Established in 1931, the Austenville Owl's Club has been part of our community for the past 86 years, from assisting the Officers Wives Group during World War II, to performing marshaling duties for the Natal Day Parade on a continuous basis since 1948. A number of our members have also served as Chair of the Natal Day festivities and also several have received Citizen of the Year Award for their community involvement on behalf of our Club.
Over the years, the Owl's Club facilities have been, and continue to be used by groups such as Bosom Buddies (a breast cancer survivors group), women's rug hooking classes, mixed bridge groups, ladies' yoga and fitness classes and as a venue for monthly high school reunion meetings. We have also supported civic programs such as the Sullivan's Pond Tree Lighting program, Fireworks on the Lake and many other civic and community events.
The Owl's Club has a long standing association with Lake City Woodworkers, the Dartmouth General Hospital and the New Year’s Day levee activities. Our Club has provided its facilities to events such as the International, National and Provincial canoe, kayak and war canoe events held on Lake Banook over the years.
Our members are proud of their long standing contributions to, and our continued association with our community. The main hall of our Club, the Lakeview Room, and associated facilities, are available for a wide variety of functions: weddings, anniversary parties, funeral receptions, family reunions, corporate employee functions, local non-profit organizations programs and group rentals for our City of Lakes water events. Included in our offering to our community are special rates for non-profit, charitable and community organizations.
The Austenville Owl's Club is currently in the process of developing a bursary program that will focus on supporting underprivileged, disadvantaged and/or needy children. This program is scheduled to be available for application in the spring of 2017.
As we approach our 100th anniversary we pledge to continue to provide our members with a place to socialize and enjoy fellowship, while at the same time to continue our long standing tradition of commitment and involvement in our community.