CLP Committee

We’re Looking for a Few Great People!

Are you community-minded? Are you interested in helping to make positive change in the Cultus Lake Park community? There are several interesting opportunities to volunteer in many of the Park’s committees.

The committees are:

Community Events and Engagement Committee

The purpose of this select committee is to create experiences that promote community spirit and pride in Cultus Lake Park. This committee plans and implements a wide variety of activities throughout the Park, promoting engagement from both residents and non-residents. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Lamb.

You can see the Terms of Reference for this crucial (and fun!) committee here.

Operational and Financial Core Review Committee

This select committee provides options to the Board with respect to the provision, alteration or elimination of core operating systems. This includes, but is not limited to, the financial accounting systems, budgeting and reporting systems, and any contracts that the Park has entered into. The expectation is that the findings of this committee will recognize the financial implications of such decisions for the current budget and beyond. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Renwick with Commissioner Smit as Vice Chair.

You can see the Terms of Reference for this key committee here.

Environmental and Public Area’s Planning Committee

The purpose of this standing committee is to review and assist in developing the Main Beach/Foreshore Master Plan and the Urban Forest Management Plan. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Bauer with Commissioner Payeur as the Vice Chair.

You can see the Terms of Reference for this valued committee here.

The Cultus Lake Park community is engaged and proactive. Your voice matters and your input, ideas and participation in these committees is crucial to the fabric of the Park. Each of the committees provides key feedback, insight and assistance for the Board and staff about how the Park can be improved, maintained and managed.

If you have a few hours a month that you can contribute, we encourage you to consider participating as a part of one of the committees. Here is a link to the volunteer application form. As a member of a committee, you will become a part of the Park’s legacy – helping us to be the best that we can be!

The deadline to apply is January 9, 2020.

A Year of Fun!

This blog post was developed in response to a request from the Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee – which is made up of community volunteers.

The Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee (CEEC) knocked it out of the Park (pun intended!) in 2019. They had an amazing turnout for the two-night Cultus Lake Christmas event. They received a lot of positive feedback from the event that kicks off the holiday season.

There was record-breaking attendance at Cultus Lake Day. There were some fun additions to this annual event – the pony rides, live bands in the expanded Entertainment Garden, and the Rotary Train, to name a few.

There was an Easter egg hunt in the Park, and the CEEC spent hours preparing the candy bags for the kids. Although the weather was a bit of a challenge, it didn’t stop dozens of families from coming out and having fun at the three Movie Nights this summer.

The CEEC painted the front of the Community Barn and developed the huge logo that is now on the building, and the Cultus Lake Summer Farmers’ Market moved into the Plaza. The Farmers’ Market gets better each year. Wait until you see what they have planned for 2020!

Last summer’s Party in the Plaza was a lot of fun – just ask the hundreds of residents and visitors who danced and sang the night away with tribute artist Elvis Elite.

What many people don’t realize is just how much work it takes to put on these events. The volunteers on the CEEC spend a great deal of time and effort planning and holding the events. It takes hundreds and hundreds of hours – and they give up nights and weekends to meet, plan and then implement the plan. On the day of the event, they are there – making sure that everything runs smoothly so that locals and visitors can have a whole lot of fun at Cultus Lake Park.

The Cultus Lake Park Board is committed to engaging and connecting with the local community – and creating events that are family-friendly and well-run are a part of this. These events also help to welcome visitors from the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and throughout the world – allowing them to have a positive, family-oriented experience at Cultus Lake Park.

A big thank you goes out to the Community Events and Engagement Committee members, the volunteers who come on the day of the events to help out, and to Cultus Lake Park Board Chair Lamb – who also chairs this committee.

Cultus Lake Christmas – Supporting the Community

This blog post was developed in response to a request from the Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee – which is made up of community volunteers.

Cultus Lake Christmas is a highly popular December holiday season event put on by the Community Events and Engagement Committee. The volunteers work for hundreds of hours in planning this event – taking time away from friends, family and their busy lives to contribute to the strong sense of community at Cultus Lake Park. This is a family-friendly event that grows in popularity (and fun!) each year.

The Cultus Lake Christmas event received support again this year from Electoral Area H, Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).

Electoral Area H is part of the Fraser Valley Regional District and was established in 2014. It includes Cultus Lake North and Cultus Lake South (Columbia Valley and Lindell Beach areas).

There are eight Electoral Areas within the Fraser Valley Regional District and each is governed by one Electoral Area Director. Taryn Dixon is the Director for Area H. There are also six municipalities and each one has representatives who sit on the FVRD Board. Within the FVRD area, there are 30 First Nations, four Tribal Councils and four Treaty Associations. Soowahlie First Nation is within Area H and Area H is thankful for their ongoing help and support.

Ms. Dixon explains that they are committed to providing support to a variety of community-based initiatives throughout Area H. This includes Canada Day in Columbia Valley, Cultus Lake Day, Cultus Lake Christmas, Art on the Farm and many others. Ms. Dixon said: “These events all provide an opportunity for Area H to show off its bounty and beauty. They bring the community together and help all of us get to know each other and support each other. Working together for the common good is always a blessing to our Area.”

When asked what she likes best about Cultus Lake Christmas, Ms. Dixon replied: “I love the lights, the bonfire, seeing the little ones visiting Santa Claus, and just feeling the joy and anticipation that young and old alike have for the season.” She acknowledged the organizing committee for their continued work and effort in putting on such a wonderful event. She added: “I know it takes time from so many volunteers, but the result is a first-rate event that is valued and looked forward to by not only me, but the many, many visitors too.”

