Jared Kishkan gets ready to take some happy customers for a hay ride around the Swaan property at McLeese Lake Winter Fund Day.

McLeese Lake celebrates winter

More than 100 people attended the McLeese Lake Winter Fun Day last month.

More than 100 people attended the McLeese Lake Winter Fun Day last month.

The event was postponed from an earlier date and this time Mother Nature said Feb. 22 would be a good day and what a great day we all had.

It was fun to see friends and neighbours who have been hibernating indoors because of our very cold winter.

This event was sponsored by McLeese Lake Recreation Society. The organizers had a very delicious lunch with mouth-watering chilli, yummy campfire hotdogs, tasty beef dip, coffee, hot chocolate and potato chips.

Everyone really enjoyed it all.

A great big thank you goes out to the cooks Greg Foster and to Jackie King who also helped serve together with Tami Mitchell and Kate Jalbert.

The venue by the lake was great and we want to thank Rob and Jim Swaan for the use of their property and the help they provided to help make this event a great success.

It was terrific to have snow machine runs and hay rides for everyone to enjoy and a roaring campfire for everyone to visit by.

Thanks to Rob Chamberlin, Gail Perish and Robin Storoschuk for organizing the snow machine runs and to Jeremy Kishkan for arranging the hay rides.

The residents of McLeese Lake, Quesnel and Williams Lake did not disappoint the organizers with their generosity for the food bank.

More than 200 pounds of food and almost $200 was donated to the Williams Lake food bank.

The generosity was overwhelming.

This very successful event would not have happened without the volunteers who organized it, those being, Howie Chamberlin, Daniel and Kate Jalbert, Terry Baker and Fred McCallum. Next year’s Winter Fun Day is going to be held at the McLeese Lake Community Hall where there will be washrooms, a place to eat lunch and an opportunity to get out of the weather, if necessary.

This is always a very successful event, so please mark your calendars for early next year for this fun-filled get together with neighbours and friends.

The next couple of scheduled events for the community will be the annual general meeting being held Wednesday, March 19 at 7:15 p.m. and the annual Mother’s Day breakfast which will be in May.

We encourage you to attend the general meeting and if you can volunteer a few hours a month, we welcome you as a director.

Many hands make light work so please come out and support your local hall.

See you at the meeting and on Mother’s Day.

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