Helping a good cause

Residents of Vanderwell Heritage Place in Slave Lake have been collecting toys and food for the Santas Anonymous and food bank programs at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Last Wednesday several of them, along with lodge staff members, posed…
As promised…

The Slave Lake Adult Education Committee (SLAEC) last week presented the proceeds from its Christmas Craft Sale to the people who run Santas Anonymous (SA) and the Slave Lake Food Bank. The donations were evenly split – $2,020 apiece. Making…
Happening in the community

The Abundant Life Worship Centre held their annual Christmas Banquet on Dec. 3 at the church. Those that attended enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the fixings. There was also a program for the evening which included reading The Christmas…
Ready for stringing

If making Christmas ‘swag’ was your thing, there was plenty to work with at the Christmas In the Park event at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation on Dec. 9. Including this basin of baubles.
Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce Notebook

Nov. 27 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Seasonal events Chamber President Francesca Giroux provided brief updates to the members on various Chamber programs. Something called the Mini Monster Night Out was an effort to provide an alternate trick-or-treating opportunity for…
Mustache men

The Fourth Liners of the Slave Lake Rec Hockey League were back at it in the month of November, growing mustaches and raising money for the Movember Foundation of Canada. According to organizer Dustin ‘Stache-ow’ Stasow, the team and its…
Stories from back in the day in Slave Lake (Part II)

Constance Brissenden For the Lakeside Leader- based on the writing of Larry Loyie Bella Twin, who lived on Rabbit Hill overlooking Slave Lake, shot the biggest grizzly bear in North America on May 10, 1953. But her bear wasn’t the…
Welcome to the week

The work week began with a heavy snowfall overnight. This was 3rd Ave. NE in Slave Lake, at about 10:30 on the morning of Nov. 27.
Local company helps out school wrestling team

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Roland Michener Secondary School wrestling team got a boost last week from a local business. Seca Contracting and Slave Lake Specialties donated $1,000 to the Rams. Head coach Ian Doetzel explained that the money would…
Lots of help available for moms and babies

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Expecting mothers and mothers of young babies have a chance to get help and support through the Healthy Choices for Moms and Babes program. Christabel Encinas, who runs the program, updated the Slave Lake Interagency on…
This just in from your regional fire service

Leader staff Lots of training has been going on at the fire hall in Slave Lake. Recently, 25 firefighters from the region (including Loon Lake and Trout/Peerless Lake) spent a day doing vehicle extrication training at the hall. Then they…
Local band looking forward to first paying gig

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Jackpines…. Have you heard of them? Maybe not, even if you have heard of Old Devils and Dead Rebels, which is what the Slave Lake musical group called itself for a while. Visitors to open…
High school hoops begins

The first game of the 2017/18 school basketball season was between the junior boys teams from St. Francis and Roland Michener on Nov. 23 at St. Francis. The Michener Rams won 60 – 37 with a big surge in the…
Skating programs running with 72 kids registered

From three-year-olds up Submitted Every Skate Canada skating program complements the others and allows for unrestricted movement and development through the system. All programs are taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and they are…