Friday, February 19, 2016
COMMANDO BAY on Okanagan Lake designated an official provincial historical place under the B.C. Heritage Conservation Act
Recently the British Columbia government asked for nominations of historical places that demonstrated the contribution of Chinese Canadians to the development of the province. We are delighted to report that COMMANDO BAY on Okanagan Lake has now been designated an official provincial historical place under the B.C. Heritage Conservation Act. In WWII, Commando Bay was the location where a select team of Chinese Canadians were first secretly trained for Operation Oblivion. They were the initial group to be trained in guerrilla warfare techniques with the intent of being dropped behind Japanese lines.