The 171st Sturgeon Point Regatta

The morning of Monday, August 3rd will see the Village gather again on the beautiful front lawn at Swannanoa for the 171st running of the Sturgeon Point Regatta. There will be running races and lots of other contests and games to challenge the very young to the very old. The action shifts to the Public Beach in the afternoon for the swimming and canoe races. This is always a fun day and a great chance to participate in a Sturgeon Point tradition.

Street Dance and Barbeque!

One of the highlights of the Civic Holiday Weekend is going to be the Sturgeon Point Street Dance and Barbeque on Saturday, August 1st.  This is your chance to dance on Irene Avenue with all of your friends and neighbours. A real live band will be pumping out the tunes at the Park. Things will get under way at 6 o’clock.  There will be Barbeques cooking up burgers and hotdogs. Be there or be square!

Please be aware of Local Fire Codes

Careful with fires!
Careful with fires!

Among summer’s favourite pastimes is time spent outdoors with friends and neighbours around a campfire. Here in Sturgeon Point there is a particular sensitivity to this issue because of the high density of old wooden cottages along our streets that would quickly succumb to a fire. The large number of mature pine and cedar trees are also vulnerable to open flames. The setting of open air fires is governed by the bylaws of the City of Kawartha Lakes. You can read a condensed version of these bylaws here. For the full blown, un-edited version of the bylaw you can click here. This is a serious issue that can affect all of us and deserves our attention. We encourage you to be aware of the local bylaws governing the setting of fires.

Summer sailing season has arrived!

The sailing program starts up for the summer on Monday July 6 at the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club. Hundreds of local kids have been attending the great summer sailing programs offered at the club for over 50 years, and this year’s group of instructors are busy getting everything ready for another summer of sun and sail. Geared towards youngsters between the ages of 8 to 16 years of age, sailing club runs every weekday from 8:30 to 12:30 until August 28. Head over to the SLSC web site to find out more. Highly recommended!