Welcome to the Mackie Lake House

Mackie Lake House exists to preserve and present the building, grounds, furnishings and related history of Mackie Lake House for the enjoyment and education of the public.This was the vision of Patrick (Paddy) Mackie who formed the Mackie Lake House Foundation in 1993. Paddy worked with the original Foundation Boards and gave the first tours of the Mackie Lake House. In 1999, upon Paddy’s death, the property was bequeathed to the Foundation. 

We hope you enjoy a little History of Mackie Lake House and learn about our current happenings. We are open year round and would love to have you visit us here at Mackie Lake House.

It’s time to get on board!

Leveraging your knowledge and insight, are you looking to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in Coldstream and Greater Vernon history? Love historic buildings, vibrant arts and culture programs? Then a volunteer governance role on the Mackie Lake House Foundation Board might be a fit for you.

We are looking for talented new directors to join an enthusiastic and dedicated Board of Directors to continue the valuable programming and cultural contributions that the Foundation provides to our community from its location as an original estate property on the shores of Kalamalka Lake.

Our volunteer Board is the strategic heart of the organization and is vital to the ongoing success of the Foundation.  Directors contribute through various committees to promote the value of the property as a unique community heritage asset. The Board meets about 8 times a year with fewer winter and summer meetings.  Directors are expected to contribute meaningfully in collaboration with our staff and volunteer supporters.

Specific skills/interests needed:

  • Promotions and program development

  • Archival collections and historical advisory

  • Business, financial and investment management

Benefits of joining the Board:

  • Exploring different areas of interest

  • Ensuring an enduring community cultural legacy

  • Developing enjoyable relationships with like-minded leaders from the community

  • Enjoying our beautiful lakeside setting from a gorgeous heritage home.

If you want to make a difference and give back in a meaningful and impactful way please contact Neil Woolliams, Board President and Chair, Governance Committee at info@mackiehouse.ca  with the subject line “I’m Interested in Learning about the Board”.

Our Latest Blog Posts

It’s now official…

Well, after six weeks of working together, the roles have changed. Since March 15th, Valerie Cherwoniak has been working under the direction of our outgoing manager,...

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It's a cloudy, slightly rainy day today but there is always something to brighten your day.  These beautiful little forget-me-nots made me smile.  To me they...

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Meet Teddy!

Meet Teddy!

Teddy lives in the History Room at Mackie Lake House.  He has been around for a while. Made from mohair and with leather button eyes, Teddy seems to have been...

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Welcome Valerie!

A Special Hello to our Mackie Family With spring on its way, new beginnings still happen for a lot of people.  It is with great pleasure that I get to introduce...

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