2017 Events

Many thanks to Candy Parnell for capturing these memorable events!

 Thanks, Candy! 

2017 New Year's Eve Party

The New Year's Eve party was a great success!  Thank you to Candy Parnell for the fun pictures and to John and Cheryl Loy and Earl and Elaine Christianson for organizing a fantastic party!

Soup Cook-Off

Pictured are the winners of this year's annual CLA cook-off. (Left to Right)

Lynette Toney / 3rd place

Harry Vandenbrink / 1st place

Sandy Mayo / 2nd place

100 people attended and $500.00 collected will be used for the Medical Supply room at the Alpine Haus.  Music was provided by HAVUSBACK and our cake was not only beautiful but delicious and purchased at Hixsons.    The CLA Board thanks everyone that attended !

Halloween Party

Thanks to Derek and his committee that organized a great Halloween Party!

Trick or Treat

The CLA Board wants to express our appreciation to all of the adults and children who attended our annual Trick or Treat event held at the Highland Haus on Halloween.  48 treaters decorated tables and handed out treats to approximately 250 children in their very creative and awesome costumes.  

Gal's Night Out

The Gal's Night out was a huge success!  The ladies enjoyed a very nice dinner, fun entertainment and visiting with their Canadian Lakes friends.

Dining with Diabetes

The Dining with Diabetes participants are learning from an award-winning Chef, how to prepare healthy meals using less fat, less sodium, and less sugar without reducing flavor and enjoyment. They are helping to prepare a variety of healthy foods, sampling the healthy foods, and are taking home recipes!  

Dog Days

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 5th annual Dog Day in Canadian Lakes.  A huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, supporters, and donors; CLA, CLPOC, Dapper Dog Mobile Grooming, Sue Destrampe with Hunter's Dog Treats, Crankers Brewery, Family Farm & Home, Good Dog Bakery, P&J's Plantiques, Sharon's Country Restaurant, Tractor Supply, Casey Smith and crew, Carol and Reuben Alvarez, Nick grandson of Roger and Nancy Clements, Pat Donlon, Lindsey Gingrich, Chuck and Ida Jean Hendricks, Sharon Huffnagel, John and Cheryl Loy, Bruce and Carolyn Miller, Augie and Janet Panazzo, Joyce, and Jerry and Shirley Taylor.

CLA Ice Cream Social

CLA hosted the Ice Cream Social at the Castle.  Many Canadian Lakers enjoyed a dish of ice

cream with all the toppings and......entertainment !  The entertainment was by Havusbak.  George Arndt and Robert Bass entertained us with banjo, guitar, lutes, and singing. 

CLA Summer Picnic

CLA hosted the Summer Picnic!  Great food and fun for all CLPOC members and their guests!

Young Anglers Contest


The Young Anglers Contest is always a great time for the kids and adults alike. It always has a great attendance and is for Canadian Lakes members’ children, grandchildren and guests, 16 years and younger.

Bass Tournament

19th Annual Bass Tournament 

13 boats were entered in our tournament from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 24, and 12 of them weighed-in the limit of 5 largemouth bass.  First place winner for total weight of 5 fish at 18.66 pounds was the team of Ford and Ford.  Snyder and Vinton had the largest Bass at 4.78 pounds.  The first five places for total weight of 5 fish all recorded over 16.5 pounds, and the 5 largest bass were all over 4 pounds.  All bass caught were released live.  These results again indicate that our Bass fishery is very healthy and the continued practice by all good fishermen of "Catch and Live Release" and our muskie stocking is helping.  Thank you to Jason Snyder for directing this tournament,

Summer Craft Show

The CLA Sponsored Summer Craft Show was held at the grounds of the Highland Haus.

Local artisans displayed and sold their handmade pottery, jewelry, candles, lotions, woodwork, steelwork, garden art, pillows and blankets and more!

Children's Theater Camp

The Canadian Lakes Players provide a Children's Theater Camp each year.  It is great fun for the kids and a treat for all of us to see their performance at the end of camp session.

Summer Concert Series

The  Summer Concert Series was a huge success!  Thank you to Dave Spieker and the Events Committee for all they did to bring such fantastic talent to Canadian Lakes!

Memorial Day Program

The Memorial Day Program was held at the Castle and featured a program of inspirational speeches, readings, and music by the Canadian Lakes Men's Chorus and Melody Makers. The program was presented by GFWC -Mecosta "Heart of the Lakes" and sponsored by the CLA.

Newcomer's Event

The 2017 Newcomer's Event was a huge success! There were 54 households in attendance with a total of 98 guests who joined us at the Highland Haus!  

Easter Egg Hunt

The CLA Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success!  It was great to see all of the "kids" find the Easter Eggs!  New this year, was the Over 60 event!  


The CLA hosted the "Chase the Winter Blues Away" Potluck on March 6th!  Great food, friends, and music!

CLA Winter Carnival

The CLA Winter Carnival is tons of fun!  Turkey Bowling, Tubing, Wagon Rides, Crafts, food and more!

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