The Mackie Lake House Foundation exists because of the vision of Patrick (Paddy) Mackie who formed the Foundation in 1993. Paddy worked with the original Mackie Lake House Foundation Boards and gave the first tours of the Mackie Lake House. In 1999, on Paddy’s death, the property was bequeathed to the Foundation. The mandate of the Mackie Lake House Foundation is: To preserve and present the building, grounds, furnishings and related history of Mackie Lake House for the enjoyment and education of the public.
We hope you enjoy a little History of Mackie Lake House and our current happenings with Around the House. You can get regular updates about activities and events here at Mackie Lake House by subscribing to our newsletter. We are open year round and would love to have you visit us here at Mackie Lake House.
Current Board of Directors:
Neil Woolliams, Rod Faust, Givonna de Bruin, Greg Wylie, Victor Noakes, Bev Rundell, Jim McNamara
Previous board members:
Maria Besso, Carol Willis, Victor Noakes, Ron Candy, Buffie Moir, Dave Brennan, Deborah Stuart, Donna Hall, Bernice Nakashima, Sharon Lawrence, Rod Wark, Jamie Kidston, Linda Wills, Ken Mather, Dennis Overend, Paul Tassie, Gary Green, Jan Waldon, Bob Eby, Ken Waldon, Hadrian Merler, Harry Adam, Judy Turner, Del Welsh, Gavin Parsons, Lawrna Myers, Craig Broderick, Dianna Ferguson
Christine Kashuba was born and raised in rural Alberta but has resided in Vernon since 1980. Christine continues to be active in local arts organizations and most recently worked as the Program Director for the Vernon Community Arts Centre. She is currently serving as the Thompson Okanagan rep on the ArtsBC board.
Christine loves to hear the specific stories of people and places and how the combination of these things creates a memory that can be recalled and re-examined. Working at Mackie Lake House is a dream come true as she learns about the history, stories and memories of people who have connections to Mackie Lake House.
FRIENDS OF MACKIE LAKE HOUSE
Do you like to garden? Do you like to work with kids? Do you like to serve tea? Are you interested in history? If you think you would enjoy helping us out at Mackie Lake House why not become a member of the Friends ? Contact us for more information.