Saturday December 20, 2014

Attractions & Events

Lumsden has some fabulous attractions for the visitor.
Listed below are just a few.
Follow the links below for more details.

  • The Trans-Canada Trail
  • Local Artists and Craftspeople
  • Lumsden and District Museum
  • The Annual Duck Derby
  • Many nearby attractions

Craven Jamboree

Lumsden is close to a number of interesting attractions within a short drive of the town.

Craven Country Jamboree
is an annual music festival held every summer just 5 minutes from Lumsden.

Griffith's Petting Zoo

Griffith's Petting Zoo is located about 4 miles southwest of Lumsden. They have a small playground picnic area as well. Great for school trips or birthday parties.
For more information contact Harold Griffiths at 731-2722.

Dallas Valley Ranch Camp

Dallas Valley Ranch Camp is a year round camping and retreat center. You will find them on the east rim of the Boggy Creek Valley a short 5 minute drive south-east of Lumsden.

Deer Valley Golf and Estates is a pristine residential golf community located in the scenic Qu'Appelle Valley. Built on 475 acres of natural prairie terrain, the development offers quiet country living with all the amenities of contemporary community life.

Located near the quiet town of Lumsden, northwest of Saskatchewan's capital city of Regina, Deer Valley offers you a haven from life in the fast lane. Whether you're raising a young family, almost an "empty nester" or looking forward to retirement, you'll enjoy the safety and familiarity of this well-planned community.

Upscale housing, lots of open space, panoramic views of the valley, nearby schools, shops and services, access to walking trails and a cross country ski trail, and a championship golf course designed to take advantage of the natural land - it can all be yours at an affordable price.

With care and attention to detail, we're creating a community atmosphere built on security, serenity and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. Deer Valley is the kind of neighborhood you and your family deserve.

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A short drive from Regina, located in the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley, hugging the south shore of Last Mountain Lake, is a piece of paradise known as Lumsden Beach Camp. Here surrounded by nature, warmed by the sun, refreshed by the rain, the magic of camp happens…and heart-warming memories are made.
Camp Mission Statement

Lumsden Beach Camp fosters opportunities for the discovery and nurturing of faith in God through Jesus and relationships with each other in a safe and accepting Christian Community.

Lumsden Beach Camp
Box 27116
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4R 8R8

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ST. MICHAELS RETREAT
Box 220, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0
306-731-3316
306-731-3807 (fax)
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Email: admin@stmichaelsretreat.ca
Web: www.stmichaelsretreat.ca

ST. MICHAEL'S RETREAT, established in 1962, is owned by the Franciscans of Western Canada and operates through an Interchurch Board from our Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran communities. The Retreat overlooks the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley, about 30 km. northwest of Regina, just off Highway #11 but access is through the Town of Lumsden. St. Michael's provides a year-round haven for a variety of individuals and groups who use the centre for workshops, meetings and retreats which may be spiritual or business. Our warm hospitality and excellent cuisine have become legendary.

Our artwork is beautiful and the atmosphere is wonderful. Visitors are very welcome to tour the facility.

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Last Mountain House Provincial Historic Park

Last Mountain House Provincial Historic Park is built on the site of a fur -trading post constructed in 1869. The post burned down in the early 1870s, and remained untouched for almost 100 years. The Regina Archaeological Society spent 5 summers at the site collecting artifacts and information about the post.

Now, several buildings on the site re-create and interpret life on the post: the Men's House, the Master's House, the Barn Warehouse (program centre), the Trade Store, the Ice House. One of the highlights at the post is a copy of a journal kept by the Master of the post, Isaac Cowie.

The park is open July 1st to Labour Day, Thursday through Sunday.

For more information on Last Mountain House and other provincial historic parks go to http://www.serm.gov.sk.ca and click on "Parks".

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Craven World Campground (Craven)
Box 90, Craven, SK S0G 0W0
Tel. (306) 731-3336
Fax (306) 731-1441
Hours of Operation: May 15th to September 30th

E-mail: westcott@cravenworld.com
W
ebsite: http://www.cravenworld.com

Campground - Daily to seasonal sites, full service sites, treed sites, bathroom, shower and laundry facilities. Facilities for family reunions, birthday parties, anniversary parties and corporate functions.

Beaver Creek Ranch & Horse Centre
Beaver Creek Ranch is a working cattle ranch and training centre that boasts 200 acres of rolling hills in the Qu'Appelle Valley. It is complemented by "cowboy sampler" barbeques offering western themed cook-outs catering to groups from 20 – 400,  horse drawn hay and sleigh rides through the valley, Riding lessons for the beginner to advanced students, Western, English and cattle events as well as a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Box 367
Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0
Tel: (306) 731-2943
Fax: (306) 731-2948
E-Mail: beavercreekranch.ca@gmail.com
Web: www.beavercreekranch.ca

Market Gardens

There are several market gardens located on Highway 20 between Lumsden and Craven. Fresh vegetables are available in summer and fall, and some locations also sell bedding plants and perennials in the spring.

