Members choose projects
Following the annual general meeting in August and the membership vote, the Friends of Madge Lake board made decisions about projects based on the results of a vote by the membership.
Park signage was the number one membership choice by quite a margin, so most of this year’s cabin profits and membership fee profits will be dedicated to that project.
Our target is to be able to purchase 12 highway signs and 20 trail signs for a total of approximately $15,000.
The next three projects chosen – all very close -- were: Recapping the tennis/basketball courts; subdivision playgrounds, tied with off-leash dog park. We have opened target accounts for each of these projects and have divided the remainder of our available funds between them. Park manager Greg Podivinnikoff obtained a quote for the asphalt for the court resurfacing, which came in much higher than we expected at $42,000.
We are presently obtaining costs for natural playgrounds. The range is $5,000 to the sky, depending on the number of elements included. We may be able to start with a smaller playground project in one of the subdivisions and then add to it.
The off-leash dog park cost is about $5,000. We have had a few people approach us that are interested in making private donations toward that project.
We will accept donations and continue working and adding to the target accounts and complete projects when we can. We are also in the process of investigating grants for various park improvements including trail improvements. We are going to partner with the park to do some tree planting next spring. If anyone is interested in planting watch for emails and we will let you know when the project begins.
Thank you for your input and support of Friends of Madge Lake. If any of the above projects especially interest you and you want to make a donation or sponsor or partially sponsor a project, please contact us through our website, by contacting a director, private messenger on Facebook, or by mail at Box 357, Kamsack SK S0A 1S0.
Friends of Madge Lake office and store
The Friends of Madge Lake Specialty Store, located in our Heritage Cabin at 16 Fern Drive, Fern Campground, showcases local handmade goods including home decor and art pieces, homemade bug spray, soaps, body lotions and scrubs, jams and spreads, a large variety of ice creams, pop, other confectionary items and more!
The Specialty Store open everyday throughout July and August from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our store is 100% volunteer run so it is only open subject to volunteer availability.
If you are interested in volunteering to staff the office during the summer months, please let us know.
Our Facebook page
Friends of Madge Lake has a Facebook page (see home page) where we will provide current information. And this web site will also keep you up to date on activities of Friends of Madge Lake, and provide a convenient way to purchase your membership online.
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