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ACA hosts annual ‘Kids Can Catch’ fishing day event

Rainy weather conditions didn’t stop local kids from casting their rods into Lesser Slave River last Friday. Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers were also on the scene teaching safe-angling tips and about fish conservation. This fisherwoman was all smiles when…

Leader staff Slave Lake’s summer swim team, the Sharks are having a pretty good season so far. We reported on some of the results from the swim meet the club hosted on June 3. Since then we received further information…

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…