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19 May

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Thank You Sponsors and Volunteers! Spring Clean Event was a BIG Success

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Community stepped up on April 23, 2016. Six crews and a marine unit participated in our Earth Day Community Spring Clean Event

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Roger Carlsen photo – CLICK on image for photo gallery

The community cleanup was a huge success this year.

We want to thank Councillor Maurice Smith for helping to organize this year’s event and chairing the organizing committee.

Over 100 volunteers of all ages participated.

There were 6 different crews covering all around the lake and we also had the marine unit, on the water, with Kevin and Tyler doing the lake shore line.

Everyone started the day with coffee, hot chocolate & Tim bits donated by Tim Hortons.

All the kids wore protective bright fluorescent vests provided by the town of Whitchurch – Stouffville, who also made sure we all had gloves, garbage bags and the huge 40 yard garbage bin.

The York Regional Police escorted the 3 crew wagons with their new ATV’s.

Cedar Beach Resort provided their big parking lot again this year, as our base, as well as the bathrooms, picnic tables, tractors and wagons, garbage bins and a 20 yard recycling bin.

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Roger Carlsen photo – CLICK on image for photo gallery

Everyone collected garbage around the area for over two hours.

It is unbelievable but they filled the entire 40 yard bin and also the 20 yard recycling bin.

Ten tires were also collected and fifteen bikes were donated to Africycle.

At the same time the United Soils street sweeper covered many of our local streets picking up the sand from this winter.

Everyone had a healthy hot lunch courtesy of United Soils & Tiny Seedlings – corn on the cob and chili served out of their events trailer.

Donnlyn Home Improvements joined this year and handed out water and treats for the kids along the routes and at lunch. 

Charlinda’s Belgian Chocolates gave away chocolate treats with lunch and of course George at the variety store gave all the kids a free ice cream cone for participating.

York Regional Police set up a display and everyone got to check out the ATV’s and discuss road safety.

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Roger Carlsen photo – CLICK on image for photo gallery

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority set up a large display.

Christa Sharp and Brian Kemp of the LSRCA had an education area set up and discussed the living organisms with water right out of the lake. It was interactive for all the participants.

Small seedling trees – pines, cedars and spruce, were also given out to the participants to take home and plant.

Roger Carlsen, a new resident to the lake, and also a professional photographer, documented the entire event. (see attached photos)

Tents, music, power, & tables were provided again this year by Most Excellent Productions.

Earth Day 2016 is one that our entire community can be proud of.

Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for making our lake a better place to live.

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2017!

 

Related Links
Earth Day 2016 Spring Clean Event
Don’ Miss The Earth Day Fun!
Community Pulls Together On Earth Day
JOIN THE FUN…MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS
WOW, WHAT AN EARTH DAY TO REMEMBER AT MUSSELMAN’S LAKE
MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

 

22 Apr

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Don’t Miss The Earth Day Fun!

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Join The Fun…meet your neighbours.

Earth Day 2016s

Earth Day Special Guests

Councillor Maurice Smith will be making important announcements about Coultice Park along with Brian Kemp from LSRCA.

LSRCA will be there with information regarding their LEAP program for fixing septic systems, that ARE being inspected this year by the Town of Stouffville.

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CLICK ON IMAGE for the LEAP Program website

Christa Sharp will also be doing: Aquatic Discoveries with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.  Come out and discover a whole new world of living things!  Learn more about bugs, nymphs, and many more creatures that live in the water and their importance in our environment.

Lunch (Chili & Corn) courtesy of United Soils for all those who help us Spring Clean The Community.

Related Links

Community Pulls Together On Earth Day

JOIN THE FUN…MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS

WOW, WHAT AN EARTH DAY TO REMEMBER AT MUSSELMAN’S LAKE

MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

08 Apr

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Do you need help cleaning up your waterfront?

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Do you have a boat that has sunk or things in the water you know need to be removed but just don’t have the resources?

Earth Day Spring Clean Event. Do you have a boat that has sunk or things in the water you know need to be removed but just don't have the resources?

Earth Day Spring Clean Event. Do you have a boat that has sunk or things in the water you know need to be removed but just don’t have the resources? mlra@musselmanslake.ca

Every year in conjunction with Earth Day, MLRA volunteers go around the lake helping our community members clean up their shoreline.  If you need help, send us an email and we will come and assess your situation and see if it is something that we can help with.

