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AGE WAS NO PROBLEM, PENSIONERS CATCH ‘EM

Campbell River Upper Islander, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1974

Blindness is no handicap, 66-year old Frank Bosco with his catch

Blindness is no handicap, 66-year old Frank Bosco with his catch

Pensioners and retirees comprising a cumuative total of over 1500 years of fishing experience converged on Strathcona Park Lodge Outdoor Education Centre Friday for a weekend of fishing.   Read more

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SUCCESS RISES FROM THE ASHES

By Paul Nicholson, The Daily Colonist, Friday, September 27, 1974

Administration Building (above), one of two buildings quickly constructed after the fire

Administration Building (above), one of two buildings quickly constructed after the fire


Just a year ago with rain pouring off his wide brim-hat, Jim Boulding stared over the remains of the once proud Strathcona Park Lodge.

On May 23, 1973, the 47-year-old structure burned to the ground leaving Jim, his wife Myrna and family with a rather bleak outlook for the future. The financial picture was bad, the building was insured for only a fraction of its worth and the Lodge was destroyed just prior to the more prosperous summer season. But within a couple of days the Bouldings had plans for a new Lodge. Read more

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GEOFF EVANS 1974

I went through the usual college stuff to obtain a teaching diploma and taught Phys. Ed. at an all-boys school in Plymouth, England for three years. Following that I worked at the Out- ward Bound Mountain School in the Lake District for two years. This was followed by my “wandering” years where I traveled and worked at the Minnesota O.B. School during the summers and returned to the U.K. in the fall. I was eventually asked to stay as Assistant Director with the goal of establishing a year round program and this I did until I received a letter requesting me to register for the “draft”. This annoyed me as I had already served my two years in the RAF when I was 18!!! So I returned to the U.K with family in tow. All of this took place between1959 and 1970. In 1971 I was offered the directorship of the recently opened Outward Bound (O.B.) School in Keremeos B.C. which I took on and I stayed there until 1974. That was the year that we all met the government people in Victoria. Anyway that began my association with the Lodge. As you probably know I started my own whitewater kayaking school in 1976 and Barb and I ran it until 1998 when I lost my depth perception due to an eye injury. We still kayak. Both Barb and I are partly bionic, having had new hips but we are still able to get out and about. Read more