Field Recreation Advisory Association Board Meeting January 7, 2019

In Attendance: Sally Watson, Flint Palmer, Paulina O’Brien, Kathryn Cameron, and Sonya Leenders
Excused: Greg Dowman, Karen Schmidt, and Charisse D’hamers.

1. Events Past – Recap

Christmas Pot Luck Supper, Skate with Santa and Christmas Concert: Saturday December 22, 2018. What a great evening! Thanks to Marcus Selkirk for his MC skills and establishing that it was our 101st Annual Christmas Celebration. Who knew?
Thanks to our prep cooks and carving chefs.
Field people – the food was outstanding.
Santa – your diet works and your skills with kids haven’t changed at all – you were wonderful on the ice and handing out gifts. We’ll see you next year!
Concert performers – rock on, especially on the fashion runway. Totally entertaining and fun evening. Standing room only. Delicious food. Visiting. Entertainment. Everything we love as a community. Kudos to the clean-up crews who prepared and decorated the Community Hall before the event, brought order to the chaos during the event, and undecorated and washed the Hall after the event.

Music at the Church: Friday, December 28, 2018. Our first event at St. Joseph’s featured music from Carrington and Syena Mitchell of Golden, with support from their Dad, Charlie. Guitar and fiddle, harmony. Surprise solos from Slade. Really nice evening. Good turnout. Great donations.

2. Events Future

Moonlight Ski with Kicking Horse Ski Club: Friday, January 18, 2018, 8:00 pm at beautiful Emerald Lake. Poster on bulletin board.

Just Breathe Yoga: Starting again on January 23, 2019. Wednesday evenings with Hayley Markel at the Community Hall, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm, $12 drop in fee.

HIIT: Two weekly sessions. Thursday evening with Laura Penner at the Community Hall, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, $12. Sunday evening, group lead at the Community Hall, no charge.

Pond Hockey Tournament: Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, 2019, organized by Kurt Devlin. Eight teams have registered. Games go from 6:30 to 10 pm Friday night, and from 8:30 am to 10 pm Saturday. Dance on Saturday evening at the Community Hall with The Carbons (holy cats they sound good – check out their Facebook page), starting at 10 pm. Food service Saturday afternoon. Bar service both days. On Facebook: 2nd Annual Pond Hockey Tournament in Field, BC.

Yoho Blow: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 1, 2 and 3, 2019.

Friday evening: Crib Tournament, Pick Up Hockey Game
Saturday: Bocce Tournament, Heritage Relay, Dance with John Jenkins and Small Town Revival
Sunday: Bocce Tournament, Anything Goes Downhill Race, Pot Luck Supper
All Weekend: Church Fundraisers: 50/50 draw, Squares; Bar and Food Service (daytime Saturday and Sunday); Visiting
Tasks: Confirm champions for events, Fire pit Restricted Activity Permit application for 2019, liquor license and order, food, volunteer sign up sheets, communications

Groove is in the Heart: Thursday, February 14 with The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra at Field Community Hall, $15 at the door, cash bar. Seriously. Valentine’s Day Dance with an exceptionally groovy group.

3. Upcoming Rentals: So far, only the Pond Hockey Tournament January 18 and 19.

4. St. Joseph Project

Lots to report!

First set of concept plans received from russell and russell design in Canmore on December 3, 2018. Revisions sent December 18, 2018. Second set of concept plans received January 3, 2019. Revisions in process. Almost ready to present to community and hold second public consultation. It’s exciting.

Thanks to the Friends of Yoho for your generous donation of $3305.19, presented musically at the Christmas Concert.

One-hour weekly project management meetings, 3:30 pm at Truffle Pigs lounge. Project management team core members: Sally Watson, Craig Chapman, Kathryn Cameron. Board members sit in as their schedules permit.

Working on website that will accept donations.

Working on dedicated stationery for project correspondence.

MP Wayne Stetski’s Parliamentary Office has researched federal grants the FRAA is eligible to apply to for the project. Lots of leads for us to pursue.

4. Field Summer Music Festival: Sunday, July 7, 2019 from mid afternoon to 11 pm outside on paved area of Community Hall lease; inside for wind down until midnight.

Six bands confirmed to date. Negotiations in process with seventh group.
Organizing accommodation for performers.
Budget on target. Plan is to sell 300 to 350 tickets this year.
Logo contest posted on Facebook
Sponsorship from local businesses in process.
Merchandise, staging, licenses and food options all in process.
Applying for grants. Leaving no stones unturned.
Looking for assistance – volunteers can contact Flint Palmer:

5. Stoves

Ordered two 30” GE gas ranges from Barrault Home Furnishings in Golden on November 29, 2018 during their annual GE appliance sale. Total cost $4558.01 after taxes, $1700 savings and $75.00 delivery fee. Fully paid. On back order. Hope to have them installed before Yoho Blow.

Once new stoves arrive, Sonya to purchase one fully functioning stove for $100 and Flint to dispose of stove without oven function.

6. Ski Club Update

CIBC provided copies of cancelled cheques from purchase of snow machine in 2013 that show it was purchased by FRAA. Now ready to transfer registration to FRAA from Kicking Horse Ski Club without paying PST again. Visit for trail reports and Club updates.

7. Constitution Update

In process. Kathryn and Sonya working on it. May have draft for review at Town Hall Meeting on March 11, 2019.

8. Meeting Schedule Review

Update your calendars!

FRAA Board Meeting, Monday evenings at 7:00 pm, Field Community Hall
January 7, 2019 – held
February 18, 2019
April 8, 2019
June 3, 2019
September 9, 2019
October 21, 2019
Field Utility Board Meeting, Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am, Field Admin
February 27, 2019
May 1, 2019
September 18, 2019
November 6, 2019
Town Hall Meeting, Monday evenings at 7:00 pm, Field Community Hall
January 21, 2019
March 11, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 24, 2019
September 30, 2019
November 18, 2019 – also Annual General Meeting

9. Round Table

Communications: Flint and Kathryn to go over process for updating website

Vagina Monologues in Golden: Sonya talking to Golden Women’s Resource Centre about staging the production in Golden this year, potentially March 10, 2019 with same cast as last year.

Snow removal following January 2 and 3 snowfall event: Granted, it was a substantial amount of snow. However, one week later there are still huge windrows on both sides of streets that should have one windrow on one side or no windrows, parking issues through the community, concern about emergency vehicle access to all residences, access and egress for large delivery vehicles like the mail truck and grocery trucks, and a perceived lack of interest from Parks Canada to keep the community able to function. If you have concerns, please contact the Townsites Office by email: or or phone 403-522-1212.

John Jenkins does equipment repair now. We’ll take our damaged speaker to him once he’s back home in Golden from a winter getaway to somewhere hot.

Sonya taking recycling to depot on Wednesday.

Want to know what’s happening? Check out our Facebook Page: The Village of Field