Fire permit received

Hi everyone, the fire permit has been received so we are good to go for Rock Lake this year again!  Do note that the permit could be revoked if conditions change for the worse.  Hoep to see you all there!

Rock Lake 21 Contests Announced!

We will be hosting a number of competitions that will align with the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight and moon landing!

Contest 1 – Altitude

As this is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, and the moon will be approximately 364,000 KM from the earth at perigee around the dates of Rock Lake, we will be having two altitude contests.

A-G motors: Altitude to reach is 364 feet.  Use your Jolly Logic or Estes altimeter to measure.  Closest flight to that altitude on ANY model motor, will win a prize.

Highpower motors: Altitude to reach is 3640 feet.  Use any reporting altimeter to measure. Closest flight to that altitude on ANY model motor, will win a prize.

Contest 2 – Lander

Continuing in our Apollo 11 theme, we will have a contest for ANY lander of ANY scale.  Object will be to land closest to the pin, but we will have a point structure that will encompass impulse landing location, landing upright, and other factors to allow ALL motor classes to compete together.  Break out your stock or upscaled Mars Lander, Mars Snooper, Soviet Lander, Starship Vega, and Outlander.  Or, maybe you have a great custom design that you want to use.  The only rule is that it must have legs!

Event prize sponsers currently include The Canadian Rocket Store,, and the Lethbridge Rocketry Association.  

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Rock Lake 2017 Update

One Week!

Hello all,


We are only seven days out and I am sure a lot of us have been dreaming of launching rockets. I will probably have one more update the middle of next week, but lets get through the usual business.

- The weather is looking OK. Unlike other years where we have had to contend with 35 degree temps, we are looking at a much milder temp in the low 20s. There is a possibility of some showers at this point, but also a good amount of sun. Plan accordingly for the weather with shelter, sunscreen, etc. Not sure what the bug population looks like yet, but Off is always a good idea.

- bring all that you will need to have a good time. There is no concession on site, so liquid refreshments and food are a necessity.

- we will have our usual bonfire on Saturday night, so bring a firewood donation.

- If you have any fireworks, we will be hopefully launching some on Saturday as well.

- WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS! Currently, there is alot of empty spots. No one launches unless some one pushes the buttons.

- For any new comers, look for signs to direct you.

- please get any questions my way ASAP.

Rock Lake 2017 Update

Posted in General

Hello all,

We are only two weeks away!  Th long range weather forecast is looking good and fire hazard is still low, which means that things are looking very good for the launch.  Please check out the following:

  • Things have seemed really quiet lately so I would love to hear back from people on whether they are coming.
  • We need people to step up for duty shifts!  If you go to, you will see a blank slate of shifts as NO ONE has yet to step up.  Please do so ASAP.
  • Anyone have some fireworks they are itching to set off?  As July 1 falls on this weekend, it would be great to add a little extra bang to the festivities. J

Lastly, a quick poll question.  We send out information via our website, Facebook page, and the various Yahoo groups.  Which method do you prefer to get your updates?

I will be sending out another update in a week with any last-minute details.  Let me know if there are any questions.


Tim Rempel


Level 4

RI Level 3


Rock Lake 19

Rock Lake 19

Hello all,

Book the dates!  Rock Lake 19 will be held on June 30 to July 2, 2017.  More information will be posted in the future.  Contact us if there are any questions.

Rock Lake finished for another year

Rock Lake finished for another year

Thanks to everyone who came out to Rock Lake this year.  We had a great Friday (so many certifications) and a fantastic Saturday with many amazing flights.  (Like a two stage hybrid M to a K).  Thanks to everyone who make putting this on possible.  Shane and Jason deserve a special shout out for being the RSO’s on site.  Thanks also to everyone that helped with duty shifts and the always fun set up and tear down.

If you have any photos of the event, please post them over at

Stay tuned for next years dates.

Rock Lake update

Posted in General

Rock Lake Update

Hello all,

 One week from today we will be launching!  Everything is looking good for a fabulous event.

 Launch Authorization – Check

Fire Permit – Check (or at least it is confirmed that it is on the way)

Porta potties – Check

Weather – Looking good with highs in the low 30’s, some showers possible Friday, may be getting a bit breezy Sunday. 

 With the heat, remember to bring lots of liquids and shade!  I have no idea what the mosquito situation is like, but you can be sure our little friends will be there.  Bring some repellant.

 We will be having our usual Saturday bonfire, so if you have some extra wood to contribute to the pile, bring it along.

 As mentioned, Friday night we hope to have some fireworks as it is Canada Day.  If you have access to some, please bring it along.

 Hoping to see a bunch of you out there.  I will be on site Wednesday already, so come out whenever you want.


Rock Lake Motor Update

Posted in General

Hello all, 

Just received a message from Angelo at Sunward in regard to motor availability.  Stock is limited and there is no ETA on when availability will go back to normal.  If you want motors, ORDER NOW!  Motor availability is as follows: 

Pro98, Pro75 - very very limited

Pro54 - no more new stock. 

the following is available right now: 


512I285 classic 4G

137G58 White 1G

411I175 3G white

601I350 SS 5G

128G185 Vmax 1G

232H123 skidmark 2G


2060K570 classic 5G

1211J140 3G white longburn

1596K500 Red lightning 4G

502I120 imax 1G

Rock Lake 18 Update #1

Posted in General

Hello all,

Two months from today we will have started Day two of Rock Lake!  Wow, time flies fast.  (Especially as you get older. J)  Here are a couple of updates for everyone.

Motor Order – In talking with Angelo at Sunward, he has indicated that availability of some motors is a little spotty.  His advice is to order any motors that you need ASAP in order to have the best chance of having them for Rock Lake.  I assume that this would be the case for whomever that you use as a supplier.  We have set up a shipment plan as we did last year that will have your motors delivered to the site for the launch.  All orders must be in to Sunward ( before June 17, 2016 (and even sooner as per a comment above).  Please indicate at time of order that you want it shipped to Rock Lake.

Fire works? – As we will be launching on July 1, it seems in appropriate to have some fireworks no?  Barring a large corporate sponsor stepping up to sponsor anything, I think we will have to settle with the potluck approach.  Anyone that wants too, please bring anything you have!

Volunteers – As always, we need people to step up and help to pull this off.  LCO’s, RI’s, set up, tear down, etc.  Please head to to sign up for some duty shifts.

As always, let me know if there are any questions.


Rock Lake update

So, I am not sure if everyone has seen the forecast for the weekend, but it looks like we are going to have a very HOT time at Rock Lake this year.  The current forecast calls for 32 on Friday, 35 on Saturday and36 on Sunday.  Wow!  Currently there are no fire advisories or bans so all is looking good on that front however, with this heat and the dryness we will be extra diligent with fire safety.  To that end, anyone that is coming that has any sort of water fire extinguishers, please bring them!


Also, with this heat, we need to watch people’s health.  Bring extra water and if you have any sort of easy up/sun shade, please bring those as well.

Winds are forecast to be light (5 to 10 KPH).


The good news is that we have confirmation that the mosquito population is very light this year!


See you all soon.


Tim Rempel

LAST CALL for motors

Hello all.  This is your last call for motor preorders for Rock Lake.  Get your order into Angelo at Sunward Hobbies This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP to get your motors.  He will be shipping very soon.

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