Well, folks, it’s me again – at least for a couple of weeks.

It’s amazing being able to step away from the computer to just enjoy life but, fortunately, it didn’t stop me from paying attention to community events that were happening.

Not long ago, the Heinrichs family held a reunion at the Logan Lake Seniors Centre. And, it was totally by accident that I had the opportunity to connect with this amazing group of people. What was incredible was, had some of the men not been wearing Regina Roughrider t-shirts, I might never have started a conversation but I’m certainly glad I did because I found some unusual connections with family members who had come from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC.

These folks had only nice things to say about Logan Lake, its residents and its businesses including compliments about the friendliness of people and how neat and tidy the community is. And, there were extra special thanks directed to Highland Valley Foods whose staff made it possible for the Heinrichs to come in well before the store officially opened on Saturday to pick up the breakfast fixings they had purchased the night before. So take a bow, folks, for showing visitors what an attractive, hospitable community Logan Lake really is.

Logan Lakers again showed their stuff when two professors from the University of Waterloo and the University of Winnipeg spent five days in the community as part of a research project exploring the development/ implementation of mining sustainability policies and the ability of a community to diversify its economy away from resource extraction.

Then, last week, Logan Lake welcomed Rea Smith and Tricia McCarthy who were in town as Communities in Bloom judges.

The weather cooperated and, only time will tell, about how well we did in our second year with the program.

Now folks, get out your calendars because this town is truly going to be happenin’ when the District rolls out its Logan Lake Day celebrations on Sunday, Aug. 5. Always an extraordinary community event, this year will surpass any previous summer celebration.

With the exception of food concessions, everything will be absolutely free and what a great opportunity to invite family and friends from out-of-town to come and join us. The day will begin with an Opening Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. followed by an outdoor community Church Service at 10 a.m. at the Lakeview Plaza Amphitheatre.

Among the activities planned for the rest of the day will be Logan Lake’s 2nd Annual Show and Shine in Maggs Park, Hot Air Balloon Rides, horse-pulled buggy rides, an expanded Open Market, Clowns and Face Painting, and a Make and Take Craft tent. The early evening will see an amazing selection of family activities including a 6 p.m. family-friendly indoor movie at the Rec Centre. At 7 p.m., in the heart of the Lakeview Plaza, there’ll be a repeat of last year’s popular Climbing Wall, followed at 8 p.m. by the Logan Lake Business Association’s 3rd annual Dance Under the Stars with D.J. Tammy Unrau “dishing up” lively music for dancers of all ages.

And, then the day will conclude with a movie at 10 p.m. at the Rec Centre for those who are more mature.

Special thanks go out to Logan Lake Day sponsors: the District of Logan Lake, Kelly’s Kustom Pinstriping, and Highland Valley Copper.