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Special Membership Draw


You could win this beautiful Big Bald Lake wood sign from Style Your Nest in Buckhorn.

We'll be drawing the name of one lucky paid member on Thursday, August 29th.

2019 BBLCA Events

Membership Draw for Big Bald Lake Sign
You could win a beautiful Big Bald Lake wood sign from Style Your Nest in Buckhorn.
We'll be drawing a name from our list of paid association members.
Draw Date: Thursday, August 29th

Outdoor Movie Night
Labour Day Weekend
Saturday, August 31st, 7:30 p.m.

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!

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

Welcome Baskets


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

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

Freeze
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

Thaw
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

Summer Membership Draw Winner

Congratulations to Geoff Sayer, winner of a $15 gift certificate for the Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn, courtesy of the BBLCA.

We're giving away four gift certificates this year.

Next draw date is October 10th. 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
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

  • Start time is 7:30 pm
  • Kiddie movie at dusk followed by main attraction - Hook at dark
  • Popcorn will be supplied until dark
  • Bring your own chairs, blankets and drinks
  • Washrooms are NOT available so please plan around this (emergencies only)
  • Be sure to take your garbage and recycling home, pick up any popcorn around you, be respectful of our hosts and their property
  • Donations towards social events are always greatly appreciated
  • August 7\19

    We were overwhelmed by the wonderful response to our call for volunteers for the Regatta. It was great to see the community coming together to do something nice for the children.

    We need volunteers for Movie Night to make popcorn. We are willing to give volunteer hours for high school students. We need two volunteers at a time and the work can be done in shifts from approximately 7 pm until dark. We can use help with setup as well.

    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.

    August 6\19

    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

    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 www.10design.ca

    Printing by www.doss.on.ca
    August 7\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

    Sorting

    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

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!

Design & printing by www.nishtees.ca

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

2018 Year in Review