Canaan Lake Association

Events & Photos

2021 Canaan Lake Photo Contest Results

9 submitters in the Adult category:

• 1st Scott Berry
• 2nd Joy Clancy
• 3rd Kathy Kuy

Honorable mentions

• Gary Hobstetter
• Elizabeth Jutila
• Kathy Kuy

Gift certificates provided by: Canaan Hardware & Supply • Jake’s Markets • The 603 Bakery and Café • Canaan Village Pizza • Mickey's Cafe • Red Wagon Bakery

Worker bees: Dave Cole and Tom Oppel

General comments from our judge Linda Roesch:
Sunsets Galore! All the photographs submitted for this year’s Annual Photo Contest were worthy of recognition.
Congratulations to all for capturing Canaan Lake in all its glory!
It was an honor and pleasure to once again judge this contest.

See all 2021 Canaan Lake Photo Contest Winners and all Submissions

2020 Canaan Lake Photo Contest Results:

1st Place Adult Category: Fe Ramos - Early Spring

Here the sunset is providing a warm glow on the meeting house reflected equally in tone on the lake - gorgeous.

adult winning photo

1st Place Young Adult Category: Lily Silvester
Lovely off-center rainbow image.

young adult photo winner

To see all the photo submissions, click HERE

To see the all the winning photos, click HERE.

To read the judges comments, click HERE

Special thanks to our judge Linda Roesch. Linda’s comments about this year’s submissions:

The entries this year were extraordinary! Congratulations to all who entered and apologies for not being able to give an award to each person. We are blessed with so many beautiful sunsets on the lake and was pleased to see many striking images.

It is interesting to see so many views of our beloved lake. Congrats to those who also captured other living creatures among us like the heron, pet dog, ducks, a loon, butterfly and ever present dragon flies.

And to the Young Adults, congrations on your entries!

2020 Photo Contest Submitters

Young Adult Category
Abby Drake
Lily Silvester

Adult Category
Donna Allen
Ashley Arsenal
Karen Henry
Alix Olson
Martha Popp
Fe Ramos
Edilberto Ramos
Marty Sartin
Jai Smith
Dan Truesdel
Karen Wolk
Sharon Weaver

1st place in the adult category was a $25 gift certificate from the Canaan Hardware store, 2nd and 3rd place prizes were $10 gift certificates from Jake's Markets. In the young adult category 1st place was $20 in gift certificates from Jake's and 2nd place was $10 from Jake's.

Also a big thank you to John Bergeron and David Cole for coordinating this event !

2019 Canaan Lake Photo Contest


Click here to view 2019 winners!

Click here to view judges remarks

2018 Lake Photo Contest


canoes at dock with sunsetFirst Place - Kathy Kuy "Sunset Canaan Street Lake" High horizon with objects shadowed in the foreground makes this a winner

Second Place - Sharon Weaver "Loon Protecting Chick" Captured moment

Third Place - Ashley Arsenal "Ice Skaters" Striking division of light and dark with balanced area of interest

Honorable Mention - Karen Henry "Sky and Shadows" Dramatic composition "V" draws the viewer in

To view all of the 2018 entries, Click Here!

2017 Lake Photo Contest


First Place: Ashely Arsenal

Second Place: Dan Forbush

Third Place: Donna Allen

Honarable Mention: Donna Allen, Susan Franks, Dan Forbush, Chris Dow

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First Place: Ashley Arsenal
" Fishermen on Lake"
Second Place: Dan Forbush
"The Skater"
Third Place: Donna Allen
Honarable Mention: Donna Allen Honarable Mention: Susan Franks
Honarable Mention: Dan Forbush
"Looking North"
Honarable Mention: Chris Dow
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2016 Lake Photo Contest

First Place Winner: Janet Forbush
Sunset reflected on lake

Second Place Winner: Ashley Arsenal


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Lake Photos

Annual Meetings

The Canaan Lake Association Annual Meeting is held every July followed by a picnic, beach day & informational fair for the public.

2015 Annual Picnic

bbq food line 

2014 Annual Picnic
"Thank You!

To the residents of Canaan:

On July 4 Canaan Lake Association, together with Cardigan Mountain School, celebrated its third annual beach party. Following our Annual Meeting, visitors were able to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks etc. provided freely by Cardigan Mountain School.

Thanks to Rick Roesch, his son Erick, Michael Paine, Jim Adler, Gene Kohn and Cardigan Mountain boys who erected the food tent, provided again by Rick.

Our thanks to Headmaster Dave McCusker, Stephie McCusker, Bob Spano and Larry Ackerman for cooking, particularly on such a hot day. Our dog competion, organised by Trish Brown, with judges Sandi Blaise, Joanna Carr and Alex Burger was very well attended by some twenty dogs, each worthy of a prize. Thanks to Lola Baldwin, Jeanie Ritchie and Nancy Loomis for running the bean bag contest. There was a big turnout with fifteen children winning prizes in the sandcastle competition run by Susie Baldwin and Susan Dudt. Thanks to Dave Zani who headed the second year for the boat parade around the lake and to all those who joined in. This year Danny Fleetham, aided by Harry and Audie Armstrong, took three groups around the lake in his party boat.

In addition, to Dave Auerback's turtle project, and a loon display, exhibits by NH Department of Environmental Service personnel in the Meeting House informed us about treatments for stormwater, cyanobacteria, and climate change. John Bergeron, is our expert on the Canaan Lake watershed and largely responsible for this Exhibition; our thanks to him, Rick Roesch and Michael Paine for all their working in setting up this event.

We invite you to join us next year.
Jan Forbush
Chairman, Canaan Lake Association

2013 Annual Picnic

2012 Annual Picnic