Lions Fishing Derby – Looking ahead, and looking back

It’s almost time for the Annual Esterhazy Lions Club Fishing Derby, and this year will be the 20th. The event of course is now named in honour of the late “Lion Charlie”, and it’s officially called the Annual Charlton Smith Memorial Fish Derby.

In this post I want to do two things. First, to pass on the information regarding the upcoming event on February 18th, (it will also be on the community calendar). Second, to look back at past events, as seen through the camera of the original EsterhazyOnline.

You will see “Lion Charlie” in some of the pictures from 2013. He was a great and long-standing Lion, may the event that now bears his name continue for many more decades as a testimony to his enthusiastic spirit of service, and his irrepressible personality.

1. The upcoming event on February 18th.


2. Photos from previous years.  (Sadly, there were no backups of the 2015 pictures)


2013 Gallery –  (Click any image below to open the viewer for this gallery)

2014 Gallery –  (Click any image below to open the viewer for this gallery)

2016 Gallery –  (Click any image below to open the viewer for this gallery)

Community Carol Festival looking for performers

The Annual Esterhazy Community Carol Festival is coming up, taking place this year on Wednesday, December 6, at the Boreen Hall. The event will include a collection for the Hospital Building Fund, with donations of food also being accepted for the Community Christmas Hamper. They also need performers. Please see the entire notice from Cathy Toth below.

Esterhazy Community Carol Festival
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
at the S.N. Boreen Community Center.

You are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Community Christmas Hamper. A collection will be received for the St. Anthony Hospital Building Fund.

We are looking for performers of all ages to participate with Christmas pieces. Please limit entries to two numbers. Deadline to register is November 27, 2017. To enter your group or for more information please call Cathy Toth at 306-505-0140 or e-mail:


Lions Club Craft Sale is November 26

The Esterhazy & District Lions Club is holding their 9th Annual Craft Sale on Sunday, November 26. The popular event will take place at the Boreen community centre, and will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. The date will be added to our community calendar for your reference.

Below are some pictures taken at the 7th Annual Sale in 2015. Consider it to be a foretaste of coming attractions!


Angels of Hope Animal Rescue paint night fundraiser announced

Announcement:- “Join us on Friday October 20 in Round Lake at Billys Pub and Grill 7 pm to 9 pm learning how to make a new board look like barnboard using our Homestead Milk and Fusion Mineral Paint ! After that you will stencil a saying or quote of your choice. We have several to choose from. The 24 to 36 inch X 8 inch board price is $69! Or make a 12 X 24 Quote Board for $89. Come out and show your support for the Angels of Hope Animal Rescue fundraising event!

Bring a friend and go home with a beautiful handmade masterpiece! All paints and supplies are included. Hardware is also available for turning your board into a coat rack, jewelry or kids art holder! With entry you will be given a chance to win a door prize. Pre registration is required. Call Gwen 306-539-0986 We accept visa, mastercard and etransfer to Or if paying by cash contact Sherry for a ticket 306-745-8158.”

St. Andrew’s United Church annual rummage sale is coming up!

It’s time for that amazing bargain opportunity again! Yes, the St. Andrew’s United Church annual rummage sale is coming up, and here are the dates/times.

  • Oct. 11-13. from 9am to 9 pm
  • Oct. 14 from 9am to noon.
  • Pie and coffee are available Wednesday to Friday.
  • Items for donation will be gratefully accepted Oct. 2-6.

Here are a few pictures from the event a couple of years ago, just to whet your appetite! (Click any image to open viewer)