THE WAY IT WAS JULY 10: Dominion Day exodus to Christina Lake in 1923

Residents of Grand Forks flocked to Christina Lake on Dominion Day to take part in a number of events in the early-1920s.


The Riverside Nurseries Company, with the addition of another 20 acres to its already large land holdings, was reportedly to have the largest area in the province devoted solely to nursery stock.


Shipping 655,000 pounds of blister copper during the last nine days of June, the Granby smelter output for the first half of 1913 reached the enormous total of 11,011,697 pounds.


A mining deal of considerable importance to the Boundary district and to Grand Forks in particular, was consummated when the fluorspar property on the North Fork and J.S. Boyce of

Phoenix were taken over under lease and bond by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Trail.


Grand Forks was almost de-populated on Dominion Day when most of its citizens travelled to Christina Lake to take in the sports events and dance at the pavilion.


Mrs. G.C. Bubar of Kettle Valley passed away in Greenwood Hospital. One of the oldest pioneer residents of the valley, she had been hospitalized for the past year.


Morris Peterson of Christian Valley was in critical condition at Grand Forks hospital following an accident in which he was thrown and trampled by a bucking horse at the stampede in Grand Forks.


An estimated crowd of 1,000, one of the largest ever at Christina Lake, turned out for the Grand Forks Gyro Club’s annual Dominion Day celebration.


Ruth Euerby, LRAM, presented her students in a pianoforte recital at the Holy Trinity parish hall. Performing were Dorothy Bay, Glenn Smith, Connie Wilks, Moyra Henderson, Lois Forrester, Doreen Donovan, Sonny Donovan, Doreen Coleman and Mrs. William Roberts.


The customs office at Cascade, under the management of Andy MacLean, was raised to the status of Chief Port from that of Outport. MacLean was named acting collector for the Boundary.


Ole Johnson, a pioneer of the Boundary, dies in his home in Oliver at the age of 90. Johnson had lived and farmed in Rock Creek and throughout the Boundary for 60 years.


Featured in the paper as this week’s pioneer was Don Manly, a native son born here in 1895, two years prior to the incorporation of the city.


Boundary pioneer for 66 years, John Charles Madge, died in Grand Forks at the age of 79.


Grand Forks Rotary planned to develop the east portion of City Park for the benefit of children.


Grand Forks voters said “no” at a street paving referendum.


The City of Grand Forks was interested in buying the old federal building for the purpose of establishing a new city hall.


Nine-year-old Kenna McKinnon attended the 25th annual Nanaimo Highland Games on July 9, getting a bronze in the novice-and-under category for dancing the Scottish lilt.


Lee Billwiller, Jared Kalesnikoff, Mike Robinson, James Coombs, Tyler Hanson, Peter Stolker and Travis Trussler departed for the eighth annual Canadian Scout Jamboree in Kananaskis, Alta.


RDKB officials say a close vote on establishing fire service at Rock Creek could split the community.


The Grand Forks Wildlife Association hosted its first annual fishing derby at Jewel Lake. The turnout was excellent, with almost 60 people participating to help raise $500 to be donated to Boundary Hospital.

Jack Polonicoff took first place in the adult category with his 11 pound, 15 oz fish; Gavin Kinakin took first in the youth category, with an 11-pound, 5 oz fish.


After renovations were made to Gyro Park, it was re-opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony by city council members.

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