President's Message - Celebrating Canada's 150 at Pike Lake
It is my pleasure to invite you to join the celebrations of Canada 150 at Pike Lake.
In lieu of a Boatilla on July 1, plans are well underway for an extra special Canada 150 BBQ on Saturday August 5. Stay tuned for event details and be ready for a few surprises!
I also encourage you to enter the contests for our special Canada 150 edition of the Pike Lake Post.*
- One is a Pike Lake Photo Contest where you would submit a photo of Pike Lake. It could be a landscape or wildlife photo, or your favourite funny photo of your pet or your kids at Pike Lake, or a photo of you as a kid at Pike Lake and you as a grandparent at Pike Lake … the family through time theme. You may submit as many photos as you wish. Don’t forget to include a caption with your photo including who, when & where. Vintage photos from yesteryear are encouraged!
- The second is a Contest for Children 12 years old & younger. We encourage young Pike Lakers to submit a poem, story or drawing about something you think is special about Pike Lake. This could be a favourite memory, or a funny story, or a special moment at Pike Lake. Another idea is to write a story or a poem, or draw a picture of Pike Lake’s inhabitants: an animal, insect, or plant. There are prizes for the “kids” contest.
- Please send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday April 7. Winning photos will be featured on the coloured front cover of the special Canada 150 edition of the Pike Lake Post, and winning kid's entries will be featured in a dedicated section of the Post. The prizes for the winners of the kid's contest will be awarded at our Canada 150 BBQ.
- Winners will be selected by a panel of three judges for each contest. We are looking for volunteers to become members of the judging panel. We would love to have some younger Pike Lakers to judge the Children under 12 years contest. Please submit your name to email@example.com by Sunday March 19.
* Entries in the contest are for members of the Pike Lake Community Association and their families.
Has your family cottaged on Pike Lake for 50 years or longer? If so, you may be interested in Lanark County’s Legacy Cottage Program. Lanark County wishes to recognize the contributions that members of the cottage community have made to our communities by honouring those families whose cottage has been in the family for 50, 75, 100, or 125 years by designating their cottage a Legacy Cottage.
- The Legacy Cottage plaque features an etching courtesy of Franc van Oort;
- Attached an overview of the Legacy Cottage program as well as the application form;
- Legacy Cottage plaques will be presented at our Canada 150 BBQ.
We look forward to receiving your entries for the Pike Lake Post and to seeing you at our Canada 150 BBQ on Saturday August 5.
Adrienne Fowlie Larocque
Pike Lake Community Association
RR3, Perth Ontario K7H 3C5