Meota Lakefront Paddle and Sail is hosting a Try-a-Kayak event Saturday. June 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. If the weather isn’t conducive to hosting this event, an alternate date of June 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. has been set.
Members will be on hand to facilitate those interested in trying out a kayak before they actually go to the expense of buying one. There will be sit-in or sit-on-top kayaks in various widths and lengths available. Experienced kayakers can offer advice about features you may want to consider. There will be handout, which is based on a kayaking book that’s available from the local library.
Meota Lakefront Paddle and Sail members have done the research on procedures that will keep everyone safe and healthy. Even though it may take a little more time, we will have volunteers at the ready to help explain procedures so the Saskatchewan guidelines can be followed. Equipment (kayaks, paddles and any borrowed lifejackets) will be sanitized between use. The main thing is to come prepared to spend some time on the water and enjoy the experience.
If you aren’t quite ready to purchase a kayak, you could always consider joining the club and use their entry-level kayaks.
This time of early summer is full of interesting things in nature. Robins sitting on their nests are hatching eggs already. The robins and sparrows are enjoying the birdbath. No wonder I can’t keep it full. There is also one dove competing with two magpies for the water, chasing one another. As soon as I took the hummingbird feeder down because it wasn’t being used, one showed up.
The bridge players are back at their enjoyable games. Their first afternoon on June 8 had top score go to Bob and Betty Brown. Second were Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt. On the evening of June 10, top score went to Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen and second were Vern Iverson and David Sharpe.
Ken Tucker passed away May 17 at 94 years. He and his late wife Anna were longtime members of Meota’s Do Drop In. They farmed near the south end of Murray Lake.
A second Meota old-timer, who passed June 1, was John Kalesnikoff. John was well known for his photography and videos of local wildlife in the area, which he made up into tapes for sale.
Anyone out on the highways this weekend can vouch for the traffic. It was unreal. There were lots of vehicles from Alberta, in town and out of town. The restrictions are loosening up and people are taking advantage of that, but still not leaving the country, so are enjoying recreation close to home. Campers of every description moving about and the endless variety of boats, big and small, nearly make your head spin.