Today is Thursday
22nd
June 2017
Local Time 8:18 am
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Park
Open 9:00 AM
Closed 10:00 PM
Office
Open 9:00 AM
Closed 4:30 PM
Lake Conditions

Fishing and Swimming are Allowed

Current Notices

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Current Notices

Call For Volunteers - CANADA DAY

Currently we are happily preparing for our second annual Canada Day event.

We require several volunteers to make this day a success. Please let us know if you would be able to help out on Canada day. Shifts can be early or late (set up and take down) and as long or as short as you would like. We appreciate any time you can offer.

Please let us know your availability and if you have a preferred area where you would like to volunteer. There are volunteer opportunities supervising the bounce house, supervising kids games, helping with cake and popcorn or handing out Canada day memorabilia.

Thank you everyone for your help. Without volunteer assistance, events like this would not be possible.

403-256-0550
or office@midnaporelake.ca>

Fish Stocking

We are excited to announce that we have just received our spring fish stocking.

We are extremely privileged, within the current situation, to have been able to receive fish. Because of the situation with whirling disease in Alberta, and the affect it has had on the fisheries, we did receive fewer fish than usual and we received brown trout, a first for this lake, instead of rainbow trout.

We will be closing fishing completely for today and tomorrow (May 25th and 26th), and going to catch and release only for the foreseeable future.

We thank you for your understanding and support of our commitment to protecting our lake and other water bodies. We welcome any questions and concerns.

Posted: Thursday, 25th May 2017

Now Hiring - Part-Time Maintenence Staff

Midnapore Lake is hiring a Part Time Maintenance Worker for weekday evening shifts as well as weekend morning shifts.

Please drop off your resume at the Lake Office, drop by to fill out an application, or call 403-256-0550 for more information

Thank you.

Posted: Thursday, 18th May 2017

Outside Boats and Whirling Disease

Due to the discovery of Whirling Disease in the Bow River, Alberta Fisheries has been conducting an investigation and developing a course of action. The result of this is that several man-made lakes in the Calgary area have been denied or delayed in the receipt of their 2017 fish license. We are fortunate to have been granted our license. Because this investigation is ongoing we are feeling pressure to protect our water and our lake.

We are therefore going to put a temporary moratorium on the use of outside boats in our water and ask fisherman to be careful that all their equipment is clean. This moratorium is temporary and will be lifted as we have better understanding of the Alberta Fisheries investigation and plan.

WHIRLING DISEASE INFORMATION

During the fall of 2016 Whirling Disease was detected and confirmed in Banff national Park. This disease affects salmonid fishes including species of trout, salmon and whitefish. The disease has spread beyond the National Park boundary and is present in the Bow River water basin including the Bow River, Elbow River and related tributaries.

According to a CBC news article:
“The entire Bow River Watershed has been infected with whirling disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has declared, prompting new province-wide measures to try to contain the spread.
The disease can cause infected fish - predominantly trout and whitefish - to swim in a whirling pattern and die prematurely.
The agency has also declared the rest of the province a "buffer zone" for the disease.”
The spread of this disease from one body of water to another occurs as a result of wildlife and human activity. The commercial fish industry that hatches and raises trout species for stocking lakes such as ours has been tested by the Province of Alberta and most tested negative for the presence of the disease, including our supplier.

We are advised that the human consumption of fish that may be affected by disease is safe.

Posted: Thursday, 18th May 2017

Fishing Area For Persons With Disabilities

Midnapore Lake is happy to announce that we can now provide an area at the end of the fishing dock for use by persons with disabilities, wheelchair users, persons with mobility issues and their companions.

Thank you for your respect and appropriate use of this area.

Posted: Friday, 12th May 2017

Now Hiring Part-time/Seasonal Member Services

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PART-TIME/SEASONAL WORK?

Midnapore Lake Residents Association is now accepting applications for part-time/seasonal member services representatives. Applicants must be able to work weekends and evenings and must not require any significant time off over the summer.

Please contact the office at 403-256-0550 for more information, or drop by the office and pick up an application.

resumes can also be emailed to office@midnaporelake.ca>

Thank you

Tennis Lessons

Midnapore Lake is pleased to be able to provide SPRING tennis lessons. Classes are offered to MIDNAPORE LAKE MEMBERS ONLY. Class sizes are limited to 8 per class. We are offering three (3) programs:
1. My First Tennis Lessons (ages 4 to 6 years old). This is an introduction to Tennis. It is recommended that players bring their own racquets, but there will be appropriate racquets on hand for those that do not have one.

Classes will be May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 2017. The sessions are 1 hour in length and run every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The cost of enrolment is $80.00.

