Following the annual general meeting in August of 2019 and a vote by the members, the Friends of Madge Lake board made decisions about projects based on the results of that vote.
Fifty-two members attended and voted. Emails were sent to members unable to attend the AGM and 47 of those voted online.
The top vote was to have Wake Free Zones for an approximate cost of $5,000. The second choice was for improvements to the recreation hall kitchen and bathrooms at a cost of approximately $50,000. Third was a sound system and LCD projector that would benefit the recreation hall as well, at a cost of $4,000. Ski Hill support at a cost of $5,000 was voted fourth, and refurbishing of the ball diamond came in fifth, with an approximate cost of $15,000. The sixth and last ranked vote was to have a digital information sign at the park entrance at a cost of $25,000.
At the previous year's Annual General Meeting four projects were prioritized. These were to improve park signage ($15,000), subdivision playgrounds ($40,000+), a rejuvenation of the tennis court ($46,000), and a new dog park ($5,000).
The hiking trails now have comprehensive signs and the subdivision signs should be completed this summer. There has been a delay regarding the subdivision signs because the provincial government have been revising its standards.
A dog park was installed in the south-east corner of the ball park grass area near the tennis court in the fall of 2019. We now also have a sound system and projector installed at the recreation hall.
The amount of $3,000 has been allocated towards subdivision playgrounds. Meetings are ongoing regarding available grants and a major sponsor has stepped forward so we are hopeful for some tangible progress this summer.
An amount of $2,000 has been allocated to the tennis court, but it is hoped that a substantial reduction over the original estimate of $46,000 may be possible, in which case work could be undertaken this year, but this remains to be finalized.
Friends of Madge Lake accepts donations and continues adding to the target accounts and complete projects as finances allow. We are also in the process of investigating grants for various park improvements including trail improvements.
Thank you for your input and support of Friends of Madge Lake. If any of the above projects interest you and you want to make a donation or sponsor or co-sponsor a project, please contact us through this website, by contacting a board member, private messenger on Facebook, or by mail at Box 357, Kamsack SK S0A 1S0.
The kick-off project for Friends of Madge Lake was a cookbook, Madge Lake Favourites.
It was published in the summer of 2018, and is available at Treats and Treasures specialty store located in our heritage cabin at 16 Fern Drive.
Thank you to all the people who submitted recipes or stories for the book.
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