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.