Taft Fish Hatchery

Taft Fish Hatchery

A fish hatchery was built in 1929 at Taft.  The photo featured is of William F. Baxter surveying the completed ponds built behind a barn that housed the hatchery. Crew of workers at Taft hatchery.  W. F. Baxter front row middle Mike Somerville second left in second row.    

Malakwa Ladies Birthday Club

Malakwa Ladies Birthday Club

The Ladies Birthday Club celebrated birthdays for decades in Malakwa.  The birthday lady hosted the event and the ladies brought birthday cake and wonderful treats to be shared. In this photo: Back Row: Kay Ony, Brita Altin, Signe Frantz, Mrs. August Erikson, Elsie Parkstrom, Mrs. Gebert, Front Row: Mary Barnes, Billy Ony, Mrs. Otto Johnson.

Colony of B.C. Celebrates 100 Years

Colony of B.C. Celebrates 100 Years

In 1958 the Colony of B.C. celebrated its centennial.  The Colony of British Columbia was established in 1858.  At its creation it physically contstituted approximately half the  present day Province of British Columbia. Not included was Vancouver, Vancouver Island or regions east of the Rocky Mountains. To celebrated the occasion, Malakwa, Craigellachie and Taft residents…

Sederberg Family

Sederberg Family

Back Row left to right:  Halvar (father), Alma – married Frank Rokosh, Fred – married Beatrice Norwick, Selma (eldest child) married Bror Kilberg, Doris – married Reg Huxley, Evelyn (married Bill Boyes (first wedding in Malakwa church April, 1939), Victor (youngest child) married Lilian Sugars Front Row left to right: Lydia – married Harry Desimone,…

Suna (Morrison) McLain

Suna (Morrison) McLain

Pte Suna Morrison stationed at Camp Borden in Ontario.  Suna married Sid McLain on May 22, 1954.  They had 4 children, Jeannette, Geoffery, Sheila and Scott.  Both Suna and Sid were very active members of the community  and contributed much time and effort to community activities.  Suna worked as the Malakwa school secretary from 1971…

Malakwa Cemetery

Malakwa Cemetery

The cemetery has been in Malakwa since 1926. It is now owned by the Malakwa Community Association and Roman Catholic Church.  The parcel is approximately 4 acres. The cemetery has been cared for by dedicated community members since it was developed. According to the Cemetery Board records Sid and Suna McLain were the earliest community…

Lilian Sugars/Sederberg

Lilian Sugars/Sederberg

On Wednesday, April 11,2001. Sandra Northway and our gifted/enrichment class met with Lilian Sugars. Lilian shared many interesting facts about her time spent teaching at Malakwa School and writing three books. The first book, “The Serpent’s Tail” was written in 1958 (our gifted/enrichment group used this book as a source for much of historical data collection)….

The Baynes Family

The Baynes Family

Photo: Ernest and Sara Baynes Baynes Family History On January 16, 2002 Sandra Northway and the Malakwa School Enrichment Group met with Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Baynes and Mr. and Mrs. John Baynes. We invited the Baynes’ family to share their early memories of life in the community of Malakwa and their time spent at Malakwa…

Boyes Wedding 1939

Boyes Wedding 1939

Bill and Evelyn Boyes were the first couple married in the Malakwa United Church on April 14, 1939.  Best Man – Bert Cullis, Bridesmaid – Lydia Sederberg. After 50 years of marriage, Bill and Evelyn Boyes revisit the Malakwa United Church

Mary Barnes

Mary Barnes

Mary Barnes was a very active community member.  She welcomed many a traveller into her home that was situated near the Malakwa railway station house.  Many teachers that taught at Malakwa boarded with Mary.  Mary brought treats to all the Malakwa School students, candy canes at Christmas and  suckers or gum on the last day of school.  She…