Summerland museum shares snapshot of Garnett Valley community playing hockey in 1922

Ice hockey back in 1922

Skaters dressed particularly stylish when they were hitting the ice for a pickup game of hockey back in the 1920s.

With temperatures continuing to dip throughout the Okanagan Valley, the Summerland Museum & Archives shared a winter throwback this week all the way to 1922.

A photo from their collection shares some of the Garnett Valley community playing hockey on Adam's Lake. The lake located on the Adam family property at the north end of Garnett Valley.

"The photo shows Irvine Adams with his sisters Helen and Fairy Adams, plus Jimmie Marshall. The outfits are a little different from the hockey kits of today. Rather less concern about safety, and a little more emphasis on style - we love the suits and bowler hats," the museum wrote.

The Adams family arrived in Summerland from Manitoba in March 1904. Silas purchased the property in Garnett Valley in 1907 from the Garnett Valley Land Company where he began farming.

After Silas died in 1916, his sons Ernest and Clarence continued to farm the property. Irvine became a prominent fine artist, while Fairy studied dress design at the Wescott School of Dress and Design before beginning to teach sewing.

Several of Irvine Adams' works are available at the museum, with more information about him and the Adams family's legacy. Check out the museum website for more information here.

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