Cultus Lake Day

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.

A Cultus Lake Day Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out and made Cultus Lake Day such a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without our volunteers – so a big thank you to them too!

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors: Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit UnionFraser Valley Regional DistrictCultus Lake Golf ClubCity of ChilliwackBaker Newby LLPSonia Toor – Century 21 RealtorKevin Plastow Design & Digital ImagingVedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic Ltd., Naomi Adams – Adams Real Estate Realtor, Signboom Industries, Lemongrass House and Fred’s Custom Tackle.

See you next year!

Cultus Lake Day Parade Route

We hope you will join us for what will be an incredibly fun event. The Cultus Lake Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22.

If you would like to be in the parade, please click here for registration information.

Cultus Lake Day – Parade Road Closure

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., please expect traffic delays and road closures in Cultus Lake. The Cultus Lake Day Parade will begin at the Plaza near Lakeside Beach Club and travel along Sunnyside Blvd., Mountain View Road, Park Drive, First Avenue, Second Avenue, Fir Street and back to the Plaza.

Please use Park Drive in an emergency, as the gate will be open during the parade.

Kevin Plastow Design & Digital Imaging – Cultus Lake Day Sponsor

Kevin Plastow Design & Digital Imaging is a graphic design and photography studio located in the Fraser Valley community of Chilliwack, B.C. They have provided an exceptional prize for the Cultus Lake Day draw – a 30-minute photo shoot at Cultus Lake Park. Who doesn’t want professional photos of their family or a group of friends? Or maybe you are getting ready to propose and Kevin could be there – ready to capture that magical moment!

The team at Kevin Plastow Design & Digital Imaging has over 30 years of experience producing award-winning print advertising, posters, brochures and corporate identities – with a flair for clean and simple design. They also offer photographic services specializing in event photography – and for this active and engaged team, no event is too big or too small! They cover everything from international airshows to car shows to business grand openings and even family reunions.

Kevin told us that Cultus Lake Day offers him and his team the chance to be involved in a local event with community volunteers for whom they have a huge amount of respect. He said: “The community volunteers who plan this event contribute countless selfless hours to make it great – and that is growing in popularity every year. And the volunteers who come out to help on Cultus Lake Day show just how big the heart of the community is.” He added: “And how great is it that we can all go for free to what could be described as one big block party – with a focus on family fun? It’s a pretty great event, made even better because of the amazing volunteers who make it happen.”

Kevin and his team are highly involved in the community. They have sponsored Cultus 

Lake events, as well as the Chilliwack Business Improvement Association and Chamber of Commerce’s Party in the Park, Fortin’s Village Classic Car Show, and the Chilliwack Flight Fest Airshow. He explains that: “It is important to us to sponsor events in our home community, and it’s been a pleasure to get to know some of the hardworking people here.”

In speaking with Kevin, we also discovered something that many people might not know – Kevin Plastow Design & Digital Imaging also does original fine art by commission. That is good to know!

Kevin says he looks forward to Cultus Lake Day because: “Being a photographer, just wandering around enjoying the sights and capturing the fun, is a highlight for me.” He added: “Of course, sampling what the food trucks offer is a must!”

Sonia Toor – Cultus Lake Day Sponsor

Sonia Toor is a local Chilliwack REALTOR® with Century 21 Creekside Realty Ltd. who is passionate about community. She works with clients who are buying or selling their homes, helping them to navigate the complex process that can often be emotional and stressful. She is always focused on assisting her clients in any way she possibly can, and she feels that way about supporting Cultus Lake Day too!

This is Sonia’s first year as a sponsor with Cultus Lake Day. She explained that because Cultus Lake is such a special place – with an engaged community that puts on great events – she wanted to provide some support for the day. She added: “I am so honoured to be a part of Cultus Lake Day and I am excited to provide support for this amazing and popular event that is put on by volunteers in the community.”

You can see Sonia’s passion for her clients, and she told us that she always puts clients’ interests first, making sure that she communicates with them throughout the whole buying and selling process. She is focused on ensuring that her clients know the whole picture – and in connecting with them in a genuine and authentic way.

Envision Financial – Cultus Lake Day Sponsor

Envision Financial, a Division of First West Credit Union, is the Children’s Fun Area sponsor of Cultus Lake Day and a premier provider of financial services. They have 21 full-service branches and 16 insurance locations throughout the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regions. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third largest credit union, Envision Financial brings innovative products like their market-leading Simply Free Account®, which offers free day-to-day banking with free unlimited e-transfers, as well as an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience.

