The 2016 Grand Lake Poker Run and Family Barbecue

2016 Poker Run

The annual Poker Run will take place this year on Saturday Sept. 3rd (rain date Sunday Sept. 4th). This is a great opportunity for new cottagers to come out and meet some of your neighbours. No knowledge of poker is necessary. Participants will pick up 5 cards at 5 different locations around the lake. The first card will be picked up at Houghton’s dock (south end) at 1 PM and the fifth and final card will be picked up at 5 PM at Goldberg’s (formerly Brian Reynold’s) cottage, where a corn roast, as well as hamburgers and hot dogs with soft drinks will await participants. Prizes will be given out for the top three poker hands.  The cost per hand is $20 and includes the BBQ for 2 persons over 12 years of age. Children 12 and under are no charge. The charge for those over 12 who are not included in the hand is $5 per person. For further information please contact Sue or Don Goodwin at 613-692-0734.

This is a family event attended by many lakers, including children – all of whom get prizes!

This is NOT a race or gambling event! Come and join the fun and meet other lakers!


Thanks to all who made the 2015 event the biggest yet.

More than 100 of your fellow Grand Lakers were at Reynolds’ party place for the annual get together for corn, hot dogs, hamburgers (and veggie burgers)  and  drinks  as  well  as  prizes  for  the  children.   We  all  enjoyed  the  musical entertainment by Dominic Darcy and Natalie Harrison.  Barry, a guest at Gary Beach’s cottage, had the best hand this year and as tradition has it has committed to getting the corn for next year.

Thanks to Susan and Don Goodwin for organizing the event, to the cooks and to other volunteers including Don Poole and family for the help with the set up and tear down; to the Houghtons, Gunthers,  Grand Lake Fishing Club, Coopers, and Sue Neill for card distribution; to Diane Parent for getting and husking the 10 dozen corn cobs; and a very big thank you to Brian and Glynis Reynolds for the use of their property once again to host this final event of the season.

Susan has volunteered to organize next year’s poker run which will  take place on Saturday September 3, 2015 (rain date is September 4). All are welcome and you can just join the participants at the Reynolds cottage where you can buy a hand or just the food.

Poker Run 2016 is planned for Saturday, September 3 with a rain date of September 4.

          Save the date!

Come and meet your Grand Lake neighbours and celebrate the summer past!

2015 First Prize

First prize

Second Prize

Second prize

Third Prize

Third prize


Poker Picnic

Live Entertainment

Live entertainment


Card Board