2018 BBLCA Events

Spring Events

Nature Walk
date to be announced

Earth Day Road Clean-up
(Philrick Drive area)
Saturday, April 21st - tentative date

Summer Events

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

Notice of a Public Consultation Meeting

Peterborough Utilities Inc.
Buckhorn Hydro Project

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5 pm to 8 pm
Buckhorn Community Centre
See details here.
January 26/18

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

February 23/18

February 23/18

February 23/18

Buckhorn Greenspace / Streetscape Questionnaire
February 24/18

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

BCC Events

For more information on these and other events at the Buckhorn Community Centre, go to the BCC website.

Big Bald Lake Beaver - Ice Melting Contest

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28th

Guess the date the Big Bald Lake Beaver goes through the ice on Saunders Bay for your chance to win.

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

Open to all Big Bald Lake residents. Membership not required. One entry per family.

Entries must be unique, so get your guess in soon.

Click on the image below to see the current entries.

Don't forget to refresh your screen once you open the image.
February 5\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

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

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

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

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