As McLeese Lake and area residents celebrated a Winter Fun Day this month, everyone was grateful Mother Nature co-operated by supplying the best possible weather for the event. It was definitely a great time with many activities for the more than 100 people who attended the fun-filled day. Activities included ice fishing, snowmobile runs, hay rides, socializing around the campfires and enjoying a tasty lunch.
The lunch included chilli made by Jackie King, roast beef and beef dip made by Greg Foster, cook your own hot dogs and marshmallows over the camp fire, brownies supplied by Howie Chamberlin, coffee and hot chocolate.
The occasion was sponsored by the McLeese Lake Recreation Society, with several people working hard to make the day a huge success.
A big thank you to the cooks and to Maj Sutherland and Jackie King for serving the guests all day and to Howie Chamberlin, Daniel Jalbert, Greg Foster and Mark Ralph for their help with the ice rink. This event would not have been possible without the generosity of Rob and Jim Swaan for the use of their property and tent.
Rob Chamberlin and Gail Parish did an awesome job running the snow machine runs all day as well. Finally, a huge thank you goes out to Jeremy Kishkan for bringing his sleigh and horses for the hay ride. This was one of the biggest hits of the day.
The local community was so supportive, first of all by attending and participating in all the events and secondly by donating $150 and more than 300 pounds of food to the Williams Lake Foodbank.
The society needs your support too. Attend the annual general meeting being held at the McLeese Lake Hall March 20, 7 p.m. In order for the committee to continue sponsoring events such as the Winter Fun Days and the Annual Christmas Supper and Auction, they need your help. It only takes very few hours of your time each month to help with organizing. All are welcome. Any questions, contact Howie Chamberlin at 250-297-6429.
– submitted by Howie Chamberlin