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 

Corn Cooker

posted May 29, 2017, 10:13 AM by David Dahlem

From Glenn Thomson:

Our corn cooker was in bad need of replacement. Thanks to Dan S. for finding something we can fix up and as its stainless steel it will be much better. Dan, Murray Hill and I went out today and picked it up. We'll be able to cook a lot of corn with this.

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 <>, 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,  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:

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