There's a room in Wilson House filled with copies of photographs that reveal the history of the North Shore.
Many depict people and families at work or play outside small homes or in orchards now replaced by houses and streets in Brocklehurst.
Along one wall are pictures of the Follweiter and Rasich families, who lived on Schreiner and Crestline streets during the 1930s. Unmistakable in the background are the hillside where beacons for Kamloops Airport now stand.
"We climbed those mountains. That was our playground up there," said Tracy Sjodin, who was a Follweiter back then.
When she grew up and married, her sons also called the hills home, even though Sjodin told them the hills are too dangerous to climb.
She and Rose Blades, who was a Rose Rasich back then, grew up a block apart and became best friends. They still are some seven decades later.
Sjodin said they played together and went to Brocklehurst school. They were six years old when they met.
"The school is still there," she said, referring to the soccer field and community centre at Crestline and Tranquille.
The women were also instrumental in getting the North Shore Business Improvement Association's Heritage Room off the ground.
Executive director Steven Puhallo wanted a heritage room for the association's 25th anniversary re-launch. He said the goal is to highlight the North Shore's history, which is everywhere.
It can be found on the street signs bearing names like Singh and Young, he said. And it's visible in the generations of families that call the North Shore home.
He said Blades and Sjodin put the room together, gathering the photographs and making copies.
There aren't any original photographs in the room, said Puhallo.
"This is a really good reflection of Brocklehurst heritage, and it's a big part of our theme for the next couple of years, which is, 'We are the North Shore,' " he said.
Blades and Sjodin are proud North Shore residents. Blades said one of the best things about growing up in Brocklehurst was playing and working side by side with Sikh, Japanese and Chinese.
"We all grew up with those nationalities," said Blades. "We played with them. We went to school with them. That's how we were."
Puhallo said the North Shore was multicultural before the word was in vogue. Pictures from various ethnic societies will be included in the room.
The Heritage Room is open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Wilson House, 115 Tranquille Rd.