The McLeese Lake Recreation Society is very pleased and proud of the revitalization of the community hall building and property that was performed during the 2011 year.
Under the direction of society president Howie Chamberlin, he and his directors have completed and/or have had a hand in giving the property the facelift it so desperately needed.
As you drive by the hall, the first thing noticeable is the new siding.
Other improvements made last year which are not as noticeable are upgrades to the insulation, lights improved to energy efficient ones, a new septic tank, upgrades to the plumbing system, a new basement door, weather stripping for all doors, and new panic hardware.
The ball diamond infield has also been improved with levelling.
The McLeese Lake Society sponsored several events throughout the year which included two community barbecues, one held in the winter and another one held in the summer which included a quad ride.
The annual Christmas pot-luck supper was a huge success as well.
This event definitely brings out the community members who are very supportive in providing items for the annual auction, which is one of the major fundraisers.
There are many people who make the achievement of the society’s events a great success and we extend our appreciation to them all.
The hall and property is a nicer and better facility and is open for business.
If you would like to rent the building or ball diamond for a wedding, graduation, ball tournament or family reunion, etc., please contact Howie Chamberlin at 1-250-297-6429 to reserve your day or weekend.
There were also plenty of improvements made through the Downtown Revitalization program. As you drive through downtown McLeese Lake, you will notice two new farm implements and two new gardens on the west side in front of the Oasis Resort.
A new underground watering system was installed which makes the watering of the hanging baskets and flowers much easier and more beneficial.
We are not so reliant on volunteers for that huge job.
One last note of great importance. The McLeese Lake Recreational Society annual general meeting is being held on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the community hall.
If you haven’t seen the upgraded building, that night will be a good opportunity for you to do so.
A local resident quorum is necessary for the meeting to proceed, so we are asking for local community members to please attend.
The directors look forward to sponsoring more events during 2012 and will keep you posted.