May 30, 2020

To say this week has been a little nutty would be an understatement I think. We are steadily getting boats launched and the store has been very busy for this time of year. Apparently the hot weather has warmed the lake up quickly and we are seeing lots of people out enjoying the sandbar and watersports already too!

This weekend, we welcome back Nikola and Kendra, as well as our newest addition to the crew here, Natasha, who we look forward to getting to know and working with. We are open from 9-4 every day, and will continue with one family at a time in the store. If you would like curbside pickup, please give us a call and we can make those arrangements with you.

Burn Permits can now be completed online, and are no longer available here. Please remember to continue calling in before and after each burn, and only have fires when it is safe to do so.

If anyone is looking for a raft, one of our customers on Pencil Lake has one that he has offered free to a good home. If you are interested, please let us know.

We are continuing to send out weekly e-blasts and have been doing so since early April.  If you have not received any emails from us and would like to, you can sign up here.

Have a great weekend, don’t let the mosquitos carry you away!

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May 21, 2020

Well we sure went from winter to summer in a hurry! What an adjustment it’s been from working in the snow to working in 25+ degrees inside of just a few days.

Just a quick update this week to let you know that starting on Saturday, we will be open to customers from 9am-4pm every day.  We still want to make sure that everyone stays safe so we will only be letting one family in to the store at a time.   If you prefer curb-side pickup for things, we can definitely accommodate that.  Just give us a call and the girls will take care of it for you.

This week we also welcomed back Jordan, and Evelyn will be in on the weekend. We are glad they are back for another season and are grateful for their help!

Enjoy the sunshine, here’s hoping the warm weather stays so that the bugs leave faster!

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May 15, 2020

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear LEAH (we may be good at some things here at Little Gull, but singing is not one of them and I’m definitely no exception)!  Always a trooper, Leah spends her birthday each year prepping for May long weekend chaos in one way or another. But there’s always time for cupcakes at coffee break!  If you’d like to help her celebrate her birthday, she would be very grateful if you could save any corks you have collected to help out her Dragon Boat team.

We were all waiting with bated breath to see what Premiere Ford’s announcement yesterday would hold.  We are happy to let you know that beginning on Saturday morning, marinas are allowed to re-open at their discretion.  Over the past two weeks, our number one priority has been to find a way of following all protocols to keep our staff healthy, while getting boats ready for the season. In light of this, we have decided to remain closed to customers through this long weekend and until further notice. We know this may not be the news you would like to read, but one of our concerns is that if any one of us becomes unwell, we must shut down again for at least 2 weeks.  That is certainly not a path we want to go down, and therefore we feel that it is the best decision for the entire crew here, and we hope for all of you, so that we can continue to work towards getting all of the boats launched without falling any further behind than we already are due to the previous mandated shutdown.

For those of you venturing up this weekend, public boat launches will also be open tomorrow for recreational use! This is by far the strangest Victoria Day weekend prep and season kick off we have experienced. We sincerely hope that things will continue to settle and everyone will soon be able to enjoy cottage season to the fullest!  We look forward to seeing you all soon and appreciate your understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Enjoy the long weekend, beware the blackflies (yep they’re here) and we will see you soon!

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