Vincenzo Risso and his wife Annetta Rampone arrived in Kelowna in 1902. They first lived on three acres of land on the south side of Eli Avenue, now part of downtown Harvey Avenue between Pandosy and Water Streets. By 1913 they had purchased farm land on Casorso Road. Their first son, Gaspar John Risso, was born here on June 24, 1908, followed by Chance on January 21, 1912. Unfortunately, Chance passed away at age four. Vincenzo passed away on June 28, 1940 and Annetta lived on her own in a small house, just off Casorso Road, until her passing on March 20, 1965.