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PICs – Riverboat Daze

Fresh Fruit from British Columbia were a popular choice for residents at the Famers Market on Friday. Sparkle Tattoos, a popular choice for kids of all ages. William and Kristie Gordon, of Shady Orchard and Winery, in Big Lakes County…
Sea of red and white highlights parade

Kinuso and area stepped to the plate once again June 30 as it hosted its annual parade, held in conjunction with the Spruce Point Park Rodeo. Around 40 entries paraded down Main Street to hundreds of spectators, many of them eager children ready to…
Catching up on Canada Day in Canyon Creek (and elsewhere)

There were 19 floats in this year’s Debbie Seppola Annual Canada Day Parade in Canyon Creek. Put on by the Canyon Creek Recreation Association (with a $1,000 contribution from the M.D.), the parade and barbecue hosted somewhere between 400 and…
Filipino Heritage Month proclaimed

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee was joined on July 3 by Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, to celebrate the first-ever Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta. Jenny Konopka of the Filipino Community Association of…
Rain, wind and a sandcastle!

While the Sandblast competition was cancelled, due to the rain, it didn’t stop the ‘Here Comes The Fun’ team from building their sandcastle.
North Country Fair 2018

Lesser Slave Lake North Country Community Association hosted its 40th Annual North Country Fair from June 22 to 24, 2018. North Country Fair is an all-genre music and camping festival held in celebration of the summer solstice. Pictured above is…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Community Futures is getting involved with young people from Kindergarten to Grade 12, teaching them the basics of business in a program called Lemonade Day 2019. Josh Friesen, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and…
FireSmart clean-up for Canyon is just the first of many

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Canyon Creek Recreation Association (CCRA) got into the FireSmart act last month, teaming up with the regional FireSmart team and others for a community clean-up event. A group of 17 community members, plus seven from…
Happy Canada Day! Dig in!

Nothing quite says ‘Canada’ like three bearded guys eating pie without the use of their hands! The pie-eating contest was a popular innovation added this year to the Town of Slave Lake’s Canada Day celebration at Schurter Park. We don’t…
Hard work pays off

Tinashe Muzah, one of the graduating Roland Michener Secondary School students opens Saturday’s grad ceremony at The Gathering Place with O Canada. It was a bigger than average class this year, with around 100 graduating.

Leader staff Men’s Night at the Gilwood Golf Club on June 19 was a two-ball combined low net affair and it was a hot one, according to someone who was there. This referred to the weather – possibly also the…
Outreach school graduates 17

The Class of 2018 was a particularly large one for the Lakeside Outreach School in Slave Lake. Sixteen students successfully completed their high school studies and were celebrated at a June 15 ceremony. Jed Finney receiving his diploma Friday night…

Donations for the Canadian Tire Anglers Cup were coming in too late to get in The Leader before the tournament, but better late than never. Pictured above are Ken Hedin and Angie McConaghy of Apex Distribution, with that company’s $500…