Welcome Package Deliveries

Sue and Nancy are done with welcome package deliveries until the spring. It's time to put old Daisy away for the winter.

We've delivered 30 welcome packages to new residents on Big Bald Lake.

Are you new? Know someone who is? Let us know and we'll put you on the list for spring delivery.
November 4\18


2018 BBLCA Events

Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 29th


2019 BBLCA Events

Moonlit Walk on Lake
Monday, January 21st

Winter Carnival
Family Day Weekend
Sunday, February 17th

Moonlit Walk on Lake
Tuesday, February 19th

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

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

Annual General Meeting
Saturday, September 14th

Witches & Wizards Walkabout
Thursday, October 31st

Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 28th

The BBLCA is a Rockin Good Friend! We sponsored Rock the Locks.

October 23\18

Trent Lakes Municipal
Election Results

Mayor - Janet Clarkson

Deputy Mayor - Ron Windover

Councillor, Harvey Ward - Kim Letto

Councillor, Galway-Cavendish Ward - Carol Armstrong

Councillor, Councillor at Large - Terry Lambshead
October 23/18

Past 2018 Contests

2018 Photo Contest - Cottage Life

Congratulations to our 2018 Photo Contest winners. Final voting took place at the AGM.

What represents how you feel about life on the lake?
Molly Jumping... By Linda Spiewak

Funny things on the lake.
Regatta Madness... By Paul Flanagan

September 21\18

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

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

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


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

Ice Watch

Nov 18th - view from Jumping Rock

Very little open water. The ice may be here to stay. November 19\18

Nov 16th - view from May Bay Point

Ice is spreading. November 19\18

Nov 11th - Catalina Bay - first ice!

We woke up to ice in many of the bays on Nov 11th. This photo is of Catalina Bay. While we don't expect the ice to last, it's always fun to track the big freeze. November 12\18

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
December 4, 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


400 Facebook Likes Contest

We're at 396 Likes as of November 12th. It won't be long now before we draw another name for a prize. You can't win if you just follow us, you need to Like us.

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

Like us now!
Nov 12\18

Election to BBLCA
Board of Directors

Congratulations to Glenn Joray, our new BBLCA President. Glenn was elected at the AGM for a two year term.

Thank you to Kim Letto for her many years of service on the board including the past four as President. We wish Kim all the best as she runs for Councillor in our ward in the upcoming municipal election.

We're officially welcoming Angela Gill to the board as Treasurer. Angela was voted in mid-term by the Board of Directors and was acclaimed at the AGM for a two year term. We would like to thank Janie Zaitz for all her years of service as Treasurer.

Thank you to Rich Corbin for agreeing to run for another two year term as Director. Rich was acclaimed at the AGM. Rich looks after water testing.
September 21\18

New Quarry Committee

A quarry committee has been created to deal with the BBLCA / Stonescape Quarry Covenant. Please see the covenant page for details on this issue. Rich Corbin (Environmental Director) is Committee Chair and Sue Flanagan (Social Director) is Committee Secretary. Other committee members include Sharron Curley (Recording Secretary), Gary Graham and Paul Flanagan.
October 20\18

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


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

Santa Claus Parade

Join us for our 4th annual Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, December 29th.

Decorate your ATV, pickup truck, yourself, your dog and ride, walk or ski along the route.
September 21\18

Past 2018 Events

Annual General Meeting
& Pizza Lunch Social

We had a great turnout for the AGM at the Buckhorn Community Centre on September 16th.

You may view the presentation boards and minutes on our Documents page.

BBLCA AGM Presentation - 2018

BBLCA AGM Minutes - 2018

Thank you to our special guests, Peter Raymond, Janet Clarkson, Ron Windover, Gloria Windover, Adri Eastman, Lily Hamill, Dan Slobodian and Bernie Fuhrman for attending.

Congratulations to Brenda Thomas, winner of two tickets for Come From Away at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Thank you to Kim Letto, Century 21, for the donation. We gave away a lot of great door prizes including hair care products donated by Jennifer's Hair Design Studio.

Over 30 people stayed for the pizza lunch. Thank you to Pizza Alloro for supplying the pizza and for giving us a discount. Pizza Alloro has donated over 30 gift certificates for our welcome packages. We appreciate their ongoing support.

Final voting took place for the 2018 Photo Contest and results have been posted to this page.
September 21\18

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