Community Clean Up Day & Flea Market
LADA has registered the community in the “Clean Across Nova Scotia” campaign and a clean up will be held on May 11th. You can pick up garbage bags & gloves at the Fire Hall on the morning of May 11th beginning at 8am, or you can use your own bags to clean up anytime leading up to May 11th. Everyone is encouraged to clean a section of the roadside & ditches near their home. The Department of Transportation will pick up the garbage in the area- we are confirming whether this will be in one location or in multiple locations.
LADA will also host a flea market on the same day, at the Fire Hall from 9am to 11am. Items can be dropped off for LADA to sell, or guests can have their own table.
New Business Venture in Downtown Kirkwood
Barrie Fraser who works out of Kirkwood Studios and Robby MacKinnon Antiques of Ainslie Glen and Baddeck, have combined their talents in a new business venture. Overlooking beautiful Lake Ainslie, the Kirkwood Gallery houses amazing art and unique antiques.
You may have spotted the lovely new road signs as you enter Kirkwood. Official date for the grand opening is TBA.
The Trail Committee will meet on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30pm at the Fire Hall. The group is working to develop plans for creating a trail on the “Lower road” off Lakeview Drive. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and get involved in the plans for the trail committee.
Historical Society Meeting to plan for short & long term goals
The Historical Society, which runs the MacDonald House Museum is planning for both the short term and long term outlook of the Museum site. Any new members and interested individuals and volunteers wishing to get involved are encouraged to do so. The next meeting of the Historical Society will be held at the MacDonald House on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:30pm.
Watch for news about new fitness classes beginning soon at the fire hall. Classes will include yoga and group fitness.
Board of Governance Training
The training for Board of Directors has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 11th from 10am to 3pm at the Inverness Cottage Workshop. This is a free workshop to learn about the responsibilities of being a chair, vice chair, secretary or treasurer, or member of a voluntary Board of Directors. Register with Cindy O’Neill and check the Oran for more details.
Back-to- Back Wool Challenge
Members of the Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild are taking part in the annual Back-to- Back Wool Challenge this Sunday, May 5th. Along with shearing, spinning & knitting, the day long event will also feature a delicious brunch & craft fair. This year the Challenge is being held at the Judique Community Centre and all proceeds go toward Inverness County Palliative Care.
Renewable Energy Information Session
Are you interested in learning more about wind and solar energy production? There will be an information session and presentation given by Appleseed Energy on Monday, May 27th at 7:30pm at the Fire Hall in Scotsville. Appleseed is a private business based in Cape Breton, promoting and installing solar energy for homes, businesses & community groups. They have been involved in installing solar systems on community halls in Cape Breton and have greatly reduced the cost of energy bills. The information session is free & open to everyone.
LADA community development planning process
The Lake Ainslie Development Association held their AGM on Tuesday, April 26th at the Fire Hall. A summary of the community development action plan sessions was given, and guest speaker for the meeting was the Municipal Councillor of District 4, Jim Mustard. The LADA document summarizing all of the responses from the workshops, surveys and interviews is on the lakeainslie.ca website, or a copy can be requested from Coralie.
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Look what is Springing Up!! … Save the date!
Wednesday, May 1st – Lake Ainslie Fire Department Regular Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 2nd – Trail Committee Meeting, Fire Hall at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5th – Back to Back Wool Challenge in Judique
Saturday, May 11th – Flea Market & Community Clean Up Day, 9am – 11am
Saturday, May 11th – Voluntary Board of Director Training, Inverness Cottage Workshop
Tuesday, May 14th - Meeting of the Historical Society, at the MacDonald House at 7:30pm.
Monday, May 27th – Information session on Renewable Energy, Fire Hall, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1st - Annual Cod Fish Dinner at the East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church
Save the Date!! Firemen’s Ceilidh Days will be held July 2nd to July 6th this year.
July 21st - The Official Dedication of the East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church, 3:00pm
Please check the community calendar on the lakeainslie.ca website for ongoing event updates.
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12th & Happy Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th