NEW Fireworks By-law


Welcome Baskets

We just delivered our 15th and last welcome basket of the season and we're putting old Daisy away for the winter. Sue and Nancy will be back out on the trail next spring. Let us know if you're new.
October 21\19

2019 BBLCA Events

Winter Membership Draw
Prize to be announced
Draw Date: Saturday, December 21st

Red Neck Santa Claus Parade
Thursday, December 26th
1 pm, 7 FR87

500 Likes Contest
We'll be giving away an original encaustic painting of Big Bald Lake donated by local artist, Ann Shier, to celebrate 500 Likes.
You need to like us on Facebook to win, not just follow us.
Like us now!


2020 BBLCA Events

Full Moon Walk on Lake
Saturday, January 11th, 2020
7:00 pm
37 Fire Route 85
weather and ice conditions permitting

Full Moon Walk on Lake
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
7:00 pm
37 Fire Route 85
weather and ice conditions permitting

Winter Carnival & Chili Cook-off
Sunday, February 16th, 2020
2:00 pm
43 Saunders Rd

Full Moon Walk on Lake
Saturday, March 7th, 2020
7:00 pm
37 Fire Route 85
weather and ice conditions permitting

Arr'some Pirate Regatta
Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
9:30 am
starts at: 37 Fire Route 85

Outdoor Movie Night
Saturday, mid-August, 2020
7:30 pm
Philrick Drive
date to be announced

Kayak Water Polo
Saturdays in July/August, 2020
Saunders Bay
dates to be announced

Annual General Meeting &
Pizza Lunch Social

Saturday, September 12th, 2020
11 am, Buckhorn Community Centre
date to be confirmed

Philrick Drive Road Clean-up
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
2 pm, Philrick Drive
date to be confirmed

Witches & Wizards Walkabout
Saturday, October 31st, 2020
2 pm, Philrick Drive

Red Neck Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 26th, 2020
1 pm, 7 FR87
date to be confirmed

500 Likes Contest

Local artist, Ann Shier, has donated one of her encaustic (paint & wax) paintings of Big Bald Lake to help us celebrate 500 Likes.

Like us on Facebook for your chance to win this painting. Yout need to Like us, not just follow us.

Like us now!
June 12\19

Big Bald Lake T-Shirt Design Contest

We often get asked about Big Bald Lake T-Shirts and Hoodies, so we decided to create a contest to create a design for them. The winner will receive a hoodie with their design. If you would like to participate we have provided a line drawing of Big Bald Lake that we hope you can incorporate into your design. Or come up with something completely unique.

Send your designs to

April 23\19

We appreciate all the support from local businesses and we do our best to promote them.

Don't our colourful baskets look great? What's inside is even better!

May 25\19

2019 Past Contests

BBL Beaver Ice Melting Contest

Congratulations to Sue Flanagan!

Sue guessed the Beaver would go through the ice on April 15th and has won $100 of gift certificates for Marley's Bar & Grill right here on Big Bald Lake.
April 21\19

Beaver Dunk Dates

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

April 15, 2019 - Sue Flanagan

April 23, 2018 - Rod Ciccale

April 7, 2017 - Don Cuttell

March 27, 2016 - Sue Flanagan

April 13, 2015 - Brenda Thomas
April 21\19

We're Officially Thawed!

We're declaring April 21st the official thaw date for Big Bald Lake. April 21\19

Historical Ice Stats

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
Nov 23, 2018
April 21, 2019

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
Apr 29, 2018
Apr 21, 2019

Dinner Theatre Sponsor Night Draw Winner

Congratulations to Rod Ciccale, winner of four tickets for the Theatre Sponsor Night at the BCC on Tuesday, October 29th.The BBLCA is a dinner theatre sponsor and we receive tickets each spring and fall. October 23\19

Fall Membership Draw Winners

Congratulations to Lois and Janice Salter. They have won a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn. October 10\19

Harvest Craft Show Winners

Congratulations to Mel Eddy, Pam Dickey and Brenda Thomas. They have won two tickets each for the show on Thanksgiving weekend.
October 4\19

Special Membership Draw Winner

Congratulations to the Crawford family, winners of a beautiful wood sign with a map of Big Bald Lake. We purchased this sign from Style Your Nest in Buckhorn. September 9\19

Summer Membership Draw Winner

Congratulations to Geoff Sayer, winner of a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn.
July 23\19

Molly's Acres Draw Winner

Congratulations to Diana Simmonds. Diana has won a bag of vegetables from Molly's Acres. Thank you to Molly's Acres for their donation. June 26\19

450 Facebook Likes Contest Winner

Congratulations to Deb Byer. Deb's the winner of our 450 Likes Contest and has won a $30 Pizza Alloro gift card. June 4\19

Spring Craft Show Draw Winners

Congratulations to Margaret Cheung, Deb Byer and Heather Birnie. They received two tickets each for the Spring Craft Show.
May 20\19

Spring Membership Draw Winner

Congratulations to Glen & Elaine Ellison. They won a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn. April 21\19

Theatre Sponsor Night Winner

Congratulations to Roselyn Meissner, winner of four tickets to the Theatre Sponsor Night at the Buckhorn Community Centre on Tuesday, April 2.
March 26\19

Spring Cottage Life Show Winner

Congratulations to Paul Mattucci, winner of two tickets to the Spring Cottage Life Show courtesy of Kim Letto, Century 21, Buckhorn. March 15\19

Holiday Home Tour Winner

Congratulations to Martina Prince, winner of two tickets for the Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, November 24th, courtesy of Kim Letto, Century 21, Buckhorn.
November 13\19

New Printed Directories

New printed directories were distributed on Victoria Day weekend to everyone on the lake. If you didn't get your copy, please contact us.

