This is a heads-up for everyone who is used to the annual LWRA Picnic which has been held on the Saturday afternoon of the August long weekend for many years. Your cottagers’ association has been doing some innovative events for 2017, such as the pancake breakfast at Limerick Lodge just before the Annual General Meeting and the upcoming Open Mic Music Night at the Lodge on Saturday, August 19. The Annual Picnic format has also been changed. So here are the details …
This year Kyle and Ed will be firing up our barbeque at 12:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Limerick Lake Lodge. For just $6 per person you can enjoy a high quality burger or hot dog with a drink, snacks and other various treats. It is hoped that this new timing will encourage all of the competitors in the canoe and kayak races over on Fraser’s Beach on Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m to head on over to the lodge shortly after the winners have been awarded their ribbons. After a morning of paddling, appetites should be good, so our annual cottagers’ gathering to enjoy a meal together has been moved up to this noon-hour venue.
The focus will be on the kids in the crowd with lots of games, including a tug-o-war, ring toss, sponge toss etc. and all of the other picnic games kids have come to enjoy over the years. Lawn Darts were suggested but apparently Canadian Tire no longer carries such items.
If you have not captured one of the updated 2017 maps of the lake with everyone’s cottage identified on it they will be available at the picnic. If you would like to support your cottagers’ association memberships will also be sold at the event at $50 per cottage. This money goes toward such things as insurance for all the events being held and membership in the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Association (FOCA) which gives us many educational opportunities for the protection of the lake environment we all love plus a voice on provincial political policies which often affect waterfront property owners.
So … on Saturday, August 5, 12:30 p.m. you are invited to show up at Limerick Lodge to enjoy a barbeque with friends and neighbours on our lake system, which includes Lake St. Ola, Mephisto, Dark, Dixon and Limerick. See you there!