Fiesta Day Applications


The application deadline for Fiesta Day parade entries and booths is today, May 13. Fiesta Day 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.

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.)

For information about sponsorships, contact Sponsor Coordinator Roanne Grasso at 951-244-6977 or

Memorial Day at Campround

Happy Camp Campground will begin accepting reservations for Memorial Day weekend starting tomorrow, May 14, at 8 a.m. at the Campground Office. Reservations are not site specific and are on a first-come basis. To reserve a campsite, residents must have POA Card and be a member in good standing with the Association.

A nonrefundable $30 deposit per campsite is required to make the reservation. There is a limit of one site that can be reserved per tract-lot. Reservations are for a three day minimum between May 27 and 30. Cash and credit are the only forms of payment accepted.

Forty sites are available. Waterfront with full hookups are $40. Off-water with full hookups are $35. Off-water with electric and water only are $30. Extra car fee is $5 per car.

For more information, call Dwight Cogdill at 951-244-6841, ext. 650 or 951-246-1765.

4th of July at Happy Camp

There is a lottery system to reserve sites at Happy Camp for the 4th of July. Members may visit the Campground Office between Saturday, June 11, and Friday, June 17, during office hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Sunday) to fill out a ticket for the lottery. There will be one lottery entry per tract and lot.

The drawing will be held Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at Happy Camp. Members must be present for the drawing. Upon being issued a reservation for the holiday weekend, a $30 nonrefundable deposit will be required. Reservations are not site specific and are on a first-come basis. A three day minimum reservation for July 3, 4 and 5 is required.

Annual Meeting and Election

See to see the results of this week’s Annual Election.

Suzy Bogguss Concert

Tickets for the next Concerts at the Lodge series concert starring Suzy Bogguss are now on sale. The concert will be on July 30, at 7 p.m. at the Lodge. VIP tickets are $55 per person, which includes a private entrance with preferred seating closest to the stage and a separate VIP bar; and $30 per person for General Admission.

Tickets are available online at or at Member Services (credit card transactions only) during normal business hours.

Grammy-winning singer Suzy Bogguss has charted six Top 10 singles, won the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Female Vocalist” award and the Country Music Association’s “Horizon Award.”

New Access Options Coming

Upon completion of the Main Gate Project (anticipated before Fiesta Day), there will be three entrance lanes into the community and two new convenient options for members to access the community.

The left lane will be for guests and members who do not have a valid POA proximity card. The center lane will be for returning guests with a valid guest pass, members with a valid POA proximity card, and members with a valid vehicle decal. The right lane will be designated for members who have purchased a RFID vehicle transponder.

To obtain a new POA proximity card, visit Member Services.

The far right lane at the Main Gate will be equipped with RFID (radio frequency identification) technology that is designed to automatically open the gate when a vehicle equipped with an Association-issued RFID transponder drives towards the gate.

Members who wish to purchase a RFID sticker will need to bring their vehicle to the Member Service office for installation and to pay a one-time fee of $20 per transponder (no cash). The RFID transponder does not have to be replaced on an annual basis; however, members must provide annual registration to reactivate the transponder.

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.

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.

POA Exercise Classes

Classes can be purchased at Member Services or the Pool Office. Instructors cannot accept payment. To learn more about each class, visit

  • Water Aerobics meets Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the pool. Cost is $2 per class or $25 per month for unlimited classes.
  • Canyon Lake Fit Camp meets Tuesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. at Holiday. The class is $99 per month; first class is free.
  • Funk Fitness meets Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., and Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. All classes meet at the Lodge. Class punch cards are $35 for five classes; $70 for 11 classes.
  • Zumba meets Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $35 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.
  • Evening Yoga meets Monday at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.
  • Morning Yoga meets Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Room at the Lodge. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10.
  • Line Dancing – Beginning meets Tuesday at 2 p.m.; Intermediate meets Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $20 for five classes; $40 for 10.
  • Dancercise meets Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the Lodge. This class is free.

Taco Tuesday Vendors Wanted

Summer is right around the corner, and with summer fun comes Taco Tuesday, beginning June 7 and running weekly through August 2. This event is a weekly advertising opportunity for vendors. For more information about participating in Taco Tuesday, contact the Activities Department at 951-244-6841, ext. 610.