A brief history of Blair Sportswear….
My parents lived in Edmonton in the early 1960s, and – like just every person from Alberta – had visited Kelowna on a few occasions, loved it, and decided they wanted to move here (just like every person from Alberta, a trend that has continued for the past 60 years). The issue was what to do when they moved here.
After making a couple of trips and looking at a couple of potential businesses which were for sale at the time, they decided to open a business, “Blair Crests” (which made crests for jackets, ribbons for swim meets, etc.). My father moved out to Kelowna in 1963, and was joined by my mother and older brother a few months later. Blair Crests became “Blair Crests and Novelties” after a few years, which then later morphed into “Blair Crests and Sportswear” in the mid/late 1960s.