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Bylaw Fines Have Increased

We know that many people may find bylaws (and more specifically, bylaw enforcement) frustrating. No one wants to receive a fine, but sometimes they are a necessity.

Cultus Lake Park fines for bylaw infractions have increased. They are now up to $2,000 per infraction.

Bylaws are in place for the control, management, maintenance, use and enjoyment of Cultus Lake Park by all. They support the safety and security of residents and visitors.

It may come as a surprise, but the Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement Officers don’t want to fine you. In fact, they want you to comply with the bylaws. It’s even in their title. They are trained to help educate the community about the bylaws.

Whether it is keeping your dog on a leash, not smoking, refraining from consuming alcohol in public areas, or keeping laneways adjacent to residential or business lots clear and maintained – bylaws are in place for the good of the community.

If you have questions about bylaws or would just like to come by for a cup of coffee and a chat, Cultus Lake Park has an open door policy. We would love to see you. If you would prefer to email us, that works too. Our email is: [email protected].  

Please adhere to the bylaws – you can find them here. We will also be putting up a series of posters that highlight bylaws that are broken more often than others – and we’ll be sharing a few blog posts on them here.

Adhering to bylaws is the responsibility of everyone in the community.

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.

Cultus Lake Golf Club Offers Toptracer Range

This blog post was developed for a Cultus Lake Day sponsor and is part of their sponsorship package.

Located in Cultus Lake Park, Cultus Lake Golf Club is a beautiful place to play, whether you have time to play 9 or 18 holes, or just practice your game on the range. If you just want to unwind and enjoy a meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and cocktails on the deck overlooking the course, be sure to visit Legends Bistro.

Improve your swing at Cultus Lake Golf Club and try something that no one else has to offer. Look and feel like a pro – even if you are just a beginner – with Toptracer Range technology at your fingertips. Cultus Lake Golf Club is the first facility offering this ultra-modern technology in the Lower Mainland, and third in the entire country. That’s all of Canada – and we’re a pretty big place!

Toptracer Range offers the latest in golf technology – that same technology that is utilized on the PGA tour during their live broadcasting. Toptracer uses cameras and monitors to track your shots, while offering fun, engaging games that are great for any skill level. The shot history data and specific club performance details will appeal to the experienced golfers, while the interactive games and competitions will be of interest to beginners – or anyone just looking for something new to do in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

Toptracer is changing the face of golf by making it exciting and fun for everyone, whether you’re a scratch golfer or a beginner.

Polish up those clubs and head on out to the course with friends and family. (Rentals are available.) Don’t forget to book your very own Toptracer Lounge Bay, where you can sit back and enjoy food and drinks in your own private, comfortable outdoor lounge while everyone in your group works on their game.

At Cultus Lake Golf Club, the staff are helpful and welcoming, there is plenty to do, and the food is great.

Get away from it all, in the middle of everything. It’s worth a visit!

Summer Farmers’ Market at the Plaza

Did you know that the Summer Farmers’ Market at Cultus Lake Park has a new location – the Community Barn in the Cultus Lake Park Plaza (next to Frosty’s)? This popular weekly event runs every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until August 31.

For Sunnyside Campground guests and visitors from Chilliwack, Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland, there is free parking available for two hours at the Plaza. Just put your licence plate number into a meter and you’re all set to check out the great vendors at the Summer Farmers’ Market and all that there is to choose from in the shops at the Cultus Lake Park Business Plaza.

Each week, the Summer Farmers’ Market brings some regular (and favourite) vendors, along with a few new ones to check out. There is live music – and some little children have gotten in on the fun – dancing their way into our hearts!

The Summer Farmers’ Market offers visitors a range of locally sourced items to choose from – including fresh produce, baked goods, craft beer, small batch whiskey and vodka, herbs, flowers, handmade soaps, essential oils, jewellery and more.

Come and see what’s there, get something delicious to eat, or find a gift for someone special (like yourself!). The new location gives you lots of space to park and wander around, checking out what the market has to offer each week.

Cultus Lake Park Bylaw Fines Increased

Cultus Lake, B.C. – The Cultus Lake Park Act was amended by the Provincial Government of British Columbia in the spring of 2019. One of the many changes approved by the Province is an increase in fines for bylaw infractions. The amount has increased to a maximum of up to $2,000, from the previous $50 – which had been in place since the 1930s.

Cultus Lake Park staff reviewed the bylaw fines in other municipalities to ensure that the Park’s fines would be comparable. Staff then submitted the recommendations to the Board, which reviewed the changes and voted to increase the fines, which are now in full effect. The revised bylaws can be found at https://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/bylaws/. The Board encourages everyone who lives, works and visits Cultus Lake Park to take the time to review the bylaws and ensure that they adhere to them while in the Park.

The Cultus Lake Park bylaw compliance and enforcement officers and staff are committed to helping to educate the community on the bylaws. They understand that some people may not realize that they are breaking a bylaw. A bylaw compliance and enforcement officer’s first response, where possible, is to inform the person of the infraction so that they can immediately make adjustments to comply with the bylaw.

Said Joe Lamb, Cultus Lake Park Board Chair: “We want our community and visitors to the Park to be safe. Bylaws help to do that.” He added: “The bylaw compliance and enforcement officers don’t want to give out tickets that result in fines. No one – including the Board and staff – wants this. The increased fines are in place as a deterrent to bad behaviour – behaviour that could put the safety or security of people or property at risk.”

For those who feel that they have received a fine that is unwarranted and want to dispute the ticket, information can be found here: http://fvbylaw.ca/.

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July’s Cultus Lake Park ROCKS Grand Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that our July Grand Prize for the Cultus Lake Park ROCKS contest is bigger than ever! Below is a list of the prizes – valued at more than $625:

  • Gift certificate from Inkboy Tattoo ($180 value)
  • One-hour boat rental at Cultus Lake Marina ($160 Value)
  • Cultus Lake Golf Club Package, including two 18-hole green fees, one hour on the Toptracer Range, two small buckets of balls for the driving range ($107 value)
  • One-hour stand up paddle board rental from Main Beach Boat Rental and Concession ($90 value)
  • Gift certificate for Sleepy Hollow Gems ($50 value)
  • Gift certificate for Beethoven’s Pizza ($25 value)
  • Gift certificate for Vanilla Café ($10 value)
  • Gift certificates for ice cream at Frosty’s ($5 value)

Each week – Monday to Thursday (excluding holiday Mondays) – 10 GREEN rocks marked with “www.cultuslake.bc.ca” are hidden around Cultus Lake Park. Find one of the GREEN rocks, turn it in to the Park Office during office hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and you will get a small prize (that will make a young child very happy). You will also be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE for that month.

The GREEN rocks are hidden in Cultus Lake Park Main Beach area on Monday mornings, and they are picked up on Thursday evenings. This is a WEEKDAY-ONLY contest. You won’t be able to find a green rock on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays – you have to come out during the week.

It’s only one entry per week per family. If you find more than one GREEN rock, please leave it in place for someone else to find!

Good luck to everyone this month!

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.”

Movie Nights

The Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee is pleased to announce this year’s Movie Nights.

  • July 5 – Dumbo
  • July 19 – Captain Marvel
  • August 2 – Incredibles 2
  • August 23 – Avengers Endgame

Showtimes are at sunset.

Join the community for family fun under the stars. (The giant movie screen is behind the playground.)

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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