End of Season 2017 Updates

Greetings everyone,

Poster_Kooc30thParty2017_3x4Can you believe we’re nearing the end of August already? Hope everyone has had a great summer at the lake, it’s been hot and beautiful one. Just wanted to send along a few updates for late summer/early fall here at the campground.

Firstly, please mark your calendars for our 30th Anniversary Celebrations taking place on Sunday, September 3rd. Events include:

  • Bouncy Castle: 2 – 4pm
  • Karoake for the Kids: 2 – 4pm
  • Gourmet Hot Dog Contest: 7pm
    Does your family have a yummy hot dog recipe? If so bring 3 of these dogs down to to the store at 7pm for our judges to taste.
  • Kooc Group Photo 2017: 7:15pm
    Wear your 2017 30th Anniversary Hoodie (or one from year’s past if you don’t have this season’s) and come take part in our 30th Anniversary Group Photo in the parking lot.
  • Annual Parking Lot Dance featuring Lethbridge, Alberta’s W.O.M.P. (Classic Rock): 7:30pm – 10:30pm
  • $5 Burger Special all day/night at the store

logo_kooc30yearsOther Items to Note:

30th Anniversary Koocanusa Hoodies:
Now available for pick-up and payment at the store (for those who have pre-ordered) and available in limited quantities while supplies last for those interested in getting one.

Store Hours:
Open 9am – 9pm daily until Sunday, Sept. 3rd.
Open 9am – 7pm daily Sept. 4th – Sept. 16th. Store Closes on Sunday, Sept. 17th.

Important Fall Dates:photo_koocsunrise
Sunday, Sept. 17th:
Store Closes and Last Day to Sign-up for Sani Truck
Monday, Sept. 18th:
Last Day for Garbage pick-up & Water Off

Storage Bills:
Please note, your storage bills are now ready for pick-up and payment at the store. Remember it’s $21.00 (cash or cheque only.)

Winterizing etc.:
If you are interested in getting your boat shrink wrapped and winterized please call Dan at Koocanusa Boatworx at 250-946-6280  Dan will also be offering winter snow removal. Please contact him to make arrangements if you’re interested in these services.

Don’t forget to call Snowy Peaks for all your trailer winterizing needs at 250-423-4523.

Fire Safety/Message for Boaters from the Regional District of the East Kootenay (RDEK):
If a boater gets in the way of an air tanker, helicopter or other firefighting aircraft, the incident will be investigated by the Ministry’s Compliance and Enforcement Branch, the Conservation Officer Service and/or the RCMP.  Under the Wildfire Act, the person responsible could face a violation ticket fine of $1,150 or an administrative penalty of up to $100,000.  The person could also be charged with an offense under the Wildfire Act, which carries a maximum fine of $100,000. They go on to say that if recreational boaters interfere with fire suppression activities on Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake, the BC Wildfire Service could implement an area restriction that would ban all watercraft from those lakes.

Should aircraft of any type need Lake Koocanusa for fire suppression—please respect that and move out of the way.

Have a good week and we hope to see you back at the lake before the season is out.

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