Looking Back – The Underhill 100th Anniversary Celebration hits Kamloops

Looking Back – The Underhill 100th Anniversary Celebration hits Kamloops

The Underhill Centennial tour made a stop in Kamloops, on its way from Whitehorse to Vancouver.  Boy, was it hot! Cocktails at Thompson Rivers University for the Friday night celebration with friends and staff.  Amongst the speakers was Chief Shane Gottfriedson of the Tk’emlúps Indian Band, who spoke about the history of the Secwepemc people in the area.

Saturday, a historical tour of Tranquille on the Lake  followed by RibFest and Hot Nite in the City.  A great time was had by all.  Thanks go out out to Val Royan, Angela deHaan, and  the Underhill staff in Kamloops, for a well organized and fun time.

Event photos can be viewed on Facebook.

From the Kamloops Daily News:

The company, which acquired a Kamloops office by purchasing another company in 2002, is holding a celebration hosted by local partners on Friday at Thompson Rivers University.

Ivan Royan, Kamloops operations manager, said the company has evolved through a succession of changes over the years. The Kamloops branch was part of a company sold by the original owners in 1952.

“Fifty years to the day (in 2002), we bought it back,” he said.


Underhill client Tim McLeod talks to CBC radio about the Tunnels of Tranquille:

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