Wormald repeat victor 0
Lukas Wormald, 12, holds trophies as the winner of this year’s Ced Hurd Memorial Mile Swim.
Lots of fun was had on the long weekend on Drag and Spruce Lakes
The long August weekend brought two out of three days of great weather! Saturday morning saw one of the largest groups out for The 30th annual Ced Hurd Mile Swim on Drag Lake. We thank the Leinauers for letting us start at their beach and the Lavergnes for providing a great dock and beach for the finish and presentations. Maybe we can thank the organizers, Aimee Fink and Christine Young, for the calm lake, warm water and sunshine. There were 34 swimmers entered including 13 first time swimmers. Swimmers are given handicaps for age. The overall winner was Spruce Lake cottager Lukas Wormald, age 12. Lukas also won last year. Our youngest swimmer was his sister Rachel Wormald, eight years old. What a family for the water! One of the goals for the race is to encourage safety on the water and each swimmer must have a non-motorized partner near them. We also hope to encourage a love of athletics and water activities.
Water activities and lots of fun are also a focus of the Saturday afternoon novelty swim at Podmore Beach, which focuses on children four to 12 years of age. Joe Parkinson organizes this for the fun of everyone involved, parents and children. Lots of new friendships are nurtured at this event.
Although Brian Hentschel was present and organized for our annual fun day on Sunday, the weather didn’t co-operate and it was cancelled at the last minute. We were trying to be optimistic! Karl Gonnsen had already prepared the field for us and helped set up. The last time we had to cancel was 2006, a few days after the tornadoes hit Haliburton County!
The next event for the Drag and Spruce Lakes Property Owners’ Association is the Corn Roast on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. The Sailing Day and Golf Day are on Labour Day weekend. Go to the website dragandsprucelakes.ca for more information.
A big thank you to all our organizers!
- submitted by Barb Bolin