The Executive proudly announces several great events planned for the upcoming 2019 season. For convenience, we have included an attachment that you can print off, showing the dates and times of these events. You will not want to miss them!
1. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
This event is currently well underway and we invite you to keep submitting your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are still fine tuning some of the details… (greatness takes time!). For now, please keep clicking and email your photos to email@example.com, knowing that the Executive continues to work on snagging some great prizes in recognition of the enthusiasm, efforts and the FUN meant to characterize this contest!.
Thankfully, Trillium Team, Royal LePage Lakes of Haliburton has stepped up to sponsor this event.
Confirmed details at press time:
One of our MBC members, Carol Moffatt (who is coincidentally the Mayor of Algonquin Highlands), happens to be a terrific and very skilled photographer who loves a challenge – so much so she has very kindly agreed to take on the tough job of judging the submitted contest photographs. We thank Carol for agreeing to help us out – we have no doubt that the quality of photos received will be awesome and the challenge to pick winning photos will be VERY difficult!
Once ALL contest details are finalized, they will be posted on https://mbclakes.ca/ for all to see. Stay tuned!
2. MAY LEARNING EVENT: “SURVIVING SUMMER …SAFELY”
This event is scheduled for Saturday May 25, 2019 from 10:00 till Noon. Join us at the Stanhope Firefighters Hall on the North Shore Road.
Two of our MBC Directors, Heather and Phil Caroll attended a seminar on water safety given by Marta Scythes who is an instructor for the Ontario Recreational Canoeing & Kayaking Association (bio below*). They were greatly impressed with what they heard. Knowing the importance of water safety we are looking forward to hearing what we can do to ensure we are taking appropriate precautions on and around the water.
We will also have representatives from the Algonquin Highlands EMS folks to offer some tips on making life around the cottage a little safer.
* Bio for Presenter Marta Scythes: Marta is a canoeing instructor-trainer for ORCKA: The Ontario Recreational Canoeing & Kayaking Association. She founded the PREVENTABLE water safety initiative in response to the Eagle Lake drowning deaths April 25, 2016 and in conjunction with the Municipality of Dysart’s 150th Explore Our Lakes celebrations. She summered on Boshkung Lake at Camp Calumet for 14 years and has taught at the Haliburton School of Art & Design since 1981. She is currently implementing an art program she designed for stroke rehabilitation in Kingston, Ontario.
3. THE MBC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019
The Stanhope Firefighters Hall on North Shore Road will again be the site of our AGM on Saturday July 13, 2019. The event will kick off at the traditional time of 9:30 a.m.
There are 5 committees that the Directors are responsible for overseeing/coordinating: Communications, Social, Environmental, Membership and MBC Constitution Update. A short update on the status and activities of each committee will be provided at the meeting.
We will also have two guest speakers at this meeting:
Mr. Ted Spence representing the Coalition for Equitable Water Flow and
Mr. Doug Norris representing The Abbey Garden Retreat Centre
There will be time allotted on the agenda for input and questions.
Please note that the AGM will use the rules governing these meetings as outlined in the existing MBC Constitution. This includes elections/confirmation of the executive/directors as well as motions from the floor.
We look forward to seeing and connecting with everyone again — and greeting new members, personally, at this meeting! In the interim, rest assured that we are slowly moving towards warmer weather, sunshine, and brilliant ice-free lakes!
4) MBC BBQ AND BONFIRE
When : Saturday August 24, 2019, 4:00-8:00
Where: Covered picnic area behind Stanhope Community Centre
What to bring: kids, plates, cups, cutlery (help us reduce garbage), drinks (non alcoholic – water is available), there is a kids playground, we have use of baseball diamond, tennis courts and basketball area
What is happening: BBQ (hot dogs, hamburgers, Corn on the cob, coleslaw, watermelon, water), RAIN or shine (covered picnic area), entertainment: Doug Fraser (guitar) and Bob Robertson (harmonica).
Cost: By donation
What you need to do: Let us know you are coming and how many are coming with you, if you already did at the AGM then mark your calendar. If you need to let us know (so we are prepared) please respond by August 8, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do we thank: Walker Heating and Cooling is looking after the musical entertainment. West Guilford Shopping Center is helping with the food.
We are excited about this opportunity to get together to share some food and fun. Get to know your neighbours, fellow MBC Members and cottage owners.
5) MBC ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
Thanksgiving Weekend 2019
In conjunction with St. Peter’s Church.