Well we meant to do an update around Labour Day, and then a couple weeks ago, and now here we are at Thanksgiving, we just saw the first snowflakes of the year fly, and are finally getting around to a post.
It was a great summer, we had such a great group here working and want to thank Gideon, Nikola, Jordan, Emily, and Jaymie for returning and/or joining our crew this year. They all worked hard to provide great customer service to all of you, we watched them learn and try new things, and there was no shortage of entertainment and lots of laughs! We hope they will all return for another season in 2023.
Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago we had to say goodbye to Jasper, who has truly been the face of Little Gull these past few years. Jasper, recently named “Copy Cat” could often be found keeping warm on top of the photo copier, which was the perfect place to watch for people to come through the door so that he could promptly move to the counter for some attention. He was part dog we are pretty sure, loving to be around people, and often begging for food more vocally and persistently than Arcade, Bentley or Freddy combined. He did a great job greeting people for 13 years here, and we know he will be missed by many.
The water has dropped fast this year. These past 2 weeks have proven interesting for many boaters, particularly at the sandbar and the second bridge. We are in the home stretch of bringing boats in for storage, but if you haven’t made arrangements with us yet to pick your toys up it is definitely time, especially for the larger IOs. You can contact Michelle to make arrangements. If you normally bring your boat in to us and are uneasy doing so, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help get it here.
Enjoy the beautiful colours this weekend, and from everyone here at Little Gull we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you Joey! The Fireworks show last weekend was fantastic. We are so grateful to Rick Asling who started a very special tradition on our lakes many years ago, and so glad that Joey has taken it over. We hope many of you were able to get out and enjoy the show.
The crew here work very hard to try and meet all of your needs year round, but especially through the spring and summer months, and they’re due for a little fun on the water themselves. For the first time ever in the summer, we are going to close at 3pm on Wednesday, August 10th, and get some water sports in. Rain date August 11th. We will check voicemail and email first thing the next morning so if you need anything, please still feel free to contact us and we will get back to you the next morning.
It has been a crazy spring and summer here. It seems we haven’t been able to stop to catch our breath for more than a moment. Which is great! We are happy to be busy, and love seeing everyone out and about enjoying the sunshine in between rain drops and gale force winds.
We’ve been very happy to have Heather home to visit for a couple of weeks now! Although it’s been 5 years, it seems she never left and we will definitely be sad to see her go tomorrow. She has been making the most of her time here catching up with people, reminding herself how to use the till and pump gas, and getting some water sports in (we had to make sure we got a tube ride in!). It’s been great having her back around and we hope that she will be able to visit again soon, hopefully with Ryan next time!
The long weekend is coming and thanks to Joey Peeters, so are the annual Customer Appreciation Fireworks! A message from Joey: Peeters landscaping is happy to announce that we will be doing the annual fireworks show off our barge again this year. We have permitsin place to fire the show on Catchacoma lake on the evening of July30. We are looking for your donations again to make this showpossible. Please dm, text or call (705)559-6490 if you would like tohelp make this the biggest show yet!! Thank you all in advance and wewill see you all on the water!
If you have a local business and would like to support this event, you are welcome to drop donations off here at Little Gull and we will be sure they get to Joey.