AGM Door Prizes

We'll have lots of great door prizes at our AGM including 2 tickets for Come From Away on Tuesday, November 13th at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Thank you to Kim Letto, Century 21, for the donation.

September 6\18

Are You New?

If you're new to Big Bald Lake, we've got a welcome package for you. Please contact us.

2018 BBLCA Events

Sunday, September 16th
AGM & Pizza Lunch Social
Buckhorn Community Centre

Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, December 30th


2019 BBLCA Events

Winter Carnival
Family Day Weekend
Sunday, February 17th

Arr'some Pirate Regatta
Civic Holiday Weekend
Sunday, August 4th

Outdoor Movie Night and Year End Bash
Labour Day Weekend
Saturday, August 31st

Saturday, September 14th or 21st

Santa Claus Parade
Monday, December 30th

Problem Boaters

Are you having a probem with speeding boats near your shoreline?

Contact the OPP with any boating issues. Keep binoculars on hand so that you can note the licence number, boat description and driver description. Photos are even better.

Kawartha Detachment General Enquiries:
Communications Centre - 24 hr service:
September 6/18

Trent Lakes Municipal Election

Can I vote?

If you own property in the Municipality of Trent Lakes, more specifically, right here on Big Bald Lake, yes you can vote in the municipal election and you can also vote wherever you permanently reside.

Big Bald Lake is in Harvey Ward. You can vote to elect someone to each of the positions listed below except the Galway-Cavendish Ward.
August 11/18

Are you on the Voters List?

Go to to make sure you're registered to vote. September 14/18

Election Period

The election period opens Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and closes Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

In the 2018 municipal election, electors in the Municipality of Trent Lakes will be voting electronically only; either by a touchtone telephone or internet. There will be no paper ballots. A Help Centre will be established at the Trent Lakes Municipal Office with telephone and internet access for electors that do not have access to such connections.
August 9/18

All Candidates Meetings

Come out and hear all your candidates speak

Sunday, September 9, 2018
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Galway Hall, 579 Galway Road
hosted by the Galway Area Ratepayers' Association Inc. and the Crystal Lake Community Association

Thursday, September 13, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Buckhorn Community Centre
1782 Lakehurst Road
hosted by the Buckhorn Ratepayers Association

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Cavendish Community Centre
18 Community Complex Drive
off Hwy. 507
hosted by the Cavendish Community Ratepayers' Association Inc.
August 9/18

Candidates for Trent Lakes

We've listed the websites that we know about. If you know of a candidate's website and we haven't listed it, please contact us.


Clarkson, Janet

Raymond, Peter

Deputy Mayor

Eastman, Adri

Windover, Ron

Councillor, Harvey Ward

Dewhurst, Ed

Franzen, Peter

Letto, Kim

Councillor, Galway-Cavendish Ward

Armstrong, Carol

Lacombe, Don

Councillor, Councillor at Large

Jackson, Greg

Lambshead, Terry
August 14/18


BBLCA Sign Boards

Thank you to John Boyce for refurbishing our four sign boards. There is now room below to post notices. No advertising, please. April 21\18

Past 2018 Contests

350 Facebook Likes - Winner

We made it to 350 Likes! Thank you to everyone who Liked our Facebook page.

Congratulations to Yvonne Allan, FR87, our 350 Likes winner, who received Dolores O’Riordan's final CD album. The album cover photo is of Dolores on Big Bald Lake. August 26\18

Beaver Down!

We're declaring the Beaver down as of today, Monday, April 23rd.

Congratulations to our contest winner, Rod Ciccale. Rod has won a $100 gift certificate for Frederick's at Beachwood. April 23/18

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

April 23, 2018 - Rod Ciccale
April 25\18

Officially Thawed!

We're declaring Big Bald Lake officially thawed as of April 29, 2018. April 30\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
April 30, 2018

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

Election for BBLCA
Board of Directors

Stepping Up and Stepping Down

We have three positions available on our board - President, Treasurer and Director.

After many years on our board and 4 years as President, Kim Letto is stepping down. However, Kim is stepping up and entering into municipal politics. Kim is running for Councillor, Harvey Ward, Trent Lakes. We thank Kim for her many years of service.

We'll be looking for a new president at our AGM on September 16th. If you're interested in running and would like to know more about the position, please contact Kim.

Angela Gill was voted in by the board of directors as our new Treasurer. Angela will stand for election at the AGM. We would like to thank Janie Zaitz for all her years of service as Treasurer.

Rich Corbin's term as director is up and Rich has indicated that he is willing to stand for election.

We will be asking for nominations for all three positions at the AGM. All positions are for two year terms.
September 6\18

New Quarry Committee

See the BBLCA / Stonescape Quarry Covenant page for details on this issue. We are looking for members for a new quarry committee. We would like people with some background and strong negotiating skills. Sue Flanagan will serve as secretary for this committee. Come to the AGM with questions if you are interested.
September 6\18


2018 Photo Contest - Cottage Life

The deadline for entries and voting has passed. Final voting is at the AGM on September 16th.

