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

In Memory of Norman WRIGHT 1958 – 2020

Norman died peacefully at home in Toronto on December 7, 2020 after a courageous 16 month battle with a glioblastoma brain tumour.  He dealt with this disease and treatment bravely, without complaint.

Loving husband of Barbara Allan and dear father to Cooper. Predeceased by his father William and survived by his mother Barbara, his brother Bruce and his sister Elizabeth (Michael) and his two nephews Zachary and Nicholas. 

He will be dearly missed by family, and friends from his early days at school through to his recent working life at IBM Canada. Norman was an optimistic person who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. His 62 years were filled doing the things he loved with his family including travelling, spending time in the outdoors, hiking, camping and canoeing.  He also had many varied interests including his passion for cars, stamp and coin collecting, everything dinosaur, and WWII airplanes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sunnybrook Foundation and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (Mount Sinai Foundation) would be appreciated.

You are invited to join our virtual celebration of life honouring Norman Wright (June 2, 1958 – Dec. 7, 2020) 

On Saturday January 16, 2 pm

Using the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85172592677

Meeting ID: 851 7259 2677

The Zoom link will be open 30 minutes early, at 1:30 pm,  and we invite you tojoin us for an informal meet and greet before the start of the ceremony.  

The program itself will begin at 2 pm with photo memories of Norm’s life and reflections from some of Norm’s family and friends.

There will also be an opportunity to chat with the other guests after the memorial and by using the chat function on Zoom during the memorial. 

In case we’ve missed anyone, please feel free to share these details.  If you wish to say a few words about Norm at the memorial, please let us know at the emails below and we’ll fit you in. 

Sincerely, 

Norm’s Family 

If you have any questions in advance of the memorial, please contact any of the following:

Barb: [email protected]

Bruce: [email protected]

Elizabeth: [email protected]

Note:  If you have not downloaded Zoom, please do so for free (https://zoom.us/download) in advance.

You may also access the memorial by phone using the numbers below. 

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 647 374 4685  (Toronto) 

+1 647 558 0588 (Toronto)

+1 778 907 2071 (Vancouver area)

+49 69 7104 9922 (Germany)

+49 69 3807 9883 (Germany)

+61 8 6119 3900 (Australia)

+61 8 7150 1149 (Australia)

+61 2 8015 6011 (Australia)

+61 3 7018 2005 (Australia)

+61 7 3185 3730 (Australia)

Meeting ID: 851 7259 2677