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Austenville Owl's Club
A Rental Facility on Lake Banook
  • Beautiful Lake Banook backdrop to Wedding Ceremony
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  • Overlooking Lake Banook with Balconies
  • Great location for Tent Set Up Arrangement
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Address:

34 Oakdale Cres
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 2L8

  Rental Information:

(902) 401-2810

  Members Number

(902) 463-6457

Web: www.owlsclub.ca
Email: info@owlsclub.ca

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The Lakeview Room and associated facilities for rental for a wide variety of functions:
Weddings, Anniversary/Birthday Parties, Funeral Receptions, Corporate Picnics/Training Sessions/Major Functions, Family Reunions, Local Non Profit Organization Seminars/Meetings/Parties, Group Rentals for Lake Banook Water Events.

 

 


Welcome to Austenville Owls Club Website. Call Rentals Coordinator at 902-401-2810 for information on available dates for public rentals or corporate bookings. | |

Owls Club News

Owls Club Supports Lake City Woodworkers

For over 35 years the Austenville Owls Club has provided support for Lake City Woodworkers, now rebranded LAKE CITY WORKS to better reflect its growing programming supporting those in our community with mental challenges   In 2018 Lake City Works completed construction of a TINY HOME that it is using as a fundraiser in support of its programming.  Lake City Works has a showroom on Windmill Road that features many of its products and other items from local artisans for sale.  The monies raised go to assist those dealing with mental illness through employment at Lake City Works creating the wonderful furniture and other products available for sale.

 

CALL 902-465-5000 FOR INFORMATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 21-Jan-19 Mon
1945 Natal Day Dartmouth

On August 1, 1945 the Annual Natal Day Festival and Parade was held in Dartmouth and has continued to this day as a highlight in the community of Dartmouth showcasing its residents and local activities.  In 1945 a local Insurance Company created small photo albums of the Natal Day Parade and its salespeople handed them out to potential clients during sales calls.  These Albums were created by Benjamin's Studio, 58 Commercial Street (Alderney Drive), Dartmouth.  Photos by R. Allen, Benjamin Photographer who worked out of the Bell Building on Portland Street.  This Booklet is #4 in the Series.  Very few of this historic photos, many lost to time, still exist today however Gord Hayward, through a friend located one and it is herein displayed for the enjoyment of our Dartmouth Community.  What would be very interesting is if information could be provided to identify any of the individuals in the photographs.  Any information of this nature could be sent to the Austenville Owls Club where it also will be included with the photos.

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by: tim topic: Public Posted: 7-Nov-18 Wed
Oct
26
2018
Owls Club
 

The concept of the creation of the Austenville Owls Club began in the early 1930's with its first official meeting in 1937 in its new Club House on Lake Banook.  The aerial photo was taken in the Fall of 2006 and donated by 50 year Owl Glen Bagnell to our Archives.  Photo was taken prior to the addition being added on the left side of the building, including the Fraser Conrad Elevator, fully accessible handicapped access from the parking lot and new accessible washrooms.  The members of the club are very proud of the high quality rental facility now available for public, private and corporate use seven days a week. Contact the Owls Club at 902-401-2810 or EMAIL: info@owlsclub.ca.



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 26-Oct-18 Fri
Owls Club Great Wedding Location
   
   
   

 CONTACT WWW.OWLSCLUB.CA FOR RENTAL INFORMATION AND CALANDER OF EVENTS OR PHONE 902-401-2810



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 24-Oct-18 Wed
Modern Facilities Highlight Club Rentals

The Austenville Owls Club has become one the premier rental facilities in Dartmouth because of the high quality facilities and its unique location on the shores of Lake Banook.  Its grounds make a superb location with a stunning backdrop of the lake for outdoor weddings.  Its redesigned Lakeview Room and adjoining Kitchen Facilities are first class and form a key element in any rental of the premises.  The Owls Club is fully accessible from the parking lot as well as fully accessible washroom facilities.  The Lakeview Room is fully equipped with IT Services for corporate and private events.  For information on rentals and fees go to www.owlsclub.ca or call 902-401-2810.

Great location for large sit down dinners
 

 

Fully accessible services including parking and washroom facilities

 

 

Optional seating layouts for Public, Not For Profit, Family or Corporate Events  

Kitchen Facilities, Natural Gas 

 

 



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 24-Oct-18 Wed
Bursary Winner Kiona White Thanks Owls Club.

Dear Mr. Loveless,                                                       

I am writing to thank you for your generous $1,000 educational bursary from the “Austenville Owls Club” of Dartmouth. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your bursary.

