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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Playing in Edmonton on the June 10 weekend, Slave Lake’s Bantam ‘AA’ Heat baseball team won twice on the Saturday, then missed their Sunday game because it was rained out. Game one was against the tough…
58th annual Widewater Sports Days works out just fine

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Despite a dire weather forecast, the 58th annual (give or take) Widewater Sports Days went off very well, Mother Nature co-operating all the way. Chief organizer Harry Bartlett of the Widewater Athletic Association says the five-team…
Sharks dominate relays at home meet

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several first-place finishes were recorded by members of the Slave Lake Sharks Swim Club at their home meet on June 3. This included nine golds in the team events, otherwise known as relay races. On the…
Vanderwell Axeheads team wins logger sports competition

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It was nip and tuck, down to the wire, etc. etc. but the Vanderwell Axeheads took top spot in the competitive division of the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society’s logger sports on June 3. It’s the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week’s report in The Leader about Slave Laker Kaeden Ottenbreit setting a national record in the bench press was accurate, but only part of the story. It was just one of three national records he…
The dream team

Local powerlifters after the June 3 tournament, with Champions Health and Fitness personnel. Back row, l. to r.: Champions manager Chantel Campsall, Khalil Mouallem, Kaeden Ottenbreit, Brandon Mercer, Kaylin King, Travis Perkins, Kayla Hawryluk, Champions owner Abdul Mouallem. Front: Steven…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Peak Performance Hockey School, which is based in Slave Lake, is coming back to the community this summer with a five-day camp headed by former university and pro player Marc Hagel. After playing Junior hockey in…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This week’s pose is called ‘side arm balance’ and helps gently stretch your body. Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says begin sideways on your mat on your knees. “Extend your right leg out…
Record falls at lifting competition

There were some impressive performances at the June 3 powerlifting competition at Champions Fitness in Slave Lake – none more so than Kaeden Ottenbreit’s new Canadian record in the bench press. Twenty-one competitors – about half of them from Slave…
Reach!

Two members of the Slave Lake Sharks reach for the wall in a backstroke event at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre on Saturday. Around 160 swimmers from 11 clubs took part in the meet. Results in next week’s Leader.
A taste of Lebanon on the golf course?

Gilwood Golf Course held a successful fundraiser on May 27. It was a tournament with 144 golfers, and ‘hole hosts’ such as Mr. Mike’s, with its Taste of Lebanon booth, complete with people in costumes, Lebanese food and music! Other…
Roll ‘em!

Fire Department and Forestry team members take a turn in the log-rolling event at the logger sports competition in Slave Lake on June 3. It was a full day of activities put on by the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society…
Winners

We’re a little late getting this in the paper, but here goes: Pictured are the winners of the Rotary Club of Slave Lake NHL Regular Season Hockey Pool. The SL Ford team took top spot ($1,330) and was represented by…
Good day for Gilwood

Gilwood Golf & Country Club has been scrambling to come up with money for needed upgrades and repairs lately. A grant from the provincial government doesn’t solve all those problems, but having enough cash to re-do the clubhouse roof will…