2012 SPA Membership

It’s the start of a new cottage season and we’re appealing to all Sturgeon Pointers purchase a membership in the Sturgeon Point Association. Your membership dollars allow SPA to meet its responsibilities in managing the Trust Lands that we all enjoy. In addition, funds are used pay for the many social events that we organise. Interested parties can review SPA’s financial statements which can be found near the bottom of the SPA Archives page. These will tell you exactly how we spend the revenues that we collect.

Membership registration only takes a couple of minutes, and you have two options. You can print out the SPA Membership Form 2012 and fill it out, or you can use our convenient and secure online payment option by going to our Membership Registration Page. If you choose the pen and paper option and you’re up at the Point, you can just put your form and payment directly into our mailbox at the Park.

Every membership makes a big difference! Thank you very much.

Algae Bloom Lecture at Trent University – Thursday, March 15

This is a last minute notice, but this event will be of great interest to those of us who are looking to improve our understanding of the Blue-Green Algae blooms that we are now dealing with in our lake. Trent University in Peterborough is hosting a lecture entitled “Algal Blooms and Their Effects on Nutrient-Poor Lakes: Opening Pandora’s Box with a Biotic Key”. The lecturer will be Kathryn Cottingham, a Professor at Dartmouth in the Department of Biological Sciences.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at Trent University, Gzowski College Room 114, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Click on this link to see a poster with the full description.

Free Screening of Oscar-nominated film by Sturgeon Point Producer!

In DarknessThe buzz around the Point these days is the Academy Award nomination of “In Darkness”, a World War II film produced by Sturgeon Point resident Eric Jordan. Eric’s film has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film Category. Our congratulations go out to Eric and Faye on this exciting achievement!

A number of people have been asking where they can see the film, and in response to demand Eric has graciously arranged for a FREE screening at the Century Cinema on Kent Street in Lindsay on Tuesday, February 21, 7:15 p.m. All Sturgeon Pointers are invited! I hope to see many of you there.

To learn more about the film and also see the trailer, click on this link to the film’s web site

As many of you know, Eric is a member of the SPA Board of Directors, primarily responsible for liason with the City on matters related to roads and other maintenance issues. Eric was also the driver behind the recent resident’s map that SPA published in 2011.

If you won’t be in the area on Feb 21, you’ll be able to see the film at select cinemas starting on February 17. Here are the relevant cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa:

  • Cineplex Odeon Varsity
  • Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande
  • Cineplex Odeon Queensway
  • ByTowne Cinema

The Academy Awards will be telecast around the world on Sunday, February 26th. Be sure to tune in to cheer Eric on!

Bulletin – Recent Burglaries in Sturgeon Point

This note is to inform Sturgeon Point residents and cottagers that there were several burglaries in Sturgeon Point during the week of January 9th. The burglaries resulted in electronics being stolen and doors and windows being broken. It is possible that some or all of these burglaries happened in a single day and are related as part of a single multiple-site event.

The OPP have stepped up their patrols in response to these events. SPA is in communications with the OPP to explore the possibility of initiating a “Cottage Watch” or similar program. We’ll keep you posted on this initiative.

Regrettably, Sturgeon Point has seen this kind of activity in the past. There are several actions we can all take in order to help safeguard our properties

  1. Be alert to suspicious vehicles and activities. Don’t be afraid to notify the police if you think something looks wrong.
  2. Communicate with your neighbours. Let them know about your plans, including visits by contractors and service people.
  3. Have someone check in on your property in your absence.
  4. Make sure that someone has a phone number where you can be reached in case you need to be contacted.
  5. Make sure that someone has a key to your cottage in case they or the police need access when investigating the state of your property.

Here are the OPP phone numbers you may want to have handy:

Emergencies: 911

Police Dispatch:  (888) 310-1122  (to request the presence of an officer, report a crime, etc):

Lindsay OPP Office: (705) 324-6741 [Follow up, request information, general enquiries, etc.]