Christmas Tea Update

After months of agonizing over the decision and waiting to see where the Covid numbers were heading, the Board of Directors of the Mackie Lake House Foundation made the heart-wrenching decision to not proceed with our Christmas Teas.  This is disappointing for...

September is here

Well. It’s September. Already. Can you believe it?  What a summer! We thought between COVID-19 and the cool rainy weather we were having that this summer was going to be difficult at Mackie Lake House, but it turned out pretty good! Private tours, small...

Thank you Men’s Shed!

Wow! How can we ever say thank you for the work that the men from Men’s Shed did for us!  What a great group of guys!  They worked so hard to repair and repaint our caretaker cottage and did it with smiles and laughter!  We are so grateful. ...

Sunshine and Music

Right at this moment the sun is shining brightly at Mackie Lake Music as we listen to some fabulous jazz music being sung by Karen Wiseman. We are happy to be one of the venues for the Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival. You can check out all their events at their...

Andrew Allen #2

Wow!  Talk about quick! Our tickets for Andrew Allen sold out almost before everyone had heard he is coming so we added another concert!  Friday, August 28th is the date for Andrew Allen #2!  We are excited to be able to offer another evening for those...

A New Look

Well, plans are underway!  Music at Mackie is coming back – in a slightly different way! Dr. Bonnie Henry says “Fewer faces, bigger spaces”, well, we have the space so it has just taken us a bit to figure out how to do the fewer faces. ...

Slowly opening…

Like most places right now, we are grasping the new concepts of how to due business in a COVID-19 world.   Slowly we are welcoming back our volunteers and soon hope to open our doors to guests – with proper protocols in place, of course!  We are...

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, Christine Kashuba.  Valerie has been learning the story and coming to understand the special,...

Rainy Wednesday

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 are a reminder to remember. Remember the good days and good times and the people you love. It...
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 around since the early 1900s.  He once belonged to Grace Mackie and although she said he was given...