President’s Message

Hi Everyone,

Summer was wonderful even though it started very slowly. It seemed to me that it flew by but I enjoyed every day. I hope all of you had lots of opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Georgian Bay.

West Carling kicked off the season with a Pancake Breakfast on July 1st at the Killbear Marina restaurant. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet some members who we had not met before. We plan to do that again on Wednesday July 1st 2020 once again at Killbear Marina. We are looking at having a speaker along with our pancakes and will keep you posted on this. But mark this on your calendar.

Our AGM was held at the new Carling Recreation Centre and Kenton Otterbein spoke to us about two of his favourite snakes – the Massasauga Rattlesnake and the Fox Snake. It was extremely interesting, and I think we all learned something more about our neighbour reptiles.

The annual picnic was held once again at Fitzgerald Bay Beach. Everyone enjoyed great conversation, tasty hot dogs and sausages. The kids had a wonderful time with paddling and swimming contests.  We will also do that again in 2020. Save Saturday August 1st, 2020 with a rain date on the Sunday August 2nd. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our membership committee has been focusing on increasing our membership over the past two years and our membership has increased by more than 20%. They have worked extremely diligently to accomplish this and their success has been incredible. They also arrange other opportunities for members and their children to attend interesting events. These are all posted on our website so keep checking during the summer.

Conversation has been held with the North Sound Association about a potential merger of the two Associations and we will be pushing this over the following months. There appear to be many similarities between the two groups and a merger could bring benefits to both organizations.

Now as we put the canoes, kayaks, boats and the other toys of summer away and close up for the winter, I hope you have a happy winter either in snow or sun and sand and soon we will be back on our wonderful Georgian Bay.

All the best,