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Ryder Lake Farmers' Institute

The Ryder Lake Farmers' Institute was incorporated in 1941 and along with the Women's Institute built the first community hall in 1934.  This was eventually demolished and the current hall built in 1963.  It is one of the few halls in B.C. to be completely self funded through rentals, fund raising events, donations and memberships.  Volunteers are therefore always appreciated, both to join the Farmers' Institute and to help out with the various community events.

Although the Farmers' Institute began with a focus on farming, it now functions as a community organization working for the benefit of all Ryder Lake residents.

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Become a member!

The membership year starts in October and the cost is $10 per person.

Meetings are held at 7 pm on the second Thursday of every month at the hall. Guests are welcome.

Members receive a discounted rate on hall rentals.

Membership contact:

Laurie Hirschman: or


or download the membership form here


The Ryder Lake Farmers' Institute Kids Club is starting up again!   More details are available on the Kids Club page.

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