Over 250 kids play minor soccer 2017 outdoor season

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association (SLMSA) wrapped up its 2017 outdoor season on a high note, says SLMSA president Esther Bylsma. “We had at least 250 kids this year!” she says. “Each week all the…
Back to the beach

The Pat Potvin team, showing no rust after a few years off, made a good impression on the beach on July 8 in the Riverboat Daze sandsculpture competition.
Riverboat Daze 2017-2

Grateful Heart – raising the bar when it comes to balloon art.   These girls were…. representing the Girl Guides as far as we could tell.   Burgers for a good cause – the folks from Royal LePage at ‘Rock…
Oilmen’s Shoot results

Leader staff The High Prairie team called ‘Black Dust’ was easily the class of the field in the annual fun shoot put on by the Slave Lake Petroleum Association, in conjunction with the Slave Lake Rod & Gun Club on…
Junior golf program booming at Gilwood

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Gilwood Golf Club manager Tom Tippin has a nice problem: so many kids showing up for the junior program he’s struggling to fit them all in. He’s got two age groups on Monday night and another…
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…
Helping the Stollery

Mischa Dugas puts a star on the ‘superstar supporters’ for the Stollery Children’s Hospital at C.J. Schurter School in Slave Lake, on behalf of her and her mom, Grade 3 teacher Mrs. Dugas. The donation was $728.70.
Fire near Hwy. 88 the season’s biggest

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A wildfire north of Red Earth Creek last week grew into the biggest faced so far this year, reaching 320 hectares in size before the weather changed in favour of suppression efforts. The fire was started…
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…
Canada Day!

Showing the colours in the Canyon Creek Canada Day parade.
Bombs away

Jace Broadhead of the Slave Lake Lake Mosquito Heat swings at an Athabasca pitch in Pembina League action at Sinclair Fields on June 21 in gusty, cold wind. Athabasca won the game 9 – 3. The season-ending tournament was held…
New speciality fireworks store up and running

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader What goes best with summer (aside from crisp lemonade and blue skies)? Fireworks, of course! Luckily for Slave Lake and area, there is now a store that specializes in fireworks right in town. It’s called Uncle…
Down by the river

Sometimes it’s so pretty down by the river you can almost forget that 24 hours earlier it was cold, grey, raining and blowing a gale. If you don’t like the weather in northern Alberta, as the saying goes, wait 10…
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…