If you are like me, one of the most important reasons you chose to reside in Lake Bonavista is its sense of community. We tend to know our neighbours. Our children attend school in the neighbourhood, participate in community teams and events, and hang out together at our lake. One of the key contributors to our community character is the Lake Bonavista Community Association, commonly known as the LBCA. The LBCA is a charitable organization that is responsible for funding and maintaining the Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre. The facility includes two ice surfaces, a gymnasium, fitness centre, meeting room and houses a day care and after school program. Through dedicated staff and an army of volunteers the LBCA provides a wide number programs ranging from hockey, soccer, basketball, pickle ball, stampede breakfast, spring cleanup, a toddler drop-in among others. The LBCA is also the official community representative to the City of Calgary and other organizations. LBCA funding is derived primarily from facility rentals, program fess and membership sales.
With the objective of improving our community service, the LBCA Board recently conducted an extensive survey of Lake Bonavista residents. Utilizing this input, the Board conducted a thorough strategy review and developed a number of new initiatives that is summarized in this month’s Bugle. The Board and I are excited about the opportunities and we would like to thank those who participated in the survey for their input and ideas. I invite any resident interested in volunteering in any way to please contact us. Its participation by people like you that makes Lake Bonavista special.
President, Lake Bonavista Community Association