LADA - seeking individuals & input for senior housing committee
LADA is moving forward on the topic of senior housing in the community. In two surveys of the community over the past ten years, the need for senior housing was identified as a priority. In order to move plans forward, LADA will strike a committee to examine the options for senior housing. If you wish to lend your ideas or explore this important topic, please considering joining the committee. Any individual, whether you will need senior housing in 5 years or 50 years, is encouraged to get involved. The committee will officially be formed at the February 9th meeting of LADA and any interested persons wishing to put their name forward are encouraged to get in touch with Coralie Cameron or another member of the executive, if you can’t attend the meeting.
Country Western Valentine Pub Night/ Dance on February 14th!
Get your boots & hats ready to kick up your heels at the Country Western Barn Dance at the Fire Hall on Valentine’s Day! The Fire Department is hosting a pub night/dance and the music is by Lynn Chisholm & Band. Dressing up in your country and western clothing is encouraged and it’s sure to be a good time! Admission is $10 ages 19 +. Watch the Oran for final details.
WinterFest on February 14th
WinterFest / WinterActive events have been scheduled for Saturday, February 14th. There will be a sledding/ coasting party for all ages, at 1pm, meeting at the Firehall and sledding on the hill behind the Hall. Juice, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided in the Fire Hall during and after the coasting party. At 3pm there will be a cross-country ski/ snowshoe event on the trail/ Lower Road on Lakeview Drive. Meet at 2:45pm, skis and snowshoes will be provided from the Municipality for anyone who does not have skis or snowshoes. Storm date will be Saturday, Feb. 21st. WinterFest is supported by the Winter Active grant from the Municipality.
LADA Executive update
At the January 12th meeting of LADA, the executive welcomed Amy MacDonald to the position of Treasurer. Greg Nearing stepped down as treasurer and was thanked for his many, many years of service and contribution to LADA. Thank you to Greg & Amy for sharing your time and your skills! As of the June 2014 meeting, most positions on the executive have changed and the current executive of LADA consists of: Coralie Cameron, Chair; Rebecca Parkins, Vice Chair; Amy MacDonald, Treasurer; and Bill McCarthy, Secretary. Anyone wishing to get involved in LADA is encouraged to do so.
Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.- John Boswell
“Craft Dinner” at the Scotsville School of Crafts
Saturday, February 14th the Scotsville School of Crafts will hold their monthly “Craft Dinner.” This is a day where crafters bring a project they are working on and bring some food for the potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to join fellow crafters - Bring your knitting! Quilting! Embroidery! Crochet! Weaving! Your half-finished projects! Or any other high- fibre activity! (Painting, jewellery- making, and all other creative pursuits are welcome too!) The craft dinner gathering is from 10 to 2 pm (drop in and say hi, or stay all day). Bring your own lunch or a meal to share. A casual and fun day of crafting to break up the long winter days.
Trail Committee update
The trail committee recently received a grant of $29,000 from Trans Canada Trails (TCT) that they applied for in the fall. This money is to complete a new section of trail leaving the railbed and connecting to Kenloch. This is just the first stage in the trail committee’s ambitious project to complete a 51 kilometer section of trail from Kenloch to McNaughton Mountain Road & the Whycocomagh network of trails. The trail will be part of the Canada wide trail network, and the goal is to complete the TCT by Canada’s anniversary year in 2017. If you wish to get involved or help out with the committee, please speak to Mike Gillis or David MacLean.
Getting fit at the Fire Hall
"Aerotone" fitness classes are ongoing Monday and Wednesday 9:00 to 10:30 thru early May. Low-impact aerobic exercise plus resistance/strength, flexibility and balance training, suitable for women and men of all ages. First session is free; $20 + $3 tax for 8 sessions. Call Maggie 258-3320 for schedule and program details. (Note that drop-ins are discouraged due to insurance considerations.)
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Save the date, don’t hibernate!!
Saturday, February 14th “Craft Dinner” at the School of Crafts, 10am -2pm
Saturday, February 14th Coasting party at the FireHall, 1pm – all ages welcome!
Snowshoeing & Skiing at 3pm, Lower Road, Lakeview Drive
Saturday, February 14th Valentine’s Day Country Western Pub/ Dance at the Fire Hall
Monday, February 16th Heritage Day - Viola Desmond Day Holiday
Saturday, February 21st Capers Club Snowmobile Rally, leaving from the Fire Hall
Firemen's Regular Monthly Meetings: Wed. Feb. 4th & Wed. March 4th @ 8pm
Fundraising Committee Meetings: Mon. Feb. 2nd & Mon. March 2nd @ 7pm
Lake Ainslie Development Association: Mon. Feb. 9th @ 7:00pm at the Fire Hall