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Posted on: July 3, 2018   |  MPPCOA News

The second annual Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owners Association Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, June 23, 2018 with the Whiteshell Cottagers Association (WCA) as host. Following a welcoming pre-meeting lunch at the Smith cottage at Falcon Lake, the Meeting took place from 1pm to 4:30pm with Executive Committee Members representing Hecla Historic Village COA (Dean Amundson, President), Duck Mountain COA (Jack Elliott, Director: President MPPCOA), Moose Lake COA (Nichola Wigle, President), Booster Lake COA (Robin Cadzow, Director) and the Whiteshell Cottagers Association (Ronald Smith, Past President). MPPCOA members Grindstone COA and Long Lake COA were unable to attend. Also attending were Daniel Klass (Chair, MPPCOA Consultation Committee) and observer, Alan Roberts (President, Whiteshell Cottagers Association).

During the AGM, attendee spouses were given a guided tour (by WCA Events Committee Chair, Cheryl Bryant) of the Caddy Lake Fish Hatchery, Ingolf, West Hawk Lake townsite, Falcon Lake Boardwalk and beach followed by a visit to the Laughing Loon Souvenir Store in the Falcon Lake townsite mall.

From left to right are Cheryl Bryant, WCA Events Committee Chair, Pat Roberts, WCA, wife of Alan Roberts, Pat Elliott, Duck Mountain PP, wife of Jack Elliott, Joy Amundson, Hecla Historic Village, wife of Dean Amundson, and Jeff Wigle, Moose Lake PP, husband of Nichola Wigle.

Elections for the MPPCOA 2018/19 Executive Committee were held with Dean Amundson voted in as new MPPCOA President for a two year term, Robin Cadzow, one year term as Vice President, Nichola Wigle completing her two year term as Secretary and Ronald Smith re-elected for a two year term as Treasurer. Jack Elliott will be Past President for a two year term.

MPPCOA Executive Committee (from left to right..Dean Amundson, MPPCOA President; Nichola Wigle, MPPCOA Secretary; Ronald Smith, MPPCOA Treasurer; Jack Elliott, MPPCOA Past President. (Missing from the photo are Robin Cadzow and Daniel Klass)

An evening dinner and social gathering was hosted by Daniel and Georgia Klass at their West Hawk Lake cottage.

Dan Klass (with Judy Smith in the background) preparing to load up his boat after dinner to shuttle guests from his cottage back to Big Island Landing Dock

WPP guests were billeted overnight by Daniel Klass, Alan Roberts and Ronald Smith.

A brunch was held at the Smith Falcon Lake cottage at 9:30 am Sunday morning with guests departing around 11:30am.

AGM attendees Jeff Wigle, Pat Roberts, Joy and Dean Amundson with dog Cosmos, Nichola Wigle, Alan Roberts, Ronald Smith, Jack Elliott, Pat Elliott, and Cheryl Bryant.

The 3rd Annual MPPCOA General Meeting is planned for June 2019 with Booster Lake COA in Nopiming Provincial Park as host.

The next MPPCOA Executive Committee Meeting is planned for September 27, 2018.