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Lake Scenes

The magnetic attraction of the Okanagan Valley is evident by the thousands of visitors who vacation here each year. Famous for it's breathtaking geography, natural resources and moderate climate it is no surprise that the sunny Okanagan has become so popular with visitors and home for many in recent years...

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Golf Courses

British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is a golfers dream come true. Serving up more hours of sunshine per year than any other region in Canada, the spectrum of golf courses to be found here is second to none. From dramatic world class courses carved into the slopes of the valley walls to Par 3 executive links, players of all abilities can satisfy their golf appetite while feasting on all the Okanagan has to offer.

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Vineyards

The long hours of sunlight and the richness of soil found in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley contribute to much more than beautiful landscapes. For these are the essential ingredients that make this area one of the prime orchard and vineyard regions in Canada.
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Waterscapes

A visit to the Okanagan Valley is not complete without time spent in or on one of it's magnificent lakes. Houseboating, sailing and other water sports from water skiing and windsurfing are all popular summer pastimes on Okanagan Lake.
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Sunsets & Street Scenes

An Okanagan sunset in early autumn like nowhere else is truly a sight to behold. The peaceful tranquil feeling is only matched by one of the many other experiences the Okanagan Valley has to offer.
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Prairie Scenes

Born and raised in small town Saskatchewan, it would seem fitting that the subjects for some of his paintings would be from his childhood environment.
The rich character of prairie landscape has a magnetic attraction to the artist's eye. The wheatfields, pastures and abandoned country buildings stand as a testimonial to early pioneeers who settled our prairie provinces over 100 years ago.
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The Kootenay Collection 1

The towns and cities of the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia were born of the 1890's hard-rock mining boom.

In recognition of the region's heritage Kootenay Savings Credit Union in 1981 commissioned artist Mal Gagnon to give his graphic impressions of eight towns that flourished during the mining boom.

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The Eighties Kootenay Collection

Over a century has passed since the first settlers inhabited the West Kootenay region of British Columbia.

In recognition of our heritage, Kootenay Savings Credit Union commissioned Mal Gagnon in 1981 to record through pencil drawings eight turn of the century communities that flourished during the mining boom.

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Early Pencil Drawings

Although being formally trained as a commercial artist, the desire to express oneself through fine art was always present. In the beginning to fulfill this need, the graphite pencil became the medium of choice. Most artists use the pencil only as a prelimenary means to an end but he has explored it as a serious medium in itself.
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