Thursday, August 14, 2014

Talent Night! Saturday August 16, 2014

Guaranteed great show this Saturday, starting at 7pm!

Dunnottar's got talent, so come and join us as a performer or part of the cheering crowd.

Here are a few photos of recent Dunnottar Community Club 2014 Events:
(Double click on first photo to scroll through the album)
Sandcastle Building Contest

The tough judges for the Costume Hop!

DCC Minions ready for the event

3rd Prize!

2nd Prize!

1st Prize!  You Flush We Rush crew

Everyone's a winner!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bonfire and more coming up!

Mark your calendars for the DCC's s Family Beach Bonfire at Matlock main beach, Friday, August 8th, starting at 7:00 p.m. - marshmallows provided! Bring your roasting sticks, lawn chairs and family ghost stories and jokes!

Regularly scheduled activities - see the Calendar here 

More special activities coming up:

Saturday August 2, 2014 - Sandcastle Building Contest, 10 am to 12 pm  Ages 5+

Sunday August 3, 2014 - Yoga with Nikki, 10 am to 11:15 am

Sunday August 4   SPORTS DAY!!!  2PM

Tuesday August 5 - Frisbee Clinic Whytewold Field - 7 to 8pm evening

Wednesday August 6 - Masquerade Dance   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm  Ages 8+

Friday August 8 - Bike Rally 10 am - come & decorate your bikes!

Friday August 8 - Family Beach Bonfire - Matlock Beach  7pm

Saturday August 9 - Costume Hop - All Ages - 7 pm

AND please visit the clubhouse library, many great titles available.  Bring a book, take a book!
See some of the titles here

Nancy (DCC Librarian)  told me this book just arrived for loan!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tie Dye Day in Dunnottar

Thanks to the hard working volunteers for making this morning a huge success.

Around 150 t-shirts decorated here today!

The t-shirts are soaked in special solution, then twisted and tied with elastic bands.
My t-shirt!  After they have been dyed, they go into a sealed plastic bag for 24 hours.  Then rinsed with flowing water, and washed in a machine.  Ready to wear in 2 days.
The twist!

Thanks to Eva for designing my t-shirt!
Eva's hands after all her tie-dying!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lake Winnipeg Foundation Craft Morning

The kids created these fishes for a large banner, to be displayed at the Lake Winnipeg Foundation "Walk for Water" in Matlock, this Sunday July 27, 2014.

Registration starts at 9:15, and the walk leaves at 10 am.  Come early and get a great T-Shirt! All details on website
Pick up a walk pledge form at the local stores or at the Dunnottar Community Club.
Check out the great artwork below.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pancake Breakfast!

A great turnout for the pancake breakfast on Sunday morning, thanks to the staff and volunteers.  A gourmet pancake feast!

Coming up this week:  All the usual great activities, Hawaiian Dance on Wed. eve, Tie Dye Morning on Sat. July 26, and on Sunday July 27, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation Walk with registration beginning at 9:15 am, and the walk begins at 10 am.  First time at the Dunnottar Community Club!
The cooks

Serving up the food.

Happy Diners!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Welcome Summer 2014!

Summer Staff welcome the community at the open house.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Open House on Saturday June 28

The DCC Annual Open House is on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00- 3:30 pm. Come meet our new Rec Director and Summer Counsellors. Purchase your family membership for the reasonable price of $50/family. Cash and cheques welcome. Receipts available.

Come see the changes to the kitchen. Say hello. Grab your calendar.

DCC Summer 2014 t-shirts are here and you can purchase these collectors items at the Open House or any other time throughout the summer (preferably before the Tie Dye event), but don't wait too long as there is a limited supply of all sizes, starting at kids 2-4 and going up to adult XL. Crazy ridiculous affordable price of $10/shirt, same as the last two years!

We will be posting the calendar on the website soon as it is ready.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Welcome to Summer 2014!

The snow has melted away after a “winter to remember” – and with that comes a great summer ahead at our favorite lake community.  We are especially excited for another year of fun filled activities and events at our Dunnottar Community Club (the “DCC”)!

As a quick update to recent DCC initiatives, we are pleased to announce the completion of the final phase of our building renovations that were generously supported by the contributions to the DCC Capital Campaign and by government grants.  The final phase included the renovation of the kitchen and washroom facilities with the addition of a new wheelchair accessible washroom.  Once again, we are sincerely thankful to all who have provided financial support to this important campaign.  We are also grateful to Mayor Rick Gamble and the Village of Dunnottar staff for their ongoing support of this initiative, especially for their planning and coordination of the various phases of the renovations over the past three years.  For more information and pictures of recent updates to the DCC, you can visit our website at, and you can also follow us on Facebook at

We also want to thank the Village of Dunnottar for their continued support of the ongoing operations of the DCC.  They provide the DCC with a significant portion of its operating costs, which has allowed us to keep membership fees down in the hope that more people can enjoy our summer programs.  Thanks to the Village’s continuing support, membership fees this year will continue to be subsidized at $50 per family. Memberships will go on sale at our Open House on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00-3:00 PM.  For those of you wanting to purchase your memberships in advance, you can complete, detach and mail the form below.  Calendars and wrist bands can be picked up at the Club.

The DCC runs on volunteer’s time and efforts and we know that the summer is a time for people to take a break and relax. We are therefore grateful to our Board members for their time and ongoing commitment to ensuring the success of our DCC programs.  The DCC is always looking for new members to join the Board to provide their time and insights to the planning and delivery of our programs. If you are interested in joining our Board, there is a line on the form below where you can indicate this interest and return back to us by mail.  We also look for families to help organize events like the Costume Hop, Summer Carnival, and Pancake Breakfast, so once again, please let us know if you are interested in helping with an event this summer by indicating this on the form below.  Volunteering with the DCC is fun and a great way to meet with members of our community so please consider this for 2014!

Our summer counselors are excited to provide another great calendar of recreational events for the DCC.  Our Board is keen to be responsive to all summer and permanent residents and we will make available our phone numbers for suggestions of how we can continue to improve the summer program. 
Goodbye winter! – The countdown is on to Summer 2014!
Sincerely, Sheila Sachvie – Dunnottar Community Club Board Chair