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Newsletter week 8

It seems we have finally reached the summer’s bittersweet conclusion. As the colder temperatures and shorter days start to sink in, we make it our goal to combat the changing season as vigorously as we can in the only way we know how, through movies, bonfires, dances and the carrying on of ancient traditions. So be prepared to enjoy the…
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Newsletter week 7

Introduction   With our arrival into the second last week of sailing club I am utterly confused as to where this summer has gone. It feels like only yesterday we were opening up the clubhouse in preparation for the season and now we are squeezing the most out of these final two weeks. Thankfully, the geniuses that started this club…
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Newsletter Week 4

Newsletter Week 4   Introduction   Once again, another amazing week at the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect job existing on this planet, so we are truly lucky to be working here with such amazing kids. We are currently working our way through the fourth and final week of July, a week that SLSC…
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SLSC Newsletter – Week #8

What an absolutely devastating time of year. The leaves are dying like the summer’s potential, and every morning there’s a looming chill in the atmosphere and the word ‘September’ cuts like a cold knife through an over-ripened watermelon. The season’s finish line is dead ahead, but we’re rocking our boats back and forth, hoping for one more dump into the…
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SLSC Newsletter – Week #7

We have somehow inexplicably reached the penultimate week before the season’s finale. It’s certainly a difficult pill to swallow, but its side effects include rose-coloured vision and borderline depression. The finish line is in sight; shall we go out kicking and screaming or sail down the green mile with our heads held high? Tuesday Fun Day: X-Mas Last year, Megan and I put our heads…
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SLSC Newsletter – Week #6

We smoothly sail into the club’s sixth week, rounding the leeward buoy and back up to the summer’s finish line. Still so much to get through: the season’s biggest regatta, an entirely inventive dance, and a Fun Day dedicated to the promotion of gambling. Intense! Victory at Cottage Club!   In the instructor lounge at the Stony Lake Yacht Club there’s…
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SLSC Newsletter Week #5

With the Civic regatta weekend behind us, we have officially reached the halfway point of our sailing season. The month of August comes with the feeling of impending doom, but there is still a plethora of items we need to strike off the summer’s bucket list. The season’s mall is slowly closing but there’s a clearance sale going on and our wallets are…
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SLSC Newsletter – Week #4

  The final week of July approaches – (where has this summer gone?!) – but as we wave goodbye to the month, we can enjoy arguably the greatest week hosted by the SLSC. Featured in the seven days to come: a celebration of produce, a dance from the past, and our monumental home-court regatta. Regattas Yesterday, we welcomed back SLSC’s race…
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