Welcome Package Deliveries
The BBLCA is a Rockin Good Friend! We sponsored Rock the Locks.
Trent Lakes Municipal
Are you having a probem with speeding boats near your shoreline?
Contact the OPP with any boating issues. Keep binoculars on hand so that you can note the licence number, boat description and driver description. Photos are even better.
Kawartha Detachment General Enquiries:
Communications Centre - 24 hr service:
Online Boating Safety Program
The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) in partnership with the Lifesaving Society Ontario has launched an online boating safety program targeting new boaters. STARTBoating is a comprehensive program designed to teach basic boating and water safety skills.
The program consists of a series of online, interactive videos, which guide the user through the basic skills needed to safely enjoy a day on the water.
Call For Help
Boat Notes - Your Guide to Boating Safety
BBLCA Sign Boards
Thank you to John Boyce for refurbishing our four sign boards. There is now room below to post notices. No advertising, please. April 21\18
Nov 11th - First Ice!
We woke up to ice in many of the bays on Nov 11th. This photo is of Catalina Bay. While we don't expect the ice to last, it's always fun to track the big freeze. November 12\18
400 Facebook Likes Contest
We're at 396 Likes as of November 12th. It won't be long now before we draw another name for a prize. You can't win if you just follow us, you need to Like us.
We're giving away this wood cookie, donated by Logan Tree Experts and woodburned by Sue Flanagan and Brody Flanagan.
Like us now!
Election to BBLCA
Board of Directors
Congratulations to Glenn Joray, our new BBLCA President. Glenn was elected at the AGM for a two year term.
Thank you to Kim Letto for her many years of service on the board including the past four as President. We wish Kim all the best as she runs for Councillor in our ward in the upcoming municipal election.
We're officially welcoming Angela Gill to the board as Treasurer. Angela was voted in mid-term by the Board of Directors and was acclaimed at the AGM for a two year term. We would like to thank Janie Zaitz for all her years of service as Treasurer.
Thank you to Rich Corbin for agreeing to run for another two year term as Director. Rich was acclaimed at the AGM. Rich looks after water testing.
New Quarry Committee
A quarry committee has been created to deal with the BBLCA / Stonescape Quarry Covenant. Please see the covenant page for details on this issue. Rich Corbin (Environmental Director) is Committee Chair and Sue Flanagan (Social Director) is Committee Secretary. Other committee members include Sharron Curley (Recording Secretary), Gary Graham and Paul Flanagan.
Past 2018 Events
Arr'some Pirate Regatta
And the winner is... the Ketchup team!
Thank you to everyone who participated in or volunteered at our Arr'some Pirate Regatta. We're deeming it an arr'some success!
We had our biggest crowd yet and more challenges than ever before.
Thank you to our organizers, Admiral Sue Flanagan, Quartermaster Brody Flanagan, First Mate Nancy Boyce and Captain John Boyce.
A special thank you to our hosts, John & Nancy Boyce, Diane Gardner, Elaine Hensen and Tina & Peter Bucci.
We had an unbelievable number of volunteers for construction, sewing, baking, etc., plus all the people who helped us setup, dismantle and look after challenges and food. August 5\18
We love our T-shirts!
Our 2018 Regatta Sponsors
We are so thankful to have 15 sponsors this year! We really appreciate all the support we've received from the community.
See our Sponsors & Advertisers page for more information on our sponsors. Please visit them and let them know you saw their ad on our website.
First Stop Swap Shop
Lock Stop Cafe
Logan Tree Experts
Lynn Woodcroft, Royal Lepage
Marley's Bar & Grill
Nortech Home Improvements
Pet Supply Warehouse
P2 Realty Inc., Brokerage
Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Inc.
Wait Staff Temp Agency
Warren Steel Inc.
Weeds B' Gone
Winter Carnival and Chili Cooking Contest
We had the best weather we've ever had for this event.
Thank you to Kim Letto and Glenn Joray for hosting again! Also, a special thank you to Glenn for clearing the ice and for putting out the BBL Beaver.
Congratulations to Paul Flanagan for winning the chili cooking contest. There were 6 unique chilis. Paul (champion for the 3rd time) took back the trophy from last year's winner, Bruce Wells.
Santa Claus Parade
Join us for our 4th annual Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, December 29th.
Decorate your ATV, pickup truck, yourself, your dog and ride, walk or ski along the route.
Past 2018 Events
Annual General Meeting
& Pizza Lunch Social
We had a great turnout for the AGM at the Buckhorn Community Centre on September 16th.
You may view the presentation boards and minutes on our Documents page.
Thank you to our special guests, Peter Raymond, Janet Clarkson, Ron Windover, Gloria Windover, Adri Eastman, Lily Hamill, Dan Slobodian and Bernie Fuhrman for attending.
Congratulations to Brenda Thomas, winner of two tickets for Come From Away at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Thank you to Kim Letto, Century 21, for the donation. We gave away a lot of great door prizes including hair care products donated by Jennifer's Hair Design Studio.
Over 30 people stayed for the pizza lunch. Thank you to Pizza Alloro for supplying the pizza and for giving us a discount. Pizza Alloro has donated over 30 gift certificates for our welcome packages. We appreciate their ongoing support.
Final voting took place for the 2018 Photo Contest and results have been posted to this page.
Outdoor Movie Night and
Year End Bash
Our 4th annual Outdoor Movie Night and Year End Bash was a huge success.
We had so many young children who enjoyed playing games and interacting with our juggler, Greg.
Many more families showed up at dusk for the main attraction movie, Princess Bride.
Thanks to everyone who attended, but a special thank you to our hosts and volunteers.
Summer Nature Walk
Thank you to Tracy Logan for hosting and leading our nature walk. People of all ages learned a lot and had fun. Thank you also to our volunteers for organizing and setting up the displays and to everyone who came out. We were so happy to have children participate. We were fortunate that the weather held.
Spring Nature Walk
Thank you to Tracy Logan, Logan Tree Experts, for hosting and leading our nature walk on May 5th. We saw Coltsfoot, Hepatica and Trout Lilies, which are all early spring flowers plus the Trilliums are just about to bloom. There were wild leeks with a strong onion aroma and Black Cohosh. Tracy also pointed out various trees including the Butternut, which is a species at risk. We didn't see much wildlife, maybe because the dogs joined us or we were too noisy. We did see last year's nest for a raven, but close by was a new nest for the Sharp-shinned Hawk and we did see the hawk flying overhead earlier. It was so great to have kids on our walk and we hope to have many more children on our summer nature walk.