TNRD and Little Fort Rec Society sign operating agreement on community hall

In early 2005, Barb Denton, then president of the Little Fort Recreation Society, initiated the move to have a proper operating agreement

Outgoing president of the Little Fort Recreation Society

Outgoing president of the Little Fort Recreation Society

Barriere Star/Journal

The Little Fort Farmers Institute were the original owners of the Little Fort Community Hall.

In December of 2000 there were only three surviving members of the Farmers Institute, they were Bill Belcham, Bob Cartwright and Jack Livingstone.  At that time these members passed a resolution to move the hall ownership to the Little Fort Recreation Society.

On Nov. 24, 2001, the above resolution was rescinded because the Little Fort Recreation Society was not allowed to hold property in their name, and Little Fort did not have a municipal government to take charge.

The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) then took over the ownership of the hall in trust for the Community of Little Fort.

In early 2005, Barb Denton, then president of the Little Fort Recreation Society, initiated the move to have a proper operating agreement in place spelling out the responsibilities of the Society and the TNRD.

“The hall in Little Fort was a first for the TNRD to own, so we were starting from scratch,” said Denton, “Lots of back and forth discussions happened between the TNRD and the Little Fort Recreation Society.”

Almost 10 years later, with many hours of volunteer labour involved, the agreement was finally signed between the Society and the TNRD on Oct. 26, 2014, by outgoing president Barb Denton and outgoing vice-president Darlene Jennings.

“A huge thank you goes out to TNRD Area “O” representative Bill Kershaw for helping to iron out the final details as well as the TNRD for their patience and understanding during this long process,” commented Denton.