Civic Holiday Weekend Events!

The Civic Holiday Weekend is upon us. That means we’re right in the middle of summer, but it also means that it is time for the Saturday night Barbecue and Street Dance at the Park and the Annual Sturgeon Point Regatta. The Saturday night Barbecue and Street Dance will be held, well, this Saturday night, (July 31). Things get going at about 6:00 p.m. when the barbecued dinner is served. There’ll be drinks and dessert too. dinner the DJ will get things hopping. Come out and dance with your neighbours.

Monday morning the fun and games start when the 172nd Sturgeon Point Regatta kicks off on the front lawn of Swannanoa at 10:00 a.m. There’ll be all kinds of races for young and old, there will be a candy toss (for young, not old) and some unique novelty races too. In the afternoon (2:00 p.m.) the action moves to the Public Beach for the swimming and canoe races.  

Everyone is welcome to participate in these events. See you there!

Canada Day Celebrations this Saturday (July 3rd)!

The Sturgeon Point Association warmly invites all residents of the Village and their guests to join us in our annual Welcome Back Social in celebration of Canada Day and a new summer season!  Please join us at 12:00 noon on Saturday July 3rd, 2010 at the Park in the Woods for a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and neighbours as well as a chance to meet new residents in our village.  Enjoy a hotdog, juice, or pop and a dessert while sharing news with those we haven’t seen in a while and making plans for another wonderful summer at Sturgeon Point.    We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Call for beds for sailors

This year out very own Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club (SLSC) has been selected to host the Canadian Laser Masters Championships on July 23 to 25. The club obviously has a tremendous reputation and continues to raise the bar by attracting such high level competitions year after year.

One of the reasons for this success is that each and every sailing competion is a community effort, and every year Sturgeon Point has welcomed the participants of Provincial and National level competitions by hosting them within our small community. This was often done by simply providing a welcoming smile and a part of a yard for young sailors to set up tents.

This year, because the Masters competion involves mature sailors from 35 to 75(!) years of age, we are looking more for beds rather than outdoor space to pitch a tent. No meals will need to be provided – sailors will be fed communally at the sailing club and elsewhere. Sailors will also provide their own bedding. 

If you think you can provide a bed or two for some sailors, please contact the SLSC at [email protected] . They will be thrilled to hear from you. The club asks that you do so before June 15th so that they can assess the number of beds that will be available.

If you’d like to read more about this event, please click on the following link: SLSC to Host 2010 Canadian Laser Masters Championships.

Monopoly Enthusiasts Mobilize!

A new Monopoly Canada edition is being prepared, and the City of Kawartha Lakes has been selected as one of 65 cities across the country that are eligible to be included on the board. There’s only room for 20 cities on the Monopoly board, so the publisher is conducting an online vote competition. The winner gets the Boardwalk position, while the next top 19 vote getters will win positions at lower value properties on the board. You can vote once a day until February 7th at

Don’t be thinking that this is a long shot. So far we’re doing pretty well; the CoKL is in 7th place as of today. Log in, register, and place your vote every day. Tell your friends and family. Vote once. Vote often.