In 2012, Colleymount Recreation Commission received a $30,000 grant from Northern Development through the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program towards this $196,535 project. This has been a funding partnership of Colleymount Recreation Commission and Northern Development
The Trout Creek Hall near Burns Lake has a new lease on life after Northern Development provided $30,000 to fund renovations. Built in 1932 by Finnish Immigrants, the hall has been a popular community hub for three quarters of a century, but a leaky roof and kitchen that’s far too small for events threatened the very existence of the building. The Colleymount Recreation Commission Society, which looks after the hall, decided to pursue upgrades at Trout Creek that included a new roof, kitchen and basement, totaling $196,535. Short on funds to complete the renovations by themselves, the Colleymount Recreation Commission reached out to Northern Development for help. The Trust provided a $30,000 grant from its Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program to help get the project rolling and now the hall is fixed up and busier than ever.
Jennifer Lorentz President of the Colleymount Recreation Commission tells us; “The new upgrades have made a huge difference, we recently hosted the first François Lake fishing derby and it was very successful, we had over 40 entrants and a big turnout at the dinner and dance.”