The Eagle Bay Community Association is a registered charity and not for profit organization that services its members and the residents of Eagle Bay. The Association operates under a constitution and bylaws. The Association was incorporated on the 21st of November, 1950 as the Eagle Bay Hall Society and then amended to the Eagle Bay Community Association to reflect the broader community mandate.
The purpose of the Association is to:
* support, maintain and operate the land and building of the Eagle Bay Hall
*plan, initiate, host and support a variety of recreational and leisure activities suited to the needs of residents
* communicate with the residents and others so as to determine their needs for recreational and leisure activities and to ensure that they are aware of the activities and progress being offered by the Society
* provide support to prepare budgets and reports as required by the Province of British Columbia and the By-laws of the Association
*promote activities through which funds and grants may support the activities of the Association
* plan for the continued operation of the Association and its programs through the recruitment and encouragement of volunteers
*recommend or serve as delegates on various committees and
commissions etc. to represent the views and interest of the Association and the community
* recommend aid to families, individuals, and organizations in need of charitable donations
* promote the activities, attractions and facilities available in Eagle Bay
Executive and Directors are elected for a two year term and every effort is made to create a cross section of community representation.
While the Association strives to represent the needs of the entire community, we do operate on an Annual Membership basis. Membership defines community commitment, provides operational revenue and is a requirement of the BC Societies Act. Only members in good standing may vote at the Annual General Meeting or any Extraordinary Meetings.
Membership runs from January to December of each year and is a nominal $20 per family and $10 per individual. You can simply renew your membership in January of each year completing the form below and then either paying at the Mercantile or e-transferring your fees to email@example.com. When sending by e-transfer, please include "2023 EBCA Membership" and your email address in the comments.
The Eagle Bay Community Association has joined forces with the Shuswap Foundation by creating an endowment fund that would contribute to the operational and capital requirements of the Association. It is a long term financial strategy that sees to the needs of the Community Association now and into the future. Income and grants generated by the fund will be allocated annually based on requirements of the CRA and the Foundation’s capacity to award grants to support projects and programs that enhance the Shuswap community. Funds will grow over time and provide a solid financial base for the Association We look forward to working with Roger Parenteau, his Board of Directors, and the staff at the Foundation More about the Foundation be found at www.shuswapfoundation.ca
The Eagle Bay Community Association became an official charity in June 2021 and is authorized to issue income tax receipts. Please consider making a donation for an Official Tax Receipt for the current tax year . Your contribution will help the community association better serve Eagle Bay!
Contact Paul Wolf ECBA Treasurer at 250-675-2498 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Help your community and reduce your income taxes.
Our single largest source of funds is our Bottle Depot which runs 365 days a year by a small group of very dedicated volunteers. "Always Open", the depot collects cans, bottles, and wine boxes (all clean please!) and provides a steady income to help maintain programs and the upkeep of the hall. More information about our bottle depot can be found on our Things to Know page.
Funds for operating costs also come from drop in clubs and monthly and annual events.
In 2021 the Association underwent a branding exercise to create an image that best reflected the community. Our eagle’s wings represent our community and the role we all play in helping each other. These clasped hands become wings as we grow our community together. Our badge version represents the importance of self ownership and honours our volunteers. They are the overarching reason we exist. Our brand was created by graphic designer Carly Fairbank who is a Shuswap summer resident.