Dance performances by kids and the young at heart

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Despite the name, Dancin’ Kids teaches two adult classes as well as kids’ classes. Owners Heather Auger and Chelsea Lucas considered changing the name, Auger says. But both grew up dancing at this studio, so kept…
Entrepreneurial display

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Grades 7 to 12 students in the life skills class at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School wanted to focus on entrepreneurship. Students showcased their new businesses at the Third Annual Culture Café at St. Francis…
Sharks take a bite out of competition at home meet

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Forty-four of the 53 members of the Slave Lake Sharks swim club competed in the May 25 meet at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre in Slave Lake. Joining them were 134 swimmers from clubs across the…
Horsemanship display at season’s first Gymkhana

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader This is a historic Gymkhana, said one of the ladies in the judging booth. This never happens. There are more men than ladies riding. The Traildusters Club opened its season with the annual fun day Gymkhana…
Close call at the beach: fire blows up by Devonshire

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “It came right up to the road,” says Ken Carpenter of Devonshire Lane. Carpenter is speaking of a wildfire that broke out on the evening of May 21, while he was at a town council meeting.…
Roland Michener band presents

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Ellen Criss is retiring. She started teaching band at Roland Michener Secondary School in 1995. Her final year has been busy, with two events still to go. Tours, competitions, and other events Throughout the year, the…
Slave Lake steps up to help High Level evacuees

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake was not surprised to be asked to help evacuated residents from High Level last week. Plans for operating an evacuation centre were already in place, and when the call came for…
The Page

This just in, courtesy of Colin (The Fake News Hound) Ross: Somehow in this space a couple of weeks ago we managed to get the date for the North Country Fair wrong by a whole month. It is of course…
A taste of classical piano

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Called ‘Reflections in Water’, concert pianist Angela Park played two concerts in Slave Lake on May 17 and 18. The concerts opened with Barcarolle Opus 60 by Frédéric Chopin. Park spoke about the water imagery in…
Twenty years after Taber shooting, Slave Lake signs a VTRA

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Acronyms seep into every part of life, but are especially prevalent in government and official circles. This week Slave Lake and area governing bodies, schools boards and other groups signed a VTRA. Pronounced ‘vee-tra’. It stands…