Design and artwork courtesy of

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August 7\19

2019 Past Contests

Photo Contest

Final voting took place at our AGM on September 14th. Congratulations to our winners.

Things that Reflect - Sandra Biggs

Things that Fly - Gary Forkes

Things that Swim - Sue Flanagan

September 16\19

2019 Past Events

Our 2019 Regatta Sponsors

Thank you to all our generous sponsors.

Pet Supply Warehouse

Wait Staff Temp Agency

Weeds B' Gone

Pizza Alloro

First Stop Swap Shop

R & J Machine

Buckhorn Sand & Gravel

Warren Steel Inc.

Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing

Logan Tree Experts

Lynn Woodcroft, Royal Lepage

Scott Concrete

P2 Realty Inc., Brokerage

Lock Stop Cafe

Marley's Bar & Grill

Kim Letto, Century 21 donated reusable water bottles and granola bars.

Rocky Ridge Drinking Water donated water.
August 7\19

Random Acts of Kindness

Thank you to Logan Tree Experts, our official sponsor of the Random Acts of Kindness campaign. Matt and Tracy share our values of kindness, respect for others and team spirit. June 12\19

Philrick Drive Road Clean-up

Thank you to everyone who came out to clean up Philrick Drive on May 4th. A special thank you to John for sorting the garbage and taking it to the transfer station, to Sue and Paul for hosting the gathering afterwards with hot chocolate and to Nancy for home baked cookies. It was great to see everyone out and the neighbours had a good visit.

Our haul


Off to the Transfer Station

May 6\19

Full Moon Walk on Lake

It was a perfect clear night for our walk on the lake on Feb 19th and the weather cooperated. We enjoyed goodies and hot chocolate afterwards.

February 20\19

Winter Carnival & Chili Cook-off

What a great turnout for our winter carnival on Feb 17th, there must have been close to 100 people. It was great to see so many kids skating and tobogganing.

Thank you to Kim Letto and Glenn Joray for hosting again. We really appreciate all the effort they put into making this a special day including keeping the huge rink plowed.

We had 9 entries for the chili contest. Thank you to everyone who entered. Congratulations Kim Letto on winning the chili cook-off!

Kim has the coveted BBLCA Chili Champ award. Our two runners-up received $15 gift certificates for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn. Enjoy!

February 21\19

Red Neck Santa Claus Parade

December 26th

Join us on Thursday, December 26th for our 6th annual parade. We'll meet at the 4-corners (Philrick/Saunders/FR87) at 1 pm.

Hot chocolate and goodies to follow at the Flanagan's house - 7 FR87 (Robinson Court).
November 1\19

Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that we have a new president and were able to fill another director position. There is still one director's position open. This is our current board:

President: Tabatha Dean
Treasurer: Angela Gill
Past President: Glenn Joray
Social Director: Sue Flanagan
Environment Director: Rich Corbin
Secretary: Brenda Thomas
Director: vacant
November 1\19

New Mailing Address

344 Elbow Point Rd
Buckhorn ON  K0L 1J0
November 2\19

2019 Past Events

Witches & Wizards Walkabout

It rained on our parade so we stayed indoors, but we consoled ourselves with pizza at the Boyce's in the evening. Let's hope for better weather and lots of witches next year. November 1\19

Annual General Meeting & Pizza Lunch Social

Thank you to everyone who attended on September 14th. We had a good turnout and everyone enjoyed the lunch from Pizza Alloro.

BBLCA AGM Minutes - 2019 and BBLCA AGM Presentation - 2019 have been posted to the Documents page.

Glenn Joray, Nancy Boyce & Mark Richardson stepped down from the Board of Directors. Nancy will continue to manage membership and the website.

We would like to welcome Tabatha Dean as a new director. See current directors below.

Brenda Thomas has agreed to be Secretary and AGM organizer. Brenda will be a committee member. You can view committee members on our About page.

Norm Maia is stepping down from phosphorus testing. John Boyce will take over this testing in 2020. Rich Corbin will continue with E.Coli water testing.

We appreciate the support of our volunteers. They help keep the association going.

UPDATE: Brenda Thomas has accepted a board position as Secretary.
November 1\19

Movie Night

Thank you to everyone who came out for movie night and braved the cold. Also thank you to our gracious hosts and to everyone who did setup and put on the movie and made popcorn. September 8\19

Kayak Water Polo

Lots of fun on Saunders Bay today playing kayak water polo. Be sure to join us for a couple of games next summer and during the Regatta. August 10\19

Arr'some Pirate Regatta

We had a perfect day for the Regatta on August 4th and a record number of children in attendance. Thank you to our organizers and volunteers for a very fun event. We very much appreciated donations received to help cover regatta costs.

A lot goes on behind the scenes. Volunteers shopped, built games, sewed, stamped and stuffed treasure bags, baked, decorated and strung ribbons through cookie medals plus hours of planning, getting sponsors and setting up.

Plank building

Waiting for the donut contest to begin

Obstacle course

Making boats

Sailing boats

Parrot walk

Final group challenge

Cookie Medals

Back for the day

Hot dogs for a hungry crowd

Our volunteers having much deserved ice cream bars

August 7\19

We love our Regatta t-shirts!

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2018 Year in Review