Buffalo Lakes Community Society

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Buffalo Lakes Community Society

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The Buffalo Lakes Community Society was started in 1946 to take over management of the community hall. The first Buffalo Lakes Hall was built in 1918 with the local chapter of the United Farmers of Alberta in charge of care and upkeep. Following the UFA, the Bear Lakes Athletic Association was in charge of the hall until the formation of the Community Club in 1946.
In the 1950s a second hall was built on the south-west corner of S.E. 4-74-7-W6. The Buffalo Lakes Community had a very active group of volunteers and because of that they were able to organize many events such as dances, bazaars and picnics. Members included Bill Student, Pete Pol, Alex Christensen, Graham McFarlane, Margaret Eady, Mrs. Rolfstad, Danny Sommerville, George Yates, Helen Student, Pete Ganzeveld, A. Donnison, Bob Smith and Donald Hoggarth.
In 1989 the Buffalo Lakes Community Society began to raise funds, mostly from businesses, to install indoor plumbing and sewage into the hall. Later that year, they were successful in receiving a grant from the Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.


Buffalo Lakes, Alberta

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Buffalo Lakes Ladies Club (1942-1996)

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Buffalo Lakes Ladies Club

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Buffalo Lakes Community Society

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In the late 1990s the Buffalo Lakes Ladies Club amalgamated with the Agricultural Society to become the Buffalo Lakes Community Society.

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South Peace Regional Archives

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Description created by TD on April 9, 2015.


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