175th Anniversary of the first Sturgeo Point Regatta

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Thank you to all that came out to all the festivities on the Civic Weekend that celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the first Sturgeon Point Regatta.  It was a beautiful weekend with lots of wonderful events from sailing, BBQs, water races, running races, church service, food drive and more!

Thank you to Vanessa Dewson for taking the group picture at the running races this year and to Dave Lightbound for taking lots of photos of the different events that weekend.  Can you find your self??  This picture and lots of others from that weekend have been posted on our facebook page.  Remember to “like” our page so you are always up-to-date on what is going on not only in Sturgeon Point but all around the Kawartha Lakes.

Do you have your mementos and swag from the 175th Civic Anniversary?  We have extra regatta ribbons for anyone who wants them.  They will be available at the AGM on Sunday or you can email patricia (at) sturgeonpoint (dot) com.  Also available at the AGM are the pennants and pre-ordered t-shirts. If you can’t make the AGM and would like one of those items, please contact lisa (at) sturgeonpoint (dot) com.


Sturgeon Point Association AGM

This Sunday, (September 1st) is the Sturgeon Point Association’s Annual General Meeting – 10:00am @ the Church.

We encourage all community members to attend and participate. 

At this year’s meeting we will be discussing many important topics such as the leaf dump, the Upper Wharf, and the future direction of the Sturgeon Point Association. 

There will also be community reports by the trustees and about the water system.

Our Councillor Brian Junkin will be there to talk to us about the City of Kawartha Lakes and to answer any of your questions – maybe about our roads?!

We are also hoping to have Mark Fisher, the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Kawartha Lakes to talk to us about the direction the City is taking.

We hope all can come up to this important meeting to get informed on what is going on in our community and our city.  The Sturgeon Point Association believes this is a great chance to hear the communities views and opinions.

After the meeting, there will be refreshments served.

Also, anyone who hasn’t picked up their 175th Anniversary T-shirt or pennant, can do so at the meeting.

Another Great Frog Jog

Thank you to all who came out to participate in the Frog Jog and those who were the cheering squad!!

There were over 40 participants this year!

The top times for the 5K runners :

1 )Matthew Day 24:48
2) Ed Warlow 24:59
3) Scott Clarke 25:00
4) Paula McMurtry 25:27
5) Sue Milling 27:53 
6) Liane Ollerhead 29:42.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this a great run for everyone.  Ad a big thank to Rosemary Stochel for organizing this again this year.

Thank you to Paula McMurtry for donating gift certificates and to Liz Spellen for donating running accessories for prizes.

Pictures from the run have been posted on our facebook page.

Bon-fires in the Point

Hello Sturgeon Pointers,

There are some activities that are synonymous with summer time and gathering around a bon-fire is certainly one of the most enjoyable for some people.  A number of recent events have spurred me to remind everyone that fire safety is very important in our community of mostly old wooden cottages among the trees.  

In your travels you will notice signs that look like the one below on sign posts on the sides of the highways that tell us about the risk level of having a fire.  The ratings help us all to use our best judgment when considering lighting a fire.  Keep an eye out for these signs when you head to town for ice cream!





There is a City of Kawartha Lakes By-Law that outlines the conditions for having an open air fire.  Some of the pertinent points are:

  • A fire must be at least 15 meters away from any structure (house, garage, etc) and 5 meters from any fences, trees, brush piles or other combustible materials
  • An adult must supervise any fire at all times until it is extinguished
  • A fire must be fully extinguished (not just left to burn out on its own)

The full By-Law can be found here; I think we should all be familiar with its contents.  If you have any questions, please contact the City or the Fire Department.  

Please burn responsibly!



 Lisa Vehrs
Sturgeon Point Association
[email protected]