history in the Okanagan:
The Okanagan Military Museum is located in the Memorial Arena building
in Kelowna at 1424 Ellis Street. The museum
society is dedicated to the preservation of our military and naval
history, often within a local perspective, as a valuable contribution
to our community. Thousands of Okanagan residents have served in our
country's armed services and hundreds continue to serve in our Regular
or Reserve forces or have relatives in in these categories. In addition,
our youth continue to have a connection to our military history either
actively through participation in the Cadet movement or during Remembrance
Day activities and as part of their educational development as well
informed future citizens.
collection: The museum has a significant collection of military
artifacts such as a fine collection of military small arms, uniforms,
insignia, badges and equipment.
exhibits and events:
The museum has an ongoing program of special exhibits designed to highlight
various aspects of our military history. For example, a special exhibit
illustrating the role of the Canadian Forces in fighting the forest
fires of 2003 will be launched this fall. The museum is also a venue
for special events such as book launches and speakers presentations.
Special tours for school or community groups can also be arranged.
For museum news go to:
hours: The museum fall and winter hours are: Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free however donations
are appreciated. During the summer season the museum is open Tues-Sat.
Tours/General info: Keith Boehmer, Museum Manager: (250)
763-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to book a special tour.
relations, media or marketing issues - Paul
Seguna, Marketing/PRDirector: (250) 558-5503 or email@example.com
If you are interested in membership in the society or in participating
in the work of the Okanagan Military Museum as a volunteer please
contact the museum as above. Individual membership is $15 Cdn annually.
Please mail your cheque with your name, address, telephone and e-mail
Military Museum Society
PO Box 24079
Lakefront Postal Outlet
Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9P9
out the Okanagan Military Museum website:
Museums web site: Kelowna