History

Just a clip out of the Oliver centennial book.

In 1943 Gordon Toombs and Adam Monk, game warden, both from Penticton came to Oliver to assist in the organization of the Southern Okanagan Sportsmen's Association.  At the organizational meeting Jim Finch was elected president and Doug Smithers vice-president. Others at the inaugural meeting were Milton Garward, Ernie Amos, George Stuart, Chick Wilkins, R.W. Smith and Dave Evans.

The Sportsmen's Bowl was obtained in 1949 and over a period of years the club house, designed by Clayton Ripley was built by the members by logs hauled down from the hills and fashioned by Buster Javne.
The club in 1971 conducted its 21st annual count of the Vaseux Lake Sheep Herd, and annually conducts a Turkey Shoot in December.