August 10, 2020, 7:44 am
Ok… what is it?
Frank R. Stariha says
August 15, 2020 at 7:31 pm
Good memories. My favourite is an “April Fool’s” story on the front page of the Oliver Chronicle, outlining a programme involving Ed Lacey at the Game Farm, crossing a Buffalo and a Moose to create a milfoil-eating animal (to address the milfoil crisis of the time). The animal, of course, was called a “Buffoose”. Ed furnished enough biological material to make the story interesting, if not entirely believeable, and we at the Chronicle did the rest, including a rather nice illustration of a Buffoose courtesy of Dr. Peter Jones.
Publisher: Good to hear from you – old Frank – what year did you graduate ??
Larry Shannon says
August 18, 2020 at 8:20 am
Hello Frank. Yes, the Chronicle did have some very good April Fools jokes. I think my favourite was your announcement, in great detail, that the Government was going to carve the profile of several prominent Canadians onto McIntyre Bluff. This would become a popular destination in the same manner as Mt. Rushmore is to the Americans. It was very well done!. If I remember correctly some readers actually believed it (briefly) and expressed considerable outrage. I still chuckle when I think about it.
Richard Simmons Jr. says
August 13, 2020 at 11:39 am
Coolest place ever for a young guy ! Closest I’ll ever get to those sorts of animals. Good times.
Shirley Polk says
August 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm
In 1969 my youngest son had the tip,of his finger bitten off by a young timber wolf there.The family were feeding the animals through the fence…ritz crackers as I recall. There was my son 2yr. old doing his best to join in the fun! There was only dust as we sped to St Martins hospital……finger obviously damaged , but the nail grew back and he has a story to tell his grandchildren.
neil seidler says
August 10, 2020 at 4:39 pm
I remember a story told by Ed about going out to get snakes, he came across a dead Rattlesnake and coiled it up on the passenger side floor board of his truck. While going down the road headed home or to the Game Farm he stopped to pick up two hitch hikers, forgetting about the snake coiled up. The first guy opened the door and got just about in when he noticed the snake. He tried to back out but the guy behind him was trying to push him in so he could get in the cab too. We were laughing so hard I can’t remember if there was more to the story. Only in the Okanagan.
joan nunweiler says
August 10, 2020 at 3:20 pm
was the okanagan game farm started by Ed Lacy and 29 other holders.opened sometime around 1967.yes it closed in 1999.
Lynne Thompson says
August 10, 2020 at 9:27 am
Okanagan Game farm with buffalo by the highway Giraffes inside that would eat out of your hand. A rattlesnake pit a place you could take wild meat to “road kill” to feed the big cats. Was a great place to spend time at, all frowned upon now. I believe it closed in its 30th year 1999. I remember taking the OK Falls cub pack for a learning and fun excursion.
August 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The fellow that toured the pack around was Ed they gave them a wiener roast bag of chips and a drink. The Game farm was open to a lot of different groups from children to seniors. Ed had info on every animal that was there.
Sheryll Matheson says
August 10, 2020 at 8:23 am
It was a zoo. Opened in 1967, closed in 1999. West side of Hwy 97 at Kaleden.
Kevin Tomlin says
August 10, 2020 at 8:18 am
I believe it was opened in 1969 closed in 1999
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