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Black Umfolosi

Siyabonga! The Zimbabwean song and dance quintet Black Umfolosi gets a standing ovation from the crowd at the Legacy Centre after its famous ‘gumboot dance’ number that closed its March 22 show. One of the bigger crowds turned out to…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Rotary Club is gearing up for some big events in the next few months. Rotary Club member Harry Bartlett went through some of the upcoming events. The Rotary Club will be doing a…

The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association received a nice present from the Slave Lake Petroleum Association recently. Presenting the $1,000 cheque is Wayne Dastou of the SLPA. Accepting is Esther Bylsma of the SLMSA.
Mary Giroux closing in on 100

Mary Giroux is turning 100 years old on April 6. We’re not sure if that makes her the oldest resident of Slave Lake, but she probably is. It makes her a few months younger than Vera McConaghy of Smith, who…
A winner in 2018

The winner in this year’s Lakeside Leader Easter Colouring Contest is four-year-old Jaxton Colbourne of Slave Lake. His name was drawn out of over 50 participants, whose entries can be seen in the Leader window. Congratulations!
Pysanka time

If it’s Easter time, somebody somewhere is making Ukrainian Easter eggs. Several ladies were doing exactly that last Friday at a Pysanka-decorating ladies’ night held by the Regional Arts council.
The Landon Persson Memorial Fund

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently made a $2,000 donation to the Friends For Learning Society. It was in recognition of the work Friends For Learning members did at the Ice Breaker banquet last August. Presenting the donation are (left…
Women’s Day brunch brings back goals and dreams

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Haven Support Society held its annual ‘Brunch with the Girls’ event on March 11. It was in support of International Women’s Day on March 8. The event was held at TA’s Asian Grill and Steakhouse…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Lights Aquatic Centre has a busy schedule planned this April, as spring has finally sprung and Easter is right around the corner. The aquatics centre will be closed for Good Friday, March 30. Tim Hortons…
Pet adoption event goes well: lots more needing homes

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Animal Rescue Committee held an adoption event on March 10. This is the second event the committee has held this year, so far. Animal Rescue Committee is a non-for- profit group of volunteers…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) is bringing the Ukraine to Slave Lake at its upcoming ladies craft night on March 23. Attendees will be creating their own Ukrainian Easter eggs, also known as…
Local women speak out against sexual harrassment, assault

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On Saturday, March 10, staff members from Northern Haven Support Society travelled to Edmonton to participate in the MeToo Rally: Moving Beyond the Hashtag at the Alberta Legislature building. The MeToo Rally: Moving Beyond the Hashtag…
Snowmobile group

Last week’s item about the snowmobile group on its way to Alaska that stopped briefly in Slave Lake was a bit on the incomplete side, so here’s another photo and more info. Pictured in the blue suit is Matthew Monaghan…
Hockey fun for charity

Yes, says Melanie Griffith of the Kodiaks, there was some creative scorekeeping going on on March 3, which helped the game end in a 10-10 tie, making a shoot-out necessary. “The Kodiaks definitely won the shoot-out and Megan Melnyczuk (our…
Students helping kids

The Northern Lakes College Student Union was active last week, making donations to two worthy organizations in Slave Lake. Above, Student Union members Trina Genowish, Kenneth Greyeyes and Wynne Loyie present a $150 cheque to manager Sharon Green and the…