Cultus Lake Park staff will be inspecting all buoys in the Cultus Lake Park foreshore for conformity starting on July 2, 2019. For more information, please click here.
The Cultus Lake Park community, along with the Environmental and Public Areas Planning Committee, has been busy! We’re talking super-duper, amazing things are happening busy. (Not sitting on the deck, watching the sun setting over Cultus Lake busy… although, that sounds pretty good!) This volunteer committee is led by Commissioner Darcy Bauer (Chair) and Commissioner Larry Payeur (Vice-Chair).
Visitors and residents may have noticed some great things happening around Cultus Lake Park. One of the incredible improvements has been the work towards the restoration of green space on Fir Lane. The Committee wanted to improve the look on Fir Lane and create a useable space for the people who live in the Park. In addition, this restoration of green space is a noise buffer. It gives the residents who live there a little bit of a buffer between their homes and the more public areas of the Park.
With this project, the residents wanted to create a small forest for walking and bird watching, a place for kids to play, and an area to explore nature. This effort is also intended to improve the health of the existing trees and shrubs.
The residents put in a huge amount of effort on this and it shows. They removed truckloads of dead branches, debris and some garbage. They took on the removal and cutting back of invasive plants like blackberries and ivy, and they planted 250 native trees and understory plants. They also spread yards and yards of bark mulch. To pull all of this together, they created pathways and connected all of the elements in the area. It’s pretty safe to say that it looks fantastic!
This type of beautification really does take a community. The workforce was made up of committee members and included Fir Lane residents and other Cultus Lake Park residents who were keen to improve the area. Cultus Lake Park staff provided tools, moved heavy pieces of wood and debris, and placed rock. The bark mulch was generously donated by Brian Dyck. Jeff Bahnman of Cultus Lake Golf Club donated his time and the equipment for building the path. A special thank you goes out to resident Ralph Caravetta for his daily work at Fir Lane and for his financial donation. Money was raised by residents to purchase additional trees beyond those that were paid for by Cultus Lake Park. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who made this project such a success!
In the true nature of the Cultus Lake Park community – the Committee and volunteers created a positive, family-friendly environment to get the work done. There was lots of work, laughter, food and beverages. It was a real group effort. The space is now being used daily by kids having fun and residents taking a moment out of their busy day to enjoy this peaceful spot. Residents have taken on the watering of the area to keep this great space healthy and green!
We are fortunate to live in a community that comes together so well to accomplish so much!
Cultus Lake, B.C. – The Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee has announced the lineup of activities for this year’s Cultus Lake Day on Saturday, June 22, 2019. And it is bigger and better than ever. It includes:
- 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast by donation at Cultus Lake Fire Hall
- 9:45 a.m. – Parade check in and line up at the Cultus Lake Park Business Plaza
- 11 a.m.: Parade begins at the Plaza’s Lakeside Beach Club (goes down Sunnyside, to 1st Ave, to Main Beach, ends back at Plaza)
- 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Children’s Fun Area at Main Beach
- 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Farmers’ & Artisan Market at Main Beach
- 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Food vendors at Main Beach
- 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Beverage & Entertainment Garden at Main Beach (expanded this year with live music throughout the day and a DJ)
- 12 p.m. (approx.): Parade judging for bikes & dogs at Children’s Fun Area
- 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Pony rides for $5 per ride (new this year)
- 10 p.m.: Fireworks at Main Beach
Community Events and Engagement Committee Chair (also the Cultus Lake Park Board Chair), Joe Lamb said: “Cultus Lake Day is a big event for locals and visitors alike. Families come for the day to have a lot of fun, connect with others, and enjoy the beauty of Cultus Lake Park.” He added: “Along with annual favourites such as the Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Children’s Fun Area and the Farmers’ & Artisan Market, this year we have a bigger and better Beverage & Entertainment Garden with a DJ and live bands throughout the day. It is going to be a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy some great music.”
The Beverage & Entertainment Garden includes:
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: DJ Corey Pickering
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Jordan KO
- 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Kellen Saip
- 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Ben Crosby
- 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Tarl Feser
- 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.: Naxx
- 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Outlaws & Lace
- 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Heatseeker
Said Chair Lamb: “This will be a great day with lots of live music and family fun. And, of course – the fireworks to wrap it up at 10 p.m. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there.”
