Community prepares for ‘Flashback Fiesta’


Fiesta Day is a popular tradition that takes place at the Lodge every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. This year’s event will be on May 28 – the theme is “Flashback Fiesta – Celebrating the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.”

This event includes a parade down Canyon Lake Dr. to the Lodge, where a food court, vendor booths and kids zone fill the grounds. Activities, entertainment and a ski show are scheduled throughout the day.

This year, a new activity is replacing the Cardboard Boat Race (which has been moved to the Mermaid Festival on August 27 at Indian Beach). The new activity is called “tube rolling,” and involves climbing into a clear plastic container that rolls on the water and is attached to shore by cable.

Other activities at this year’s event will include a performance by Parfait Acapella Group, a mustache contest, disco dancing and a hula hoop contest. The band Hodads will be performing throughout the day.

Favorites returning this year include a magic show by Dana The Magician, dance performances, a reptile show and a rock climbing wall.

Canyon Lake residents, groups and businesses are invited to get involved in Fiesta Day by having an entry in the parade, or having a food or vendor booth at the Lodge grounds. Information packets and application forms for each can be found on the POA website. (Visit, click on “Things to Do,” click on “Annual Events,” click on “Fiesta Day,” scroll to the bottom for printable forms.) The application deadline for parade entries and booths is Friday, May 13.

Putting on Fiesta Day is a big and costly job. The Fiesta Day Committee has been hard at work since the beginning of the year and would like to remind individuals and businesses that there are advertising and sponsorship opportunities. For more information about sponsorships, contact Sponsor Coordinator Roanne Grasso at 951-244-6977 or

Annual Meeting and Election

The Notice of Annual Meeting, Candidate Statements and Secret Ballot have gone out in the mail. Thursday, May 5, is the last day it is recommended to mail in the ballot. If ballots aren’t mailed in time, they may be brought in person to the Annual Meeting of the Members and Election of Directors at the Lodge on Thursday, May 12, between 8 and 9 a.m.

The Association announced that some packets were sent to the homeowner’s property address rather than their mailing address and that ballots have been re-sent to homeowners. Personnel in the POA office are not allowed to answer questions about the election.

In addition to mailing in a ballot, property owners can vote by going to the HOA Elections office at 26043 Jefferson Ave, Ste A, in Murrieta, or vote in person the day of the Election, May 12, at the Lodge. Those who didn’t receive a ballot or who have questions, may contact Inspector of Election Nicole Ganz Jamal at 888-589-8683.

The recent candidate forums were taped and are available for viewing at and on the PEG Channels 29/39.

In addition to voting for candidates to fill two seats on the POA Board of Directors, primary members have the opportunity to vote on ballot measures having to do with fence heights, cumulative voting and proxies.

Annual Assessments Due

Beginning May 1, assessment dues will increase by $36 annually (or $3 per month). The total annual assessment for 2016/17 will be $2,844. Members who elect to pay monthly will pay $247 per month (or $242 if enrolled in the Association’s APS program; to sign up for the APS service, visit the Member Services office and bring a voided check). For those who pay their assessments annually, the full amount is due by May 1, and late if received after May 15, 2016.

Canyon Lake Fit Camp

Get fit in time for summer with Canyon Lake’s newest class, Canyon Lake Fit Camp. This class starts May 2 and is taught by Canyon Lake resident and certified trainer Shauna Zoul.

One-hour group sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. at Holiday Harbor. They will focus on circuit training, cardio and stretching. This class is for both men and women of all ages and fitness levels (ages 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a parent). The camp is $99 per month for the first three trial months; $150 regular price starting in September. The first class is free.

Swim Lessons

Starting June 13, weekly swim lessons will be offered at the Lodge pool to children of all ages and levels. Lessons will be 30 minutes long, Monday through Friday, at either 10:15 or 11 a.m. One weekly session is $70, the second week is $40 and the third week is free; OR first child is $70 per week and second child is $40 per week. Families (two children or more) get one free week. Sign up at the pool. (See schedule at the end of article.)

Mommy and Me Water Class is $35 and offered Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. the week of June 27 through July 1, or the week of August 1 to 5.

Water Polo classes will be available for youth who can swim the full 25-yard length of the pool. The cost is $45 per class. Adult swim lessons will be available upon request for beginners or those who would like to perfect their technique.

For more information, contact Pool Manager Val Grillo at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.


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