Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weekend fun

So this weekend we had a getaway for work in Sioux Lookout. A little palace on Osprey Island. This luxurious cabin was built by Riss trucking back in the prohibition days. It has a rich history behind it and has had guests stay there to the tune of John F. Kennedy, Marylin Munroe, Frank Sinatra to name a few. The cabin was amazing and an awesome time was had by all.

by the way the cabin was huge and the last photo is only about 1/10 of it!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Surfrider Cleanup

Over the past few months, we have been working hard (especially our President, Laura Loan), to start a chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in Thunder Bay. Surfrider’s mission is: the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. We hope to bring together diverse groups of people that enjoy the lake, (especially young people), and be a voice to protect what we love. To everyone who has signed up as member, THANK YOU so much! In order to gain full chapter status, we need to sign up 25 members in the next 3 months. We are still short of our goal, so if you haven’t signed up as a member, please consider supporting us. Usually a 1 year membership is $25, but we are able to sign you up for only $10. Your $10 stays here in Thunder Bay and helps us to put on events. Our first event will be a beach clean up at Mission Island Marsh, Saturday August 6th, 1-3pm. We are going to clean up trash and whatever else doesn’t belong there, followed by a Stand-up paddleboard demo. Stand-up paddleboarding is becoming really popular, it’s a great new way to enjoy being on the water, and catching waves. Come and try it out with us! If it rains, we will do the clean up the next day on Sunday. If you are planning to come, it would be great if you could RSVP. But everyone is welcome to come regardless, the more the merrier. Please pass on this info to anyone you think might be interested.
Hope to see you and your friends at the first Surfrider Thunder Bay beach clean up! Thanks for your support.

Surfrider Thunder Bay Committee