SHORT NOTICE: 125th Anniversary Swag – Preview in the Park Tomorrow & Sunday (May 18 & 19)!

Happy May Long Weekend Sturgeon Pointers!

This weekend is the kick-off to celebrate 125 years of the Village of Sturgeon Point!  

To celebrate, SPA has a new logo (thanks to Ryan Brown), and swag for sale to help you show your Sturgeon Point spirit: sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, socks, towels, and pennants! 

Patricia Aspinwall will be at the park on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 10am-noon for people to see and try on samples of the swag.  

Information on sizing can be found here.   To order items, please download and fill out the order form and email it to [email protected] by JUNE 4TH.  Payment can be made by cheque or etransfer to [email protected].  

All orders placed by June 4th will be ready for pick up Canada Day weekend.  

If you have any questions, please stop by the park Saturday or Sunday morning or email Patricia at [email protected].  

Spring 2024 News

Spring has officially arrived, and with it, the promise of new beginnings and exciting events at Sturgeon Point!  As we welcome the changing seasons, we also celebrate a significant milestone—the Village of Sturgeon Point’s 125th Anniversary.

The anniversary planning committee is hard at work designing swag and planning commemorative activities and events to mark this special occasion.   As a special kickoff to the celebrations, we invite you to join us in a community tree-planting initiative to protect and replenish our canopy of trees. 

SPA has purchased 125 seedlings for members from Kawartha Conservation for planting this spring. To reserve your seedlings, you must be a current paid member of the Sturgeon Point Association. To join or renew your membership, go to the Membership page on the Sturgeon Point Association website and complete the information. Remember to click the link to your financial institution at the end to pay your membership. Completing the form does not complete the membership application. We must receive your payment.

Once you’ve joined/renewed, complete this form to reserve your seedlings.  The species available include: Red Oak, White Pine, or Bitternut Hickory. The limit is 2 seedlings per family, and supply is limited to 125 seedlings, so reserve your tree today! Any remaining seedlings will be available to non-members for purchase.

Seedling Pick-Up Details:

📅 Dates: Saturday, April 27th, Saturday, May 11th, and Saturday, May 18th

🕙 Time: 10-11 am

📍 Location: Sturgeon Point Park

Renew your SPA Membership

If you don’t want seedlings, there are plenty of other reasons to renew your SPA membership!

SPA plays an important role in the Sturgeon Point community.

The funds raised through memberships help manage and maintain the following trust lands:

  • The Playground/Park 
  • The Leaf Dump 
  • The Public Beach 
  • The Upper Wharf 

Various social events are also coordinated and hosted through SPA including this year’s 125th anniversary celebrations,  Canada Day and the Civic Holiday.

Your support is extremely important so please take a moment to renew your membership online.

In addition to the online method, you can leave your renewal in the locked SPA mailbox at the park.


Public Meeting Announcement

The Planning Advisory Committee, on behalf of the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes, is holding a Public Meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario, to consider the proposed Rural Zoning By-law.

Information on how to watch or participate in the public meeting can be found here.

Off-Road Vehicles in CoKL

There has been a lot of talk, and some community concerns voiced, around the changes made to provincial legislation regarding Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) use on highways and municipal roads in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  As a result, a task force has been formed and “the goal is to provide Council with recommendations based on research and public consultation that will help expand and enhance ORV use activity across the municipality.”

For more information, please check out the following links:
Kawartha Lakes to develop off road vehicle Task Force
Off Road Vehicle Task Force

At least one member of the Sturgeon Point community has already sent an email to Councillor Doug Elmslie and the Hon. Laurie Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Minister of Infrastructure, voicing concern about these vehicles being allowed to be driven on the small roads in our community.

While SPA is not expressing an official opinion, we encourage all members to become informed and to voice their own opinions.  You can contact Councillor Elmslie, Minister Scott and the Chair of the ORV Task Force, at the following coordinates:

Councillor P. Dunn
Chair, ORV Task Force
Kawartha Lakes Council
705-324-9411
[email protected]

Hon. Laurie Scott
Minister of Infrastructure
14 Lindsay St. N
Lindsay, ON  K9V 1T4
[email protected]
705-324-6654 or Toll Free 1-800-424-2490

Councillor Doug Elmslie
City of Kawartha Lakes, Ward 3
705-324-9411 extension 3803
[email protected]