Christie Memorial Park

Feature Type:Provincial Park - Legally defined land area, under provincial jurisdiction, for camping, outdoor recreation, and preservation of wildlife.
Status:
Relative Location: S end of Skaha Lake, S of Penticton, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 49°20'51''N, 119°34'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/5

Origin Notes and History:

Christie Memorial Park established by Order-in-Council 2769, 5 October 1965, containing 8 acres more or less. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 15-2001: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 11 April 2001; the whole still containing 3 ha. more or less. Rescinded per OIC 91, 28 February 2013, and transferred to local government administration.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Originally called Robert Christie Memorial Park, dedicated in 1957 (November 1990 advice from Okanagan Falls Heritage & Museum Society)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named to remember RCAF Pilot Officer Robert G. Christie, DFM, the only Okanagan Falls serviceman killed in action during World War II. Christie was serving as a Navigator with 97 (RAF) Squadron when he was killed in action 23 September 1943; buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, grave 8. C. 18.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office