The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake (SPrKL) was founded by Christine Cookson in 2008. Christine had recently moved from her native Switzerland to Coldstream, she had seen the degradation of Lac Annecy in Switzerland, and now saw increased signs of similar pollution threatening Kal Lake in Canada. She was motivated to start a Society to protect this beautiful lake and not let it get to the same stage of degradation as Lac Annecy.
SPrKL’s five ‘ Founding Members ’ were: Christine Cookson, Sabine Petit, Janice Morgan, Maria Besso, and Louise Christie. The certificate of Incorporation under the BC Societies Act, File Number: S-53871 was received June 27th, 2008. The Executive and has now grown to include 11-12 directors, over 120 single or family members, 6 corporate members (other societies) and over 300 Facebook members. We are also Incorporated Federally as a charity and have a Charitable organization status – and all our financial information is public on the Federal Charities site http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/.