Storytelling & Song Ceilidh May 21st at the Lake Ainslie Fire Hall
There will be a ceilidh and storytelling session held at the Lake Ainslie Firehall on Saturday, May 21st at 6:30pm. Hugh Don MacLean’s stories of characters and occurrences from the early days of Lakeview Drive have been collected and published as a book. Hugh Don will share some stories and the collection of stories will be available for purchase. Other entertainers include Sandra Gillis, Dale Gillis, Carmen MacArthur and more. Tea will be served, everyone welcome. Donations at the door will go to the Lake Ainslie Volunteer Fire Department. May is Gaelic Awareness Month.
LADA Annual General Meeting
LADA has a number of large projects underway and committees will report on their work at the AGM to be held at the Fire Hall on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 7pm. The trail committee has been very busy throughout the winner planning and working behind the scenes to be ready for trail building this spring. The housing committee has visited samples of senior housing in other rural communities and is now moving forward by seeking a piece of land in the Lake Ainslie area. The committee has released a statement in the local media seeking a piece of land for the project. (See the press release on page 2 of this newsletter.) At the meeting there will also be discussion of the Trout Brook Picnic Park Beach. All interested community members are encouraged to attend and become involved in ongoing LADA projects.
Annual Cod Fish Dinner, East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church
The tentative date for the Annual Cod Fish Dinner is June 4th- watch the local paper and church bulletins for more information. Always a delicious and popular event!
Firemen’s Ceilidh Days, July 5th – 9th
Firemen’s Ceilidh Days are in the works once again and will be held July 5th – 9th this year.
You will note a few changes in the schedule from previous years. The schedule for the week is:
- All ages Magic Show on Tuesday, July 5th
- Merchandise Bingo on Wednesday, July 6th
- Pub Night with Lynn Chisholm & friends on Thursday, July 7th
- Maragan & Ham Dinner on Friday, July 8th
- Parade Day Saturday - Games of chance, BBQ, bake sale, kids games, cake walk, etc…
- Beer Garden on Saturday afternoon with live music, July 9th
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Meetings and events:
Monday, May 30th LADA Annual General Meeting – all are welcome to attend, 7pm
Saturday, June 4th Annual Cod Fish Dinner, East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church
Firemen's Meeting Wednesday, June 1st @ 8pm, Fire Hall
New members are always welcome to join local volunteer organizations!
PRESS RELEASE: Lake Ainslie housing group seeks land for senior housing complex.
The Lake Ainslie Housing Committee has prioritized the search for a suitable property for the creation of a community senior housing complex in the Lake Ainslie area. During a well attended meeting late last summer, community members identified a strong need and interest to move forward with the creation of senior housing. Since that time the committee has surveyed the community to look at specific needs and visited two examples of housing in nearby rural areas.
The group is currently seeking a donation of land that will assist the group to move forward with this project in a timely manner. We are seeking a minimum 10 acres, potentially 20 to 30 acres. The area we have identified as suitable includes East Lake Ainslie from the Trout River area to Scotsville, North Lake, or Kenloch. This area has been selected as being the closest to amenities, population, and a more heavily travelled area.
All inquiries will be kept confidential. Any discussion would include the housing committee covering the cost of the legal fees of land transfer and/or the group is looking into a tax benefit for donors.
The Lake Ainslie Housing Committee sees this as an opportunity for a family or individual to make a significant and long lasting contribution to their community.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss a potential donation of land, please phone or e-mail the following contact persons: LADA Chairperson: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maggie Herbert: email@example.com or, phone Doug & Val MacEachern 902-756-3423 or Joan Cameron 902-258-2546.
Anyone interested in seeing senior housing created at Lake Ainslie is welcome and encouraged to become involved in this committee.
“It is always a blessing to learn the wisdom from elderly people.”
― Lailah Gifty Akit
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