2. Tennis Tactics For Kids (ages 7 to 10 years old). In this hour of Progressive Tennis, the players will learn the fundamentals of tennis with technical and tactical drills and games. Strokes that will be covered over the 6 weeks: forehand & backhand groundstroke, forehand volley and half motion serve. Lessons will progress with the level of the players. A racquet of 21-23 inches is recommended. Racquets are required.

Classes will be May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 2017. The sessions are 1 hour in length and run every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The cost of enrolment is $80.00.

3. Adult Learn to Play (ages 16+). This is an introduction to Tennis. It is recommended that players bring their own racquets, but there will be appropriate racquets on hand for those that do not have one.

Classes are May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 2017. The sessions are 1 ½ hours in length and run every Thursday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The cost of enrolment is $85.00. + GST

All participants must be dressed for the weather. In the event a class needs to be cancelled due to the weather, a make-up class will be scheduled.
Please contact the office at 403-256-0550 with any questions, or come into the office to register.

Posted: Friday, 24th March 2017

Winter Activities

All skating is now closed for the season. The tobobban hill and Ice fishing are also now closed. The lake ice is now unsafe to enter onto. Please stay off the ice entirely.

The park will now be temporarily closing at 5:00 pm. We will extend hours as soon as tennis is open. Hurry up spring!

Posted: Monday, 20th March 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

Please be advised that our second annual easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday April 15, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm

details are under up-coming events on the facilities tab

Please know that registration is limited.

Posted: Friday, 17th March 2017

Family Day

The Management and Staff at Midnapore Lake would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy our annual Family Fun Day Event. We hope that everyone had an amazing time. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our amazing volunteers - without your assistance, events like this are not possible. THANK YOU!

Posted: Thursday, 23rd February 2017

Family Fun Day

Please be advised that we have been able to re-open all our rinks and skating surfaces. We are looking forward to a fabulous event this afternoon, so make sure you come and join us.

Posted: Monday, 20th February 2017

Ice Conditions

We are very excited that the park is now fully open. The upper rink, hockey rinks, ice fishing are all open and in excellent condition. The toboggan hill is open but icy. The pathway is open but very rough (use at your own risk). As the weather warms up we hope to see lots of people out enjoying the park.

Posted: Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Hockey Rinks

We are excited to announce that the hockey rinks are now open and ready to use. Please stay within the area of the rinks until we are fully able to determine that the rest of the lake is safe. Enjoy!

Posted: Friday, 9th December 2016

Hockey Rinks

Exciting News! We have begun to layout and build the hockey rinks on the lake. The ice thickness is 5 inches. We plan to have the rinks available for this weekend. Next week we will measure the thickness of the lake for the skate pathway and if it is safe we will install the pathway. Until the pathway is installed, ice fishing will remain closed.

Posted: Thursday, 8th December 2016

Upper Ice

We are very excited to announce that we will be opening our upper skating rink for skating this evening. We know it is chilly, but the fire pit will be available, so come over for a skate and enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights.

Posted: Tuesday, 6th December 2016

Fish Stocking

Please be advised that we will be receiving our fall fish stocking tomorrow afternoon (Thursday October 27, 2016). Once we have received the fish, we will close all fishing until Monday October 31st, 2016. Thank you for your understanding.

Posted: Wednesday, 26th October 2016

Fall Updates

Please be advised that southgate washrooms are now closed for the season.

Paddleboats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are also out of the water.

Posted: Wednesday, 12th October 2016

Tips for Releasing Fish

Fishing season is in full swing at Midnapore Lake. Iit's a good time to remind all fishing members of Tips on Releasing Fish (as published in the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations)
If a fish is handled carefully and gently, it will have an excellent chance of survival. The most important factor related to fish mortality is damage caused by the hook penetrating the gill and stomach regions. Fish hooked in the lip or mouth have a better chance of survival. Avoiding methods that result in deeply hooked fish is the best way to reduce hooking mortality. “Still fishing” with bait, where the line is not actively attended, usually results in more deeply hooked fish. Attending the line to set the hook immediately at the time of the strike may reduce the occurrence of deeply hooked fish.
To further reduce harm to fish:
- Do not use barbed hooks.
- Retrieve your catch quickly.
- Release fish immediately (with care).
- Avoid squeezing the fish.
- Keep your fingers out of the gills.
- Keep the fish in water as much as possible.
- Remove the hook carefully.
- Leave deeply swallowed hooks in the fish.
(Side-cutters can be used to cut the hook instead of the line).
- Help revive the fish by holding it in the water.

Posted: Thursday, 2nd June 2016

SOUTHGATE

Please be advised that Southgate will close for the season end of day August 31st, 2016. We thank you all for a wonderful summer.

Southgate will be open for one day only on September 17th for our Movie on the Beach (details to follow).

