Committee Volunteer Applications are now being Accepted - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2015

Cultus Lake Park is looking for Volunteers to sit on a number of our unique Committees!

  • Future Plan Advisory (Select) Committee;
  • Community Events and Activities (Select) Committee;
  • Standing Committee on Bylaw and Policy Review;
  • Standing Committee on Operational and Financial Core Review; and
  • Standing Committee on Lease Review.

Visit our "Committees" Page under the "Board and Government" tab to view the purpose statement for each of these Committees.

If there is a Committee that you are interested in being a part of, please fill in the application form located at the bottom of the page.

Your assistance in making our community a better place by volunteering your time and effort is greatly appreciated. 

Application forms will be accepted until January 15, 2016.  Please return your completed application form to the Park Office or send by email to Kelly Ridley at kelly.ridley@cultuslake.bc.ca.

Committee Volunteer Application Form

 

Passing of Long-Time Cultus Lake Park Resident

We are saddened to report that long time Lakeshore Drive resident Laura Watson passed away Wednesday, December 2nd from cancer.

Laura was a high school teacher in Chilliwack starting in 1975, and retiring in 2009. She was extremely active, whether it be coaching or participating in sports. 

There will be a Celebration of Life at the Chilliwack Curling Club (9291 Corbould Steet, Chilliwack) on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 from 1pm-5pm.

Commissioner Rose Turcasso
Chair, Community Events & Activities Committee
Cultus Lake Park Board

Mingle & Jingle with Friends & Neighbours: December 21

The Cultus Lake Community Christmas Party, brought to you by the Community Events and Activities Committee, takes place December 21, 2015 from 7:00pm to 12:00am at Legends Bistro at the Cultus Lake Golf Club.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the Golf Club at a cost of $10 each, which includes entry and a 10:00pm snack.

Legends Bistro will be open for dinner from 5:00pm to 7:00pm by reservation. To book your reservation, please call the Golf Club at 604-858-9902. Note - dinner is not included in the $10 admission price. 

Bring your favourite Christmas baking to share at 10:00pm!

There will also be a Silent Auction for some fabulous items!

For parents attending the event, a childrens movie night will be held in the banquet room above the driving range. Free babysitting will be provided along with free popcorn and juice boxes. 

Only 600 raffle tickets to the Ultimate Christmas Lake Adventure will be sold at a cost of $10 for 1 or $20 for 3. The prize package includes Seadoo rental, paddle boarding, Cultus Lake Golf Club green fees, Cultus Lake Waterpark, Cultus Lake Adventure Park, and much, much more! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Tickets can be purchased at:

  • the Mingle & Jingle Party on Dec. 21
  • the Cultus Lake Golf Course Dec 7 to 21
  • the Cultus Lake Christmas Market Dec. 4, 5 & 6 @ Main Beach 
  • the Parks Board office from December 7 to 21 

The prize draw will be held at 10:00pm on December 21 at Legends Bistro.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cultus Lake Christmas: December 4, 5, 6

Come visit Santa at a free event for families to enjoy at Main Beach!

Sponsored by Investors Group, Panago and A&W, Cultus Lake Christmas includes live entertainment, marshmallow roasting at the beach side bonfire, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, German Christmas Market, and of course the beautiful Christmas lights throughout the trees along Main Beach and the waterfront. A childrens colouring contest and fundraising opportunities for local programs are also included at the event.

Cultus Lake Christmas takes place nightly, December 4, 5 and 6 from 5pm to 8pm at the Main Beach gazebo. Parking is free from 5pm to 8pm. 

For further information on the event, colouring contest, and the Cultus Lake Park house decorating contest please visit www.cultuslakechristmas.ca. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, December 6 Cultus Lake Christmas Entertainment

The third and final evening of Christmas productions at Main Beach (from 5pm to 8pm) has the community coming together with Christmas spirit!

Ken Dey and Denise Harrison will play lively Christmas tunes to get you in the spirit. They hale from Surrey, B.C. and play at many venues in the Fraser Valley.

James Newhouse, a local piano player who many of you may have enjoyed at the Saturday Market will play a variety of medleys that are sure to entertain you.

Hannah Litchfield, a local member of the community will be singing her Christmas favourite. It’s exciting having so much wonderful local talent in our community!

Katherine Kethler, another local,  has recently preformed Handel's Messiah at the Chilliwack Arts Centre and will perform her Classic Christmas songs.

To finish off the evening James Newhouse will lead us in song for those who love to sing!

For further event information, please visit www.cultuslakechristmas.ca. Parking is free from 5pm to 8pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cultus Lake Old Fashioned Christmas Market: December 4 to 6, 2015

The Community Events and Activities Committee proudly announces the Cultus Lake Old Fashioned Christmas Market!  The Market will be held December 4 to 6, 2015 between 5 and 8pm at Main Beach. 

