Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Summer has arrived and everyone is taking advantage of these beautiful days. Our friend Michelle Snively-Jeffries soaks up the sun while enjoying her favourite passtime of painting here at Beaverland. You may view her outstanding art at http://jefferies.myexpose.com/ Michelle is collaborating to offer art classes at Beaverland in the future. If you are interested, please contact her or the camp.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Water levels are up and the Walleye spawn was successful with the increase in water, thus making the spawning beds suitable for the fish. If the levels are too low, the shallow rocky areas become exposed and unuseable for the eggs to be laid and fertilized.
Friday, April 11, 2008
enjoy the company of this young man, especially with a summer job ahead of him back home, followed by college in the fall. We won't see too much of him.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
On a walk out to the ice hut yesterday, Jake and Shadow trailed along as usual and are always sniffing and seeking wonderful smalls. The snow fell on Jake's nose, but didn't seem to be a bother.
Lots of ice and more snow falling today. We can only hope that the trails open again soon
Monday, January 07, 2008
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
We'll keep you posted!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Once again we were fortunate to have visitors from Belgium at Beaverland. Our friends Peter, Marleen and daughter Maryke stayed for almost a week on the first leg of their trip to Canada.
Here is part of what they wrote upon leaving for Ottawa...."We had a most wonderful time at Beaverland Camp, much more than we ever expected. We got to taste a bit of life up North, especially with you showing us around the place. Of course too short, but that's life. We hope that you come over to visit us....you are always welcome in our house and can stay as long as you wish!"
What a great time we all had, especially during a quieter time at the camp. The Marten River Provincial Park's Logging Museum was a great opportunity for our guests to see first hand the history and stories of logging in the area, especially since Beaverland had it's beginnings as a logging camp many years ago. Thanks to Diane at the Park for a personal tour of the museum and a great explanation of all the artifacts.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Pictured here are the crew who worked on the last cabin. Grandson Travis, who spent the summer at the camp, had a rare opportunity to work along side both of his Grandfathers on this day. Grampa Albert is in the driver's seat, Grampa Ray is kneeling beside Travis who is leaning on the tire. Pictured behind is Philip Gagne, our summer helper. It was a bittersweet moment to see the last of the historical waterfront cabins gone.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
.and we can't forget about Alexis - our newest grandbaby! Here she poses with an Inuksuk (pronounced E-nuk-sook) at the entrance to Beaverland Camp. The Inuksuk is an ancient symbol of the Canadian North and is a sentinel to travellers, guiding them safe passage. Each part of the whole Inuksuk is crucial to its existance. Welcome Alexis and safe passage back to B.C.
Better late than never! It was July 1st Canada Day weekend when Albert celebrated his Big 6-0 with a surprize party with lots of family & friends storming the camp for fun, food and lots of laughs and reminiscing. Dear friends Johan Janssens and Luk & Hilde DeSmet from Belgium made the trip to celebrate with us and also take a little tour of southern Ontario where they had worked as exchange students on the Cloet family tobacco farm.
Thanks to our family for taking time to spend the week with us. It really was a great time! Pictured here is the Big Guy himself with his special Birthday/Canada Day hat, our son, Mike from Mackenzie B.C. and Elaina Stidham, long time guest from Ohio, USA. Happy Birthday Al! We luv U!
Monday, June 12, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
It seems like a L-O-N-G time has passed since we saw this out the window. With Spring in the air, it won't be long before the boats will be wet and the anglers seeking their supper. Here Jeff Scheer navigates his boat past the docks and out to the lakes. Not too many sleeps ahead until this will be a common sight once again. Horray for Spring!
Monday, January 02, 2006
It was like "old home week" when these guys spent a few days helping to get the wood cut, split and stacked for winter. From left - Albert helped as much as he could, still recovering from shoulder surgery, friends Willy Connolly and Tim Ferrell and our son Jeff Cloet worked hard and even had some great laughs and fun. Thanks a lot for all your help. It is much appreciated.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
This Thomas and Family vacation photo was taken as the families prepared to head back to Kirkland Lake. A week filled with fishing, fun, games and lots of laughter sure added to the friendly family atmosphere which the Thomas family brought into camp.Thanks for sharing your photo with us.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Another great day of fishing for Craig Pickering of Barrie, Ontario. This beautiful golden Walleye was the prize catch of Craig's holiday! After a photo session and a kiss, this prime breeder was released back into the waters of Little Marten Lake. Looking on is Craig's nephew Jared Edwards, as Craig proudly holds his catch. It's through conservation-minded anglers like Craig that the fisheries are able to be sustained to keep the waters populated for the sport fishing enthusiast. Thanks Craig for sharing this with us!
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Never a dull moment! Here granddaughter Rachel puts the finishing touches on the new picnic tables. Grampa Albert and Rachel spent 2 days making and painting about 14 of these tables to place around the camp. With the fantastic summer weather we have had, taking meals 'al fresco' has been a great pleasure for our guests.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Well what a day it was for Lance Default and his Dad, Tracy from Angus, Ontario. This stringer of Walleye and Smallies is proudly displayed and it wasn't long before these tasty fish were on the table! Lance's service dog, Otter, is always by his side, and the fishing trip was no exception. Way to go Lance and Tracy! Fish on!!
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
This year's winner of the L'il Angler award in the Beaverland Big Bass Derby held each July is Gunnar Stidham of Shreve, Ohio. Here Gunnar proudly holds his winning Smallmouth Bass caught in the Marten. The Big Angler award went to Rob Scott. A special award for the smallest angler with the smallest Bass, live released, went to Hunter Kirsch. Guests also had a great Barbecue supper and were treated to a giant fireworks display to celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day for our Canadian and American guests and friends. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who participated.