|A Fond Farewell by Ken Johnson
It is with complete mixed emotions that, viagra buy cialis after twelve unbelievable years, find I am announcing my retirement from Scott Lake Lodge to tackle a new and exciting career in the railway business.
I am currently training to become a locomotive engineer! (I really can’t wait to just ring that whistle!) It was not an easy decision to make because of all of our wonderful guests and staff at Scott Lake.
I would especially like to thank Tom and Pat Klein for the greatest twelve years of my life and allowing me to get paid to spend the summer in such beautiful territory and giving me the opportunity as Sales Manager to spend the last four winters talking about it to guests as well. I would also like to thank General Manager John Gariepy for making the past four summers the smoothest I have ever seen the lodge run.
It has been an experience that I know will not be matched or forgotten in this lifetime. As excited as I am to start my new career, I know (and so do many of our repeat guests) that you never “leave” Scott Lake Lodge, it’s in your blood. The worst part is, I have not told my dog Roscoe, yet, that I have retired and I don’t know how he will take that. He loved Scott Lake as much as anybody!
I hope to make it up there as much as time allows and I look forward to those trips to see the staff, guests and of course, the great fishing. Thank you for all the great memories Scott Lake and I wish you the best in the future.
Warm Welcomes to the SLL Team
Scott Lake Lodge has added to our world-class team with two new key additions.
New Executive Chef Robert Rose has worked most recently at The Church and Belfry Restaurant, a four diamond CAA rated establishment, as well as the only five diamond rated restaurant in Ontario, Langdon Hall. He is ready to take the next step in his career and brings his excellent training and experience to Scott Lake wowing guests with full service meals and a new menu style and selection. Robert is as passionate about the outdoors as he is with cooking and will be a very welcome addition to Scott Lake.
Shelby Falkner will be joining us as the new massage therapist for the 2011 fishing season. A 2010 graduate of the intensive 2200 hr McKay Massage and Hydrotherapy program, Shelby is excited to bring her skills and enthusiasm to the anglers at Scott Lake Lodge. Specializing in sport massage and deep tissue treatment, Shelby will be providing remedy to all the aching muscles that Scott Lake trophy fishing can produce.
Farewell to a Longtime Friend
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to one of our longtime Lodge friends and guests. Bill Smith of Oregon passed away in February after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Bill will be remembered fondly by the entire staff and fellow guests alike. He spent a week each summer with us for the past 10 years and his presence will be deeply missed this season on the island.
Our sincerest condolences to his wife Kathleen and family.
Another fantastic season on the 60th parallel awaits us. Stay tuned for news and updates as the ice begins to melt and the island and Lodge reawaken.
Looking forward to greeting you on the dock!