2018 Events

Many thanks to Candy Parnell for capturing these memorable events!

 Thanks, Candy! 

Christmas Craft Show

The CLA Annual Craft Show was a well-organized display of talented crafters proudly selling their wares.  A little over 1,000 people attended throughout the day and about 40 crafters.   A very sincere “Thank You” to Sue Destrampe for once again being the coordinator of this event.  I also want to thank her helpers; Sue’s husband Bob, her son Bobby and her good friend Janice Covey.  Thank you as well to Candy and Rick Parnell for taking pictures and to the CLPOC Maintenance Department for the set-up.  Great job everyone.  

Chili Cook-off 2018

The Canadian Lakes Association would like to express our appreciation to everyone that attended the chili cook-off that was held at the Highland Haus on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  

We especially thank our 12 cooks who entered the cook-off and brought a crock pot full of their favorite chili. These cooks were:  Kathy Lawyer, Patricia Donegan, Robert Crawley, Robert Destrampe, Vicki Vergote, Linda Slavens, Caroldee Althouse, Derek Rose, Tina Kellogg, Marsha Wolf, Debbie Clement, and Ian Givens. 

The winners were:  1st place winner of $100 and whose name will go on the CLA cook-off plaque on display at the Highland Haus was Marsha Wolf.  Second place winner of $75.00 was Roberta Crawley and 3rd place winner of $50.00 was Robert Destrampe. Our thanks also go out to our Fire Chief Allen Sutherby and members of his crew who brought the fire truck to the Highland Haus.


Our thanks again for our cooks and everyone in attendance for another successful cook-off.

Trick or Treat

This year’s CLA Annual Trick or Treat held at the Castle was fantastic. We had about 50 spaces set up and decorated by Community Members  to pass out candy to the kids.  There were over 460 Trick or Treaters and parents who came to the Castle for a safe and fun place to gather their treats. 

Halloween Party

This year’s CLA Annual Halloween party held at the Castle was a huge success.  Lots of great costumes, food and fun!  

Voices of Freedom

What a great night.  We had over two hundred people attend the Voices of Freedom Concert on Saturday and what a performance it was! There was toe-tapping, laughing and a few tears.  This incredible group was first brought to Canadian Lakes by Gloria and Dick Wheeler in September of 2006 and they have never failed to entertain us and touch our hearts.  Gloria and Dick’s son Stephen sang with this group and that’s how they were first introduced to them.  The late Jackie Heinrich was the liaison between the CLA and the Voices of Freedom.  Many of the members of the group still talk about what a wonderful lady she was.   Well done, Voices of Freedom!  Thank you Canadian Lakers for joining us.

Dog Days

Despite the stormy weather, we had a great time at the 6th annual Dog Day in Canadian Lakes.  


Ice Cream Social

Nearly 200 people came to the Ice Cream Social this year!  It was so good to see so many Canadian Lakers enjoying ice cream sundaes and socializing with friends.

Summer Concert Series

Great music, friends and fun!

CLA Summer Picnic

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

Summer Craft and Quit Show

Many new vendors were at this year's summer craft show.  There were many beautiful quilts this year as well!

Jazz Ensemble

Great music, friends, dancing and fun at the Reuther Pavilion!

Ferris State Community Band

The Ferris State Community band performed at the Castle!  What a talented group of people!

Newcomers Get-together

The Newcomers' Get-Together was a huge success!  Many of the club, CLPOC, and Mobile Watch representatives were present and shared valuable information!

Kite Flying Event

It was a beautiful afternoon to get out and fly a kite.  Lots of children and even a few adults ran down the airstrip to get their kites flying high against a bright blue sky.  The CLA Board thanks everyone who came out for a "little old fashioned fun"!

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!  

CLA Winter Carnival

The CLA Winter Carnival is tons of fun!  Snow Sculpture contest, Tubing, Wagon Rides, Crafts, food and more!

CLA Potluck

The CLA potlucks are always a fun time to get together with other Canadian Lakers and their guests!  

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