Calling all Artists

We're developing an activity/colouring book for our Summer Nature Walk and we need your help.

People of all ages are encouraged to submit drawings for the book that our participants can colour. Drawings should be of native wildlife or plants. You may include your name and young artists may include their age or grade if they wish. Please name the drawing so that everyone will know what it is. Free hand sketches or tracing are acceptable.

Deadline for submissions is May 5th. You can bring your drawing to the May 5th Spring Nature Walk or scan and email your drawing to us.

March 22/18

2018 BBLCA Events

Spring Events

Earth Day Road Clean-up
(Philrick Drive area)
Saturday, April 21st, 10 am
Contact us if you're interested in organizing a clean-up for your road.

Spring Nature Walk
195 Philrick Drive
Hosted by Matt & Tracy Logan
Logan Tree Experts
Saturday, May 5th, 2 pm

Fun events for each of the long weekends this summer!

Summer Nature Walk
This event will have lots of fun and educational activities for children, but all ages are welcome.
Free colouring/activity book for each child.
195 Philrick Drive
Hosted by Matt & Tracy Logan
Logan Tree Experts
Canada Day Weekend
Saturday, June 30th - tentative

Arr'some Pirate Regatta
Civic Holiday Weekend
Sunday, August 5th

Outdoor Movie Night
Labour Day Weekend
Saturday, September 1st

Fall Events

Saturday, September 15th or 22nd
(to be confirmed)

Winter Events

Santa Claus Parade
New Year's Eve Day
Sunday, December 30th

Change to Transfer Station Winter/Summer Hours

The seasonal transition dates for ALL Waste Transfer Sites will be changing as follows:
Winter: October 1st to April 30th
Summer: May 1st to September 30th
January 26/18

New Snow Removal Bylaw

February 23/18


On Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7-9 pm, a group of energetic people of all ages get together at the Buckhorn Public School to play VOLLEYBALL. They would be happy to have you join them. For more information, contact: Rick - 705-657-3600 or Leah - 705-657-9302.
March 10/18

Workshops and Business Networking Sessions

Presented by Trent Lakes Economic Development Committee
7 - 9 p.m. for all sessions

Wednesday March 14
Cavendish Community Centre
Small Business Health & Safety Requirements

Thursday, April 12
St. Matthews Church
Social Media for Beginners

Wednesday, May 9
Municipal Office
Obtaining & Retaining the Right Employees
March 10/18

Public Meeting

The Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Public Meeting
March 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Council Chambers (760 Peterborough County Road 36, Trent Lakes)
in order to consider proposed changes to Building Permit Fees imposed under Section 7 of the Building Code Act.
February 23/18

Public Meeting

Regarding the centralized public works depot
Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Council Chambers (760 Peterborough County Road 36, Trent Lakes)
February 23/18

Kawartha Conservation Seedlings Distribution Program

Order deadline: March 31, 2018

See the Kawartha Conservation website for details on ordering seedlings for your property.

Seedling pickup is April 27 and 28, 2018.
March 22\18

New Directories in 2018

New printed directories will be available spring 2018. Make sure we have your current information. See our Membership page for the current directory and how you can advertise. December 5\17


Open Water - February 25th

Holes are appearing in the ice and water is open at the shore in some places. Please don't consider the ice to be safe for walking or snowmobiling. Use caution near the lake. Ensure all belongings near shore are secure. February 25\18

Big Bald Lake Beaver - Ice Melting Contest

Contest is closed

Now the real wait begins. We're getting holes in the ice and open water. It's just a matter of time before the Beaver goes swimming, but when will it be? Who will win?

Thank you to Glenn Joray for putting the beaver out on the lake and to the 25 families who entered the contest.

This year's prize is a $100 gift certificate for Frederick's at Beachwood Resort.

Click on the image below to see the entries.

March 1\18

Big Bald Lake Beaver - Swimming Dates

This is a list of the dates when the Beaver went swimming and our lucky past winners:

April 13, 2015 - Brenda Thomas

March 27, 2016 - Sue Flanagan

April 7, 2017 - Don Cuttell
February 5\18

Historical Ice Stats

Thank you to Bob Saunders for sharing his observations on the freezing and thawing dates for Big Bald Lake.

Dec 5, 2006
Dec 10, 2007
Nov 22, 2008
Dec 6, 2009
Dec 6, 2010
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 24, 2012
Nov 23, 2013
Dec 6, 2014
Jan 4, 2016
Dec 11, 2016
Dec 12, 2017
December 12, 2017

Apr 14, 2007
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 6, 2009
Mar 28, 2010
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 16, 2015
Mar 31, 2016
Apr 11, 2017
Mar? Apr? 2018

Ice Watch


Dec 12th - view from FR86 (end of Saunders)
Frozen right across and with cold weather moving in, it should stay frozen until the spring!

Dec 12th - view from FR89 (end of Philrick)

Dec 11th - view from end of Saunders Road
Open Water!

Dec 10th - view from Robinson Court

Dec 10th - view from May Bay

December 12\17

Spring Events

Earth Day Road Clean-up

Saturday, April 21st, 10 am

We're having a road clean-up on Earth Day - Saturday, April 21st, 10 am.

It will be in the Philrick Drive area, but if you'd like to organize a road clean-up in your area, please contact us.

We'll meet and end at the 4-corners, then go back to the Flangans' for refreshments.
March 13\18

Nature Walk

Saturday, May 5th, 2 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 5th, 2 pm at 195 Philrick Drive for a fun and educational nature walk hosted by Matt & Tracy Logan, Logan Tree Experts.

We'll see and learn about native ephemeral flowers (short lived spring flowers) and trees.

Don't forget to wear rubber boots.

If you're adventurous, you can try some coniferous teas. Juniper tea is sweet and delicious. We'll have hot chocolate as well. You can pick up a sample of natural soap made with pine and spruce from the Rocky Mountain Soap Company.
March 13\18


Facebook Likes Contest

We're at 330 Likes! February 23\18

Like us on Facebook for your chance to win.

When we get to 350 Likes, we'll draw a name for a prize.

Like us now!

In honour of Dolores O’Riordan, we'll be giving away her final CD album. The album cover photo is of Dolores on Big Bald Lake.
January 26\18

2018 Photo Contest - Cottage Life

Our Photo Contest is on now.

Enter your favourite photos in one of our 2 categories.

  1. What photo represents what the cottage means to you?
  2. Funny things happening at the lake.

Include a word or two about how that image makes you feel.

Entry Deadline: August 15, 2018

Open to all Big Bald Lake residents, membership not required.

One entry per person per category.

Voting is on our Facebook page. Final voting is at the AGM. December 5\17

Past Events

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.

February 23\18