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Shuswap history in pictures: Hospitality award

Photo from Jan. 31, 1979 Eagle Valley News
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A surprised Hilda Hoas (nee Niemi) accepts congratulations from Gordon Mackie, when she received the Hospitality Award on Friday, Jan. 26, 1978, at the annual Chamber of Commerce meeting. Mrs. Hoas was born in Sicamous and is employed by the Bank of Montreal as liability clerk. Hilda said, “I didn’t have a clue that I would receive an award.” Photo courtesy of the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society’s archived Jan. 31, 1979, edition of Eagle Valley News.

A surprised Hilda Hoas (nee Niemi) accepts congratulations from Gordon Mackie, when she received the Hospitality Award 1978 on Friday, Jan. 26th, at the Annual Chamber of Commerce meeting. Mrs. Hoas was born in Sicamous and is employed by the Bank of Montreal as Liability Clerk. Hilda said, “I didn’t have a clue that I would receive an award.”

Photo courtesy of the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society’s archived Jan. 31, 1979 edition of Eagle Valley News.

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About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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