Pike Lake 1960 in photos

posted May 22, 2017, 6:39 PM by David Dahlem   [ updated May 22, 2017, 6:42 PM ]

Here is a sampling of photos in Art Dunlap's Pike Lake photo album, all taken in 1960.  

The boat launch:

The Pike Lake parking lot:

The main beach:

The old bath house:

Nessie's grandpa:

The first hole of the golf course:

Thanks to Art for allowing us to post these pictures to the website, and thanks to Shirley Hammer for coordinating.

Pike Lake on Global TV

posted May 18, 2017, 8:24 PM by David Dahlem

Here's a news story on Pike Lake, a ramp up for the May Long weekend.

Prescribed burn photos

posted May 11, 2017, 4:03 PM by David Dahlem   [ updated May 11, 2017, 4:05 PM ]

Here are some photos of the burn from Glenn Thomson, May 9th

Prescribed Burn underway

posted May 8, 2017, 6:57 PM by David Dahlem

Park Manager, Craig Krogan <Craig.Krogan@gov.sk.ca>, has asked of President Glenn that the (attached) poster be distributed.  The burn is a go if the weather cooperates.

Prescribed Burn Underway

A prescribed burn is underway at
Pike Lake Provincial Park.
Access to areas of the park will be
limited from Tuesday, May 9 to Thursday, May 11.
Smoke and/or flames may be visible.
Please do not contact emergency
For more information, contact the
park office at 306-933-6966.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Les Ferguson
Communications, PLCWA

Important Garbage Information

posted May 2, 2017, 6:56 AM by David Dahlem

From Glenn Thomson
Hello everyone. As you already know there are major changes in how garbage is 
handled in the Park. Later this week, four large Loraas bins will be located in the Park for
Cottage Owners use. There will be no more door-to-door pickup by Park staff.

The big bins will be for household garbage only. We ask for your co-operation by not putting 
furniture, yard wastes, construction materials, etc. into the bins. These bins will be in place 
until the end of the year.  After that, you will be responsible for getting rid of your own garbage.

We worked with the Park to try and find locations that would be as handy
as possible to your cottage. The following locations have be chosen:
   - Eastbank, on the entrance road into Eastbank
   - Moosewoods, on Shady Lane near the south entrance to Moosewoods
   - Navy and Park, at the boat launch
   - Park and Lakeside, at the north beach

These could change if problems occur with any location. Remember, this
is only until the end of the year.

If you would like to have an individual cart similar to those used in the city,
they can be provided by Loraas Disposal under a contract with you. If you
chose this method and register with them this week, you will be part of a
group bin delivery at no cost. Please see the attached information from

This is a big change, but if we all work together it will work well.

Glenn Thomson
President, Pike Lake Cottage and Watershed Assn.

Free Tree Plantings

posted Apr 26, 2017, 5:46 PM by David Dahlem

From Les Ferguson:

Good Morning Pike Lake Cottagers and Neighbours:

The South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards (SSRWSI) is offering nursery trees and shrubs available for planting at no charge. The plantings average 12“ in height with a 6” root plug. These trees are free and are offered in a minimum of 100, or a maximum of 400.

You as an individual . . . or representing a group of neighbours can apply.

The available nursery tree and shrub species are Chokecherry, Dogwood and Trembling Aspen . . .  all species native to Saskatchewan.

Planting trees and shrubs has several advantages:
  •    Ecological benefits include soil stabilization in vulnerable areas, creating habitat for wildlife, air purification, and decreased runoff.
  •    Economical benefits show in reduced heating costs if planted in a way to block winter winds, and in reduced air conditioning if they are planted to provide summer shade.
  •    Planting trees and shrubs provide aesthetics, a way to enjoy the outdoors, and exercise. Spending time with nature reduces stress levels. Trees create a quieter neighbourhood.
We hope that you consider this opportunity to benefit your community. Please contact Lloyd or Chelsey at the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards at 306-343-9549 or info@southsaskriverstewards.ca,  before May 12 as to how many trees of each species you want to order.

Les Ferguson

PLCWA Communications

Fransaskoise Festival at Pike Lake July 7-9

posted Apr 26, 2017, 5:43 PM by David Dahlem

The festival is a three-day showcase of arts and culture held from July 7th to 9th 2017 at Pike Lake, Provincial park. Presenting a pan-Canadian selection of artists highlighting both national and local musical diversity as well as artistic workshops, and family games to promote awareness and appreciation of Francophones in Saskatchewan.

This family friendly festival is entirely bilingual.

Give it a try! $10 evening of awesome music on Friday 7th!

Celebrate with us Canada 150, be proud of your diversity. There is nothing like it in SK!

More Info: https://fetefransaskoise.wordpress.com/

Letter from our Park Manager

posted Apr 9, 2017, 2:59 PM by David Dahlem

Hello Cottage Owners,

On April 7, I received an information letter from our Park Manager, Craig Krogan, that will be included in the spring package sent to cottagers from the Parks office in Regina. Craig also suggested that we might distribute it to cottagers now so they have the information sooner and give people more time to contact him if they have concerns over the change in garbage management this year. Please find the letter attached.

Glenn Thomson, 
President, Pike Lake Cottage and Watershed Association
Email, lovepikelake@gmail.com 
Web site, lovepikelake.ca "Love Pike Lake"

Prescribed Burn

posted Mar 9, 2017, 5:18 AM by David Dahlem   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 5:19 AM ]

From Les Ferguson, PLCWA Communications:

Hello PLCWA Members / Cottagers,
The attached (2 files) shows details of a prescribed burn (see "Letter") to take place in the park in May including a portion of the golf course, and an adjacent area to the south (see "Map"). Note the March 20 meeting.

Skating and X-Skiing at Pike Lake

posted Feb 12, 2017, 11:46 AM by David Dahlem   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 11:05 AM ]

In winter Pike Lake turns into a giant skating rink and Ski Trail.  Murray Morgan has been maintaining a skating path which runs the length of the lake.  Mitch McIntosh has been maintaining the ski trail.

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