Adventure Goddesses Kiteboarding and Yurts Weekend Getaway

January 24th, 2013

Calling All Adventure Ladies!

We are very excited to share the upcoming Adventure Goddesses Kiteboarding and Yurts Weekend Getaway being held at Flora Bora. The weekends are Feb 8-10 and March 8-10. The fun begins on the Friday night with appetizers and drinks along with an introduction to kiteboarding. The lessons start Saturday morning and run all day , with festivities wrapping up Sunday around noon.

Come and join us on beautiful Emma Lake, as we catch some wind with your fellow Adventure Goddesses!

To register and for more info. email me at




Wedding in the Woods

July 12th, 2012

Last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting the Mark and Kristina’s wedding, such a great couple to work with.

The wedding was beautiful; from the weather, to the decor , to the amazing menu. Lux Events did super job of balancing the forest rustic with elegant decor, their planning went off with out a hitch.

Once again Chef Jenni pulled off an amazing meal “The Locally Sourced Forest Feast”, it was unbelievable as always!


Here are a couple pics from the day.

Wedding in the Woods


Ceremony site for wedding

Forest wedding over looking lake

Forest Wedding at Emma Lake.

Lux Events


Molly and Kristin of Lux Events filling the post nuptial champagne!

Appetizer Menu by Chef Jenni

The appetizer menu created by Chef Jenni.



So in love!

Flora Bora Wedding

Wedding at Emma Lake Saskatchewan

Locally sourced Forest Feast by Chef Jenni


Chef Jenni

Wild Blueberry Hand Pies with Seabuckthorn Caramel,Haskap and Bakeapple Sorbet…I seriously wanted to lick the plate however my small amount of etiquette did prevail.

Thank you to all for a great day!!


A Foodies Dream

March 28th, 2012

Hello friends, today I am sharing with you Christopher Lake’s very own, the deliriously delicious Yellow Fender Coffee House and Eatery!

This wonderful bistro is a little gem and if you are coming to this neck of the woods, I highly recommend you stop here for some tasty nourishment.

It is owned and operated by a mother Connie Freedy, who is also a Red Seal chef, and her daughter Heidi O’ Brodovich. Together they lovingly prepare fresh food made from local and Saskatchewan ingredients. The restaurant it’s self is warm and inviting, with the smell of fresh baked artisan bread and gourmet coffee brewing, it’s instantly relaxing. Their creations are extensive from hearty soups, to fruit smoothies, to lentil walnut burgers and don’t worry meat lovers they also have local bison and their house burgers. You always feel good after eating there as they use the best quality ingredients.

They also specialize in small event catering, so if you are planning an upcoming event, give them a shout at 982-4240 and let them work with you to develop the perfect menu!

Yellow Fender Coffee House and Eatery Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan

Yellow Fender Coffee House and Eatery

Fresh Baked Artisan Bread

Fresh baked muffin at Yellow Fender Bistro Christopher Lake Saskatchewan

Yes I will have a muffin with my espresso!

Yellow Fender Bistro and Catering

Fresh made hamburger and bun with house cut fries = awesome!


Yellow Fender is open year round and hours vary depending on the time of year, just give them a shout to verify.

During the summer they are open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00pm and closed on Mondays.

Chuckla Productions visits Flora Bora

March 19th, 2012

Last summer we had the privalage of having Charles Laferriere of Chuckla Productions visit Flora Bora and create our very first video. It was a treat to watch him in action as it was evident he has finely tuned his craft with his attention to details, creativity, and ease of progress.

Charles has over 20 years of experience writing, editing, producing and directing television productions. Based out of Saskatoon, Chuckla Productions works with clients across Canada specializing in television and online video marketing campaigns. See his work at and feel free to contact him at

Charles Laferriere of CHUCKLA Productions

Charles Laferriere in action.

Green Weddings and Celebrations

March 6th, 2012

Hello…I hope your day is moving along splendidly.  I just came across this great website called Give Tree Gifts, which I am so pleased to share with you. This Saskatchewan business offers a whole range of green gift ideas, but what strikes a cord with me is the tree seedling gifts. There are so many special occasions that would benefit from such a thoughtful gift, from party favors to Earth-day celebrations. The one I fancy, is the use of tree seedlings as wedding favors for couples wanting a more eco-friendly day…I love it! Such a beautiful way to start their lives together. Their wedding favors don’t just end up in the garbage but they provide benefit to the earth and all the people who encounter it for years to come.

” As you grow and build your lives together, so the tree grows. Each tree ring represents another year of growth and strength, not unlike your wedding rings. They symbolize love and eternity and are an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond.”

Couples are also able to have a carbon neutral wedding done in partnership with The Carbon Farmer. So neat I wish I’d heard of this when I got married!

Green Wedding Favours

Seedling gifts

Give Tree Gifts also sells some great resource books for couples planning a green wedding.

The Green Bride Guide

The Green Bride Guide


The Everything Green Wedding Book


Please check out the story behind Give Tree Gifts and how it started with a memorial to her father, it’s beautiful.


Sleep Under the Stars

January 29th, 2012

I’m starting to notice our days are getting longer…if ever so slightly, it is welcome. I’m not trying to rush the season but this cheery picture as got me thinking of warm summer nights and star gazing.

Star gazing from the yurt

(via here)


A Traditional Yurt Dwelling

January 10th, 2012

Came across this neat photo via Russia by the River and thought I would share it.  Hope your enjoying the day.

Traditional Yurt Dwelling


Seasons Change

December 3rd, 2011

Outter Limits Fun Run

October 15th, 2011

This was the 10th anniversary of the Outter Limits Fun Run and it has been getting better every year. The growing number of people in attendance is a testament to what a great event it is. My brother and I ran in the very first Outter Limits Fun Run together so it was kind of nice to be able to run it again together on the 10th anniversary.

The 10 or 5 km run/walk takes place 30 minutes north of Flora Bora at the beautiful Elk Ridge Golf Course at a time of year when the fall colours are spectacular. The folks from Outter Limits do an amazing job of actually making the words ‘Fun and Run’ go together. There is bag-piper at the start line, bongo drummers and musicians along the route, prizes for the best costumes, lots of fun games on the go, participant gifts that rock, great food, and two kegs of beer!

2012 Fun Run will be September 29 so register for the run and book your yurt early!


Start Line Of the Outter Limits Fun Run.


He ain't heavy he's my brother.


Wearing my dorky Maui hat as I was heading there on the Monday after the run.


On the trail.


Portion of the run is on the golf course.


Happy runners at the finish line!




A September to Remember!

September 25th, 2011

This has been a wonderful September. There has been lots of beach days, lake temperatures have been perfect for swimming, no crowds and the tree’s have been spectacular.

2nd week of September

Boundary Bog trail in Prince Albert National Park is a favorite anytime of year but it really shines in the fall with the tamaracks’ changing colour.

Great time of year for hiking or trail running.

Showing how elegant and unflexible I am.

Sandy Lake is located on the south end of Prince Albert National and only 15 minutes from us. It is such a nice lake with a sandy bottom great for swimming, its never too busy, great sites for campfires and a hiking trail that hooks up with the Elk Trail.

Another lake option so close to us.

Roasting hot dogs.

Three generations taking a stroll.

Amazing time of year to be on Emma Lake.

Morning paddle on Tuddles Lake.

Beautiful fall colours on the third lake.

Momma having some fun - September 24

It was +27C and we had the lake to ourselves...I didn't want the day to end.