The Irondale Church is owned by the charitable organization known as The Bark Lake Cultural Developments.
The Board of the Bark Lake Cultural Developments is comprised of volunteers - made up of year round and seasonal residents.
This incorporated registered Canadian charitable organization raises funds to:
- restore, develop and preserve the Irondale Church and Parish Hall heritage buildings, with a view to educate the public and commemorate the site.
- educate and increase the public's appreciation of the Aboriginal culture and settlement history of the Irondale and Bark Lake region by organizing workshops and seminars; by creating interpretive signage and publications, and by operating a community museum.
- create and maintain a community and memorial garden for the benefit of the community.
- advance religion by maintaining a facility to be used for religious ecumenical services.
The Bark Lake Cultural Developments was incorporated on May 22, 2012 and received their charitable number on October 24, 2013.
Your kind donations will ensure that the above charitable purposes will be developed and implemented.
Bark Lake Cultural Developments Charitable Number 80487 0087 RR0001
At the present time there is a sizable mortgage owing on the property referred to as the Irondale Church. Seven individuals 'stepped up' and signed their names to paperwork guaranteeing the mortgage will be paid. Considerable fundraising has been done and continues to be done, ensuring these individuals are not footing the bill personally. We encourage all to participate in our events and fundraisers.
Bark Lake Cultural Developments
This organization is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 9 individuals - year round and seasonal residents. Should you have questions please contact the Bark Lake Cultural Developments President - Carol Simmons at historical@IrondaleOntario.ca or 705-457-8438.