About Our North Shuswap Community Hall & Association
Volunteers supplied the logs, the lumber and the labour, and completed building the Hall in 1934.
In fact, the hall was famous for having the largest dance floor in British Columbia. Since electricity didn’t come to the North Shuswap until 1957, the first Christmas trees were lit using a battery. In 1947, a ‘lighting plant’ was installed so that lanterns no longer had to be used for evening gatherings. In those days, the Community Hall was called the Agricultural Hall
Until 1964, outdoor biffies were the only toilets – summer and winter! That year, indoor toilets were added to the upper section. On a roll, volunteers continued to improve the Hall by adding the main kitchen in 1967 as a Centennial Project.
During the years since then, the wheelchair ramps, the handicap bathroom beside the front door and the porch around the back and east side were added. The roof was replaced over the clubroom, and the improvements continue today! Since 2005, volunteers have renovated the bathrooms, added a handicap toilet beside the clubroom, installed a new water system, rebuilt the clubroom kitchen, replaced the clubroom floor, renovated the main kitchen, put new tile on the floors, replaced the roof, put in a back-up generator, built a new storage room above the stage, and installed a new hall heating/cooling system. Improvements to the grounds and Pioneer Park have also been made with the addition of new concrete picnic tables, bear-proof garbage cans, and two new concrete vault toilets. A picnic shelter was added in 2015.
Our Hall was 75 years old in 2009 and a grand celebration was held on the long weekend in August. Over these 75 years, legions of North Shuswap citizens have volunteered their time to the NSCA (North Shuswap Community Association) to keep our Hall running smoothly. The board is always looking for new ideas and energy to ensure that our beautiful old Hall can continue serving as the gathering place for our community.
Community Association memberships are only $10 per person or $20 per family and can be paid by mailing a cheque to NSCA, 5456 Squilax Anglemont Road, Celista, BC V0E 1M6.
Thank you for your support.