 I am attending Saint Mary’s University for a degree in Bachelor of Arts, then plan to obtain my Bachelor of Education degree to become an elementary school teacher. It is my passion to work with others and to also give back to my community. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal.

 By awarding me the educational bursary from the Austenville Owls Club, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I am forever grateful to your organization for this opportunity. I hope that one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me to achieve mine.

 Kindest Regards,

Kiona White

 



by: bill topic: Public Posted: 19-Sep-18 Wed
Fraser Conrad - A History and Legacy

 FRASER CONRAD  

As head of The Conrad Group Fraser Conrad was born on August 28, 1927 to Frank  and Edna Conrad , who raised a family of 11 children. * Fraser and brother Carl Conrad were partners in a small company called Conrads Trucking Ltd in the late 40's early 50's.  Carl decided to take an opportunity with Teasdale & Foot, but still acting as more of a silent partner with Conrads..  At that time Fraser and another brother, Harold W. (Jim) Conrad began working together forming Conrad Bros Limited (Sand & Gravel) hauling gravel from the Eastern Shore to Dartmouth and Halifax. Trucking with their own trucks they did just about any kind of hauling they could.  The later expanded into the heavy hauling side of the trucking business.

Conrad Brothers, as it was originally known, was incorporated in 1956 and has been one of the largest rock quarries in Nova Scotia ever since. Kim Conrad’s father, Fraser, and Fraser’s brother Jim, bought the first parcel of 100 acres, just off the northwest corner of today’s Dartmouth in 1963. They eventually grew their holdings to 600 acres, although the province later expropriated 42 acres for the construction of Highway 107, which isolated 50 acres on the far side of Highway 107.

 

Conrad Bros 1950's "Crew"

This was in a time when Dartmouth was beginning to develop as a thriving community.  The brothers companies sponsored numerous baseball, hockey, soccer and lacrosse teams, adding much to the life of the community. As the City of Dartmouth grew Fraser Conrad expanded the company through determination and committment at the same time contributing to the growth of their city.  Many members have crossed the Fraser Conrad Bridge, part of the Shubenacadie Canal Trail near Mic Mac Mall.   Fraser was also a tremendous community volunteer and philanthropist working hard to secure the Dartmouth General Hospital for the community.  His committment to the Hospital is carried on today by his son and fellow Owl Kim Conrad who has maintained the family tradition of giving back to the community, with great appreciation from those who benefit from the ongoing Conrad Family dedication and commitment to Dartmouth.

Fraser supported the Lions Club, the Masonic Order,Eastern Star, Rotary International and Port Wallis United Church and was a Life Member of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  He helped guide the creation of the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm.

Fraser Conrad was very active in the Owls Club and one of his many legacies is the Fraser Conrad Elevator, donated by his family in his memory.  He passed away on April 12, 2003 at age 75 but not without leaving a significant mark on the Dartmouth Community and our Austenville Owls Club.  We can be thankfull that Kim Conrad inherited from his dad Fraser the belief that to be successful in business you must also give back in kind to your home community.  The Austenville Owls Club continues to be a successfull organization thanks to the association between the Club and the Conrad Family.

Fraser Conrad received many honours over his lifetime including in 1993 the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award.  He received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary International and the Westphal Kiwanis Club named him Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 1986.  In 2000 he received the Prince Andrew High Millennium Award and the HRM Millennium Medallion. In 2003 he received the Queen's Jubilee Medal.

 

Conrad Bros 1970's "Crew"

In addition he supported a number of community organizations such as the Dartmouth General Hospital Building Fund and the Hospital Auxillary.  As a member of the Owls Club Fraser preferred to stay in the background in support of many club projects from Beach Upkeep to Building Upgrades and in 1986 was awarded Owl of the Year by the then President Chester Smith.  

A true Dartmouthian Fraser Conrad was dedicated to his city and to the Owls Club.  Both are significantly better off as a direct result of his and his son Kim Conrad's commitment to both.

*Credit to Author Harry Chapman, "The Dartmouthians" for some background material.


 

Fraser Conrad, Tom Rissessco and Guests


 

Fraser Conrad,Maurice Colter, Murdock MacDonald & Kirk MacDonald

 

 

FRASER CONRAD, AN EXTRORDINARILY KIND MAN, A DEDICATED SUPPORTER OF EVERYTHING DARTMOUTH AND A FORMER MEMBER OF THE AUSTENVILLE OWLS CLUB;  HIS LEGACY AND MEMORY WILL NEVER FADE.  A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE FRASER CONRAD FAMILY FOR SHARING FRASER WITH US AND TO YOUR SON KIM CONRAD FROM ALL YOUR FELLOW OWLS PAST AND PRESENT.     Members and Executive, Austenville Owls Club 2018

      



by: bill topic: Public Posted: 17-Sep-18 Mon
HISTORIC PHOTOS OF DARTMOUTH

Many interesting photographs have been taken of the region around Dartmouth.  Our Public News Blog will be featuring some of these photos.  While credits are not available we owe, as a community, a special thanks to those individuals who over many years took the time to capture our history through these wonderful photos.  Hopefully this trend will continue so in one hundred years others will see what we see today. 

