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The Orca's BC Moments

Part Sunday photo contest, part armchair exploration of this wonderful place we call home

At The Orca, we want to get to know this province even better. So we’re launching a weekly contest – The Orca’s B.C. Moment.

Do you have a B.C. moment? A place, a person, a landscape, a moment – you can define it however you want. The only important distinction is you also want to share with the readers of The Orca.

If you do, send it to [email protected], with a few details: where and when it was taken, and a sentence or two on why this photo sums up B.C. for you.

If we use your photo, we’ll send you a $25 Visa gift card!

Going forward, we're going to do this every Sunday - so you've got plenty of opportunities.

To get us started, we asked ResidentPOD writer Jordan Bateman for one of his B.C. moments.

My B.C. Moment – Jordan Bateman

Kettle Valley Steam Railway, Summerland – Sept. 8, 2018

To celebrate the end of summer (and the arrival of Canucks star Elias Pettersson!), my son Jack and I traveled to Penticton for the Canucks’ Young Stars Tournament Weekend.

 We had an amazing time watching lots of hockey and exploring the south Okanagan. A real highlight came at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland, where we got to ride the train along some breathtaking scenery.

 It’s a bit cliché – boys and hockey and trains – but it’s a trip with Jack I’ll treasure forever. Thanks to the many volunteers and staff at Kettle Valley who have kept this important part of B.C. history alive.

 We’ll never forget it.