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Tourism and promotional films and videos Kelowna (B.C.) Aquatic sports
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Lady of the lake

The item is a film travelogue, made in 1953. It shows the city of Kelowna and the 1953 Kelowna Regatta. Scenes include car ferry on Okanagan Lake; city streets and park; beach and water sports; Premier W.A.C. Bennett; Regatta parade; nighttime pageant at Aquatic Pool with synchronized swimming, square dancing and crowning of the Lady of the Lake; swimming races at the pool; speedboat and hydroplane races; men's diving competition. The Lady of the Lake introduces and closes the film.


The item is a composite print of an industrial film from 1958 depicting fruit-growing in the Okanagan Valley. There are scenes of apple orchard preparation, irrigation, pruning, spraying, blossom-time and picking are followed by scenes showing packing-house operations and the production of apple juice at Sun-Rype Products Ltd. There is a lengthy sequence on the annual Kelowna Regatta: diving and swimming events at the Aquatic Pool, speedboat races, water skiing and the Regatta parade. There are also brief scenes at the dispatching office of BC Tree Fruits and at the Agricultural Experimental Farm in Summerland (bud grafting experiments).

The Okanagan Valley : British Columbia's orchard playground

The item is a film print of a travelogue from the 1940s. It shows the scenery and recreational features of the Okanagan Valley, travelling south from Kamloops to the Canada/USA border. Includes: Interior Exhibition at Armstrong; seed growing; cherry growing; sequence on water sports and Kelowna Regatta (including Lady of the Lake pageant); sequence on apple orchards and packing plant; Okanagan Falls cattle auction and Osoyoos area vegetable crops.