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.

2018 Municipal Elections

Ontario’s municipal and school board elections take place on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Your municipal government is responsible for providing a variety of services including: roads, child care, local policing, water and sewers, ambulance service, as well as parks and recreation. Additional details are online.

Nomination papers for prospective candidates for the municipal election are accepted from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 up until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Additional information about the election including key dates can be found on the City of Kawartha Lakes Website.

You can also sign up for elections news by visiting: www.kawarthalakes.ca/subscribe

Important Note for the Elections

Ward Boundaries are changing. Currently there are 16 wards represented by 16 Councillors plus the Mayor. As per Council decision a change will be made to 8 wards represented by 8 Councillors plus the Mayor, as of December 2, 2018.

New ward boundaries have been drawn to accommodate the change.

Who can vote in the elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.

The website voterlookup.ca can help you confirm or update your information, add a name to an address or change school support.



Sturgeon Point Christmas Shinny & Skating

Larry Thomas has once again booked some ice time for three afternoons over the course of the holidays.

Please note as a result pre-booked ice time, there was only the option of an 1 hour time slot at the Fenelon Falls Arena on the 27th so a 2 hour time slot at the Bobcaygeon Arena has been booked. Make sure you wear your woollies on the 27th 😊

Here are the locations and times for the three days December 27-29.

Wednesday December 27: Bobcaygeon 3:00-5:00PM
Thursday December 28: Fenelon Falls 1:30-3:30PM
Friday December 29: Fenelon Falls 3:00-5:00PM

Daily contribution remains the same: $20 / family & $10 / single

If you have any questions, please contact Larry ( lthomas@trafficnet.ca ).

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.