Nature Trail Improvements

posted Jul 19, 2017, 7:01 PM by David Dahlem

From Glenn Thomson:

Great addition to the Nature Trail behind the Nature Centre at the campground gate. A new bridge is getting finishing touches across the water. Big improvement over the old one. Thanks to the Park staff.

Valley Road Resurfacing - Starting July 18th

posted Jul 18, 2017, 6:57 PM by David Dahlem

From W. Randall Rooke

I have been advised by our Director of Public Works that the next stage of resurfacing on Valley Road has scheduled to start  next Tuesday, July 18th at 6 am. The total length of the road to be resurfaced is 6.6 km (stopping just before the speed corner where Valley Road turns West) ; it is expected to take between 10 and 14 days to complete (subject to good weather) and the thickness of the pavement for this stretch is 50 mils (2 inches). It is expected that the contractor, HJR Asphalt LP, will start in front of Robertson’s Valley Farm and proceed south. There will be no road closures or detours, as traffic will be controlled around the work as it progresses, so expect some delays. Please pass this information on to others the use the road and that may not be Crime Watch Members….and tell them to join !!! Have a great summer.
 
W.Randall Rooke
Box 101 R.R.#3  
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 3J6
Ph: 306.382.1296

Blasting south of park, Friday a.m.

posted Jul 12, 2017, 7:52 PM by David Dahlem

From Craig Krogan, Park Manager, Pike Lake Provincial Park:

Good Morning,

In order to provide some water release, local residents can expect blasting of some beaver dams south of the park on Friday morning about 11:00 a.m.



Fireworks: a big thank you!

posted Jul 10, 2017, 6:07 PM by David Dahlem   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 7:37 AM ]

From Terry Grosz:

The fireworks event on July 1st was a big success.  A big thank you to all our sponsors.

Corporate Sponsorship
The Huddle
Irene's Boat Rentals
Pike Lake Minigolf
Starling's Septic
M.J.'s Convenience
Pike Lake Electric
Links Backhoe & Skid Steer Services
Pike Lake Community and School Association
Pike Lake Cottage & Watershed Association
Night Owl Cabins

Individual Sponsors ('buy a Boomer')
Harvey Pippin
Bob and Audrey Kondraczynski
Wes and Nena Lockhart
Dan and Janice Streisel
Glenn and Wendy Thomson
Bob and Lorraine Gunn
Mike and Cheryl Cook
Max and Dalice Abraham
Dennis Wells and Shirley Hammer
Harry Enevoldsen and Bev Chicoine

Let's not forget all those patrons who donated via the donation jar at the Huddle.

We will be looking to continue and expand the "buy a boomer" program next near -- the more donations we get, the better the show!

Notice of Sunken/Missing Sailboat Parts

posted Jul 9, 2017, 9:15 PM by David Dahlem

From Les Ferguson:

Please take note of this missing boat parts notice:

Renate Ankenbrand, reports that her sailboat capsized Saturday afternoon around  4 pm. The mast, sail and boom (all connected) sank in the middle of lake off the boat launch and (perhaps) closer to the east side.  She is thankful to Mark and Jeanine Jagoe who came and pulled her ashore.  Renate reports, "It was quite an ordeal." We are glad you are safe, Renate.  

Boaters/kayakers/canoeists are asked to be on the lookout for the lost equipment in the described area. Please be careful with engine legs in case some of the lost equipment is only partially submerged.


Swimming Pool Upgrades

posted Jun 28, 2017, 11:45 AM by David Dahlem

From Glenn Thomson:

The Minister announced this morning that $250,000.00 will be put toward upgrades of the pool and water slide starting this fall. He was taken on a tour of the Park and was very impressed.  He used to bring his kids were down often when they were young. 
As well the new sign is up at the main gate. Great morning.
Glenn
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June 28th visit from the Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport

posted Jun 26, 2017, 6:39 AM by David Dahlem   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 8:32 PM ]

Craig Krogan, our Park Manager, provides the following information:

The Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, the Hon. Ken Cheveldayoff, willvisit Pike Lake Provincial Park at 11:30 a.m., June 28 and will be making an announcement (likely at the pool if weather is conducive; at the rec hall if weather is not cooperating). Canada Day cake will be served.  You are welcome to attend.

Paul Johnson, Executive Director of Parks Operations, will visit the park on the 29th.

Les Ferguson, Communications,
PLCWA


Pancake Breakfast July 1

posted Jun 26, 2017, 6:37 AM by David Dahlem

Here's a reminder poster for the pancake breakfast 8AM to Noon on July 1st at the RecHall in Pike Lake Provincial Park.


Triathlon June 24/25- boat requested

posted Jun 12, 2017, 11:57 AM by David Dahlem

Hello Glen:
Thanks for speaking with me this morning.  I really appreciate your help and suggestions  As requested, I am sending you an email listing the requests that I had on behalf of the Saskatoon Triathlon Club::

Living Sky Triathlon, June 24/25  Pike Lake Provincial Park
We are looking for a small fishing boat, and if we can't find this, a pontoon boat that we could have to help set up and as a rescue boat.  
Friday, June 23  set up  7 - 8pm
Saturday, June 24   attach buoys to markers and rescue boat on the water during the races  6:30 - 11am
Sunday, June 25       "                                         "                                                           7:00 - 10:30am

We would be happy to rent just the boat or the boat and driver (we can pay for the time).

Secondly, could you please send out an email and post on your Facebook page:

The Saskatoon Triathlon Club is hosting the Living Sky Triathlon at Pike Lake Provincial Park on June 24 and 25th.  We will be setting up in the parking lot the afternoon of June 23.  We have always appreciated the support and flexibility of the Pike Lake community during our triathlons.  This year, the transition zone will be assembled in half the parking lot (nearest to the store), the run will take place down Shady Lane and Lakeside Drive, and the bike will leave and return through the main entrance which will leave only a part of a lane for entrance into the park.  On June 24th and 25th,the races will run between 8:30 and 11:30am.  We look forward to your support of this event, apologize for any inconvenience this causes and hope that you will come out and cheer on our race participants.  Better yet....register to participate in one of the events.  Anyone 12 years of age and older can compete.



RossAnn Edwards, Living Sky Race Director
Saskatoon Triathlon Club Inc.

Car Show Logistics

posted May 29, 2017, 10:15 AM by David Dahlem

Hi Glenn:

 

I am hoping you can send a message to your association:

 

Sunday, June 4 will be the annual car show at Pike Lake Provincial Park. Access for the show cars will be different this year.  The North Gate will be open, and the  

 organizers will be vetting qualified show vehicles at the St. Martin’s Road junction, directing appropriate vehicles to the North Gate.  Cottagers with a valid permit  will be allowed to enter at this gate also.  The North Gate will be staffed by an organizer and a park employee.

 

All other vehicles will enter the park via the normal entry gate.  All vehicles at the gate will be required to pay. The organizers are expecting about 600 show cars.  These 600 cars will be funneled away from the entry gate, relieving the pressure at the entry gate and reducing the line-up on the highway.

 

The cottagers along Lakeside Drive will be receiving front row status to see the cars parade past them coming into the park.  The show cars will be expected to exit the park in the normal manner, via the entry gate.   

 

Although the drivers of the show cars will be instructed to observe the speed limit,  I want the cottagers to be aware that there will be high traffic flow for a few hours on Sunday morning and to take appropriate precautions with young children. 

 

 

Craig  Krogan 

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