108 History Quiz #8

This is  GROUND BREAKING NEWS  ….can you identify the News and the news makers  in this photo? (Tip…this was in 1984.)


This was a real ground breaking event in 1984 and it was for the beginning of our current Community Hall.  The news makers are Lil Doucette, Willie Cole (white jacket), Al Richmond and Larry Pinkney. I have no idea what is going on between Al and Larry.

The land had been donated by Block Bros. and there was an enthusiastic community ready to get behind the fundraising and construction needed to build the hall. The 108 Lions and the 108 Supply deserve special mention for their substantial contribution of skill, labour and building supplies.  The land and buildings are owned and managed by the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association, a B.C. Society whose membership is made up of 108 residents. As a member you have a say in the direction of the hall and other important matters in our community.  Additionally, the administration of our Greenbelt lands is attached to the Community Hall property. The management and maintenance of the hall is achieved from hall rental revenues, RCA projects, and a parcel tax of $12.96 per year on each 108 lot.

The Hall is a very active place as you can see from our What’s Happening section and might be the perfect venue if you want to rent it for a wedding or other private event. see Hall RentalsThis is just another example of how lucky we are here at the 108, with our incredible facilities.