There will be bonfires with the Cultus Lake Fire Department, marshmellow roasting for the kids, hot chocolate, carolers, story telling, accordion music, food, crafts and so much more!  Make sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event.  For more details, check out our website: www.cultuslakechristmas.ca

Cultus Lake Christmas light up at Main Beach and the waterfront path will start on December 1st and run until early January.

To keep updated on our events, follow and like the Cultus Lake Community Events & Activities page on Facebook.

CAUTION: Bears in Area

A grown black bear was spotted at the Park Office and surrounding areas at approximately 4:00 pm today. The bear crossed the highway heading North toward the forest. Staff notified Conservation Officers and the RCMP, as well as individuals working or staying in the area.

4:15 pm UPDATE: Two black bear cubs have been spotted along Sweltzer Creek.

To report a conflict with wildlife that threatens public safety please call 1-877-952-7277.

Rock Wall Stabilization: West Side

Work will commence Monday, October 19, 2015 to stabilize the rock wall at 37 Lakeshore Drive. Stabilization mesh and rock bolts will be installed, and work is expected to take place over approximately two weeks. 

Traffic will be controlled while work is in progress, and only brief road closures of up to five minutes in length may be required for the delivery and pick-up of equipment.

Any questions regarding this project may be directed to Meghan Shattock-Lutz, Deputy Manager of Community Services, at 604-847-2045 or by email.

 

Plan Cultus Update

The Cultus Lake Park Board and the Fraser Valley Regional District are working together to develop a plan for Cultus Lake Park.  A draft plan was presented to the community at two well-attended open houses held at Main Beach this past July and a survey was conducted to gauge public opinion.  Response to the survey was excellent.  A summary of the 579 survey responses received has been completed. 

Click here to view Plan Cultus Draft Two Survey Results Summary Report

The plan will now be revised to address public input and further consultation events will take place this fall.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Fraser Valley Regional District at forwardplanning@fvrd.ca

Announcement by Cultus Lake Park Board

The Cultus Lake Park Board provided the following announcement at the September 30, 2015 Board meeting: 

The Board announces that David Stelmack will no longer be a Cultus Lake Park employee as of October 1, 2015.  The Board would like to thank Mr. Stelmack for his 20 plus years of service with the Park and wish him success in his future endeavours.

In addition, Michael Phelan will also no longer be a Cultus Lake Park employee as of October 1, 2015.  The Board would like to thank him for his service and wish him every success in the future.

Please direct any inquiries to the Director of Park Operations, Bonny Bryant.  Bonny can be contacted by phone at 604-847-2040 or by email at: bonny.bryant@cultuslake.bc.ca.

Tree Planting Event: Help Needed!

The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition and the Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council will be planting trees and shrubs along Sweltzer Creek on Friday, September 25, and your help is needed!

Time: 10:00am

Meeting Place: Parking Lot A (Lakeshore Drive)

Things to Know: Wear boots, bring gloves, and dress for the weather. Shovels will be provided. 

Please RSVP to Rachel Drennan of the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition at rachel@fvwc.ca or 604-791-2235.

For further information, please follow this link. 

Harvest Dance Cancellation & Further News - CORRECTION

The Cultus Lake Events and Activities Committee has announced that the Harvest Dance scheduled for October 17, 2015 has been cancelled. 

However, stay tuned in the weeks to come for details on the Christmas Party at the Golf Course! The Committee is working on the details for the Christmas Tree Light Up on December 21, 2015. Exciting details to follow!

The Committee meets again at 6:30pm on October 22, 2015 at the Park Office Boardroom.

Park Board Meeting - September 9, 2015

Click here to access the Cultus Lake Park Board agenda package, filled with background material and recommendations for the upcoming meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is free wifi in the Boardroom to enable you to follow the agenda electronically.  Please remember to mute your electronic devices before the meeting starts.

Announcement - Executive Assistant/Corporate Clerk

Please be advised that Christine Woodward is no longer a member of the Cultus Lake Park staff.  The Board thanks Christine for all her hard work over the past years, and wishes her well in all her future endeavours.

A search for a new Executive Assistant is currently underway.  In the meantime, please direct any inquiries to interim Executive Assistant, Jaime Schween.  Jaime can be contacted by phone at 604-847-2041 or by email at: executive.assistant@cultuslake.bc.ca.

Fire Ban Remains in Effect for Cultus Lake Park

The campfire ban within the Coastal Fire Centre was lifted effective 12:00 noon today.

We have carefully considered this with respect to the safety and vitality of the Park and our campgrounds, and have committed to maintaining the campfire ban for Cultus Lake Park (including Sunnyside and Vedder River Campgrounds) for the duration of the weekend. We will reevaluate the ban on Monday.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping the Park stay safe, and please contact us should you have any questions.    

604-858-3334 or email