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Video – Indigenous People’s Day June 21, 2021

As public gatherings of 150 people are now allowed in the COVID-19 restrictions. The annual Indigenous Peoples Day event in Slave Lake was able to go ahead on June 21. It was in Schurter Park.The event included a powwow presentation,…
Leaders speak out against racism at vigil

‘Just like any other family’ Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader As happened two weeks ago with the Kamloops 215, on July 15, people in Slave Lake came together to stand up against racism. At this event, officials from the Town of Slave…
Slave Lake dancers do well at outdoor festival

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader After 450 days of waiting, Dance Creations of Slave Lake was able to compete in dance festivals. “We were the only studio from northern Alberta,” says Jennifer Hansen, Dance Creations owner. Dancers aged 10 and older competed…
Live music this weekend at NCF grounds

Camping and (socially-distanced) concerts combination Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Perhaps you’ve already heard of something called the ‘Post Country Fair,’ being held this Saturday, June 26. It’s at the North Country Fair grounds in the Driftpile River valley. It’s not a…
NLC celebrates graduates at convocation 2020 & 2021

Submitted Northern Lakes College celebrated 1,337 graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 at a ‘virtual’ ceremony on Friday, June 4. NLC graduates, staff, and faculty, along with guests, family, and friends marked the event. Charlie Orr, Chair of…
Video – Memorial, June 15, 2021

Once again the Slave Lake community has come together to hold a memorial for the victims of a racist attack elsewhere in Canada. On June 15, the Slave Lake Muslim Association president, local Imam, mayor, deputy reeve, MLA, and MP…
St. Francis Grad 2021

Leader staff In these COVID-times, graduations look different than normal. Angela White, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy principal says, “We had 22 graduates who participated in graduation ceremonies on June 4th. We hosted a formal day for the whole…
Smith and Kinuso team up for district 4-H competition

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In a normal year, Mirror Landing (Smith), Kinuso Lakeside, and Coyote Acres (High Prairie) 4-H all compete in the East Peace District 4-H competition and live auction. However, in 2021 this was a bit different. On June…
Welcome to the 2021 Anglers Cup!

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Thanks to various factors – one of them being the COVID pandemic – there won’t be much to see of this weekend’s Canadian Tire Anglers Cup. Unless you’re directly involved, probably as good as it gets is…
Joy James, auxiliary volunteer, receives 45-year pin

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Joy James (92) has volunteered with Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for 58 years, she says. Only 45 of them have been in Slave Lake. She recently received her 45-year pin from AHS. “It’s been to my benefit,” she…
Upcoming event: Support ‘little entrepreneurs’

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Community Futures and Lemonade Day “encourage everyone to go and support our little entrepreneurs,” says local organizer Joy McGregor. Lemonade Day is Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Even with the uncertainty around COVID-19…