At Lakedell, Volunteering Is Simply The ‘Community’

Activities, programs and services planned and hosted by the residents of the Lakedell community are viewed as more than simply volunteering. At the Lakedell Ag Society, volunteering is considered a culture of the community by offering a great way to socialize with existing friends and meeting new ones. That was very evident on February 17th, 2014 as the community gathered to share Family Day festivities and celebrate of 40 years of operation.
Celebrating 40 years of serving the community
    Founded in 1973, the Lakedell Ag Society’s membership was mostly comprised of people with an agricultural background and provided agricultural based programs and services. However, over the years more and more young families and retirees were attracted to the region and need for expanded or new programs and services evolved. The Society adapted and has progressed to be more diverse in its programming and events to accommodate this change.
    The Lakedell Ag. Society continues to be the centre of activities for Westerose and surrounding communities.  They operate a multi-use facility comprised of a large heated indoor riding arena, 2 outdoor arenas, a large main hall, small hall, 2 sheet curling rink, large modern playground and bocce & horse shoe pits. In addition to the Country Fair, the Society hosts other events such as a Christmas Fair,  Farmers Market every Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm throughout the summer, Women’s Conference, Youth Riding Camp, Bullridin’ & Bootscootin’ and a Big Screen Grey Cup Party. A large number of clubs make use of the facilities:  Lakedell Curling Club, Lakedell 4H Beef Club, Lakedell 4H Light Horse Club, Pigeon Lake Gymkhana Club, Lakedell Mighty Mutts Dog Agility Club, Lakedell Playgroup and the Pigeon Lake Lions Club. 
    The Society is continually improving and growing their facilities, equipment and programs and services. They are also always looking for new and more volunteers to assist with their various events but more importantly, share in the culture of socializing with existing friends and meeting new ones.
    ­For more information email Rick Southern President - lakedellag@xplornet

 

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