This survey was targeted to the residents or land owners of Ryder Lake between August 28th and September 13th. We received 174 responses which seem to be a pretty good representation of new and established residents. None of the questions were required, some of them were skipped, and others could have multiple answers, i.e. if people would both participate and volunteer.
The charts show the responses to each question and a selection of the comments and suggestions received. Click here to the view the Ryder Lake Community Survey Results September 19 2020
Many people indicated they were interested in joining or rejoining the two institutes. Don’t forget to join to be able to vote at the upcoming AGM’s on Wednesday October 7th (WI) and Thursday, October 8th (FI). Memberships can be purchased on the meeting days.
Ryder Lake Community Survey – August 2020
This survey is for residents or land owners of Ryder Lake. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 13th 2020. Our aim in creating this survey is to:
- Help rekindle community spirit and engagement as the COVID-19 lockdown is eased.
- Provide information on events of interest to residents to aid in future planning of activities at the hall or in the community at large.
- Increase awareness of the two institutes that own the Ryder Lake Institutes Hall in advance of the new membership year starting in October.
The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. Results will be made available to the whole community in chart form, with a synopsis of any comments but without any personally identifying information. The actual survey forms will be kept confidential.
The RLFI and RLWI are responsible for all costs and maintenance of the hall, and funding for these is generated through memberships, hall rentals, donations and fund raising activities. Income is being significantly affected by COVID-19 restrictions and the furnace now needs to be urgently replaced. In the past, only one or two fundraising events were needed to raise the approximately $8,000 to $10,000 needed each year, but right now there is a real need for revenue to ensure the hall remains fiscally viable.
It was recommended by Andy Harrington at an RLFI meeting that a survey of the whole community be undertaken to determine interests and encourage participation. Kathy Bryce, one of the organizers of last years Ryder Lake Ramble, and Peter Whitlock, a long time member and past president of the Farmers Institute volunteered to create and distribute this survey.
Ryder Lake Ramble – June 15 – 16 2019
Are you interested in a self guided tour of the beautiful community of Ryder Lake? On June 15 & 16, the residents will be opening their lives up for you to experience. This self-driving tour will take you to some of the highlights on the hill including viewpoints, hobby farms, artisans, home made goodies, flowers and plants.
Tickets will be available in Ryder Lake at 47846 Elk View Rd (1 km up the hill by the forest fire warning sign and waterfall). Enjoy some home baked goods and lunch on your journey.
Stay tuned for more information!
Welcome to your community!
Welcome to the Ryder Lake Resource site, a guide for residents and visitors who wish to access the talents, services and goods abundantly found throughout Ryder Lake (a community located in rural and mountainous area of Chilliwack, B.C. Canada).
The community of Ryder Lake has traditionally been powered by two organizations:
The Ryder Lake Farmers’ Institute (RFLI) and the Women’s Institute (RLWI).
RENT THE HALL
LOCATION: 49265 Elk View Road (Next to the Fire Hall)
Members of either Institute who have been in good standing for one year receive a considerable discount.
For rental information and availability, contact:
The Hall is jointly owned by the Ryder Lake Farmers’ Institute and the Ryder Lake Women’s Institute and was originally built in 1934 with donated materials and volunteer labour. The current building was built in 1963.
There is a Ryder Lake Hall Committee comprised equally of RLFI and RLWI members that is responsible for Hall maintenance and renovations. A rental manager takes care of Hall bookings and a care taking takes care of operations.
Ryder Lake Hall is available for rent to members of the public. The hall is equipped with tables and chairs, a full kitchen, and a stage with sound system.
*Hall equipment, such as Farmers’ Institute tables and chairs, can be borrowed by members as well. There are also five 10×10 tents owned by the RLFI that can be rented for $20 a day.
To check availability or to book the Hall, contact Kelly Maydiniuk: 604-703-6498 or email@example.com.
If there are any issues with the hall, please contact the caretaker:
Al Reason: cell 778-707-1971 firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN THE INSTITUTES
All residents are encouraged to join one or both of the Institutes to help shape the community and keep up to date. Both groups organize and put on events at the Hall throughout the year. Fundraising activities support the maintenance of the hall.
Ryder Lake Women’s Institute
Meetings occur in the mornings, the first Wednesday of the month except in July and August.
Annual membership: $40
Membership contact: email@example.com
For links to the website, visit the BCWI: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryder Lake Farmer’s Institute
Current President: Al Reason (Past President: Peter Whitlock)
Vice President: Tim Lawrence
Treasurer: Laurie Hirschman
Director: Sonja Wykpis
Director: Darren Stollings
Meetings occur every second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the hall.
Annual membership: $10 a person or $20 per household.
Membership contact: Laurie Hirschman: email@example.com or 604-858-3147.
ACTIVITIES AT THE HALL
Many Ryder Lake community events are held throughout the year. The following events are open to all Ryder Lake residents (and some to the public) and provide opportunities to meet neighbours and have fun.
- Pot Luck Dinners and other events (ad hoc)
- Name That Tune fundraiser (May)
- Ryder Lake Ramble (2nd weekend in June): a farm, garden tour and plant sale
- Country Fair and Dew Worm Races (July)
- Flea Market (August)
- Christmas Craft Fair (December)
- Breakfast with Santa for the kids (December)
Watch for the announcements on Facebook or see dates under the “upcoming events” tab.
Bring your kids to the hall for fun activities and to meet other kids in the community. Our intention is for all the kids to get to know each other, and of course for their parents and caregivers to socialize as well (nice try, no dropping off kids and running to get some quiet time…). These events are open to all ages – you can decide whether the activity is suited for your child. Unless otherwise stated, the events are free for Ryder Lake kids! Activities are posted on Facebook or under upcoming events on this site. For more information, contact: Jody Whalley: firstname.lastname@example.org