2018 Halloween @ Sturgeon Point

2014 Halloween at Sturgeon Point

This year Halloween festivities are taking place on Saturday, October 27th.

2018 Civic Holiday Weekend

Civic Holiday Logo

The weekend is a busy one with a BBQ and dance on Saturday, a sailing regatta, swimming and canoe races on Sunday and running races on Monday.

Important changes to note including that there will NOT be church this Sunday, the format for prize giving for the SLSC Civic Holiday regatta has changed and Salvation Army Food Drive is being collected on Monday.

Full details including the programme for the running and swimming races are online.

Remember to renew your SPA membership if you haven’t already. The cost is $40 per person over 18 years old. Donations are also welcome! Renew online or in person at the BBQ on Saturday evening.

2018 Sturgeon Spring Clean Up – Volunteers Needed

Do you and your family enjoy playing at the park or spending time swimming at the public beach or wharf? Now is your chance to pitch in and help out with some Spring cleaning at these locations!

Help keep maintenance costs for these properties by volunteering your time.

Two dates have been set aside for the community to come together to help out.

Saturday, June 16th – 11am
Park Clean Up

Site contact: Jeff Harris and David Lightbound

Here’s what needs to be done:

  • remove broken small picnic table
  • install basket ball net (will be provided)
  • clean out eves (ladder in shed)
  • blow pad after eves cleaned
  • cut off/ fix broken seat on oval picnic table
  • sweep in, out and around potty and storage shed
  • dispose of broken sandbox toys
  • wipe down picnic tables benches and park equipment to get rid of cob webs and dirt.
  • replace motion light on outhouse (will be provided)
  • tidy up the garden
  • raise the Canadian flag (should be one in the shed)
  • If possible install umbrella at public beach

What to bring: work clothes, gloves, safety glasses

Sunday, June 17th – 11am
Public Dock and Upper Wharf Clean Up

Site contact: Judy Haverkort

Here’s what needs to be done:

  • plant flowers at beach (will be supplied)
  • wipe down furniture and put out
  • sweep deck
  • weed around rocks and stairs
  • set up umbrella (if not done on Saturday)

What to bring: work clothes, gloves, gardening tools

Can’t make it or are interested in helping the community in other ways?

Please take a moment to complete the online volunteer sign-up form.

The passing of Dr. Bob Spencer

On November 4th, 2017 at the grand age of 93, Dr. L.R. (Bob) Spencer MD kept his final appointment, with his loving family at his side. Bob is survived by his 93-year old wife Joan, sons Martin (Cora) and Tony (Troy), as well as grandchildren, Carmina and Benjamin.

Born in London, England in 1924, young Bob had dreams to be an actor but his true calling was family medicine. Earning his MD at Cambridge post-WWII, Bob entered the RCAF and emigrated to Canada in the early 1950s with his newlywed wife, Joan Leech. Together, they built a bustling private practice out of their home in suburban Don Mills, where he became one of the true pioneers of family medicine in Ontario.

Bob smoked a pipe, drove a Jaguar, and made housecalls. With a droll wit as sharp as any scalpel, he was adored by patients for his multidisciplinary and preventive brand of personalized medicine. Skeptical by nature, he was nevertheless an early adopter of healing modalities like Acupuncture, provided they worked for his patients.

A sailor in his prime, Bob was a man of few hobbies unless you count spaghetti al dente, Coronation Street, mystery novels, dry martinis, hot soup, Savile Row suits, and anything with salt. He escaped to Rotary Club and the RCYC for leisure and loved ’76 Trombones’ from ‘The Music Man’ by Rodgers & Hammerstein.

In home life, Bob valued his privacy, loathed the phone, and loved wife Joan’s gourmet cooking in a marriage that endured for 66-years. He may never have become an actor, but Bob’s private practice gave him all the stage he needed for the role of a lifetime.

A Celebration of the Doctor’s remarkable life will be held on the 18th of November at Rosedale Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A.M. for family, old friends, and former patients.

Memorial Service

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rosedale Presbyterian Church
129 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4W 1R4

Additional obituary information can be found online.