What many don’t know is that Envision Financial was formed over 70 years ago by a group of farmers and fishermen who felt that their financial needs weren’t being met by the banks.

Envision Financial has a longstanding tradition of supporting charities, organizations and events in the communities they serve, and they pride themselves on simplifying lives and helping their members and the community thrive. Every year, they make contributions to worthwhile causes in their local communities through partnerships, donations and gifts-in-kind. They are proud to partner and support events such as Cultus Lake Day to help the community enjoy where they live, work and play.

Not only does Envision Financial fully engage in the communities that they serve – and of course, that includes the Cultus Lake/Chilliwack area – they also have a signature cause program. The Full Cupboard is a 10-year, $1 million commitment to raising food, funds and awareness about the issue of hunger in our communities. The great thing about The Full Cupboard is that all food and funds collected in your community will stay in your community!

The organization has built a reputation for their community engagement, and their support of Cultus Lake Day is a perfect example of this. They are sponsoring the Children’s Fun Area that will have a bouncy castle, an obstacle course, face painting and more. They will also have a booth at the event, so be sure to stop by and say hi for your chance to win some fun prizes! (And everyone remembers how much fun their booth at Cultus Lake Christmas was!)

While the Envision Financial team will be busy at their booth, talking to everyone and helping you win some great prizes, they also let it slip that they might spend a bit of time checking out the food trucks. (Us too!) If you see them in the lineup for lunch, make sure you say hello!

Baker Newby LLP – Cultus Lake Day Sponsor

Baker Newby is committed to contributing to their community – and they feel strongly that public events such as Cultus Lake Day create a positive connection that carries on long after the last firework has hit the sky. They encourage all of their staff to participate in community events, as it helps to build connection, understanding and inclusiveness. They believe that this makes them better neighbours. 

Baker Newby isn’t just a sponsor of the event; they also told us that many members of their team are looking forward to attending the event and spending the day at the lake with family and friends.

Baker Newby LLP is a full-service law firm that offers a wide variety of practice areas including: agri-business, business law, commercial transactions, construction law, corporate, criminal, commercial litigation, disability insurance law, employment and workplace law, environmental, estate litigation, family and matrimonial, insurance defence, personal injury, real estate, taxation, and wills, estates and trusts. They have offices in Chilliwack and Abbotsford.

Cultus Lake Golf Club – A Great Community Partner

Not only is Cultus Lake Golf Club the place to go for all things golf – it also has great food! Legends Bistro at the Lake – at the course – offers delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and they are open year-round. And the course is immaculately maintained and has been designed to maximize the grounds. It is a beautiful place for a round of golf, for practicing your shots at the driving range, or to have a few drinks or a meal. It really is something special.

If you haven’t been to the Cultus Lake Golf Club recently, you haven’t seen their new (and awesome!) Toptracer Driving Range golf experience. It is winning rave reviews from golfers and non-golfers alike and it really is off the hook. There is nothing like it around. In fact, it is only one of three locations in Canada – and the only one in the Lower Mainland – where you can use this leading-edge technology.

Toptracer is a technology that uses cameras and monitors to track your shots, and it gives you games to play at different levels of expertise. Along with Cultus Lake Golf Club’s Toptracer Driving Range, there are also the Lounge Bays. This is a whole different level of fun. The Lounge Bays are perfect for bringing along friends or family who maybe aren’t that into golf – the lounge makes it so much fun for everyone! Sit back in the comfy seating and order up some appetizers and a drink from one of Cultus Lake Golf Club’s incredible staff – and you will have an amazing time.

The team members at Cultus Lake Golf Club are also great community partners. They are always ready to lend a hand, contribute to local community events, and get involved. For Cultus Lake Day, they have provided some amazing prizes. These include four exceptional prize package draws. Each prize includes:

  • Two 18-hole green fees, valid anytime
  • One 18-hole power cart rental
  • Two Toptracer Driving Range standard bay certificates
  • Four buckets of balls
  • One $25 Legend’s gift card

Everyone knows someone who would love to win one of these four prize packs! A big shout-out to Cultus Lake Golf Club – the perfect place to golf, dine and hang out. Thank you for your support of Cultus Lake Day!

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