Our new fiscal year started July 1st. Please renew your membership before August 31st.
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5th Annual Arr'some Pirate Regatta - Sunday, August 4th

There's a lot of work that goes on for our social activities, particularly the Regatta, but also serving popcorn at Movie Night.

Do you need your volunteer hours for high school? Help us and receive a letter to document your volunteer hours.

Contact Sue if you can help.

May 26\19

Regatta Rules

  • All children MUST wear a Canadian Coast Guard approved life jacket when in a boat.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Boats must be NON motorized.
  • All boats must have basic safety equipment.
  • All participants must be registered by Tuesday, July 2nd to receive a T-shirt; last minute participants are welcome but t-shirts may not be available.
  • All team leaders must sign a waiver for their group.
  • NO Dogs please!


2019 BBLCA Events

Arr'some Pirate Regatta
Civic Holiday Weekend
Sunday, August 4th
Order your free volunteer & participant t-shirts now!

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!

2019 Photo Contest
On Now!

Big Bald Lake T-Shirt Design Contest
On Now!

Summer Membership Award Draw
Win a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn. We'll be drawing a name from our list of paid association members.
Draw Date: Saturday, July 20th

Outdoor Movie Night
Labour Day Weekend
Saturday, August 31st

Annual General Meeting &
Pizza Lunch Social

Saturday, September 14th
11 am, Buckhorn Community Centre

Harvest Craft Show Draw
Win two out of six tickets for the Harvest Craft Show at the Buckhorn Community Centre.
Event Date: Thanksgiving weekend.
Draw Date: Thursday, October 3rd
We're a sponsor of the BCC Dinner theatre and receive 6 complimentary craft show tickets each spring and fall.

Fall Membership Award Draw
Win a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn. We'll be drawing a name from our list of paid association members.
Draw Date: Thursday, October 10th

Draw for 4 tickets to Theatre Sponsor Night at the BCC late October
See the Hall's Bridge Players' Dress Rehearsal and enjoy appetizers and a complimentary glass of wine

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

Draw for 2 tickets to the BCC Holiday Home Tour on November 24th
Courtesy of Kim Letto
Draw Date: Saturday, November 9th

Winter Membership Award Draw
Win a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn. We'll be drawing a name from our list of paid association members.
Draw Date: Saturday, December 21st

Red Neck Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 28th
1 pm, 7 FR87

2019 Photo Contest

Enter our 2019 Photo Contest in any of the following categories.

Contact Sue to enter at:

See entries to-date:
Things That Reflect Facebook Album

See entries to-date:
Things That Swim Facebook Album

See entries to-date:
Things That Fly Facebook Album

Submit your photos by August 15th. Voting will take place on Facebook. Final voting will be at our AGM on September 14th.

One entry per category allowed. Open to all Big Bald Lake residents. Membership not required.
February 21\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

Our 2019 Regatta Sponsors

The following Sponsors have made a $100 donation towards Regatta expenses. Their business names will appear on the back of the t-shirts.

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

your business name here
July 2\19

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

Rocky Ridge Drinking Water is donating water to go with the reusable water bottles.


Team Sign up

T-shirt orders are now closed, but we will accept registration until the week of the Regatta.

Volunteer Sign up

T-shirt orders are now closed, but we will accept registration until the week of the Regatta.


May 25\19

New Printed Directories

The new printed directories are ready and are being distributed on Victoria Day weekend to everyone on the lake (if we find you home!). If you don't get your copy, please contact us. May 17\19

2019 Past Events

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

Random Acts of Kindness Sponsor - Logan Tree Experts

As part of our Random Acts of Kindness campaign, we'll be giving these star tattoos to children who are being kind at the Regatta. Say hello to someone you've never met, introduce yourself, help someone, make a new friend. It not only feels good to be kind, but we'll reward your team with points.

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

What's Black & White
and Red all over?

The Regatta!

We love our Regatta t-shirts!
Design & printing by Nish Tees!


Regatta Challenges Map

Click on the image below to see a larger map.

Regatta Timetable

Sunday, August 4th

Times are approximate and are subject to change

9:30 am  - registration at 37 FR85
         sign waivers, sign team flag
         get treasure bags & water bottles
10:00 am - donut eating contest starts
10:00 am - 11:00 am - coffee & timbits at 22 FR85
10:10 am - water challenges
10:15 am - walk the plank opens
10:15 am - 11:15 am - challenges at 22 & 20 FR85
          (go to shortest line)
10:15 am - 11:45 am - older kids play kayak water polo
11 am - noon - hot dogs available at 22 FR85
11:15 am - team challenge at 14 FR85
11:45 am - thank you photo - EVERYONE!
         on island at 20 FR85
11:50 am - cookie medal awards at 14 FR85
12 noon - ice cream at 22 FR85


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

Summer Membership Draw

We're drawing names from our list of paid members 4x this year! Our lucky winners will receive a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn.

Next draw date is July 20th. April 21\19


Thank you to our newest sponsor, Garden of Eden in Buckhorn, for their donation of reusable produce bags.

Go to www.gardenofedenreusables.com/shop to order your reusable produce bags.

Also, Sue Flanagan of Sues Flanagan Creates and her band of volunteers felted pumpkin soap for the baskets. The pumpkin soap is moisturizing while the naturally antibacterial wool is great for exfoliating!

We're back on the road and we're delivering welcome baskets. Let us know if you're new.

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

Our 2019 Contest Winners

Molly's Acres Draw

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

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

Congratulations to:
Margaret Cheung
Deb Byer
Heather Birnie

They received two tickets each for the Spring Craft Show at the Buckhorn Community Centre.
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.

Yes, we're a BCC Dinner Theatre Sponsor!
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

2018 Year in Review