As a community, let’s  work together to “Spring Clean” Musselman’s Lake for Earth Day. As a community, let’s keep our Lake community clean all year round.

Emails must be submitted no later than Friday April 15th.  This will give us time to assess which projects we can address with the resources available to us.

mlra@musselmanslake.ca

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Please help to keep our Musselman’s Lake community clean all year round

11 Mar

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MLRA Annual Earth Day Community Spring Clean Event

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29 Feb

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Magical Evening At Ballantrae Park

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 Snowflakes & Starlight Winter Carnival was a success despite spring-like weather

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CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS – Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

It was a “milder” magical evening at Ballantrae Park. The only frozen things at the event were Olaf the Snowman and Princess Elsa. The skating rink built by the Town of W.S. staff was perfect up to the night before the event when it rained. It actually became a dance floor for many, dancing to the “most excellent” music.

Snowflake Ice Sculpture

Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

There were Beavertails, tacos, burgers, hot dogs, fries and all the other great winter carnival foods. Free hot chocolate was enjoyed by everyone courtesy of Tiny Seedlings. All these Winter Carnival goodies could be enjoyed while sitting at one the picnic tables that surrounded the beautiful bon fire at this successful family celebration.

Inside the community centre there was a show by Lofty the Magician, Snowflake & Starlight crafts organized by the W.S. Museum, Face painting and Glitter tattoos.

There were also community tables with information set up by The Dash for Diabetes Run, Water Smart, York Regional Police and The 1st Ballantrae Scouts.

The Stouffville Fire Department and York Regional Police had vehicles set up in the parking lot, people could visit.

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Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

Councillor Maurice Smith put together a fantastic team to make this outstanding event happen…….If he could only control the weather !!!!!!!

Pyro Mario, Ron and Craig put on the best fireworks show in Stouffville history, choreographed to music. It certainly was a blast……a really dynamite presentation ….it blew us all away ….. very explosive !!!!!!

 

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this incredible display possible

  • UNITED SOILS
  • CEDAR BEACH RESORT
  • FERMAR PAVING
  • LEE SAND & GRAVEL
  • POWELL CONTRACTING
  • LAFARGE SAND & GRAVEL

Special thanks to:

  • Tiny Seedlings: Alec, Shana & Darlene
  • Councillor Maurice Smith
  • Town of W.S. staff:  Rob, Bruce, Joan, Julia, Sarah, Jeff, Dan, Vic, Chris & Shaun
  • 1st Ballantrae Scouts : Pierre , Dave & Gang
  • Most Excellent Productions: Mike, Kevin & Josh
  • Cedar Beach Resort : Kyle, Morgan & Janet
  • Musselman’s Lake Residents Association

 

The Winter Carnival organizing committee is to be thanked for a job well done!

 

 

12 Feb

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Snowflakes and Starlight is on February 20th!

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A Magical Evening Of Skating Under The Moonlight With Music And Food.

Snowflakes and Starlight is only a week away!  Make sure that you have this marked in your calendar, it is all taking place at the Ballantrae Community Center on Aurora road. There is a lot going on so take a look at the schedule, you won’t want to miss any of the action.  The whole night ends with an amazing firework display!  Parking is limited so please plan ahead and carpool with your neighbours.

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15 Jan

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Snowflakes & Starlight Winter Carnival

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This year’s Winter Carnival has been moved to the Ballantrae Community Centre at 5592 Aurora Road. It will be held on Saturday February 20, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm.

THE WINTER CARNIVAL IS BACK!

The MLRA is pleased to announce the return of the Winter Carnival after a year’s hiatus. Due to winter’s late start this year and concerns about ice safety, it has been decided that it would be best to move the event to the Ballantrae Community Centre.

Bring your skates!

Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival

Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival. The perfect winter celebration for the entire family

11 Sep

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Ballantrae Fall Fair

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Pancake Brunch, Pie Contests, Farmer’s Market, Music and More!

Join us for a Pancake Brunch, Baking Contests, Farmer’s Market, Music, art activities from The Latcham Gallery, and heritage races from the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre! Also enjoy inflatables, interactive carnival style games, Sport activities with Coach Steve and horseshoe pitch from Tiny Seedlings!  www.townofws.ca

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Ballantrae Fall Fair