Originally published on the DaninOttawa.com website on May 24th, 2011.
After my trip to the Kettle Valley Railway, I had a chance to visit Peachland, a very scenic community located on the west shores of Okanagan Lake and directly across from the rumoured home of the “Ogopogoo” a legendary sea serpent said to live near Rattlesnake Island.
One of the Federal stimulus projects was a 1.2 km walkway along the Peachland waterfront known as the Centennial Way project. This $3 million dollar reconstruction of Peachland’s waterfront not only created a safer walkway for pedestrians, it also created an opportunity to host tourism related events such as this classic car show. Peachland was filled to capacity with automotive enthusiasts who were keen to appreciate the many restored vintage automobiles on display. Many local businesses were extremely busy and I overheard a few first time visitors promise to return to the show next year. This is a good example of a project that has not only supported the local economy, but it also keeps people healthy and active in their community.
It was an honour for me to run into former Federal Cabinet Minister, Hon. Tom Siddon with his wife Pat; both of whom are fans of vintage automobiles and in fact the beautiful Ford in the picture belongs to the Siddon’s!
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