Around the House

JUNE 2021

It is such a pleasure to welcome back some kind of normal at Mackie Lake House.  As of June 1st we’ve opened our gates to welcome back visitors and our beloved volunteers.  We are once again opening up our beautiful Heritage Site for private tours.  All tours will be by appointment only with available times every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday thru June-Sept.  Our tours will take an hour of your time and then you are welcome to sit out on the grounds and enjoy a cold drink.  Tour tickets are $10 per person, $5 for younger children.

Our May school programs were modified to meet Covid restrictions and had to be held completely outdoors in our Fylton Forest and outdoor learning center.  We were so fortunate to have a great student teacher join us from UBCO, and the kids got to enjoy a fun learning experience.   On the one rain day we had classes the kids couldn’t have cared less and were whooping it up in the rain.  This year’s program turned out to be a great success and a lot of fun was had by all. 

We are very happy to announce the return of “Mini Music at Mackie” and we’re having more of these music nights than ever!  These 6 Friday music events will showcase some great talent and once again will be held outside on our very beautiful grounds overlooking Kalamalka Lake. All sorts of beverages will be available to purchase but please feel free to bring a picnic dinner and don’t forget your chairs!  Dress for the weather but my our bet is that we’ll be getting sunny days in the Okanagan.  Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Seller but hurry because they’re already going fast.

Mackie Lake House is very proud to introduce a couple more of our special event teas.  These formal English teas will be held out on our veranda and the shady portion of our grounds.  Tickets are available now by calling us directly at 250-545-1019.  Our first Summer Tea will be held on July 18th, with sittings at 10 am and 2 pm.  Summer is always casual at Mackie Lake House but put on your fancy hats and come enjoy a scrumptious 3 course Tea on our stunning vintage china.   Join us for something a little bit different to do this summer.  We can’t wait to see you again!

It has been a trying year for us all but especially for the young couples who were trying to plan their weddings.  We have one of the most beautiful outside venues in the Okanagan and would love for you to consider us for your wedding, special parties and meeting events.  We can be reached at 250-545-1019 to help you plan your event.

We are happy, happy that we can host events and programs once again at Mackie Lake House. We’re  sure we’ve all missed the social interaction of days gone by and Valerie hasn’t had a chance to meet many people yet.  Feel free to come visit us at Mackie Lake House. We’ll offer old fashioned hospitality with lots of smiles.  

Hope to see you soon,                                                         

Valerie & Ruth