 pm

Wow interesting pic for sure! Look at that angle parking! Back then the mall was only about 1/4 of the current size. Expanded a couple times over the years, starting about a decade after it opened. And the old Sears didn't seem to change much in those years, the interior of that store was so dated!

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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby featfan » Dec 3rd, 2018, 3:26 pm

Just before it opened myself and a few friends played with our mini coopers there.
Ken, David, Terry and me took a bunch of big cardboard boxes and did donuts with our cars in reverse all over the parking lot.
Left alot of skid marks and rubber that night.
So much fun running into the boxes with a little car.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 3rd, 2018, 3:28 pm

What I noticed was, how wide the parking spaces were and that they were all double lined. Great photo find.
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Re: You know you're really from Kelowna when . . .

Postby southy » Dec 3rd, 2018, 5:31 pm

alanjh595 wrote:What I noticed was, how wide the parking spaces were and that they were all double lined. Great photo find.


Yes, but then again … vehicles were a lot lot bigger back then too! :D
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