Reach!

Two members of the Slave Lake Sharks reach for the wall in a backstroke event at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre on Saturday. Around 160 swimmers from 11 clubs took part in the meet. Results in next week’s Leader.
A taste of Lebanon on the golf course?

Gilwood Golf Course held a successful fundraiser on May 27. It was a tournament with 144 golfers, and ‘hole hosts’ such as Mr. Mike’s, with its Taste of Lebanon booth, complete with people in costumes, Lebanese food and music! Other…
Roll ‘em!

Fire Department and Forestry team members take a turn in the log-rolling event at the logger sports competition in Slave Lake on June 3. It was a full day of activities put on by the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society…
EGW Drama Club hits the stage

Kristine Dana as Willy Wonka in the E.G. Wahlstrom Drama club production of Willy Wonka Kids, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Oompa Loompas Brooke Evernden and Reese McRee in Willy Wonkas Kids, in the matinee performance on June…
Cedar waxwings signal the end of spring migration

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader This past week started off slow, but ended up being fairly steady and was punctuated with a few firsts of the year, one amazing capture and a really awesome sighting. This week was also…
Smith School students show off their leadership

Leader staff Smith School held its annual Leadership Day event on May 27. The Leader was there and took some photos, as well as taking part in a tour of various classroom displays. We’ll let the pictures do the talking…
High achievers at Whitecap

Several of Whitecap Chev Buick GMC’s techs received recognition recently through the GM Tech Guild Program. According to Jill Gongos of Whitecap, “the Guild Awards are General Motors’ Achievement Awards for courses/tests taken throughout the year as part of the…
Desperados waiting for a bail

The Friends for Learning Society of Slave Lake held its Jail and Bail fundraiser in the rain last Friday. When The Leader visited, Shawn Gramlich and Bruce Allarie were working their phones hard, trying to drum up bail money.
Pies at a cake auction?

Actually they are cakes, made by Kayla Kashuba for the Roland Michener grad class cake auction fundraiser on May 26. Over $12,000 was raised to help cover graduation expenses. The RMS grad is June 30 this year.
Minister speaks at early learning conference

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta’s Minister of Children’s Services (and Lesser Slave Lake MLA) Danielle Larivee was the keynote speaker at a conference on early childhood learning held on May 27 at Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake. Larivee spoke…
Winners

We’re a little late getting this in the paper, but here goes: Pictured are the winners of the Rotary Club of Slave Lake NHL Regular Season Hockey Pool. The SL Ford team took top spot ($1,330) and was represented by…
Good day for Gilwood

Gilwood Golf & Country Club has been scrambling to come up with money for needed upgrades and repairs lately. A grant from the provincial government doesn’t solve all those problems, but having enough cash to re-do the clubhouse roof will…
Pie in the face for a good cause

Slave Lake ATB employees set aside their dignity for a bit of fun and fundraising last week for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. People paid money to stick cream pies in the faces of the bank staff members, including this one,…
Dog Walk fundraiser

The Animal Rescue Committee (ARC) of Slave Lake held its annual Dog Walk fundraiser on Sunday, May 28. Despite stiff competition from other events that day, there was a good turnout of people (over 80 by one estimate) and a…
Surprise airport funding a pleasant shock

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “I’m still in shock, to tell you the truth,” said Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman. Warman was reacting to the news last week that Slave Lake’s airport was getting the lion’s share of provincial airport funding…
Big weekend for minor baseball in Slave Lake

Juniors go 1 – 1 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There was some competitive junior baseball action at Charity Park in Slave Lake on Sunday. The St. Albert Cardinals were in town to play the local Heat in a two-game set…
Bird programs paying off for Boreal Centre

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One thing the folks at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) are pretty tickled about is that local students are interested in working there in the summer. Right now there are two of them; Robyn…