In 1923, three members of the Ocean Park Society (Chairman Mrs. Cope, Mrs. Wood and Mr. Giblin) approached Mr. John Horner to provide land for a community hall. By late 1924, Mr. Horner agreed to donate the land to the society outright. The Society was incorporated in December of 1925 and on March 3rd, 1926 the Ocean Park Community Hall was hosting its opening supper. What a remarkable achievement by these early pioneer families who found the time and energy to work for the community when everyday life was grueling and less comfortable by far than what we experience today.
The Ocean Park Community Association continues to follow our original mandate as stated: “To create a community spirit by fostering an intelligent interest in all community affairs,….the community hall shall establish a community centre,….promote a social, educational, and recreational interest in the neighborhood.”
Volunteerism served as the genesis of this community association and it still remains the cornerstone of our activities. The Ocean Park of today is far different from the outpost it must have been in 1925. Yet, the sense of community remains important and working together is still the best way of accomplishing our goals. To learn more about what we’ve been up to visit our Community Accomplishments page.