The Fraser Valley Regional District is a proud supporter of Cultus Lake Day 2019. Envision Financial, a Division of First West Credit Union, is the Children’s Fun Area sponsor.
The Fraser Valley Regional District is inviting you to an Open House to learn more and share your thoughts on the Official Community Plan.
The Open House is on June 8 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Columbia Valley Community Centre at 1202 Kosikar Road.
Click for more details on the Open House.
Organizers expect approximately 400 fishermen for this year’s Lions Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby on Saturday, June 15.
For more details, please visit the event website at: http://www.cultusderby.ca/.
The next Cultus Lake Stewards meeting is:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: DFO Research Complex, 4222 Columbia Valley Hwy., Cultus Lake, B.C.
- Cultus Lake Park Board: Counting Canada goose and signage
- Smallmouth Bass –update and an estimate of this year’s population
- Sewer Update
- Cultus Lake Environmental Evaluation Fundraising plans update
- Pikeminnow [Smallmouth Bass] Derby update
- June evening meeting – decide on topics
Community Policing at Cultus Lake Park is a joint venture between the Cultus Lake Park Board, the City of Chilliwack and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
This was done to establish Community Policing at Cultus Lake Park over the busy summer months. This means that RCMP officers will be stationed at the Park from the May long weekend to the end of the September long weekend, providing law enforcement coverage during the Park’s busiest season. The officers will be deployed from the new Community Policing Office, located in the Visitor Services Centre at the Park – across the parking lot from the Cultus Lake Park Office. Community Policing is in addition to the current RCMP boat patrols.
In the off-season, normal RCMP coverage will continue. The Park will reimburse the City 100% of the costs for RCMP members to perform dedicated policing services during the summer months.
Said Cultus Lake Park Board Chair Joe Lamb: “This is an important initiative for Cultus Lake Park. The community told the Board that increased security was a priority and, as a result, the Board and staff undertook an in-depth review of how we could do better in this area and Community Policing was identified as the strongest solution – by far.”
The official opening of the Community Policing Office had brief speeches by Chair Lamb, City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove, and RCMP Superintendent Bryon Massie. Many members of the community attended the event.
After Chair Lamb, Mayor Popove, Superintendent Massie, and Cultus Lake Park Chief Administrative Officer Bonny Bryant did a ceremonial cutting of a ribbon to officially open the Community Policing Office, refreshments were served. Said Chair Lamb: “It is an exciting day for Cultus Lake Park, and it was great to see so many community members who came to the official launch of our Community Policing.” He added: “This is a positive change for our community and it has happened because the Cultus Lake Park Board and our leaseholders – residential and business – worked together to find an effective solution to a challenge. Community Policing is yet another success story of how this Board works with the people of Cultus Lake Park. It is an exciting new initiative and we are very proud of it.”
Please click here for more information on the Community Policing agreement between Cultus Lake Park, the City of Chilliwack and the RCMP.
As you may know, Cultus Lake Park has a new website. And it has an RSS feed. Please find directions below on how to sign up for the RSS feed from Rick Williamson. (And a very special thank you to Rick for the clear, easy-to-follow directions!)
Rick sent out this email about the RSS feed:
The new website has an RSS feed option, but you will need to sign up for it. (Even if you had signed up for the RSS feed under the old website – you will have to re-sign up with the new website.)
It is a multi-step process. Here is how the sign up works:
1. Go to the Park’s “New Resident Information” page at: https://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/new-resident-information/
2. Scroll down and on the right side of your screen, you will see: “RSS Feed Signup”
3. Enter the email address that you want Park notifications to be sent to; then click “Subscribe.”
4. Within the next one to two days, you will receive an email from “FeedBurner Email Subscriptions” as follows:
“You received this message because someone requested an email
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(If the link above does not appear clickable or does not open a browser window when you click it, copy it and paste it into your web browser’s Location bar.)
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5. In order to complete the process, click on the link included in the above email to activate your request.
If you don’t get the activation email (see #4 above), check the “Junk” or “Spam” file in your email program.