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A Queen’s Welcome: Queen Elizabeth II visited Kelowna 51 years ago

Kelowna was her fifth stop of a 10-day tour across the province
(Photo - @downtownkelowna/Twitter)

The world is mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II but did you know that she visited Kelowna?

In 1971, her, along with Prince Philip came to Kelowna and a celebration was held at City Park.

At the celebration, the mayor at the time, Hilbert Roth, who was mayor from 1970-73, presented the Queen and Prince Philip with a glass-enclosed sculpture. Princess Anne was also on the trip.

The stop in town was the fifth day of a 10-day tour around British Columbia to mark the 100th anniversary of the province joining the confederation. They also stopped in Penticton.

READ MORE: Queen Elizabeth II in Canada over the years


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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