Regatta Weekend Is Upon Us!

The August Long Weekend is here, and this is a reminder that there will be a BBQ and Street Dance for everyone in Sturgeon Point at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30th, at the Park. Everyone is welcome. Come on down and shake it out with all of your friends and neighbours.


Don’t forget that the swimming and canoe events have been moved to Sunday afternoon this year. Please bring a life jacket and water shoes if you’re coming to participate in those events.

Swimming and Canoe Races: 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon (July 31st) at the Public Beach.

Running Races: 10:00 a.m. Monday morning (Aug 1st) on the beautiful lawns of Swannanoa

Road work in the final stretch…

After a brief hiatus on our road rehabilitation, Mr. Grader and Mr. Roller finally started their jobs on Second and Third Streets today. This was great fun to watch for fans of those “Big Truck” shows. The paving work will start tomorrow, although it is uncertain whether that task will be completed in a single day. It will almost certainly be completed on Friday. There will be clean up and finishing work to do afterwards. This may drag into next week. I think we can reasonably expect the road crews to be clear of the Village before the August long weekend. Residents of Second and Third Streets will rejoice!

Environmental WorkShop July 16th 10:00 am, at the Church

Algae! Doh!

On Saturday morning we’ll be hosting an informative meeting with multiple presentations. All deal with issues revolving around the health of our lake. The main event will be an Algae Workshop, presented by Dr. Emily Porter-Goff, who is heading up a two year study on algae in our lakes. The study was commissioned by the Kawartha Lakes Stewards Association and sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Dr. Porter-Goff will discuss the important role that algae play in the lake’s ecosystem. Algae can also cause problems, and these will be discussed too. We will also get a chance to look at samples of common algae in our lake. You can even bring in water samples from the lake or your property so that Dr. Porter-Goff can identify it right there with her microscope!

In addition to the algae workshop, the morning’s agenda includes three other short presentations:

  1. Update on the Sturgeon Lake Management Plan (David Pridham Kawartha Conservation)
  2. Update on the Lindsay-Ops Landfill (Chris Appleton, Public Review Committee, Lindsay-Ops Landfill)
  3. Special presentation by Mayor Ric Mcgee on the CoKL’s environmental initiatives.

There will be coffee and refreshments will be served after the presentations. See you Saturday!