WinterFest Coasting Party & Snowshoe hike February 13th!
WinterFest events have been scheduled for Saturday, February 13th. There will be a sledding/ coasting party for all ages, at 1pm, sledding on the hill behind the Fire Hall. Juice, hot chocolate and snacks will be provided in the Fire Hall during and after the coasting party from 1pm to 3pm. There will be a snowshoe hike at 3pm, meet at the fire hall also. Please bring your own snowshoes. Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there!
Trail Committee update
The trail committee recently received a cheque for $65,000.00 from Trans Canada Trails (TCT) to continue Phase 2 of the trail project in the Lake Ainslie area. This money was applied for by the LADA trail committee as part of the 51km trail building project connecting the Kenloch area to Whycocomagh trail network. This money will go toward engineering services and building and replacing bridges along the route. 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 in any way, please speak to Mike Gillis or Coralie Cameron.
Snowmobile Clubs fundraising for new Trail Groomer
The local snowmobile clubs are fundraising for a new trail groomer. There is a committed group of volunteers who maintain and run the groomers at all hours to keep the trails open and accessible for trail users. The current groomers are old and in need of constant repair. Snowmobilers, cross country skiers, hikers and snowshoe-ers benefit from a large network of groomed trails in the area. If you wish to make a donation to the purchase of the new trail groomer, please contact Inverness Capers Snowmobile Club.
Scotsville School of Crafts hosting winter programs
Registration will be held in February for Inverness County Recreation workshops and classes. Once again the Scotsville School of Crafts will host various classes such as Intermediate Weaving, Internet and E-mail for beginners, as well as social events such as Scrabble and Euchre nights. Please see the Partici-Paper and Inverness Oran for more details. Registration dates are February 15th and 17th.
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter
to give it sweetness?” - John Steinbeck
The Lake Ainslie Development Association continues to carry out research about the potential of building senior housing in the Lake Ainslie area. If anyone wishes to get involved in this worthwhile project, or discuss potential land that can be used for the project, please get in touch! LADA is researching funding options and looking into becoming a group with charitable status for tax and donation purposes.
Getting fit at the Fire Hall
"Aerotone" fitness classes are ongoing 9:00 to 10:30 am. 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 13th Coasting party 1pm & Snowshoe hike at 3pm, all ages welcome!
Monday, February 15th 3-4pm Registration for Country Recreation events, Scotsville School of Crafts
& Wednesday, Feb. 17th 6-7pm Registration for Country Recreation events, Scotsville School of Crafts
Saturday, February 27th Inverness Capers Club Snowmobile Rally, leaving from the Fire Hall
Saturday, March 12th John MacMaster Memorial Snowmobile Run leaving from the Fire Hall
Firemen's Regular Monthly Meetings: March 2nd @ 8pm
Fundraising Committee Meetings: March 7th @ 7pm
LADA Meeting (Housing & Trails) Mon. Feb. 22nd @ 7pm Fire Hall
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?
And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says
“Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” – Lewis Carroll