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Whitefish River First Nation Powwow 2017

Date: August 19th & 20th

Location: Sunshine Alley, Birch Island, ON

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Added by Lyn Starke on August 14, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments

Meetings

I must again say that if you want to have input in the actions taken by the MBA Board you should attend the OPEN Board meetings. On Saturday, the Board set three meetings for next year. As of now, they are: June 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM, July 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM and August 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM. The AGM is set for August 5, 2018 - 3:00 PM, registration will begin at 2:00 PM. Please understand that the dates and times could change, so check the calendar supplied with the newsletter next spring. Please…

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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 14, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

New President and Vice-President

CONGRATS to Linda LaPointe being elected MBA President and Dan Stevens being elected MBA Vice-President. Also, we welcomed John Woodfooffe and Connie Campbell as new Board members. John will be Chair of the Boating Committee and Connie will be Chair of the Membership Committee.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Fishing

As the new Chairman of the MBA Fishing Committee, I can report that people have indicated that, overall, fishing is good. Have fun out there.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Dinner & Plays

Really enjoyed dinner and the two plays at Parish Hall last evening. THANKS to Connie Campbell, Howard Bridges, and all of the actors, servers and those who worked in the kitchen. Also, THANK YOU Daryl Campbell for driving to Sudbury yesterday to pick up the main course.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments


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Trivia Champions 2017

Thanks to Howie Bridges for yet another successful Trivia Night!

(if only we could've stopped the rain!)…

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Added by Lyn Starke on August 12, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments

MBA

Prior to 2001, Terry and I knew only a few people in McGregor Bay. When we came to THE BAY, we would only be here for a one or two week vacation. So, like many others, we would work around the cabins, fish and relax. Once we retired and started spending our summer months in THE BAY, we joined the McGregor Bay Association (MBA) and started meeting many great people from all parts of Canada, the U.S. and other countries. We have enjoyed many functions at Parish Hall, had great times at other…

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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 6, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments

Forest Fire Rating Update

As of this AM, MNR&F has changed the forest fire rating for our area to "LOW". While this is great news, please be VERY, VERY careful. Remember, if you see an unattended forest fire, first call 310-FIRE (3473) then call for help.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 6, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

kayak found

A small fairly new kayak was found floating southwest of Harrison Rock on July 25, near islands 840 and 1071.

If you are missing one, please contact Carolyn Sevin at island 840 and describe the kayak.  

Added by Sevin, Peter & Carolyn on August 5, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

forest Fire Risk - Moderate

While it seems like we have had a lot of rain, MNR&F has us listed as being at moderate risk for forest fires. PLEASE be VERY, VERY careful. So far this season, no fires.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 3, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments


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Drinking and Boating: Operation Dry Water: Manitoulin Expositor Article

"July 31, 2017 – Toronto, ON, – Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40% of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways.  To raise awareness and reduce alcohol related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is launching year 5 of an initiative called “Operation Dry Water”  It’s goal is to discourage this dangerous practice."…

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Added by Lyn Starke on August 1, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments


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Congratulations! Gavin Nyhof, 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year for McGregor Bay!!

Gavin Nyhof, Best Junior Sailor of the year, McGregor Bay 2017…

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Added by Lyn Starke on July 30, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Stories

Please consider telling us some McGregor Bay stories. Sign in, point to the "community" tab and click on the "McGregor Bay Tales" tab. Add a story or two. Please remember that this is a family friendly web site.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 30, 2017 at 4:31am — No Comments

Fires

So far this season, no unattended forest fires in McGregor Bay. Even though we have had a lot of rain this season, the forest floor will dry our quickly and we must continue to be careful.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 28, 2017 at 7:33am — No Comments


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OPP Assists with on-water rescue in McGregor Bay

Be careful out there folks!

Manitoulin Expositor Article July 26, 2017

Added by Lyn Starke on July 27, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments


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50th Annual Haweater Weekend 2017

50th Annual Haweater Weekend 

Thursday August 3rd to Sunday August 6th, 2017

Hosted by the Manitoulin Tourism Association and Little Current Lions Club…

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Added by Lyn Starke on July 26, 2017 at 11:38am — No Comments

Input

If you want to have a voice in what happens in McGregor Bay, you need to attend ALL meetings of the MBA Board. Without your input, a decision may be made that you do not agree with and your input, while the decision is being made, may influence that decision. Please attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on August 6 at 4:00 PM (registration at 3:00 PM) and the next Board meeting on August 12 at 9:30 AM. If you cannot make these meetings, I am sure you can express your concerns by…

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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 23, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments


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Manitoulin Phragmites Week starts this coming Saturday

The enemy is among us. Please learn about phragmites, help if you can.

Manitoulin Phragmites Week starts this coming Saturday…

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Added by Lyn Starke on July 22, 2017 at 9:51pm — No Comments


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Alice Linxweiler Lockrem: August 13,1947- February 26th,2017

Words of Remembrance; Holly Higens

Fun Mom, that’s what I want you to know about Alice Linxweiler Lockrem. When…

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Added by Lyn Starke on July 20, 2017 at 7:16pm — No Comments

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To protect and enhance the environment of McGregor Bay, to encourage and promote the respectful enjoyment of its unique natural setting, and to represent the interests of all of its residents and other stakeholders.

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