This is a last minute notice, but this event will be of great interest to those of us who are looking to improve our understanding of the Blue-Green Algae blooms that we are now dealing with in our lake. Trent University in Peterborough is hosting a lecture entitled “Algal Blooms and Their Effects on Nutrient-Poor Lakes: Opening Pandora’s Box with a Biotic Key”. The lecturer will be Kathryn Cottingham, a Professor at Dartmouth in the Department of Biological Sciences.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at Trent University, Gzowski College Room 114, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Click on this link to see a poster with the full description.
The buzz around the Point these days is the Academy Award nomination of “In Darkness”, a World War II film produced by Sturgeon Point resident Eric Jordan. Eric’s film has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film Category. Our congratulations go out to Eric and Faye on this exciting achievement!
A number of people have been asking where they can see the film, and in response to demand Eric has graciously arranged for a FREE screening at the Century Cinema on Kent Street in Lindsay on Tuesday, February 21, 7:15 p.m. All Sturgeon Pointers are invited! I hope to see many of you there.
To learn more about the film and also see the trailer, click on this link to the film’s web site.
As many of you know, Eric is a member of the SPA Board of Directors, primarily responsible for liason with the City on matters related to roads and other maintenance issues. Eric was also the driver behind the recent resident’s map that SPA published in 2011.
If you won’t be in the area on Feb 21, you’ll be able to see the film at select cinemas starting on February 17. Here are the relevant cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa:Toronto:
- Cineplex Odeon Varsity
- Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande
- Cineplex Odeon Queensway
- ByTowne Cinema
The Academy Awards will be telecast around the world on Sunday, February 26th. Be sure to tune in to cheer Eric on!
The SLSC (Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club) is letting the adults share in some of the fun and excitement that the kids have been enjoying for so many summers. If you’re looking for something different to do this Saturday, or if you’ve had a hankering to get out on the water to try some sailing, this is your chance. You’ll receive 3 hours of expert instruction from Kate Thomas and her fellow instructors. The clinic is open to anyone 17 years or older and it will cost $75/person. This sounds like a great opportunity and is sure to be lots of fun. Please contact Kate directly at (705) 887-7109 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org