You can learn more about Electoral Area H, FVRD at: http://www.fvrd.ca/EN/main/about-the-fvrd/electoral-areas/electoral-area-h.html.

A big thank you goes out to Save-On-Foods Garrison for their contribution to the event.

Cultus Lake Christmas Sponsorship Profile

This blog post was developed in response to a request from the Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee – which is made up of community volunteers.

IG Wealth Management is the Santa sponsor for Cultus Lake Christmas.

IG Wealth Management has been in Canada since 1926. They are a planning organization that helps companies and families to reach their financial goals – both big and small. While many people know that the company is a leader in mutual funds, the fact is they do so much more – especially in the area of financial planning. They have more Certified Financial Planners than any firm in Canada and they justifiably take great pride in this accreditation.

IG Wealth Management has been involved with Cultus Lake Christmas since it began. They are instrumental in working with Santa so that the jolly old fellow keeps time in his busy schedule to come to the event for both nights to visit with the children! In fact, the IG Wealth Management team has been around for so long that they remember the fun when they helped Santa to arrive by helicopter! They have also been a popcorn sponsor of Cultus Lake Park’s highly popular Movie in the Park events.

The IG Wealth Management team is actively involved with community events such as Cultus Lake Christmas and they consider it a great privilege to partner with the Community Events and Engagement Committee on this fun, family-friendly event.

For more information about IG Wealth Management, please visit: https://www.investorsgroup.com.

A big thank you goes out to our additional sponsors: Gidney Signs, Naomi Adams of Century 21 Creekside Real Estate, Catharine Deveau of Century 21 Creekside Real Estate, Morrows Moving and Storage (1976) Ltd, Bowes Pickfords Ltd., Vedder River Inn, S.T.I. Steeltec Industries Ltd., Cultus Lake Golf Club, Cultus Lake Waterpark and Cultus Lake Adventure Park.

We would also like to send a special thank you to our Public Works team for all of their hard work making this event a reality and for the beautiful lights already lighting up Cultus Lake Park!

In addition, we are grateful for all of the efforts put forward by the Cultus Lake Volunteer Fire Department to make this event a success. They will be at the event, in charge of roasting marshmallows for the kids. And of course, they will be keeping us all safe as we stay warm by the fire.

We are able to do events like Cultus Lake Christmas because of our fantastic community support.

You Can Light Up a Tree for Christmas at Cultus Lake Park!

This blog post was developed in response to a request from the Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee – which is made up of community volunteers.

  

Who’s getting excited for the winter holiday season? You? Us? Everyone!

Cultus Lake Christmas is just around the corner – on November 29 and 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Community Events and Engagement Committee’s (CEEC) event – Cultus Lake Christmas – is fun for the whole family. There are beautiful Christmas lights in the trees and reflecting off of the lake; a visit from the jolly fella himself – Santa Claus; an artisan gift market; a bonfire with marshmallows, hot chocolate and apple cider; and food for purchase. It’s all here – and Cultus Lake Christmas is the can’t miss celebration of the season.

The Christmas lights will remain on throughout December to help us all stay in the spirit of the season.

The CEEC has sponsorship packages available for those who would like to support this annual (and super fun) event!

Please see the image for information on how you can help.

See you at Cultus Lake Christmas.

Elvis Is Back in Cultus Lake Park

The Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee (CEEC) is thrilled to present Elvis Tribute Artist, Elvis Elite (Steve Elliott) for a FREE concert on Friday, August 9 at the Plaza, beginning at 7 p.m.

Elliott is a world-class Elvis tribute singer and entertainer. Born in Nanaimo, he started his career in 2004, after winning the Top Canadian Tribute Title at Penticton’s Annual Elvis Festival. He also won the Elvis Mania Festival in Cloverdale. Elliott has performed at the Vancouver PNE in 2007 and in 2010, he sang in front of 25,000 people at Empire Stadium for a BC Lions halftime show. This dynamic performer brings “young Elvis” to the stage (you will think that Elvis has been alive and well and living in the Fraser Valley all these years!). Watch for some classic Elvis moves such as hip swivels and the duck walk – seriously, it’s like young Elvis is right there on the stage!

Complete with his 1966 Pink Cadillac and multiple outfit changes, Elliott puts on a great show whenever he performs. Get ready to sing, dance and party like young Elvis at this year’s Party in the Plaza!

Lakeside Beach Club will have a grill outside for concertgoers. Grab something to eat, enjoy the summer weather, and rock along with the sounds of classic 50s and 60s Elvis.

This is another Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee event that you don’t want to miss!

For more on Steve Elliott, please visit his website at: http://elviseliterocks.wixsite.com/elviselite.

New Location for Summer Farmers’ Market at Cultus Lake Park

The 2019 Summer Farmers’ Market at Cultus Lake Park has a new location. It will be held at the Community Barn in the Cultus Lake Park Plaza (beside Frosty’s). This popular weekly event runs each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 29 to August 31, 2019.

The Summer Farmers’ Market offers visitors a range of locally sourced items to choose from – including fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, craft beer, small batch whiskey and vodka, meats, cheeses, herbs, flowers, handmade soaps, essential oils, jewellery and much more. Each week will bring some regular (and favourite) vendors – and a few new ones to try! Live music at the market makes the experience even better. (Dancing is encouraged!)

Said Joe Lamb, Cultus Lake Park Board Chair: “The new location for the Summer Farmers’ Market makes it easier to check it out and to pick up some items for a picnic on the beach or for dinner. The Plaza offers free parking for up to two hours – just enter your license plate into the meter.” He added: “Each week, the market is a bit different which encourages people to come often. The market is yet another reason that Cultus Lake Park is such a popular place for both locals and visitors.”

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