Portland Street at Prince Albert Rd

 


Five Corners

 

 Portland Street Bell Bus Lines

Dartmouth Marine Slips

                                                                                                                                                     Ochterloney Street near Prince Albert Road

 

 



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 19-Aug-18 Sun
Aug
16
2018
Owls Club Bursary Winners 2018

Austenville Owls Club Bursary Program 2018

  

 Shayne Tilley

Prince Andrew High

 

Kiona White

Dartmouth High School

 The Austenville Owls Club is pleased to be able to offer two $1000.00 Bursaries to Dartmouth Students who have met the qualifications of the program and who have been selected by their respective school to be an award winner.  This year we are proud to confirm that the following two graduating students have been selected to receive a bursary. KIONA WHITE-Dartmouth High and SHAYNE TILLEY -Prince Andrew High.

These Bursaries represent the commitment of the Austenville Owls Club to the youth in our community knowing that one day they will become leaders in their respective fields and give back to the community through volunteer work in an organization of their choice. Congratulations to Kiona White and Shanye Tilley as the receipients of this years Austenville Owls Club Bursaries.

 



by: bill topic: Public Posted: 16-Aug-18 Thu
Bosum Buddies Home Base
 

 

 

Bosom Buddies is a group of women in Nova Scotia, living with breast cancer, who have decided to go against traditional thinking and become real examples of life after breast cancer.  Following the lead of the original Abreast in a Boat team in Vancouver, they have formed a dragon boat team, in which they race in festivals throughout Canada. 

But this isn’t only about paddling. Bosom Buddies is about educating people and letting them know they can make a difference. This is a story about a wonderfully positive response to a deadly disease. 

Most companies employ large numbers of women and one in nine of those women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. No one can ignore the statistics, but awareness about the quality of life after treatment needs to be raised. Bosom Buddies is trying to raise this awareness in the best possible way – by living their message.

Breast cancer can affect anyone, young or old, but THERE IS LIFE AFTER BREAST CANCER – active, fun, powerful, upbeat, vigorous life. Bosom Buddies are a 100% volunteer-based organization with a group vision to raise breast cancer awareness so that we can eventually find a cure and help people who are living with this disease.  For further info contact @bosombuddies.ca

 

 Proud Sponsors of Bosom Buddies

     

 THE AUSTENVILLE OWLS CLUB IS PROUD TO BE A PARTNER WITH BOSOM BUDDIES PROVIDING THEM WITH FACILITIES AT OUR CLUB ON LAKE BANOOK  AS WELL AS SUPPORT FOR THEIR PROGRAMMING.



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 8-Aug-18 Wed
Owls Member Nick Russell Swims Shubenacadie Canal
   

Nick Russell our Club member, in 2017, was the person recorded to swim the entire length of the Shubenacadie Canal. The distance from the Halifax Harbour to the Bay of Funday was 115 kms.  At times he had to walk around locks, or areas too shallow to swim. Nick took a week to swim the entire length averaging 15 to 20 kms. per day. This was only one of Nick's many accomplishments. He Swam from NB to PEI in 2015 to raise funds for Brigadoon Village and he won the inaugural  Swim NS 5KM race around Georges Island in 2015. The Owl's Club is pleased to recognize your accomplishments. (The above pictures were taken by Moira Donovan and Emma Davie of CBC.)

To see a short video of Nick's Canal swim click HERE.




by: tim topic: Public Posted: 5-Aug-18 Sun
Aug
5
2018
OWLS CLUB LAKE BANOOK RENTALS

A fabulous site for rental that is right on Lake Banook where you can put your feet in the water or enjoy a picnic beside the Lake.  A small Boat Launch and Private Sandy Beach is also accessible.  Handicapped accessible M/F washrooms, access to Natural Gas BBQ.s and modern kitchen facilities.  Handicapped accessible parking to building and full IT services in the Lakeview Room.  Great location for public or private events, corporate meetings, non profit events and many other options.  Contact www.owlsclub.ca and review all of the options at the AUSTENVILLE OWLS CLUB ON LAKE BANOOK.  HIGHEST QUALITY AND MOST COMPETITIVE PRICING. Phone: 902-401-2810

   
   
   

 



by: tim topic: Public Posted: 5-Aug-18 Sun



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