Village Signs Up for Auction!

You may have seen the new signs at the two Village entrances – at the golf course and the main entrance.

The old signs will be up for auction beginning July 1st! (<– click link!!)

The old signs commemorate Sturgeon Point history and you can own one of the beautifully, hand-painted signs to proudly display on your boat house, bunkie, garage, in your rec room, etc., as a show of pride and love for Sturgeon Point.

Sign from Main entrance (front and back)

Sign from Golf Course entrance

You will need to create an account to participate in the Auction. It’s a simple process and takes only a minute or two.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own an artistic representation of our Village’s history and to kick start the fundraising for the Upper Wharf Restoration campaign (coming soon!).


In Memory of Lorna Margaret GRAHAM

SPA has just been informed of the passing of one of our own, Lorna Graham. I met her only a couple of times and each of those times I was taken by her sweetness. My condolences (and on behalf of SPA) go out to Ted and Deborah and the rest of the Graham family.

LORNA MARGARET GRAHAM July 20, 1934 – November 11, 2020 With profound sadness, but also with tremendous gratitude for her life, the family of Lorna Margaret Graham (nĂ©e Christian) announces her passing after a lengthy and valiant struggle with breast cancer.

Born July 20, 1934, in Lindsay, Ontario to Dorothy and Elmer Christian, Lorna created one of the great love stories of our time for her spouse of 68 years, James E. “Ted” Graham, currently of Orono and Sturgeon Point, Ontario. High school sweethearts, they met and married in Lindsay, relocated to Toronto and became parents to Deborah Woods (Bruce), Catherine Graham, Jeffrey Graham (Karen Langhammer), Stephanie Pipe (Steven), and Meredith Graham Anderson (Jeremy); grandparents to Benjamin Madden (Jennifer), Shannon Sibbald (Robert), Timothy and Charlotte Graham, Joshua Pipe (Rebecca), Jesse Pipe (Chelsea) and James Pipe, Connor and Skye Graham Anderson and Marisa Pavao-Brady; and great-grandparents to Aidan, Madeline, Lachlan and Elowyn Sibbald, Emmett and Nathaniel Madden, and Ezekiel, Malachi and Elijah Pipe. Lorna was the well-loved sister of John Christian and sister-in-law of Jean Richardson.

Lorna shared her never failing love with nieces and nephews Roy (Liz) Crum, Richard Crum (Jan Telfer), Susan Crum (Elaine Burr), Warren and Kim Christian, and great-nieces and -nephews. Lorna was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother, and a “homemaker” in the very best sense of the word. She created a strong sense of home and family, as Ted’s very busy and successful career at Procter and Gamble, Shopsy’s and Versa Services took them from Toronto to Scarborough to Kitchener, to Mississauga and finally to Orono and Sturgeon Point, Ontario. With her unerring sense of style and interior design, she created comfortable and beautiful homes for Ted and the family with each move. Lorna was the consummate hostess, creating lovely meals and holiday celebrations that her family and friends will always remember. She loved to paint, sew, arrange flowers and “craft,” and was a voracious reader. She was the calm and loving centre of our family, on whom we all relied. She will be so greatly missed. Lorna was a great friend to many, including a group of people who attended Lindsay Collegiate Institute with her. That group maintained close, affectionate connections for over fifty years. Later she shared that same love and sense of connection with neighbours in the Toronto area and Sturgeon Point. The family will cherish the memory of all that Lorna has done to care for and support her husband and family, the beauty she brought into the world in so many ways, and her demonstration of God’s love through service in various churches and communities.

The family is deeply grateful to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre and Dr. Zalewski and his professional team for the exemplary care Lorna received. Should you wish to make a memorial donation in Lorna’s name, please consider Lakeridge Health Foundation or the Durham Regional Cancer Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Newcastle Funeral Home. A memorial service may be held, depending on developments regarding COVID-19. Lorna, based on her strong Christian beliefs, loved these words – “I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” – Psalm 121:1-2

Public lands are open!

Ford Nation reverses it’s decision on outdoor spaces

Hello again, Sturgeon Point Community.  Twice in one day! 

If only I’d waited until this afternoon, when Doug Ford reversed his decision to close outdoor spaces amid backlash from an infectious diseases physician and a petition that circulated with more than 5,400 signatures as of 4pm today.

Sooooo… the playground, beach and wharf are open for use.

Please enjoy these spaces with your family bubble and remember to respect social distancing.  SPA doesn’t sanitize the playground equipment, so use at your own “risk”.  

I love Merry-Go-Rounds, but even I’m getting dizzy!

We’ll keep you posted!

Stay healthy and sane,

Cat Medici
Director, Communications

Update on Ontario Government COVID-19 Restrictions

Hello Sturgeon Point Community,

By now, everyone has likely heard about the new Ontario Government COVID-19 restrictions.  While the restrictions affect everyone, SPA feels it necessary to point out how the restrictions affect our community directly.

The new restrictions ordered the immediate closure of outdoor recreational amenities, including playgrounds, tennis courts and golf courses.  As such, SPA must close our properties – the playgroundpublic beach and wharf.  The leaf dump will remain open.  While we will not tape the areas off, we ask the community to please respect the closures until we are out of lockdown, which will hopefully end after the six weeks that started April 8th (approximately May 20th, however, I won’t be surprised if it is extended again to cover Victoria Day weekend).

If any of you are like me, you may be feeling like a caged bird.  I find it difficult to be within the confines of my home for extended periods of time.  Although there are restrictions, please do take care of your physical and mental health by continuing to get outside for walks, runs and bike rides, to take advantage of our beautiful lake as the weather warms with swimming, canoeing, kayaking and SUP.

We’ll keep you posted as the situation changes.

Wishing everyone good health and sound minds,

Cat Medici
Director, Communications