Mural acknowledgements

Robin LeDrew and Julianna Alexander in Enderby

“The first acknowledgement must be to the heads of families and elders who passed on from generation to generation, wisdom concerning traditional plants and foods. The elders need to be respected and referred to. The plants must not be over harvested. You need to know how much to take and to be aware of medicinal and toxic qualities.” Julianna Alexander

The drawing crew:

Robin L, Kathy M., Nina W., Christine H., Hayley B., Bernadette K., Hayden W., Bev D., Cathy S. Marianne B., Olive B. and Tigerlily B.

The painters:

Robin L., Kathy M., Nina W., Christine R., Hayley B., Bernadette K., Bev D., Tanya , Connie, Stacey R., Joost V., Deb, Keith, Dennis S., Caydence, Savannah, Val , Sarah , Amanda L., Barb P. , Whalen P., Sharen R.,  Norma B.

Guest appearances:

Nick Hodge, Julie Pilon, Julie Wilding


Jennifer G., Russel, Dana, Mitzi Fortin and the Lumby Branch of the ORL, Linda Kuraoka  (fundraising); Jonathan Nagy (the building!), the Lumby United Church, Norma Bouzek and the Gold Fox acres


James Postill, Julianna Alexander (Splatsin Nation), Eric Mitchell (Okanagan Nation); the Lumby Museum (Linda Vlasveld and Mel Ormel); the Vernon Museum

Website Design & Interactive Mural Implementation:

Tim Reardon (Tutor Tech Computers)

Mural Photography:

Randal Ostafichuk (Tutor Tech Computers); Bruce Borrowman


Ace Building supplies, Sherwyn Williams, Benjamin Moore


The Arts Council of British Columbia

The Monashee Arts Council

Special thanks to:  the Lumby and District Credit Union; Amos Lishman of Seventy Three Logistics Ltd. and  Wayne Desabrais of D & M Auto Recycling.

The following local businesses contributed to the cost of paint:

Ace Building

Ana’s Pizza & Movie

Barnwood by Garth

Bee S.A.F.E.

Bloom Wellness Centre

Chamber of Commerce

Crescent Moon Duvet & Pillow Co.

Century 21 Excellence Realty

Deuling and Company Law Office

Dollar Dollar Store

Gilbert Parts Depot

IDA pharmacy

Ida’s Bakery

Jitter Beans Coffee

KBM Autoworks

Kal Tire Lumby

Kimberly K. Hutton, Accounting,  Bookkeeping

Sherri Leason, Paintings & Prints

Lumby Community Thrift Store

Lumby Emporium

Lumby & District Chamber of Commerce

Lumby’s Laundromat

Lumby Legion, Branch 167

Lumby Museum

Lumby Public Market

Lumby Tirecraft

Lumby Valley Times

Lordco Lumby

Monashee Community Co-op

Nagy Cylinder

OK Assured Bookkeeping Lumby

Okanagan Regional Library, Lumby

Pagoda Inn Restaurant

Peak 2 Street Sports

Remax Lumby

Rossworn/Henderson Accounting Office

Rusty Spur

Sisters Family Restaurant

Snac Shac

Sundowner Ranch, Meats

Super A Foods

Take Two Dinner and a Movie

Tutor Tech Computers

Valley First Credit Union

Village Gallery and Gifts

Whitevalley Community Resource Centre

Bibliography for mural

Ignace, M. and Ignace, R.E.: “Secwepemc People, Land, and Laws”, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council 2017

Lumby Historians: “Grassroots of Lumby”, 1979

Turner, N.:  “ Food Plants of Interior First Peoples” reprinted 2017

Turner, N. and Deur, D: ” Plant Management Systems of British Columbia’s First Peoples”.

BC Studies, #179, 2013

this link will take you to a site developed by the Lumby Historical Society: