Urgent: Donations needed for Kids Xmas Party!

Donations are urgently needed for the Kids Christmas Party that will be held at the Buckhorn Community Centre on Friday, November 24, 2017.

This event provides local children with an opportunity to “shop” for their mom, dad and siblings in a special Secret Santa Room.  There is only a small token amount charged so they really feel like they have shopped.

Event organizers report that donations are really down this year, and they are looking for gently used items for men, women and children.  No clothing please!

Items can be dropped off at the BCC during regular operating hours by Thursday, November 23.

Spring 2017 Meeting

The next meeting of the Buckhorn and Area Ratepayers will be held at the BCC on June 6th.  Our guest speakers will be the new warden of the county  Mr. Joe Taylor. He will be speaking to the role of the county in co-operation with our twp. He will be well worth listening to.  He will be followed by a short update from Judy, the Manager of the BCC.  Many people will not know of the extensive role the BCC plays in our community.  The formal meeting will start at 7 p.m. but a short annual meeting will commence at 6:15 to hopefully get more people to take an active role or to make suggestions.  Also your memberships renewal is due and the $20. Membership fee can be dropped off at the BCC.
We are active but need more representation.  It appears that we are having an effect on the decision of the twp to build a new roads dept.  The cost of 5 million dollars is very sobering not to mention the extent of our roads network.
I don’t feel I am the best chair of this association, but I will serve tell somebody else steps up.
The Schinski’s have moved to Curve Lake.  Marnie Clement is doing an excellent job of reporting on council issues and this is very helpful.  I know some of our members are distributing her reports to other groups they are associated with.  We are very lucky to have her on board.
As previously reported the roadside clean up captured approx. 25 bags of waste and recyclables.  Well done.  We could have used more hands. In future if you wish to volunteer we will make the equipment available the week before for people to do a portion of the road at their convenience.  We would then pick up their collection.
Acting Chair,
Janet Clarkson


Buckhorn Ratepayers Association

Annual Spring Roadside Clean Up

– Saturday April 22, 2017 –

Well done volunteers for roadside clean up!  We picked up 14 bags of garbage and 12 bags of recycling.

We had 9 helpers show up.  A lot of work.

Next year we need to get a few more people. 

Again, a big thanks to those who participated.  The roadside looks a lot cleaner.

Janet Clarkson