William Leon Craig Campbell: February 14th, 1956 – September 25th, 2020

After an amazing life slowed down by the brain disease Primary Progressive Aphasia, our one-of-a-kind Craig passed away at home on September 25, 2020 at the age of 64.

He is survived by his loving wife Trina, daughters Tessa and Chantal, mother Joan, sister Margot (Geoff Langill), nephews Brent (Christine), Adam (Greta) and Ross (Erika) and mother-in-law Arla Owen. He was predeceased by his father The Honourable David Hector Campbell, daughter Samantha, and father-in law Tom Owen.

Born in Vancouver, Craig attended Shaughnessy Elementary, Eric Hamber Secondary, and UBC where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and a member of UBC’s Big Block Club. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Craig met his wife Trina on a blind date weekend at Sakinaw Lake, fell in love and married in 1992 at Sakinaw. Tessa was born in Vancouver in 1995, and Chantal was born in Montreal in 1997.

Craig played and loved soccer from a young age, eventually playing for the UBC Thunderbirds from 1974 to 1978 and was on the 1974 team that won UBC’s first ever National championship. Craig’s love for soccer extended to coaching Chantal’s community soccer teams for years.

Craig started his professional career as an articling student with Price Waterhouse and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1981. He worked on the audits of several of the firm’s largest forest industry clients before moving into the consulting practice. Craig was admitted to the firm’s partnership in 1995, and from 1996 to 1999 he was based in Montreal where he established PwC’s Eastern Forest Industry Practice. Craig was a frequent speaker at forest industry events across the country and was often called upon by the media for his views on the trends and transactions shaping the industry. He retired from his role as the Vancouver Consulting Leader in 2011.

Craig lived life to the fullest. He knew how to work hard and play hard. There was never a dull moment in his company. He was often seen riding his bike (or unicycle) across the Lions Gate Bridge with his beaver helmet and Barbie basket, on his way to work. Sakinaw Lake was his retreat where he water skied, enjoyed the fire, the odd cigar and a good scotch. You could often find him hot tubbing listening to sixties/seventies music (especially The Rolling Stones) both at home and at the lake. Craig was a true adventure seeker and he travelled extensively, attending 4 FIFA World Cup soccer tournaments and 3 Olympic games and for many years he attended the Hong Kong 7’s rugby.

Craig taught us all by example. His positive attitude and gracious handling of a devastating brain disease carried us all through hard times. He showed us how to be patient, hard-working, frugal, fun-loving and to never sweat the small stuff. He was truly an inspiration and never had a negative thing to say about anyone or anything. Considered a legend by many, above-all, he was an exemplary friend, father, husband, brother and son who appreciated the value of relationships. He will be dearly missed.

Thank you to Dr. Malcolm MacDonald for his heartfelt care. In lieu of flowers, Craig would have appreciated donations to brain research through the “Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health” at UBC. (or a charity of your choice). Due to Covid restrictions, a celebration of his life will take place on a zoom live stream October 24, 2020 1:30-3:00 pm. Access to the live stream will be by invitation.

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality” ~Emily Dickinson

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Summer End

It’s the day after Labour Day, the unofficial end of the summer. Prizes for the Guess Where? contest have all been distributed (thanks to Barry!). The champions of this contest: the Halloway and Leduc families. Thank-you to Pender Harbour High School and Chara Krangle for the great prizes.

The weekly photo contests were so much fun and thanks to all those who submitted videos and photos. Here’s a look back at the winning entries:

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Week 1 Winner: Petra Helfer
Week 2 Winner: Genevieve Hassan
Winner Week 3: Bev McGurk
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Winner Week 4: Jenn Clarke
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Winner Week 6: Steve Mulherin
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Winner Week 7: Niki Boyd
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Winner Week 8: Tie Between Ray Grant and Steve MulerinImage may contain: 4 people, outdoor

It was great to see so many great pics throughout the summer. Here’s a look back on what was submitted. There are some super videos that Chris Saunders put together, but I can’t download these so you will have to check out the Facebook page to see these!

Week 1 Posts:

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Week 2 Posts: Just the winner – Genevieve Hassan!

Week 3 Posts:

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Week 4 Posts:

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Week 5 Posts:

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Week 6 Posts:

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Week 7 Posts:

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Week 8 Posts:

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Have a great fall! Looking forward to getting back to regular ski activities next summer!

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Guess Where? Contest – The Results!

Thanks to Barry Krangle for organizing last week’s Guess Where? contest. And thanks to everyone who submitted answers. Here are the winners and the answers:

Congratulations to the Guess Where? contestants. in keeping with our club’s emphasis on social and emotional wellness, everyone wins a ribbon.

Harvard Scholars: The Halloways and and Tana Bullock’s family

Honour Roll: The Flintoffs

Gifted Class: The Edgelows and Cindy Dekker

Prizes will be delivered this weekend. Here are the correct answers:

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1. Trevor Newton’s deck
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2. Belich’s dock house
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3. Langstaff’s deck
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4. Wayne’s old lifeboat in the northwest corner of Ruggles Bay
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5. Snake Island in Sakinaw Woods
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6. Towards Bear Bay by Herbert’s, Campbell’s red chairs
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7. The cabin immediately west, Sakinaw Parking Coop lot
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8. The channel between Watson Island
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9. The petroglyphs and diving platform at the end of the lake where it meets the ocean
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10. Otis’s new home, south end of the lake

We hope that everyone enjoyed the contests and photo sharing this summer. Fingers crossed that things are safe enough next summer to allow us to resume the more traditional ski club activities!

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Guess Where? Contest

The summer is almost over. Despite not being able to run clinics or the tournament, it has been great to see so many people out enjoying the lake: swimming, skiing, surfing, tubing and wakeboarding.

