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The folks at Slave Lake’s Al Ameen Mosque were celebrating the end of Ramadan on June 25 – it’s called ‘Eid’ – and decided to invited the public and serve them pancakes. It worked out well, says Ali Mouallem, with…
Celebrating Canada’s 150th

Getting into the spirit Whitecap Chev Buck GMC was the winner last week in the Town of Slave Lake’s Canada 150 storefront decorating contest. Eighteen storefronts were judged in the contest. Appara Shoes was the runner-up. Whitecap receptionist Brooklyn Larmand…
Children’s festival this Saturday

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Ali Mouallem, his family and friends have been working up something a bit different for Riverboat Daze. It’s a festival for kids, running from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (roughly) on Saturday, July 8th, in the…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is joining in with other libraries across Canada to host the TD Summer Reading Club. Library manager Lana Gutowski gave The Leader a rundown on the program specs…

Roland Michener Secondary School said goodbye and good luck to 69 graduates at a ceremony at The Gathering Place in Slave Lake on June 30. Pictured are valedictorians Kourtnee Burnett and Campbell Rea.  
Canada Day!

Showing the colours in the Canyon Creek Canada Day parade.
Canada Day events in Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Smith

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Residents and visitors in the area will have several Canada Day events to choose from when making plans for Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1. They include celebrations in Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Smith. Starting…
Stage North season preview: more than before!

Len Ramsey For the Lakeside Leader Stage North opens its season on lucky Friday, October 13th with the Nova Scotian roots/rock band Port Cities. These up-and-coming newcomers have recently opened for Joel Plaskett and the Sheepdogs. Over the summer they…

Canoe trip from Smith to Athabasca Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Keepers of the Athabasca is set to host the first of its ‘Flowing into Right Relationship’ paddling and workshop series from June 29th – July 1st. The canoeing adventure will…
More from National Aboriginal Day celebration in Slave Lake

The Richard Woodman Band performed for attendees at the June 21st National Aboriginal Day celebration inside the multi-rec centre in Slave Lake. From left to right, Shayleen Favell, Brooklyn White, Addision White and Nikosis Isadore perform various Aboriginal dances for…
Getting fancy!

Fancy dancer Nikosis Isadore performs for spectators at the National Aboriginal Day celebration on June 21st in Slave Lake. The event highlighted Métis and Indigenous culture. The Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre hosted its event at the local multi-recreational centre…