Back in February of 1951, the Winfield Women's Institute decided to start a monthly newsletter. The Calendar soon became the official record for the 800 residents of the three small communities it served, listing births, deaths, upcoming events and even progress reports on the many building projects in the growing community.
By 1995, growth had reached a level that residents of the four small communities -Winfield, Oyama, Okanagan Centre and Carr's Landing- voted to incorporate, creating a single municipal government for the District of Lake Country.
As Lake Country grew, the Calendar grew as well. By 1979, the paper had been purchased from the Ladies Hospital Auxilary, by Jack McCarthy and his partner, John Gable.
In 2007, Jack McCarthy retired, and the paper became part of the Black Press family. But the Calendar remains dedicated to telling the stories of the people that bring this community to life.
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