Posted: Friday, 20th May 2016

Fish Stocking

Please be advised that we will be receiving our spring fish stocking on Friday April 22nd, 2016. Then in order to let the fish acclimatize we will then close the lake to fishing until the morning of Tuesday April 25th. Thank you for your understanding.

Posted: Tuesday, 19th April 2016

Spring has arrived

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Easter Egg hunt on Saturday. We had a wonderful time. A special thank you to our volunteers who gave of there time to make this such a special event.

We are also excited to announce that shore fishing is now open and we have row boats in the water.

Come on over and enjoy a beautiful day.

Posted: Tuesday, 29th March 2016

Family Day

We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed our family day event. We hope that everyone had a wonderful time.

We would especially like to thank our volunteers who gave of their own time to make our day so special. THANK YOU!

If you are interested, please visit our facebook page for some pictures of this wonderful day.

Posted: Tuesday, 16th February 2016

Movie On The Beach

We would like to thank everyone who came out and joined us for our Movie on the Beach event. We had an amazing time and hope that you did also.

Posted: Tuesday, 22nd September 2015

Boats And Paddleboards

With the nice weather we have been having we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our boating and paddleboard rules.

Please remember that you need to bring your card if you are borrowing any equipment.

There is only one boat or paddeboard lent out per card and the member whose card is presented must be on the boat or paddleboard at all times.

Paddleboards are for one person only and are therefore for members only.

If you have any questions or concerns about these rules please feel free to contact the office at 403-256-0550. Thank you everyone for your understanding.

Posted: Thursday, 13th August 2015

Pickleball

We are excited to announce that court #4 now has pickleball lines.

Posted: Friday, 31st July 2015

Member Survey Results

Please have a look under the Residents Tab, in the documents download section for a copy of the results of our member survey. We thank the 383 people who took the time to provide us with this valuable information.

Posted: Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Disc Golf Course

A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers who spent the last few weekends installing our new disc golf course. The tee box markers have not yet been installed but the course is playable. Right now, half the fun will be trying to find all of the baskets on the hill and east side of the park. Come out and enjoy!

Posted: Monday, 25th August 2014

Contact Information

Please be aware of the following contact information.

Office Phone: 403-256-0550
Office Fax: 403-254-5983
Office E-mail: office@midnaporelake.ca

Park Manager Phone: 403-256-0532
Park Manager E-mail: manager@midnaporelake.ca>
President of the Board of Directors:
president@midnaporelake.ca

Posted: Monday, 7th October 2013

New Residents

New residents, please see the residents tab and print off the documents required for registration. Please call the office at 403-256-0550 during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9 - 4:30) with any questions and welcome to Midnapore Lake!

Posted: Thursday, 19th September 2013

Membership Cards Required For Access

Membership cards are required for access to the Lake Midnapore Amenities. You will not be allowed to use the boats, any equipment or come fishing without your card.

All members, 12 and over, wishing to access the park, should have a current membership card.

Posted: Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Board Contact Details

Boating

Life Jackets must be worn when boating. Life Jackets can be obtained at the MAIN GATE for MLRA watercraft and must be worn at all times while on any watercraft provided by Midnapore Lake Residents Association.

Lake front homeowners as well as those using their own watercraft are responsible to supply and wear their own pfd.

City of Calgary By-Law #9084

Careless and dangerous operation of any watercraft will promptly result in the loss of boating privileges. Diving or swimming from any watercraft is striclty prohibited.

No gas-powered motors shall be used to operate any watercraft on the lake. Electric motors are permitted as long as special sealed batteries are used.

No child under 12 years of age shall be permitted to operate any watercraft. Member's children older than 12, but less than 18 years of age may be permitted to operate watercraft only if a signed parental consent form is on file at the office.

In the event of a craft capsizing, REMAIN CALM, CALL FOR HELP, STAY WITH THE BOAT AND WAIT FOR HELP TO ARRIVE.

All boats on the lake should be immediately docked if potentially hazardous conditions arise such as poor visability, high winds, lightning or storms. If conditions are severe enough such as an electrical storm, all watercraft users must comply if directed by MLRA staff to vacate the lake.

No intentional beaching of MLRA watercraft is permitted.

No more than 4 people in a boat or 2 people in a canoe or kayak. Exceptions may be made in the case of small children).

Docking of MLRA watercraft at the private docks is not permitted.

Watercraft will not be issued 30 minutes before the park closing hours and all watercraft must be returned to the dock 15 minutes before park closing.

Boats used in foreign waters must be cleaned prior to launching, to prevent contamination of our lake.

Members must accompany all guests while operating a watercraft. No guest shall be permitted to use MLRA watercraft without a member present and on board.

Midnapore Lake Residents Association does not assume any responsibility for the performance or safety of inflatable floatation toys or devices supplied and used by members and/or their guests.

Staff reserves the right to refuse the use of any MLRA watercraft to anyone.