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Ruskin Community Hall
28395 96th Avenue
Ruskin BC V2W 1L2
Phone: 604 462 9739




Since 1896-1897 when a short-lived co-operative gave Ruskin its name and its status as a distinct community, the residents of the area congregated frequently for social gatherings. At first they may have assembled in the schoolhouse or the Heaps Hotel, but when in 1916 the old schoolhouse was replaced by a two-room building, the residents pulled the old structure across the street and modified it for their purpose. That building burned down in 1922 and the present Ruskin Hall took its place in 1923.  
The property on which the hall stands was owned by William Gilchrist Laing, a carpenter, who, in 1927 wanted to donate the land to the people of Ruskin. On the 4th of December 1930 the Ruskin Community Hall Association was incorporated: to take ownership of the land and the Ruskin Community Hall “constructed through volunteer subscriptions and donations” and “to manage maintain and carry on the same for the benefit of the people of Ruskin.” That is still of the mandate of the Hall Association is today, but added they have also as an object” “To promote and advance the interests of harmony, fellowship and community development in the community of Ruskin.”  
   
Meetings
The Ruskin Community Hall Association holds its
regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Ruskin Hall. New members are always welcome!
The Ruskin Community Hall is at the corner of 96th Avenue and 284th Street.
 
 
Hall Rental
 
The Hall is available for anniversaries, weddings, family reunions. meetings, etc., for a basic weekend rate of $350 per day. The Hall seats 84 for a banquet or 114 for a theatre setting. The kitchen is available for $60.00. The kitchen has two stoves, a fridge, microwave and a 100-cup coffee urn. Plates and cutlery are available for an additional $75.00. All rentals require a refundable damage deposit. Call bookings agent, Shannon at 604 462- 7642 for more information.