Craven Riverside Gardens (306) 731-3472 Fax (306) 731-2113 www.cravenriversidegardens.com
Frontier Gardens (306) 731-3301
Lincoln Gardens (306) 731-3133  www.cornmaidenmarket.com
Scotty's Garden Centre (306) 731-2513
Pete's Patch Garden (306) 731-3302

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The Annual September Long Weekend Duck Derby

   
Duck Derby Parade

“Webster” the Playground Safety Duck
Vehicles supplied by Wheaton Chevrolet

2014 Duck Derby Picture Gallery

The Lumsden Duck Derby is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Lumsden Sports Association. Proceeds from the Duck Derby support capital expenditures of the Lumsden Sports Centre. The Sports Centre provides recreational activity including hockey, figure skating and curling to Lumsden and the surrounding communities.

Each year on Labour Day, up to 25,000 numbered plastic ducks are dropped into the Qu’Appelle River that winds through the scenic valley town of Lumsden. The first 20 ducks to cross the finish line win valuable prizes for their owners. This year you could be the winner of $1,000,000!


Tickets are $5 each (no taxes).

Come on out and enjoy the festivities! There are events for the whole family:

  • Pancake Breakfast – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Centennial Hall
  • Outdoor Arts Festival and Entertainment – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – River Park
  • Beer Garden – 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. – River Park
  • Parade to Post – 1:00 p.m.
  • Kids’ Activities – 2 p.m. – River Park
  • Duck Race – 2 p.m. – Qu’Appelle River.

For more information, photos and the list of winners click here.

10K and 3K Family Fun Run - - New Run Date: Saturday September 1st

Race includes:

  • 1 Duck Entry for the Lumsden Duck Derby - Chance to win $1,000,000
  • Post Pancake Breakfast
  • Quality Run Like A Duck T-shirt

Registration, Race and volunteer details at

http://www.runningroom.com/hm/

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Events

Annual Events in Lumsden include:

January:

February:

March:
Lumsden Skating Club Ice Carnival

April:

May:
Historical Society Flea Market
Dance Plus Recital
Mother's Day Tea and Bake Sale

June:
Lumsden Minor Ball Tournaments

July:
Lumsden Red Cross Swim Program
Fun in the Sun Slo Pitch Tournament
Historical Society Open House
Craven Country Jamboree

August:

Lumsden Red Cross Swim Program
Tour De Lumsden
Sage Hill Writing Experience

September:
Lumsden Duck Derby

Historical Society Wind up
Lumsden School Reunion 

October:
Lumsden and District Lions Club - Roast Beef Fall Supper

November:
St. Peter's Snowflake Bazaar

Lumsden High School Dinner Theatre

December:
St. Andrew’s United Church Festival of Carols
Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Day
Library Holiday Homes Tour

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Museum

Lumsden Historical Society Inc., 1987
Box 91, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0
Street Address: 50 Qu'Appelle Drive West, Lumsden

Open: May - September 306-731-2905 (seasonal)
Free Will Donation
For More Info: 306-731-2434 or 306-731-2838

Lumsden Museum has five historic buildings: the Forest Church, Tregarva Community Hall, Kedleston One-Room School, Hunter House, and Edwards Log Cabin.  There is also a Blacksmith Shop, Livery Barn, and an antique John Deere tractor display.

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Trans Canada Trail

Lumsden is proud to be a part of the National Trail.  For more information visit the Trans Canada Trail website.

Also check out the website for the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Trans Canada Trail through River Park in Lumsden

The Lumsden/Deer Valley section of the Trans Canada Trail had extensive upgrades in 2010.  In total, approximately 16 km of trail stretches from Lumsden River Park to Deer Valley.  There are 5 information kiosks on the trail, each providing an overview of the Lumsden to Deer Valley section including a detailed topographical map of the area where the kiosk is situated.  Walking, biking and hiking are suitable activities on the trail and canoeing/kayaking is a popular pursuit in the Qu’Appelle River and Wascana Creek.  During the winter, walking within the town limits and Nordic skiing adjacent to the trail is possible; however, snowshoeing is the only suggested activity in the valley sections.

The Town of Lumsden would like to extend a big thank you to the Trans Canada Trail Committee for volunteering their time and making this project a success!

Lumsden Trail Topo (pdf)

Click on an image to view a larger version.

Kiosk
McNally Lookout 
McEwen Lookout

Carrsdale Lookout
Kidd Lookout
Wascana Creek & Minerva Xing

Wildflowers

Trail Project Article Page 1          Trail Project Article Page 2

The "Upgrades Done To Local Trail" story is by L & J Chouinard of the Waterfront Press Regional.

For more information contact: Chris Exner - Lumsden Community Coordinator

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Walking Tour

Maps may be picked up at the Lumsden Town Office.

Map of Walking Tour (pdf file)

Tour De Lumsden

Tour de Lumsden is an annual 56 km bike race through the beautiful Lumsden Valley in support of Regina Palliative Care and the Greystone Bereavement Centre. Teams of 3 riders participate in friendly competition, racing to win the coveted trophy awarded to the team with the winning combination of race time and donations raised.

This year's event is taking place Sunday, August 24th, 2014 from 8am till approx. noon.

Our website, where interested parties can register, donate, and find out more information, is www.tourdelumsden.ca  

General inquiries can be forwarded to cycle.tdl@gmail.com


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