On Saturday, September 24th, we’ll be hiking the trails of Rose Island to raise funds for wilderness conservation. Please join us, or sponsor the team! Walking for Wilderness September 24 | 10 am - 1 pm Rose Island Nature Reserve, Carling Township (map) The walk will begin at Wreck Bay (East Bay) and move through the interior forest trails. We'll take time to explore the flora and fauna as we walk the length of the island and back again. We'll also stop for a picnic lunch/snack along the way. Register Sponsor the Team
The West Carling Association held an All Candidates Meeting on Thursday, September 1 at the Carling Community Centre from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. The following candidates were in attendance: Candidates for Mayor Candidates for Councillor Gary Bauer Al Doubrough Lis McWalters Lisa Cook Susan Murphy Bruce Kelly Robin Plumb EJ Szyperski Pam Wing During the first segment the candidates were asked to provide responses to a series of questions that were given to them at the start of the meeting. The prepared questions were as follows: 1) Describe the changes you see happening in Carling Township in the next 10 years? What policies do you think are appropriate to maintain, or put into place to accommodate any such changes? 2) Given that 70% of Carling Township’s dwellings are seasonal, how will you keep all constituents engaged and informed on matters at the Carling Council table? Would you be supportive of electronic access to meetings for constituents and to video recordings of meetings being posted to the Township’s website? 3) How would you describe the demographics of Carling Township and how do you see them changing in the future. Given that, how would you service the population, for example, enabling citizens to “age in place?” 4) If there were a proposed addition to the infrastructure in Carling Township, how would you weigh a decision to support the project using tax revenue to build, operate and maintain the infrastructure versus the number of residents that would value and use the facility? 5) Half of the population of Carling Township that responded to the West Carling Association’s recent survey are water access only. Can you speak to their concerns and how you would address them, specifically, how will you respond to the needs of people who must have access to docking space and municipal parking space to access their property? During the second segment candidates were asked to speak to an issue that is important to them. In the final segment, candidates responded to questions from the audience. Watch it here! The meeting was videotaped and can be found here: https://youtu.be/RWbgb7xLnIE
WCA Summer Newsletter August 2022 Presidents Message – August 2022 Updated Information re: Municipal Election October 24, 2022 Why You Must Vote in the Municipal Election Boat Flares Franklin Challenge 2022 The 125th Anniversary Picnic of Carling Township West Carling Association Online Survey WCA 2022 Photo Contest Download the entire WCA-Summer-Newsletter-August-2022 in PDF format (1.1 MB).
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 WCA Photo Contest! We had 32 submissions in total from across West Carling - from Huckleberry Island to the Twin Sisters. Here are the winning photographs: LANDSCAPES & SUNSETS Photo by Bruce Davidson Photo by Shirlene Johnston Photo by Tom Betts WILDLIFE OR PETS Photo by Daniel Zur Photo by Victoria Pullen Photo by Graham Tucker FAMILY & FRIENDS Photo by Bruce Davidson Photo by Chris Moses Photo by Tim Wansborough The winners receive $50 cash. KIDS ONLY – TAKEN BY KIDS 12 AND UNDER. Photo by Hannah Tucker, age 10 Photo by Joe Tucker, age 7 The winners receive a $25 gift certificate for Dillon or Killbear Marina.
The West Carling Association is holding an All Candidates Meeting on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 FROM 10 AM - 12:30 PM. Candidates for the positions of Mayor and Councillor in the upcoming municipal election will have an opportunity to respond to questions.
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Everyone is welcome.
The West Carling Association is planning a meeting at which the candidates for the position of Councillor in the upcoming municipal election will have an opportunity to respond to questions. Please join us at the Carling Community Centre on Thursday September 1, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
After two long years we are once again visiting with family and friends - Share those treasured moments with the WCA PHOTO CONTEST “Let’s capture the fun & beauty of the Bay throughout the year.” - Peter Pook, Contest Judge Categories: LANDSCAPES & SUNSETS WILDLIFE OR PETS FAMILY & FRIENDS The top three entries receive $50 cash For Kids Only Category: ANY SUBJECT - TAKEN BY KIDS 12 AND UNDER. The top three entries receive a $25 gift certificate for Dillon or Killbear Marina Contest Rules: Open to WCA Members and their families JPG Files only, 12 MB max No filters, no water marks Photos not entered in any other photo contest No more than one entry per person per category Residents of Quebec are not eligible Submit your entries or questions to: email@example.com Contest Closes Monday, August 15, 2022 (12 p.m.)
“The Paper Bag Quilt… And other stories from Carling"
From past to present: The 43-year history of Carling Market After enduring apathy, bad weather, black flies, relocation and COVID-19, the market reopened in 2021 after a year’s hiatus.
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