July 22, 2022

After a number of delays (beyond our control), the 2022 Association yearbook will be arriving at your permanent address shortly--many of you have already received it.

Read the great feature articles, check out the 2021 photo contest winners (and the many brilliant photo contest submissions throughout the book), learn what's happened and happening around the lake, and find out what the Association has been up to in the reports from our committee chairs.

Keep the book handy for when you are looking for a local business. Our advertisers support the Association and we love to support them in return.

Cover Photo by Jonathan Kreindler
2021 First Place in the Landscape Category

It's never too early to start submitting your photos for the 2022 contest

Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families. Photos must be previously unpublished and taken in the current year--limit of 5 per category. They must be in high-resolution, digital format and sent to, subject line Lake of Bays Association photo contest. Deadline December 30, 2022.

LIFE at the LAKE: people, pets and dwellings
NATURE: wild plants and animals
LANDSCAPE: land, water and sky

Photo by Samantha Langford Lee
2021 First Place in the Life at the Lake Category
Photo by Brittany MacKinnon
2021 First Place in the Nature Category

Thanks to Rob Stimpson for his amazing presentation at the AGM!

Our 100+ members and guests were delighted with Rob's beautiful and engaging presentation that chronicled the people and places of Lake of Bays through the seasons.

Thank you to all who attended the meeting on July 9.
Mark your Calendars
There's Lots Happening Around the Lake
Baysville Walkabout
Saturday July 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 100 vendors, Lion's Club pancake breakfast (starts at 8 a.m.), live band, kids fun zone ...

Lake of Bays Regatta
Saturday July 30
Events start at 1 p.m.
Glenmount Dock, 1111 Glenmount Rd

Swimmers, paddlers and tilters of all ages are welcome. If getting into the water isn't your thing, come for the BBQ or the Sailing Club swag table.

Come to participate or cheer on the brave.
Rain or shine!

Contact Peri Wiseman at for more information.

Alex Gagnon sporting 3 family's and 3 generation's
of Regatta and Sailing Club medals
Photo by Gaye Wadham
2021 Photo Contest submission
Silent Boat Rally
Saturday July 30

Bring your canoes, kayaks or paddleboards to Dwight Beach for an easy 8km round trip paddle on the beautiful Lower Oxtongue River up to Marsh's Falls.This is a fun event for all ages and an opportunity to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit this ecologically rich river valley.

Cost $20 per person, lunch included. For more information or to register, please contact:
Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday August 6 & 7

Come out and enjoy the Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival 2022! Over 70 vendors, live music and delicious barbeque sponsored by the Lions Club! August 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and August 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission by donation to Baysville Horticultural Society. Located in the Grist Mill Park, Hwy 117 and Bridge Street! A popular event since 1987!!

Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation AGM
Saturday August 13
Lake of Bays Sailing Club
1111 Glenmount Road
Coffee 10 a.m., Meeting 10:30 a.m.
Lunch and tour to follow

At every AGM the Heritage Foundation presents the history of a selected community in the Lake of Bays area along with a video and printed guide. This year’s video and tour of the Wahawin community and Brae Heid, on Glenmount Road, includes some of the earliest cottages on the lake. 
Lake of Bays Sailing Club (LBSC) Capital Campaign
Endless Summer: 600 by 60!
The official launch of the Lake of Bays Sailing Club’s capital campaign was held at Cheers to Summer on July 2nd. In recognition of the significant capital improvements that are badly needed at the Club, the LBSC Board of Directors has launched an ambitious capital campaign - “Endless Summer: 600 by 60”. The Endless Summer Campaign ($600,000 by the 60th anniversary (2024)) will help ensure the Club remains an enduring fixture on Lake of Bays, providing a vibrant sailing and social environment for years to come.
The capital campaign will fund essential projects such as a full dock replacement, interior renovation of the clubhouse, including washroom upgrades, ventilation and interior cladding, construction of an outdoor teaching facility and an extensive fleet rejuvenation.
Now more than ever, the Club needs the support of the Lake of Bays community to preserve and improve this beloved Lake of Bays institution. The Lake of Bays Sailing Club helps set Lake of Bays apart from the rest of Muskoka by fostering a welcoming environment of inclusiveness, facilitating life-long friendships, promoting sportsmanship and instilling respect for the lake and our environment; all qualities that epitomize the Lake of Bays community at large.
Please visit the LBSC website at to donate today!

The official launch of the Lake of Bays Sailing Club’s capital campaign was held at Cheers to Summer on July 2nd.
Lake of Bays resident Glenn ‘The Fish’ Vickery is back again in Lake of Bays, swimming around Bigwin Island on Saturday August 27!
Glenn is raising money to support and to advocate for funding for cardiac diagnostic equipment at Huntsville Hospital. It’s also his way of saying thank you to front line workers at the hospital.
To read his story, and to support Glen and his heartfelt cause, please visit: Glenn Vickery is fundraising for Huntsville Hospital Foundation (
Kayakers, canoeists and SUPs are welcome to take part in the event. For liability and safety reasons, other swimmers will not be able to participate.
photo by Virginia McKinnon
2021 Photo Contest submission
The purpose of the Lake of Bays Association is to promote, sustain and enhance a clean and healthy natural environment, a well-serviced community and a safe and peaceful Lake of Bays.

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