Friday Evening Ceilidhs will continue in the winter
This summer the Fire Department launched a series of ceilidhs for six weeks throughout July and August as a fundraising event. The ceilidhs featured live music, were open to all ages, and had a licensed bar. The ceilidhs were well attended and the music was fantastic! Thanks to all of the local businesses who helped to sponsor the ceilidhs. The Fire Department will continue to host a ceilidh once a month during the winter and this event will be open to all ages. Check the schedule on the next page for details, and watch the Inverness Oran for event listings!
Senior Housing Committee seeks volunteers
The senior housing committee has recently received a generous offer of land in the Lake Ainslie area and is seeking volunteers to make this idea a reality. If you wish to help this project move forward, please attend the next meeting on Monday, November 19th at 7pm at the Fire Hall. LADA wishes to thank everyone who completed the Housing Needs survey, results show that there seems to be agreement that senior housing is needed and would be a positive benefit to the community.
Christmas events are in full swing!
Christmas events are in full swing in the area, beginning with the tree lighting ceremony at the Fire Hall on Friday, November 23rd, and a Craft Tea & Sale at the Scotsville School of Crafts on December 9th. See the list on the next page for a full schedule of events and details to keep you busy throughout the winter months!!
Seeking ideas & input for health and wellness events
There are sometimes small grants available for health and wellness events in the area, including winter activities through the WinterFest Grant sponsored by the Municipality. If you have an idea for a health and wellness event you would like to see happen in the area, please get in touch. You can contact LADA through the Facebook page or email: lakeainslienewsletter @ gmail.com or bring your idea to a monthly meeting.
New Fire Truck on its way!
The Lake Ainslie Volunteer Fire Department has been busy fundraising for a new fire truck and it’s almost ready to be delivered! There will be an open house for the community to check out the truck on December 7th at 6pm. Thanks to all the volunteers who work tirelessly on Fire Department and Fundraising Committee events!
Fitness at the Fire Hall
Aerotone fitness classes are ongoing from September until May, Monday and Wednesdays 9am -10:30am, incorporating aerobics, toning, flexibility and balance training. Current cost is $23 for 8 sessions. New people are welcome to join by registering with Maggie Herbert at 258-3320.
Paper copies of this newsletter are available at Patterson's General Store in Scotsville! (Thanks, Pattersons!)
You can also find this newsletter on our website: www.lakeainslie.ca and we link to the newsletter on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LakeAinslieDevelopmentAssociation/
Please share with anyone who might be interested!
Lake Ainslie Winter Events
November 19th - Regular Monthly meeting of LADA at 7pm at the Fire Hall (LADA meetings generally occur on the 3rd Monday of the month)
December 5th - Regular monthly meeting of the Fire Department – first Wednesday of every month at 8pm;
November 23rd Christmas Tree Lighting at the Fire Hall at 7pm. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend! Donations to the Food Bank are welcome and encouraged at this event, and/or something to share for tea. Tea & hot chocolate will be served.
December 7th New Fire Truck Arrives at the Fire Hall! Open House at 6pm
December 9th Christmas Tea & Sale at the Scotsville School of Crafts 1- 4pm; Phone to book a table. Admission $5.00, children free. Admission includes tea. Sponsored by the Lake Ainslie Weavers and Craft Guild.
December 23rd Annual Community Christmas Concert at the Fire Hall, HO, HO, HO!! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Tea will be served.
December 31st New Years Eve Dance 9pm -1am with live music by Beech Hill
February 1st Friday night Ceilidh with live music at the Fire Hall
February 9th Spaghetti Supper 4:30-6pm at the Fire Hall
February 23rd Inverness Capers Snowmobile Rally at the Fire Hall
February or March WinterFest & Coasting Party - date TBA; watch the Oran for details
March 1st Friday night Ceilidh with live music at the Fire Hall
Summer 2019 Ceilidh Days 2019 will be held July 2nd - 6th…!!
“My old grandmother always used to say, summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” - George RR Martin