Let this be a reminder…

The Chamber of Commerce is holding a Christmas home-decorating contest again this year, which ATCO Electric will be judging. First place is a $100 gift card. This display was captured on 3rd Ave. NW in Slave Lake. Another example of…
Winter fun

The Leader’s roving shutterbug caught these kids enjoying a fun Friday off last week, playing on the ice at Schurter Park, located on 6 St. NE in Slave Lake. It is one of the ice surfaces maintained by the volunteers…
Minor hockey report: wins, losses, and even a tie

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s top minor hockey team was idle this past weekend, but there was plenty of other action. The Midget 2 Thunder, for example, played twice. On Saturday in Gibbons they fought for a 6 –…
Juniors in action

The Slave Lake Junior Curling Club started play on Nov. 20 and goes on every Tuesday evening. This is something in addition to the Junior Rocks program, which continues as it has for many years after school on Wednesdays. Pictured…
Christmas donations

On November 28, Executive Director Barb Courtorielle of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre was given two donations worth $2,293.91. The cheques were presented by Vice Chair Lori Favel of Slave Lake Adult Education and Program Coordinator Heather Duff of…
Aladdin coming spring 2019!

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary school teachers teamed up this year to keep the school’s drama program alive after former drama teacher Ms. Avery left E.G. Whalstrom. Grade 6 teacher Erica Bakewell says last year she helped Avery…
Pet of the Week

Opal is a two-year- old female mix breed dog. She is spayed and has all her shots. Opal lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. To view Opal please call Vanessa Bjornson, Vice-Chair of the Animal Rescue Committee, at 780-849-3225,…
Reindeer backups?

Good old Santa Claus dropped by the Slave Lake Animal Rescue Committee’s (ARC) adoption event on Sunday to help out in any way he could. Among the animals up for adoption were three husky cross pups. The event also served…
‘Live, love, local’

Something a bit different at your Dodge dealership Slave Lake Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Slave Lake threw a ladies’ night on Thursday, November 22 called ‘Live, love, local’. The event featured women-run businesses from Slave Lake and the surrounding…
Good experience for Atom teams in home ice tournament

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Nov. 17 weekend was another big hockey tournament weekend in Slave Lake, with eight Atom teams going at it in two divisions. The Atom 2 Thunder made it to the gold medal game in their…
Pickleball

You’ve heard the rumours; now we have the pictures to prove that pickleball is alive and well in Slave Lake. Brian Zack and Alvin Anderson were among the eight or 10 people trying it out on a Tuesday afternoon at…
Outstanding in their field

Slave Lake Minor Baseball Association was recognized earlier this month by Baseball Alberta for the excellent work it has been doing. The group won one of the ‘Association of the Year’ awards at the annual awards gala on Nov. 17…
Midgets lay a licking on Camrose, lose in Drayton

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s senior minor hockey team rolled over visiting Camrose on Saturday night in a score that actually flattered the visitors. Outshooting Camrose 54 – 25, the Thunder scored eight times and allowed three. After a…
Rams’ wrestling returns

Michelle Twin Roberts lugs Tanisha Giroux in a wrestling exercise on Thursday, November 22. Roland Michener Rams’ coach Ian Doetzel says the team has 35 wrestlers, with tryouts ending last week. The first tournament for the team is Dec. 7…