Minute to Win it & Night Bingo

Photos by Sheri and Anita

The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler as the end of the season approaches. The leaves are changing colour; the chipmunks are foraging; and, late Saturday night, I heard some resident loons make a revealing final splash by the beach as they prepare for their annual migration!

Thank you to all who volunteered for Minute to Win It this past weekend. The kids had a great time and it ran very smoothly. Also, thanks to all who participated in Night Bingo which was equally well-attended.

Summer might be drawing to its inevitable conclusion but we still have some great weekends ahead of us! This coming long weekend (Labour Day) promises to be one the warmest so don’t pack away your swimming trunks just yet.

Saturday will be event packed with Kids Day at 10 AM followed by the Annual Egg Toss, Camp Awards and Elections for next year’s Committee. There will be Volleyball in the afternoon and Night Bingo at 7 PM.

On Sunday, get up with a round of Ringtail Mini-Putt and get down at the Dance that evening.

Golf, Corn, and Dance

Photos by Sheri and Anita

Golf Results…

Tied at -10 each Sean, Paul, Mike, Steve & Enzo, Nick, Nelson, Fiore
Longest drive Men – Tim Newell
Longest drive Women – Tammy and Sharon
Closest to the pin Women – Tammy
Closest to the Pin Men – Ed Rispolie
Closest to the pin after 2nd – Ed, Bill, Mike, Gary
Closest to the pin after 3rd – Tye, Drew, Rick, Gord
Closest to the pin mixed – Shannon Roy

Special thanks to Mo and Liz for serving; Anita for setting up the tables; and Demitri and his family (CAMPERS) for assisting Barry in cooking the Corn.

The Band was Rock Party and kept the kids and adults dancing all over the park with an eclectic mix of Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Reggae and Country.

Coming up this weekend:

Night Bingo 7:00 p.m.
Bridge Building Competition
Minute to Win It

BBQ, Ping Pong and Pool

Photos by Denver

Most of Ringtail Camp could be found at the beach this past weekend as a heat wave brought temperatures near the 40 mark. During the day, Drew and Brenda D. chased down competitors and oversaw this year’s Ping Pong and Pool competitions. Thanks to all who participated; especially, Brenda and Drew for braving the heat and running the competitions.

Pool Winners:

Ladies: Brenda D.
Mens: Enzo C.
Jr.: Michael C.

Ping Pong Winners:

Ladies: Tammy R.
Mens: Randy B.
Jr.: Michael C.

As evening approached, most of the Committee was down at the pavilion decorating and cooking for our annual Island-themed BBQ. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces at another very successful event enjoyed by all!

Thanks to all the help at the BBQ: Paul, Greg, Tom, Sheri, Ashley, Ron, Andrew S, Sue, Denver, Scott, Nicky, Anita, Andrew C, Carol, Janet , Mo, Lizzy, and Sara. Good job done by all cooking serving and decorating.

Bingo winners McKenzie and Ryan – $146 split
Bingo Board – Teri and Carol $75 each
50/50 – $124 – Baby Sue

Next Weekend: Golf Tournament, Corn Roast, and Dance!

Kids Day and Movie Night

Photo by Sheri & Anita

Wow, there are a lot of kids at Ringtail Camp this year, eh?! Nearly forty of the little critters jammed in to the pavilion for Bingo and Crafts. After the last numbers were called and paint brushes put away, they managed to demolish ten large pizzas.

Movie Night was equally well attended. We nearly ran out of popcorn and juice boxes!

I want to thank all the kids who came out–you guys were very well mannered, patient, and really made it fun for us older folks. Also, big thanks to the many parents and volunteers who helped out–we could not have survived without you. Cindy and Nathalie, you were godsends. Finally, thanks Jen and Judy for staying late, helping out, and letting us occupy the store game room for Movie Night.

Horseshoe Tournament Results

Mens: Of the 16 participants, Rick Pollock lot #B16 took the final against Shawn Taylor lot #129.

Ladies: Of the 10 participants, Kim Pollock lot #B16 took the final against Susan Anderson lot #102.

Special thanks to Tom (fisherman) and Sir Greg Beckett for running this event and congratulations to the Pollocks!

Also, congratulations to Barry who won this past weekend’s 50/50.

Next weekend: Pool/Ping-Pong Tournament and Committee BBQ!!!

Aug. 1st: Family Day

Photos by Sheri

What a glorious Long Weekend! I’m sure the entire committee is recovering after what must be the busiest weekend of the summer.

Friday night the clouds began to clear offering a glimpse of a rare blue moon so bright few stars were visible.

Saturday, Larry Potter had bouncy castles, the slip ’n slide, and batting cage ready just after noon. In the pavilion, snow cones, hotdogs, and cotton candy was being served along with a few of Barry’s always-entertaining makeshift midway games. The day ended with a bang as the committee fireworks display lit up the sky.

Sunday, members were treated to pancakes, sausages and hot syrup—starting promptly at 10 am with never more than a 5 minute wait. Barry managed to squeeze in a couple rounds of tug-of-war that afternoon. Meanwhile, we saw some rain that evening but it didn’t stop Bingo die-hards from congregating in the pavilion for Night Bingo.

Alas, I do not know who won 50/50, Bingo or any other events.

I also do not know all the names of committee members and volunteers to thank; this post would scroll for pages if I did. All I can say—as an outsider who enjoyed the weekend with my family like everyone else—is thank you to all who were involved. Because of your efforts, this was one of the smoothest and most relaxed Family Day weekends I can remember.


Kid’s Crafts, Bingo, and Pizza lunch starting at 11 am.

Kid’s Movie Night: Watch “Home” in the store at 7:30 pm. Bring your cushions, blankets and sleeping bags!