Newsletter – June 2019

19 Jun 2019 8:30 AM | Tim Lutton (Administrator)

SLCO Newsletter – June 2019

Community Updates


Welcome to another great summer on Skeleton Lake! 

We wanted to inform you as soon as possible of the great upcoming activities to help you plan your summer.  More information will be provided as we get closer to each event.


Key Dates


June 29-30, Sat-Sun

'All Nations Skeleton Lake Water Walk' (see below for more info.)


Aug 3, Sat 9:00 - 12:00

Skeleton Lake Marina Fishing Derby Awards & Pancake Breakfast


Aug 3, Sat

42nd Regatta


Aug 3, Sat 5:00 7:00 pm

In celebration of the 50th and final year of races, Geoff and Andrea Ross will be hosting a cocktail party at their cottage, located at 1244 Skeleton Lake Road 2, Lot #25, for those who ever sailed in the race to come and reminisce.  


Aug 4, Sun 1:30 - 4:00

Annual Jack Wyndham/Bill Wilson Sailing Race


Aug 11, Sun 10:00 - 12:00

SLCO Annual General Meeting, Camp Ramah


Aug (Date to be determined)

Family Day


Water Walk

On June 29 & 30, there will be an ‘All Nations Skeleton Lake Water Walk’ around Skeleton Lake, led by First Nations women, to show respect and care for the lake and surrounding watershed.  You may walk both days, or for any shorter distance.  There will also be a sunrise ceremony at 113 Long Point Road in Utterson on the Saturday morning that you are welcome to attend.  Erin Dixon, a Métis woman, with longstanding family ties to Skeleton Lake, has been instrumental in organizing this Water Walk.  Erin will be one of the women leading the way on the walk.  If you are interested in volunteering, or becoming more involved, please contact either Erin Dixon at centreseed@gmail.com or Holly LaForge athollylaforge@gmail.com  For additional history and guidance on waterwalks, you can stay connected through the website www.starblanketproject.earth


Free ‘Waste Management Flood Vouchers

Oops - We previously announced the Town of Huntsville had arranged for a dumpster to be placed on Camp Newport road on June 1 & 2 for people to put solid floating waste into from the spring flood.  Unfortunately, the bin was never delivered by the contractor.  Our apologies to anyone that showed up with lake waste, only to find no bin!  Instead, the Town of Huntsville has made available free ‘Waste Management Flood Vouchers’ which are valid until July 2, 2019.  They can be picked up inside the Skeleton Lake Marina at the desk during normal business hours.  (Note: the marina is not involved with the collection of spring debris.  Instead the marina is kindly acting as the distribution point for the vouchers.)  A big thank you to both the Town of Huntsville, and the Skeleton Lake Marina.



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