Greetings, MBC members!


My research indicates that today’s weather at the lakes shows a firm tendency towards springiness –

I suspect that the Ice-Out winners will be announced soon. Things are definitely speeding towards the opening of the busy-season – the opening, dusting, boat-wetting and the rest, will be underway in only a few weeks!


Your Association is also gearing up and would like to ask for some of your time to help with the MBC spring-cleaning.


MBC Newsletter – Spring 2015 Issue


Last year’s home delivery of our newsletter to ALL the cottages in our membership area, in a package with local information flyers and other bits and pieces, was very well received and led to a number of new memberships and more than a few renewals from old friends whose memberships had lapsed.

We have decided to do this again for 2015, and we’ll be needing some volunteers to help out.


This effort requires people for both the assembly of material into packages and door-to-door delivery. Both of these activities are a great opportunity to get to know a few of your fellow members and the delivery part is an excellent excuse to get out and see a bit more of your favourite neighbourhood.


If you can spare a few hours of your time during the period starting on the May long weekend and for a couple of weeks after, please get in touch via e-mail to or even by giving me a call at (604) 551-2788 – a firm schedule of activity and locations will be set as we see what the response is to this appeal.


How About Some REAL Spring Cleaning?


A few of our members have suggested, over the last while, that it might be time for MBC’ers to do a bit of tidying up along the roads of our area. I spend a good deal of time wandering around and, from time to time, I get back to the cabin with my pack full of stuff that others have left in the ditches. I suppose they got too tired to carry it any further.


If any of those who have contacted the Association about a litter-collection effort (and others, of course) would like to get on with this, the MBC will help organise and supply the basics required. Again: PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US AS ABOVE!


When The Ice is Finally Gone


Beyond the joy you will experience when you have won the Ice-Out contest (you HAVE entered, right?) the softening of our waters means the opportunity for drifting about. The Canadian Power Squadron has some excellent safety tips for early season boaters, many of which are applicable to non-powered water-craft.


Have a look and get ready for a safe season! boating/?utm_source=FOCA+Elert+April+2015&utm_campaign=FOCA+Elert+April+2015&utm_mediu m=email


More coming soon.