Kinuso area residents have been volunteering for many years as indicated by two 50th anniversary celebrations for community groups in the hamlet.

In 1973, the Central Slave Lake Agricultural Society (CSLAS) and the Kinuso and District Senior Citizens Friendship Club were founded. Volunteers have kept these going for the last 50 years.

To celebrate, on August 25 and 26 CSLAS brought back the Kinuso Fall Fair, which hadn’t happened for a while. Ir started with kids’ activities and a family dance on Friday and ended with a steak supper and adult-only dance on Saturday. In between, were many fair favourites, including pancake breakfast, kids’ games, a bench show, and farmers’ market.

On Aug. 26, two other groups joined the fun. Swan River First Nation held a rodeo at the Swan River Lucky Sound Rodeo Grounds in the afternoon.

The seniors club runs the Kinuso Seniors Centre. It held a free tea on Aug. 26 to celebrate.

Candace Giroux in the ladies cow riding at the Swan River Lucky Sound Rodeo on August 26. Ladies have the option of riding one-handed or two-handed.
The Faust Fire Department held a pancake breakfast on Aug. 26 as part of the Kinuso Fall Fair. Proceeds went toward building a splash park in Faust.
Olive Larson throws a ball at some milk bottles at the kids’ games at the Kinuso Fall Fair on Aug. 26. In the background from left to right, Will Ning, Aspen Larson, and Ryder Churchill. Left to right, Ken MacEachern, Trinity Zatorski, and Marley Zatorski.
The Kinuso and District Senior Citizen’s Friendship Centre celebrated 50 years with tea and cake on Aug. 26. MLA Scott Sinclair and Big Lakes County Reeve Robert Nygaard said a few words at the tea. Pictured are Senior Centre board members and regular visitors and the two dignitaries with the cake.
Back row, l. to r., Kathy Johnstone and Mona Sloan.
Middle, l. to r., Reeve Nygaard, Fran Prichuk, Lawrence Sloan, and MLA Sinclair.
Front, l. to r., Chris Bryant, centre President Girtie Cunningham, Evelyn Belanger, Betty Ann Sprowl, and June Roe.
Kids run for their boots and shoes in a boot scramble at the Swan River Lucky Sound Rodeo on August 26. The first girl and first boy to put their boots on and return to the far fence won new bikes.

Prize worthy carrots

Decorative ‘mud’ display


Bench rocks

Janet Harder

Shawna Norris

by Pearl Lorentzen

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