This is our sixth summer on the lake, so we are relative newcomers. One of my first impressions of Sakinaw was of the amazing community and friendships. The people around the lake are so incredibly generous with their time and knowledge and that, along with the crystal clear and warm water, is part of what makes Sakinaw so great.

Sakinaw Lake is such a special place for all of us. To pay tribute to this, Barry Krangle has collected a series of ten photos from around the lake. How well do you know the lake? Test yourself and see if you can identify these special locations.

To enter, email your answers, numbered 1 to 10 to info@slsbc.ca by next Friday, Sept 4th. Winners will receive prizes – also collected by Barry! – that we will try and distribute over the Labour Day weekend. Good luck and happy guessing!

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SLSBC Photo Contest #3

It’s Friday Jult 17th and Photo Contest #3 has started! Last week’s winner (and only entry): Jake Hassan! Let’s see if we can get more pictures this week. Please start posting those gorgeous pics! Remember the water bombers from last year? Luckily, this year the fire situation is much better so get out there and enjoy the lake! As before, the contest will run for six consecutive days, starting Friday morning (today) and ending Wednesday, Jul 22nd at 7 pm. During that time, post your best watersport pictures with a caption under the Facebook post announcing the weekly contest. If you don’t have a facebook account, you can email your picture with a caption to info@slsbc.ca and we will post on your behalf. People can ‘like’ any pictures that they think are deserving. The photo with the most likes by end of day Thursday, Jul 23rd wins a gorgeous Sakinaw Lake insulated waterbottle. And if you can’t get a photo posted this week, please remember, there will be a new contest starting Friday, July 24th, 2020.

We’re looking forward to seeing the next round of photos!

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It’s Summer!

It seems like the weather is finally warming up and the lake is beckoning. We are in week #2 of our Photo Contest – keep those pictures coming! And Barry Krangle has set up a spike ball net on the ski dock for everyone to enjoy.

Spike Ball Champs! Undefeated lake spike ball champs Patti Zee and Mario Cee ready to take on all challengers. Spike ball court is set up on the ski dock , ready for anyone who wants to play.

With more people in the water, it’s important for everyone to be safe. Tessa Campbell and Brian Welch have been doing a great job of maintaining the courses. If you happen to notice problems with the course, email us at info@slsbc.ca.

If you’re towing a waterskier, wakeboarder, or tuber, make sure that there is a spotter in the boat and the person being towed is familiar with hand signals to request speeding up, slowing down, cutting the motor, heading home, stopping, and signalling that they are okay.

Here’s what Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada have to say about how to pick up a fallen waterskier:

And here’s what Boat U.S. has to say about boat driving etiquette:

Hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start!

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SLSBC Photo Contests

Even though we can’t get together as a community, we still want members of the SLSBC to feel connected. So, we will be having weekly photo contests throughout the summer. The contests will run for six consecutive days, starting each Friday morning and ending each Wednesday night. There will be a new contest every week! During that time, post your best watersport pictures with a caption under the Facebook post announcing the weekly contest. If you don’t have a facebook account, you can email your picture with a caption to info@slsbc.ca and we will post on your behalf. People can ‘like’ any pictures that they think are deserving. The photo with the most likes by end of day Thursday wins a gorgeous Sakinaw Lake insulated waterbottle.

The first contest will start this Friday, July 3 at 7 am! No posting before then!

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SLSBC Swag!

If you missed out on getting SLSBC swag last year, there are still a few items for purchase. Here is a list of what’s available:

  • Adult zip hoodies, grey (S, M, 2XL): $35 each – UPDATE- S and M are sold
  • Youth pullover hoodie, black (L): $30 each-UPDATE sold
  • Adult sweatpants, black (M, XL): $26 each: UPDATE- M is sold
  • Youth sweatpants, black (S, M): $26 each
  • Slightly damaged youth bright pink hoodie (M): $15
  • 4 insulated waterbottles: $26
  • 1 insulated travel mug: $25

The sweats are 50% cotton, 50% polyester and we have only one of each size listed. Here’s some pictures from my own stock – you can see that they have been well loved! The water bottle has a similar shape to the S’well bottles. If you’re interested in purchasing any of these items, contact Trina Campbell at trinacampbell@telus.net or 604 551-2073.

Adult zip hoodie (available in grey (adult sizes S, M, 2XL): $35
Youth pullover hoodie (available in black (youth size L)): $30
Sweatpants (available in black (adult sizes M, XL, and youth sizes S, M)): $26 each
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Summer 2020 COVID-19 Update

Hello everyone, 

We have made the decision not to proceed with the tournament, or any clinics or socials this summer. We considered this very carefully and ultimately decided that proceeding with any of these events could compromise the safety of members, and so wasn’t worth the risk. Though this is disappointing and we were really looking forward to a great season, we are instead going to put together creative ways for club members to stay safely connected and motivated to be on the water.

Some of the things you can look forward to are regular photo contests, expansion of the website, and possibly even a “virtual tournament”. Details for all of these things will be coming soon, so keep checking the website.

In the meantime, here’s a memory from last year’s BBQ and we look forward to seeing everyone up at the lake. If you have any thoughts or questions, please email them to info@slsbc.ca.

Sincerely,

Your SLSBC Executive Team

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SLSBC Mid-Summer Social This Saturday

The Campbells are hosting the SLSBC mid-summer social this Saturday at 2 pm!

Hamburgers, hotdogs, and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring an appetizer with you and your own booze. This event is also open to non-club members who are interested in learning more about the club. A great chance to socialize with your neighbours on the lake.

The Campbells cabin is at the south end of Bear Bay. There is an easy to spot hot tub painted like a Campbell’s soup can on the property. Hope to see you there and thank you to the Campbells for hosting!

Sincerely,

Your SLSBC Executive Team

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