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Garden prep in full swing at PWL Cold Lake
It may be a bit early to be putting seeds in the soil, but that hasn’t stopped the folks at Points West Living Cold Lake from dreaming and preparing. The gardeners, including employee care partners and residents are all set with seeds, sprouts, and established plants ready to add to outdoor planters as soon as the soil warms sufficiently.
Silent auction success a team effort
The resident council at Points West Living Cold Lake held a silent auction in December to raise funds for future projects and activities. Some of the hottest items up for bid were game tickets donated by the Cold Lake Ice. The evening of the auction, the whole team showed up.
A toe-tapping show for residents of PWL Cold Lake
Points West Living Cold Lake welcomed back the Cold Lake Cloggers for a special evening Christmas performance on December 4. The nine dancers entertained residents for a full hour and got some toes tapping along.
Everyone’s a winner at Casino-themed birthday party
Looking for something beyond balloons and cake to celebrate a birthday? Recreation Therapist Anoop Jose was. He wanted to stir things up a bit for the October birthday celebration at Points West Living Cold Lake. When he came up with the idea for a Casino-themed party, residents were quick to get into the spirit.
4 Wing Brass Quintet makes elegant dinner truly memorable
When Points West Living Cold Lake decided to hold a special dinner for residents, they wanted to elevate the experience to something extraordinary. So they planned for white table cloths, prime rib with all the trimmings, ‘wine’, and decorations. For entertainment, they invited the 4 Wing Brass Quintet from Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake.
PWL Cold Lake celebrates Mardi Gras in August
Mardi Gras is all about going a little overboard with costumes, decorations, music, and food. Residents of Points West Living Cold Lake enjoyed a taste of that excess with a special Mardi Gras party on August 14.
Laundry on the line a renewed outdoor pleasure
No indoor option can replicate the fresh fragrance and feel of laundry that’s been hung to dry outside in the sun and wind. That simple pleasure is once again available to residents of Points West Living Cold Lake now that they have their own clothesline.
Mascot enhances Cold Lake Rodeo outing
Points West Living Cold Lake was happy to receive complimentary tickets to the 2019 Cold Lake Rodeo from the event organizer, the Cold Lake Agricultural Society. The resulting outing took place on June 8th, with everyone bundled for the chilly weather. As the only spectators seated in the wheelchair accessible part of the grandstand, the PWL contingent enjoyed front row seats to all the action, including the antics of Boomer the Bull.
Cold Lake Cloggers show off fancy footwork
In a highly entertaining hour of clogging the evening of May 29th, the Cold Lake Cloggers dance group introduced their art form to residents of Points West Living Cold Lake. This was a new experience for most of the 25 residents watching the show, and even though they remained seated, lots of toes were tapping along.
New GM for PWL Cold Lake
The new General Manager of Points West Living Cold Lake is a multi-talented Newfoundlander who finds his new community much to his liking. Peter Walsh, an LPN with 10-years experience moved to Cold Lake a year ago to take on the PWL Wellness Supervisor position, and when the General Manager role opened up, he was ready for the challenge.