Help Us Secure Meadow Lakes Future

$30,030 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 43 months
Help us preserve the Beauty, Wildeness and Uniqueness of Meadow Lake Fishing Camp .......

In less than 4 years time the 30 year crown lease for Meadow Lake Fishing Camp is up for renewal.
 
Land values in the area have been rising exponentially in the past, increasing the yearly rent for the property which is tied at 3.5% of the land value, by almost 200% within the last 6 years, and over 1000% since the beginning of the current contract.

On top of this the Government decided to hike up the rent (the percentage of the land value) for renewed contracts to almost 9%. 
So the rent will more than double in 2021.
This does not even include property taxes.

The only way to avoid raising accommodation rates into stupidity or going bankrupt is for Meadow Lake Fishing Camp LTD to buy the 2 acres of land in question. 

In addition to lowering the cost for running the camp by about 25% now and possibly at least 50% in the future,
this will also enable whoever owns the shares of Meadow Lake to control a lot more of the surrounding area (i.e. roads, bridges, logging, lake stocking, regulations and access).

As every guest of Meadow Lake could see in the past years, we, the current owners Uli and Francesco Pahlevan put every penny they earned into renovating, improving and preserving this remote wilderness retreat. But there is a limit as to how much they can do and there is definitely a deadline (when the lease is up for renewal).

So please give generously, if you want to preserve this last bastion of true wilderness in our area...

FAQ:

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?

A: No. Only donations to legally recognized charities are tax deductible. We are a business in distress....

Q: What happens with the money if you don't reach your goal?

A: We will buy the land no matter what or how much of the goal was reached. All donations will be used to buy the land. On the other hand it also means that we will be taking up even more personal dept with the banks if the goal isn't reached.

Q: Do I get anything in return?

A: Yes, you do. There will be a "donor wall" recognizing every single donor. In addition to that we offer a special "thank you" perk for donors (past and future ones) donating over $500.

Receive an automatic 5% off your personal daily rate on top of our usual discounts for the next 3 seasons starting with the 2016 season.




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Its official, the land buying deadline has been postponed to at least the end of 2016.
This is great news, because it gives us more time to get a nice downpaynment together.
This campaign is going to be online until at least this time next year, so this is your chance to join the wonderful donors so far.
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Dear Ian,
Uli and I really appreciate your contribution to this campain, its another step forward for Meadow Lake....
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2 months down, 6 more to go until the land buying deadline.

In other news:

In addition to naming all donors on the honorary plaque at the end of this campain we decided to offer a thank you perk for donors (past and future ones) donating over $500.

Receive an automatic 5% off your personal daily rate on top of our usual discounts for the next 3 seasons starting with the 2016 season.

Thank you dear donors for your support so far....
Moose & Calf at Meadow Lake
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Thank you again to all donors.
You have no idea how much we appreciate your help.
This campain has been running a little over a month.
We have about 7 more months to go until our land buying deadline.

Morning Mist At Meadow Lake
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$30,030 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 43 months
Created April 8, 2015
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RJ
$100
Ross Johnson
9 days ago
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For Uli. We remember Uli's warm welcomes, her vibrant spirit and energy, her hard work (splitting winter wood one fall), her schnitzel nights and homemade desserts (lactose free!), and her fishing advice, including to try Uli's Lake (nee Denise Lake). You never know what may be in there, she told us. And she was right. It's a beautiful lake. We miss her. Ross and Robin

$150
Milad Mesbah
12 days ago
1
1

We have no doubt you will make your shared dreams come true!

CF
$100
Christian Fischer
15 days ago
1
1

Lieber Francesco, hoffe ich kann Dir mit diesem kleinen Beitrag ein wenig helfen.

SR
$300
Shiva Rostami
16 days ago
1
1

May her dream live on❤️ Shiva & Babak

$100
Kirsten Vodapoff
16 days ago
1
1

Greetings from Kiki and Vika

BW
$125
Bob Wilson
16 days ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

Thank you so much for the help in honoring my love Uli and the dream that she shared with me. All the best Francesco

ES
$300
Ellen Saenger
16 days ago (Offline Donation)
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Dear Ellen and Cameron, Thank you so much for the help in honoring my love Uli and the dream that she shared with me. I keep looking at the photos of you guys and Uli, because they are the last pictures of her... All the best Francesco

MS
$350
Mark Swanson
1 month ago
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1

For Uli -- the heart that warmed all hearts. Love, the Swansons.

JM
$250
John and Tracy Mulligan
1 month ago
1
1

Dear Francesco - we wanted to donate in honor of Uli and the amazing place and community you’ve built together - our family is sending you love. John, Tracy, Charlie and Nolan

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