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"Window to the Past," by Jim Nedelak
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 - charcoal drawing
$2650 Framed
While shooting reference photos of a friend at the Pandosy Mission in Kelowna B.C., I was struck by this image.

Father Pandosy, an Oblate priest, established the first white settlement in the Okanagan Valley on this site in 1859. Here, he and the priests ministered to the area’s Native population and the growing number of European settlers.

Restored remains of the Mission can still be seen, as can the first apple orchard in the Okanagan, planted by Father Pandosy himself. At its most prosperous, the Mission farm held roughly 2,000 acres. In 1908, however, the farm was sold and subdivided.

Today, the old Mission is jointly administered by the Okanagan Historical Society and the Catholic Church.