Sturgeon Point Properties

Hello Sturgeon Pointers,

The last of our social events at the park for 2012 was a great (if not wet) success!  Thanks to Judy Havercort for organizing, and to everyone who contributed to and participated in the Halloween Party and Trick or Treating on October 27th.  The park has now been prepared for the winter: the port-a-potty has been removed, the grounds have been tended to and the toys have been wrangled.  We encourage people to continue to use the park throughout the fall/winter/spring since it is just as enjoyable now as in the summer. 

There appears to be an anonymous network of generous people who donate toys to the Park and Public beach.  This is greatly appreciated by the kids and parents as it adds to the fun of spending time at both locations.  We do request that when dropping toys off you ensure that they are in like new condition with no broken parts.   Please also ensure that the toys donated to the park be limited to sand box toys.  This summer there were other types dropped off that ended up spread out over the property, which created a mess and resulted in more time clearing the way for lawn maintenance.  While at the park or beach, if you see any toys that have gotten damaged please put them in the garbage box on site. 

Something we all need to be diligent about is how to deal with garbage at the Park, Public Beach and Upper Wharf .  All garbage, especially food related or diapers, should be placed in one of the garbage cans inside the box by the road (at the Wharf, the box is on the east side of the rain shelter near the bottom of the new steps).  Please note: there are other garbage cans at the Park for use during social events.  Please do not put anything in these other receptacles as they are not “put out” on garbage day and will draw racoons and other unwanted critters who spread the contents around the grounds.

Thank you for helping SPA keep our public areas tidy!


Lisa Vehrs
Sturgeon Point Association
[email protected]

Sad News

It is with a sad news that I report another member of the Sturgeon Point community has past away.  Long time resident, Flora Agnew, died peacefully November 11, 2012 in Toronto surrounded by family.

She will be missed by many and our thoughts go out to the family.

Below is her obituary from the Globe and Mail:

AGNEW, Flora
Born August 2, 1927 in Lindsay, Ontario. Died peacefully November 11, 2012 in Toronto surrounded by family. Wife for 60 years of Arnold Agnew. Beloved mother of John (Jodi Woollam), Sarah (Stephen Zeifman), David (Sheila Kirouac) and Elizabeth (Bruce Lourie) and proud grandmother to George, Jane, Emmett, Clancy, Michelle, Nick, Ellen and Claire. Predeceased by parents Dr. C. V. and Isobel Mulligan and sister Mary Prendergast. Graduate of University of Toronto. A tireless and committed volunteer, Flora was at both the front lines and the board table for many local and national organizations. She started her volunteer work in the Red Cross Canteen on Adelaide Street as a teenager during WWII. She ended it at a place she was devoted to, as past president of the Association of Volunteers for Women’s College Hospital where she worked at the information desk. Flora was a volunteer for more than 50 years at the Art Gallery of Ontario, including serving as the President of the Volunteer Association. It was at the AGO that her interest in the Arctic and Inuit art was born, and she made more than a dozen trips by air and water to various parts of the Canadian far north and Greenland. She was also active in the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums and was the first female chair of the Board at Bishop Strachan School. On her retirement as President of the Sturgeon Point Golf Club she was made an honourary life member. Her broad and varied service was recognized by the Toronto Community Service Volunteer Award in 2000. Flora spent her 85th summer at Sturgeon Point this year, happily presiding at a large gathering of family and friends celebrating her 85th birthday, her and Arnold’s 60th wedding anniversary and the cottage’s 100th year (and George’s 8th birthday!). Visitation at Morley-Bedford, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto on Tuesday, November 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14. A special thank you to the caring and compassionate doctors, nurses and staff of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Please make a donation in her memory to a charity of your choice.

Landmark Buildings

In the past few weeks, there have been a few landmark buildings in the local news….

First is about the new ‘jewel’ in Fenelon Falls:

On October 19th, there was an official grand opening for the new Fenelon Falls arena, which is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility.  It is a bright, beautifully designed building that will be great for hosting everything from sports to dances.  There is a single-pad arena and a community centre that can accommodate 350 people.

This year for Fenelon Falls Santa Day, Santa’s workshop will be at this new facility.  Great chance to check this new ‘jewel’ out if you haven’t already!–fenelon-falls-celebrates-its-new-jewel-as-community-centre-officially-opens

The other landmark building in the news is the Academy Theatre in Lindsay….

The Academy Theatre has just started and aggressive two-month campaign to raise $50,000 called Keep the Magic Alive.  This campaign is asking 1,000 people to donate $50.  That is it.  That $50 will help to keep the lights on in the theatre instead of seeing the doors close forever.

For more on the campaign, please see this article:–academy-theatre-turns-to-community-to-save-cultural-landmark

To donate:

At this time, they are almost 50% there to reaching their goal!  Please try and help them out!!