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WCA Flag Contest

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West Carling Association AGM

Saturday, July 24, 2021 @10:00 am Online meeting via ZOOM  Agenda: Welcome members and guests Approval of Minutes of 2020 AGM-mover and seconder required for approval Business arising from last AGM: Approval of actions of the Board of Directors since last annual meeting- President’s Report Treasurer’s Report Membership Report Nominating Committee Report North Sound Association Update New business: 1) Boundary change 2) Bylaw change to increase the number of directors 11:00 a.m. PRESENTATION:

Proposal for a Pool and Wellness Centre funded by Parry Sound and surrounding municipalities – Robin Plumb    Adjournment - motion required        

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Ojibway Art Show

2021 Ojibway Club Art Show ONLINE VIEWING - July 15th SALES August 4th - 8th The much-anticipated annual Ojibway Club Art Show is returning this summer as an ONLINE art sale. This year, you will have plenty of time to browse for your favorite piece. The online viewing gallery opens TOMORROW! As of July 15th, preview all artwork available for sale from more than 90 participating artists. Sales will open on August 4th at 10:00 am and continue until August 8th at 10:00 pm. Several art show-related events will be taking place so mark these dates in your calendar (more details to come): August 4         Art Show Dinner August 6-8     Marketplace August 7         Breakfast with the Artists Follow along for the latest details and preview the roster of this year’s talented artists: Website: Instagram: @ojibwayclubartshow Facebook: Ojibway Club Art Show

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2021 Newsletters

WCA Spring Newsletter May 2021 (more…)

Support the Georgian Bay Biosphere's Native Plant Fundraiser

Over 40 species of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers are available. Go to the link below to view the list of plants available and place your on-line order. The order deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday May 28 and pick-up is on Saturday June 12 in either Port Severn or Parry Sound. These plants are grown from seeds collected from local indigenous plants to ensure high survival rates.  The plants are perennials and are already one or more years old.

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New Nature Reserve on Rose Island

One hundred and fifteen hectares of old-growth forest and wetlands have been protected on Georgian Bay’s Rose Island in Carling Township. The preserve will be a place to connect with nature through an existing trail system that will be open to the public and school groups. The lands are now a permanent nature reserve held by the Georgian Bay Land Trust. The Rose Island Nature Reserve protects 115 undeveloped hectares (286 acres) of the 162-hectare (400-acre) Rose Island. The Reserve contains 28 hectares (70 acres) of wetlands, including two large interior swamps and two coastal marshes. Rose Island, located in Carling Township, contains some of the last remaining old-growth forest in Southern Ontario. It is one of the few islands on eastern Georgian Bay with sandy soils – a remnant of ancient glacial deposits. These soils are the reason for the island’s unusually diverse deciduous forest, which is a rare habitat type on the eastern Georgian Bay coast. Rose Island is home to at least ten species at risk, including the Monarch (Special Concern), Eastern Foxsnake (Endangered), and Blanding’s Turtle (Threatened), listed under Canada’s Species At Risk Act. The Island is a critical link in a coastal migration corridor which allows wildlife to pass between the lands of Wasauksing First Nation to the south, Killbear Provincial Park to the north, and beyond. Congratulations to the Georgian Bay Land Trust and its partners for this outstanding achievement. For further information see

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Banning Dock Foam – Ad your support to Norm Miller’s Bill 228

GBA is supporting Norm Miller’s (MPP, Parry Sound-Muskoka) Bill 228 to ban unencapsulated dock foam in new docks and dock repairs. We have written to all MPPs to support the Bill, and are now asking that members consider sending an email to their MPP in support. (more…)

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2020 Newsletters

WCA Fall Newsletter November 2020 WCA Summer Newsletter July 2020 - UPDATED September 13th WCA Spring Newsletter April 2020 (more…)

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2020 Art Auction

Congratulations to Bruce Davidson who is now the owner of Peter Pook's beautiful painting "Family Outing".  The proceeds from the auction have been donated to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.   Many thanks to Peter for his generous donation of his painting and to Bruce for his support.

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