September 6\18

400 Facebook Likes Contest

We're at 385 Likes as of August 26th. It won't be long now before we draw another name for a prize.

We're giving away this wood cookie, donated by Logan Tree Experts and woodburned by Sue Flanagan and Brody Flanagan.

Like us now!
August 26\17

Past 2018 Events

Arr'some Pirate Regatta

And the winner is... the Ketchup team!

Thank you to everyone who participated in or volunteered at our Arr'some Pirate Regatta. We're deeming it an arr'some success!

We had our biggest crowd yet and more challenges than ever before.

Thank you to our organizers, Admiral Sue Flanagan, Quartermaster Brody Flanagan, First Mate Nancy Boyce and Captain John Boyce.

A special thank you to our hosts, John & Nancy Boyce, Diane Gardner, Elaine Hensen and Tina & Peter Bucci.

We had an unbelievable number of volunteers for construction, sewing, baking, etc., plus all the people who helped us setup, dismantle and look after challenges and food. August 5\18

We love our T-shirts!

Nish Tees

Printer of the 2018
Arr'some Regatta T-shirts
Nish Tees on Facebook

Our 2018 Regatta Sponsors

We are so thankful to have 15 sponsors this year! We really appreciate all the support we've received from the community.

See our Sponsors & Advertisers page for more information on our sponsors. Please visit them and let them know you saw their ad on our website.

Buckeye Marine

First Stop Swap Shop

Lock Stop Cafe

Logan Tree Experts

Lynn Woodcroft, Royal Lepage

Marley's Bar & Grill

Nortech Home Improvements

Pet Supply Warehouse

Pizza Alloro

P2 Realty Inc., Brokerage

Scott Concrete

Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Inc.

Wait Staff Temp Agency

Warren Steel Inc.

Weeds B' Gone


Online Boating Safety Program

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) in partnership with the Lifesaving Society Ontario has launched an online boating safety program targeting new boaters. STARTBoating is a comprehensive program designed to teach basic boating and water safety skills.

The program consists of a series of online, interactive videos, which guide the user through the basic skills needed to safely enjoy a day on the water.


Cold Water

Call For Help

Boat Notes - Your Guide to Boating Safety

STARTBoating website

CSBC’s website
June 7\18

Annual General Meeting
& Pizza Lunch Social

Our AGM will be held at the Buckhorn Community Centre on Sunday, September 16th at 11 a.m.
(first two back cabins)


11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Annual General Meeting

  • Welcome
  • Approval of 2017 AGM Minutes
  • Approval of 2017-18 Financial Statements
  • Election of Board Members
    • President
    • Treasurer
    • Director (Environment)
  • Questions
  • Adjournment

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet with Stonescape Quarry re Covenant
Meet with Peterborough County Waste Management
Final Photo Contest Voting
Review of Presentation Displays

  • 2018 Photo Contest - Top Photos
  • Past Year's Achievements
  • Membership Report
  • 2017 Minutes
  • 2017/18 Financial Statements
  • E.coli Testing - 2018
  • Phosphorus Testing - 2017
  • Social Committee Report

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Announcement of Photo Contest Winners
Door Prizes Draw
50/50 Draw

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Pizza Lunch & Social
From PIzza Alloro!

September 6\18

Winter Events

Santa Claus Parade

Join us for our 4th annual Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, December 30th.

Decorate your ATV, pickup truck, yourself, your dog and ride, walk or ski along the route.
April 16\18

Past 2018 Events

Outdoor Movie Night and
Year End Bash

Our 4th annual Outdoor Movie Night and Year End Bash was a huge success.

We had so many young children who enjoyed playing games and interacting with our juggler, Greg.

Many more families showed up at dusk for the main attraction movie, Princess Bride.

Thanks to everyone who attended, but a special thank you to our hosts and volunteers.

September 5\18

Summer Nature Walk

Thank you to Tracy Logan for hosting and leading our nature walk. People of all ages learned a lot and had fun. Thank you also to our volunteers for organizing and setting up the displays and to everyone who came out. We were so happy to have children participate. We were fortunate that the weather held.

June 24\18

Spring Nature Walk

Thank you to Tracy Logan, Logan Tree Experts, for hosting and leading our nature walk on May 5th. We saw Coltsfoot, Hepatica and Trout Lilies, which are all early spring flowers plus the Trilliums are just about to bloom. There were wild leeks with a strong onion aroma and Black Cohosh. Tracy also pointed out various trees including the Butternut, which is a species at risk. We didn't see much wildlife, maybe because the dogs joined us or we were too noisy. We did see last year's nest for a raven, but close by was a new nest for the Sharp-shinned Hawk and we did see the hawk flying overhead earlier. It was so great to have kids on our walk and we hope to have many more children on our summer nature walk.
May 31\18

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