Community hall upgrades bolster McLeese Lake’s field of dreams

In 2012, McLeese Lake Recreation Commission received a $14,632 grant from Northern Development through the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program towards this $43,932 project. This has been a funding partnership of McLeese Lake Recreation Commission and Northern Development

McLeese Lake Community Hall is scoring more home runs than ever now that major upgrades to the building and baseball fields are complete. In 2012, the McLeese Lake Recreation Commission wanted to improve their facilities in an effort to host more community events and baseball games. The McLeese Lake hall has been a major social hub for the Cariboo community for many years. The upgrades included new windows, bleachers, backstop, fencing and a lake-facing patio.

The total project cost $43,932. Northern Development provided $14,632 from its Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program to support the improvements.

Howard Chamberlin, president of the McLeese Lake Recreation Commission, tells us: “Our Recreation grounds usage and rentals have increased by 30%. The upgrades made our site more appealing to people to use for family reunions and weddings and ball tournaments.”

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