Little Fort Recreation Society will host a “Family Valentines’ Day Dance” Feb. 13, at the Little Fort Community Hall. The “James Gang Band” from Lac De Roche will provide the music.
Little Fort Recreation Society is a non-profit group that is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Little Fort Hall. There is a very active board of directors as well as Little Fort community members who are responsible for looking after the operations of the hall such as renting, cleaning, identifying needed repairs, a safe playground for children, a ball diamond, and a whole array of small detailed things required to keep the hall in good repair and running smoothly.
Several years ago the society took on major renovations of the kitchens and bathrooms with funds they had either saved or requested partnership grants for. The kitchens were brought up to Interior Health standards and equipped with modern energy efficient appliances. The downstairs kitchen has been well used for weddings, family reunions, Christmas dinners and other community cooking functions. Large stainless work tables, a large two-door cooler, two stoves and a dish washer make it so easy when cooking with a large group.
However, it is not all work and no play. There is a social committee whose job it is to find activities to offer to the community that are either free or have a small cost attached. Examples of the activities we have held in the past year include: Christmas Wreath Making, Christmas Baking, and Sushi Making, slide show, Halloween party for the young and old, and a Seniors Christmas Dinner just to name a few.
There are currently four active fitness groups:
The well-known carpet bowlers,” Young at Hearts” call Little Fort Hall home. They are a very active group of retired men and women who bowl three times per week. The bowlers enjoy traveling to play with other clubs as well as hosting fun tournaments or competitive tournaments here in Little Fort. They compete at the provincial level in the Provincial Carpet Bowlers Assoc. as well as the seniors’ games. Many times they have come back with trophies and medals. There is also a badminton group which play twice a week, an exercise to music group twice a week as well as a yoga group with an instructor coming from Clearwater once a week.
As you can see the community hall in Little Fort is very well used throughout the winter months.
From time to time the social committee organizes a dance and this year it is going to be the Valentines’ Day Family Dance on February 13. As noted above there will be a live band. This dance is open to all ages and we hope the whole family will come out and enjoy the evening. There will be a concession with beverages and snacks. The prices are adults $10, students $5 and children 12 and under free. Tickets are available at the High 5 Diner, the Jim’s Store, or contact Kim at 250-677-4405, or Georgina at 250-677-4243. They may also be purchased at the door if not sold out. We hope to see you there.