Slave Lake’s Junior ‘A’ team stole a game from High Prairie on Friday. Outshot 53 – 25, they made the most of their chances, beating the Redwings 7 – 4. Sunday back in High Prairie the wheels fell off.
Slave Lake’s Junior hockey team was involved in a couple more one-goal games on the weekend. One went their way and one went the other way.
Badly out-shot on Friday night, the Icedogs still managed to beat the Northern Alberta Tomahawks.
Moonlight Madness/Light-Up Slave Lake has changed quite a lot over the years. But it’s still one of the premier events of the Chamber of Commerce and when you hold a parade – people show up! They did that again in pretty big numbers for the 2019 edition on Nov. 15
Not much, and that may be a good thing. Yes, says team owner Lauren Barr, it sucks that there are only three teams in the league. But what’s good about it is the teams are fairly even, the scores are close and the situation competitive. No 20 – 1 games and the like, which would put sustainability into question.
Founded in 1979, the Traildusters have been riding in Gymkhanas in Smith for the last 40 years. There are over 70 active members and are open to more.
The Maple Crescent Park Committee, also known as Save the Park, has once again kept Maple Crescent Park in business. In 1991, a similar committee raised funds to build the original park and the Town of Slave Lake donated the land.
Wildfires in May and June continue to impact community events. Several events were postponed because of the fires.
Some, like the Kinuso Fire Department Annual Steak and Lobster Dinner, happened in September.
“I got bored,” Charlette Flemming says, in answer to the question why she opened a new restaurant in Smith.
“I love the people of Smith,” she continued. “I love being around them. This is what I do.”