The Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association (ACRA) is a non-profit organization, led by a dedicated volunteer board of community members and two part-time recreation coordinators. ACRA strives to connect the community of Arrowsmith, (Electoral Area F) through sports, arts and culture and works hard to offer the rural residents of Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Whiskey Creek, and Meadowood a wide variety of free and affordable recreation programs and events. ACRA started out as ACES (Arrowsmith Community Enhancement Society) in 2003 and was renamed ACRA in September of 2013, although the organization continues on with the dedicated work of ACES volunteers.
ACRA prides itself on its connections to this diverse and unique community. Today, ACRA works closely with 11 community organizations and 45 local businesses to run 22 recreation programs and to assist in the organization of 10 major community events. ACRA also writes and assists with community grants and attends many community meetings. You may have seen members of the ACRA team at the Coombs Fairgrounds for Family Day, at the Errington War Memorial Hall for the Youth World Music Camp, or on the trails with our popular walking group, the Sole Sisters.
ACRA also maintains a community cupboard where we keep musical instruments, craft supplies, first aid kits, and other recreation equipment. These materials can be loaned, for a small donation, for community programs and events. Contact us to learn more about this service.
For a complete list of our upcoming programs, please visit our Programs page. To learn more about the ACRA Team, continue down the page.
CHAIR - Janet Boley
VICE CHAIR - Dale Donaldson
SECRETARY - Barbara McLaughlin
TREASURER - Donna Furneaux
MEMBERS AT LARGE
My name is Kristine Stephenson, and I joined the ACRA Team as a Recreation Coordinator in July 2017.
After spending two university summers working with children as a professional puppeteer, I discovered a passion for working in recreation. You might bump into me organizing a community event, writing a grant, or coordinating a summer camp.
To contact me, send me an email at email@example.com or give me a call at 250-927-3985.
My name is Keenan Bevan, and I joined the ACRA team as a Recreation Coordinator in June 2022.
My connection to the Arrowsmith community spans my whole life. From attending Errington markets as a kid to the ten years I have worked in recreation, this amazing place and its incredible people are baked into every inch of who I am. After graduating university with a degree in recreation management, I raced back knowing exactly where I wanted to put my new skills to use.
I genuinely believe that what we have here in the mid-island is unlike absolutely anything else, and I cannot wait to do my part to support and celebrate that!
To contact me, send me an email at Keenan.A.Bevan@hotmail.com.
Or give me a call at 250-947-5578.
Your support and contributions enable us to offer affordable recreation programs to the community.