Oyama, British Columbia

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Oyama
Looking across frozen Kalamalka Lake from Kaloya Regional Park
Looking across frozen Kalamalka Lake from Kaloya Regional Park
Coordinates: 50°07′00″N 119°22′00″W / 50.11667°N 119.36667°W / 50.11667; -119.36667Coordinates: 50°07′00″N 119°22′00″W / 50.11667°N 119.36667°W / 50.11667; -119.36667
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionOkanagan
DistrictLake Country
Population
985

Oyama is a neighbourhood and formal ward located within the district municipality of Lake Country, which is located in the Okanagan region in British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the north end of Wood Lake and at the south end of Kalamalka Lake opposite BC Highway 97.[1]

Name origin[edit]

Oyama is named after Japanese Field Marshal Ōyama Iwao in 1906 by the first post master Dr. W. H. Irvine.[2][3]:200a

Climate[edit]

Education[edit]

It is home to Oyama Traditional School, a public elementary school that is part of the School District 23 Central Okanagan, which is based in Kelowna.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BC Names entry "Oyama (community)"
  2. ^ "Oyama". Lake Country Museum.
  3. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2
  4. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "School Directory". School District 23 Central Okanagan. Retrieved December 5, 2012.