Community Skate December 30th at 3pm
LADA is sponsoring a community skate at the Inverness Arena on Wednesday, December 30th at 3pm. Community members of all ages are invited to attend. Nova Scotia Public Health Guidelines will be followed at this event – Masks and helmets are also required to be worn by all skaters (helmets must be worn by all - youth and adults). Sorry we are not able to provide refreshments at this event; bring your own water bottle or warm drink in your thermos. This event is supported by the Municipal “Winter Active” Activity Fund.
Community “Tea & Coffee Club” at the Fire Hall this Winter
A community meet up/ coffee club will be held once per month during the winter for neighbours to pop in and visit together safely. The coffee club will be held on the second Friday of every month *except January (third Friday). Coffee and tea will be provided- come and have a chat and catch up with neighbours and friends. Coffee club will be held from 9am to 10:30am; drop in any time. All ages/ everyone welcome. Dates: January 15th, February 12th, March 12th & April 9th
All Public Health COVID regulations will be followed at the coffee club- please wear your mask and do not attend if you are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms. Thank you to the Fire Department and the Municipality of the County of Inverness “Winter Active” for support for the coffee club. If there is another event scheduled to be held at the Fire Hall on the date, coffee club will be cancelled.
Weekly Trail Walking Club
Do you want to be active this winter in the outdoors? There will be a weekly meet up on the trail for a socially distanced & safe trail walk on the Lower Road in Scotsville, along the Margaree River. Park on Lakeview Drive and walk with the group or walk on your own knowing others are nearby; there’s safety in (socially-distanced) numbers. All ages welcome- the trail is flat and is suitable for strollers and sleds. The walking club will meet at 1pm on Thursday afternoons, weather permitting. The walking club will begin by meeting at 1pm on Thursday, December 31st
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”- Norman Vincent Peale
Municipal Ski & Snowshoe Rental Program
Skis, snowshoes and Nordic walking poles can be booked and rented through the Municipality- be sure to call ahead for a weekend booking and pick up skis in Inverness (above the Post Office) or Port Hood at the Municipal office. Rental is $1.00 per day for some items; $5.00 for a week, and some are free for seniors. Phone the Recreation Department at: 902-787-3508 for more information.
Santa spotted in the area?!
Sadly, the community Christmas concert had to be cancelled due to COVID, but Santa couldn’t resist making his annual visit to this area. Santa made an appearance in the community on December 20th to check in with local girls and boys to see how they are doing this year. Thanks to Patterson’s General Store & the LAVFD for providing treats, and to the Fire Department volunteers for helping Santa get around the community safely!
Cross Country Ski Workshop – January 2021
A workshop for cross country ski beginners and enthusiasts who wish to improve their technique will be held in early 2021. The workshop will be led by Daniel Murray of North Highland Nordic & Provincial XC Ski team coach. Date & Time of the workshop is still TBA; watch for more details to come. Sponsored by the Municipality of Inverness “Winter Active” Fund.
COVID- Related Cancellations
Unfortunately, there have been many community events cancelled or unable to be held this year due to COVID. The Christmas concert, the Christmas Eve church services at local churches, and the carol singing will not be held this year. Despite these cancelled events, we know that neighbours will be checking in on neighbours to make sure everyone is doing okay. We hope you have a quiet but cozy Christmas holiday, and hope to see a return to local community events in 2021. The Municipality has set up a toll-free number to access resources & information during the pandemic: 1-877-258-5550
Events in 2021…
- LADA has recently purchased a projector to use for events at the Fire Hall, and the goal is to host a storytelling night with the potential to show some old films or footage of past community events.
- Depending on the situation in 2021, we will hope to host the annual coasting party, weather and COVID- permitting.
Do you have an idea for a safe, outdoor, socially- distanced event?
If you would like to help lead a hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski meet-up, or wish to volunteer to help at any of the events listed above, please get in touch!
Email: lakeainslienewsletter@ gmail.com
Merry Christmas * Happy Hanukkah * Happy Winter Solstice
Stay safe & Best Wishes for health & happiness in the New Year!