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Adventure Goddesses Kiteboarding and Yurts Weekend Getaway

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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!!


Chuckla Productions visits Flora Bora

Monday, 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.

Gift Cards

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I’m wild about these cutie petootie gift cards that Niseemade designed for us, plus check out their splendid  kraft paper envelopes. Such a nice gift for any occasion.

The gift of a new experience…thoughtful indeed!

Flora Bora's Gift Cards

Summer Road Trip Comes to Flora Bora

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

accommodations emma lake Sk

We just had the pleasure of  having Becky Poley-Schutz and little Rocco of Tourism Saskatchewan come visit us!

Becky was so much fun, we paddled, hiked, biked and picnicked today.



Heading out for a paddle with Becky Poley-Schutz.



Becky Poley-Schutz canoeing on Tuddle's Lake.



The lovely couple!



Flora Bora's nature trail.









Sunnyside Beach Emma Lake.



Biking to the Beach.



Relaxing and having a picnic at Emma Lake.




More on Becky’s time at Flora Bora



Grand Opening

Monday, June 13th, 2011

A big thank you to all who came out to our Grand Opening…you made the day so special.

Rides on the golf cart.

Betty Yurt.

Grand Opening Forest Party!

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Flora Bora is NOW open!

Accommodations at Christopher Lake Saskatchewan

Please come celebrate the opening of Flora Bora Forest Lodging and meet your local yurts…Betty and Yeti!

When: June 11, 2011

When: 1:00 pm to 5:00pm.

There will be food and drinks to partake in, if possible please RSVP so we can better plan the food and drinks…thank you.

The Wonderful WWOOFers from France

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Flora Bora is a host family for the international organization called Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF). The WWOOF organization links up volunteers with organic growers in exchange for accommodation, food and the opportunity to learn more about rural way of life.

For the past few weeks we were lucky to have two wonderful WWOOFers from France. It was great sharing and living together. We learned a lot from them, and it made us a bit nostalgic to our traveling days and we were sad to say good bye.

They arrived to snow and ice and left with the arrival of spring.

Francois's favorite chair- one week before the ice came off.

Photo courtesy of Marie Colin

Francois took a liking to chopping wood, he was a regular lumberjack.
Cruizing Emma Lake.
Relaxing in the woods after a days work.
Marie and Francois made this beautiful trellis for my garden plants to climb…thank you I love it!

During their stay we visited Prince Albert National Park where we hiked three trails, saw an elk grazing by the Waskesiu River and that evening the Aurora Borealis made a showing… shortly after they voiced how nice it would be to see the northern lights during their stay.

Marie heading to the ‘eye of the bog’.

Waskesiu Lake- Early Spring
Elk by Waskesiu River – photo courtesy of Marie Colin


On a rainy day we painted trail signs



For Marie and Francois’s last night we melded our two cultures with crepes and hot tubbing!!

They taught us how to make Crepes…yah I love them!!!
Hot Tubbing + Crepes =Magic


Tous les meilleurs sur votre nouvelle aventure François et Marie … nous espérons que nos chemins se croisent à nouveau un jour!


The Interior Lovins’

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Here are some of the handmade, reclaimed, and/or repurposed items that went into the making of the Yeti’s interior.

Justin built this Swedish bed and coffee table. The wood for the coffee table came from old crates. The wall hanging may not be from central Asia but it is handmade and it is special to us as a dear and one of my oldest friends brought it back for me from India.

We were lucky enough to find this school house light at the Habitat for Humanity store. The live edge shelves are special to me as I got them from a local saw mill that is owned by a wonderful man and one of my first soccer coaches who I’ll be for ever grateful to for teaching me the game of soccer that I’m still in love with and playing to this day. The antique pedestal table with pressed back chairs I got in an auction at the Salvation Army, that I admit my emotions got the better of me and my competitive side took over.

My mom and I sewed this shower curtain with Skinny laMinx screen-printed fabric which is called ‘Herds’ and my little nod to the nomad culture and their herds. The towel ladder is made from Tamarack trees that we salvaged from a farmer who had logged a portion of their land but these poles were too small for their end purposes. It was great for us as the wood helped heat our house one winter and we’ve used it in many a project around here.  Justin made the mirror frame and shelf  both were also made from reclaimed wood. Although not visible the vanity light we also got from the Habitat for Humanity store which we rewired and spray painted.

Looking into the bathroom.

Stay tune for upcoming pictures of the Betty’s interior…

We like the things that winter brings.

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

It has been a great winter so far; we’ve had lots of snow, making the cross-country skiers and snowmobilers very happy. There’s also been unusual amounts of hoar frost on the trees this year, making it feel like a real winter wonderland. With a change in  season came a bunch of new activities and new wildlife viewing. Our little lake said good-bye to the ducks and geese as it welcomed the commuting deers, coyotes and foxes.  It’s been a real treat watching how excited the girls get when they spot a group of deer sauntering past or a fox pouncing on the snow surface and all from our living room window. This is the first winter Ila has gotten into identifying animal tracks, so that has been fun.

We’ve also been getting outside any opportunity we get… if we don’t we all get a little nutty.  I do believe, to a point, there is no such thing as bad weather its just a case of not being dressed properly. I admit I kind of like it when temperatures dip low as there’s a certain amount of  excitement involved with the idea of hunkering down/survival mode, and  you get that fire going and your house becomes extra cozy.

Eating snow.

Serious about snowman building.

Sledding around.


Helping clear rink.


Learning to skate.

One of the trails.

A young buck keeping an eye on us.

Hiking with the little ladies.

Justin turned another year older this past month so we had a little gathering with friends. Great group of people combined with some winter time activities made for a very fun time.

Birthday boy's perfect day.

Canada's past time.

Johnny was kind enough to try and put on a kite boarding demonstration for all of us.

Thanks to all who attended Justin’s Birthday.