March 2015 Newsletter

Koocanusa Campsite March 2015

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Hope this finds you well and enjoying winter/spring in your part of the world. Here in the southern BC Rockies we’ve been having one of the sunniest winters in history so spring/summer can’t be far off now. Our Spring Newsletter is now available as a Word document for download. Simply click here or on the icon to right to view. We look forward to seeing you back at Koocanusa this summer!

Spring Lock on Gate

Happy New Year everyone, hope this finds you well and for those of you in BC, enjoying the long weekend. This is just to let you know that the spring lock is now on the gate. Unfortunately the gate is also currently broken as someone slid into it recently. Thank you and have a great weekend!

Long Weekend & Autumn Happenings at Koocanusa

Koocanusa Parking Lot DanceHope everyone is having a great long weekend… how did it get to be the Labour Day Long Weekend already? If you’re in the South Country and are looking for something fun to do this weekend, be sure to stop by the Marina and store tomorrow, Sunday, August 31st. We have the following events happening, everyone is welcome and admission is free.

  • 5:30 – 7:30pm: Bouncy Castles and Face Painting
  • 7:00pm: Everything’s Better with Bacon! – enter your best recipe featuring everyone’s favourite ingredient, bacon, for our judges to taste test
  • 7:30pm onwards: Annual Parking Lot Dance, this year featuring the Fernie trio Hark Raving Sirens performing on the store deck

A little about Fernie’s Hark Raving Sirens: Bringing ukulele, guitar and the most impressive instrument of them all, three amazing voices working as one, Hark Raving Sirens have really created something special. From country ditties to twisted pop covers these ladies have a sound that will have you toe tapping and singing along in no time. Check out their facebook page here.

photo_sunsetThis weekend the store and kitchen are open 9am – 9pm Saturday and Sunday and Monday, 9am – 7pm. And then for the fall our store hours are:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Important Fall Dates:

  • Storage Bills are ready for pick-up and payment – $21.00 cash or cheque only
  • Sunday, Sept. 14th: Store Closes
  • Monday, Sept. 15th: Last Day for Garbage
  • Tues. Sept. 16th: Water Off

Thanks everyone for another great camping season.  See you in the spring for our 28th year!

Campfire Ban Lifted & Upcoming Long Weekend Events

Boaters enjoying the cliffs and islands on the north part of KoocanusaHope everyone is enjoying their weekend and the cooler weather of late. Thanks to the recent wetter conditions the BC Wildfire Management Branch has lifted the Campfire Ban that was put in place in our region so small, controlled campfires are once again permitted.  If you are in need of firewood we have bags of local firewood available at the store again for $10/bag including tax. To find out more information about the latest fire danger ratings etc. please click here.

In other news, summer seems to be flying by and we are already planning for our annual end of season celebrations taking place on the Labour Day Long Weekend (August 30 – September 1). This year we are pleased to announce the following events (more details to follow):

  • Cooking Competition: Everything’s Better with Bacon!
    Enter your best recipe featuring everyone’s favourite ingredient, bacon, for our judges to taste test
  • Bouncy Castles & Face Painting on Sunday, August 31st
  • Fernie's Hark Raving SirensParking Lot Dance on Sunday, August 31st, featuring trio Hark Raving Sirens (7:30pm start)

A little about Fernie’s Hark Raving Sirens: Bringing ukulele, guitar and the most impressive instrument of them all, three amazing voices working as one, Hark Raving Sirens have really created something special. From country ditties to twisted pop covers these ladies have a sound that will have you toe tapping and singing along in no time. Check out their facebook page here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we look forward to seeing you at the lake again soon.

Campfire Ban in effect & Other Updates

smokyskiesHope everyone had a great long weekend. As you may know, there is now (as of Tues. August 5th at noon) a campfire ban in effect for our region so campfires are no longer permitted. For more information on this please click here.  For the official Southeast Fire Centre Map, click here.

In other news, please note that BC Hydro has scheduled power outage that will happen this Sunday, August 10th from 4am – 8am. This will affect your water.

The beautiful hot summer weather is continuing so hope you can get out and enjoy it. See you at the lake soon!

 

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Weekend Update

EKSUPrace Hope everyone is having a great week and perhaps we will see some of you at the lake this weekend. This is just a brief update to let you know that small controlled campfires are still permitted but there is a fireworks ban in place (since early July.)  For the latest Fire Danger Ratings for BC by region click here.

In other news, there is an event taking place in the region this weekend that we just learned of but that may interest some of you.

The 2nd Annual EK Standup Paddleboard Festival and Race is taking place this weekend so SUP enthusiasts might be interested in taking part. Presented by Just Liquid Sports in Cranbrook, Saturday has 12 events, all of which are taking place at Jim Smith Lake (Cranbrook). Sunday is when the Down River SUP Race takes place beginning at 12 noon where the Bull River enters the Kootenay River (right beside the BC Fish Hatchery) and ends at the Wardner Bridge. The finish line will be the Wardner Bridge that crosses over the Kootenay River just bellow the old Wardner-Fort Steele Rd. closest to the Jaffray side.

Paddleboard rentals are available for all events ($30) or $5 per event (i.e. race). To arrange for a SUP rental simply call Just Liquid at 250-489-2837.

Check out their facebook page and poster for more details.
https://www.facebook.com/events/748257035218055/

Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy the sunshine!

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