The following facilities are available for rent at the Bouchie Lake Recreation Grounds. By renting, exclusive use of each individual facility is provided.
Hall · Equestrian Grounds · Baseball Fields · Skating Rink
The BLRC will provide a 25% discount to those people who are Recreation Pass Holders. These facilities are partially funded through taxation as they are part of the North Cariboo Recreation & Parks / NCRP service. See attached map which delineates boundary of NCRP function
The Recreation Pass is available, at no charge, to all residents who contribute to the NCRP function through annual taxation. The pass can be picked up at the Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre (500 North Star Road, Quesnel, V2J 5P6, T: 250.992.8200). For non-NCRP tax paying users, a pass can be purchased so the holder receives the same benefits as a NCRP taxpayer. Passes are issued based on a calendar year. Please contact Quesnel Leisure Services to obtain a Recreation Pass.
To obtain the lower rates the BLRC is offering to Recreation Pass holders, the Pass holder must be shown to the Facility Manager at the time of booking, all forms and liability associated with renting the grounds will be in the name of the renter. This will not be waived. Recreation Passes are non-transferrable to non-residents.
i) BLRC EVENTS
The BLRC can use the facilities at any time without paying rent. This would include any meetings and /or functions organized by the BLRC and /or a function hosted by another group co-sponsored with the BLRC. As per Bylaw 4918 (2014) the BLRC is approved to deliver the following activities: general community use including but not limited to dinners, dances, and other social gatherings and drop in activities. This excludes events at which alcohol is present. The bylaw states that licensed social events at which alcohol will be served must be delivered by adequately insured third parties.
ii) ELECTORAL AREA B DIRECTOR EVENTS
The Director for Electoral Area B may use the Hall and associated facilities at no charge for any community meetings and open houses which are open to the public and are of interest and /or benefit to the community-at-large.
iii) EVENTS THAT SUPPORT THE BOUCHIE LAKE RECREATION PROPERTIES
Any group or individual may request in writing a reduction of the above rental rates if monies by their event will be donated to the Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission / BLRC for purposes of repair, maintenance and /or improvements of the properties (e.g. Claymine Trails, Hall, Equestrian Arena, Baseball Fields, Skating Rink, Bouchie – Milburn Community Park). Groups wishing to undertake such an event may do so in writing or by requesting to present their proposal at a BLRC meeting. The event will then be co-sponsored between the group and the BLRC.
iv) AFFILIATE MEMBER EVENTS
Program is currently under review.
v) COMMISSIONER HELD EVENTS:
The BLRC appreciates the time put forth by those volunteers who have agree to be Commissioners on the Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission. To recognize the efforts of these volunteers, Commissioners can access the Bouchie Lake Hall for one private event / year at 50% of the regular Rental Rates. This benefit is non-transferable (i.e. it cannot be used by another person and /or family member) and the following criteria applies for a Commissioner to access this benefit: (i) they must have been a Commissioner on the BLRC for a minimum of 1 year (12 months) and (ii) they must have attended at least 60% of meetings held. Insurance, security deposits and cleaning fees still apply.
vi) PRIVATE MEMORIAL / COMMUNITY BASED BENEFIT EVENTS:
The BLRC will consider the waiving of rental fees for private memorial and community based benefit events whereby funds are being raised for a local individual and /or family that has suffered some hardship (accident, illness, death in the family, etc.). Although the rental fee may be waived, insurance, a damage deposit and a cleaning fee will apply. Please discuss these options with the Facility Manager. Please note that although the facilities may be sufficiently cleaned following an event for the damage deposit to be returned in full, the BLRC must still ensure the facilities are fully cleaned and sanitized. Typically these latter costs are considered “part of doing business” and included rent paid. All cleaning will be charged against the cleaning fee.