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At the board meeting on Wednesday these organization changes were made:
It was a spectacular day to launch the Rob Roy II. After a 2-minute speech acknowledging the realization of Cliff Fitchett’s 20-year dream, and a brief history of the Rob Roy on Kahshe we ‘virtually’ broke a bottle of bubbly over the bow and set sail. (The reason that the breaking of the bubbly was ‘virtual’ is because you can’t waste bubbly, so Cliff & JoAnne will enjoy it at a later time.)
A Huge ‘Thank You’ to all the Rob Roy II supporters!!
People on their docks, a flotilla of watercraft following behind, including a Disappearing Propeller Boat, a drone and even a small aircraft. It was terrific support.
I think Cliff blew the whistle more than 100 times, often at the request of young people. Making some memories of their own on Kahshe, since the last time we had a steamboat on Kahshe was 1924.
Thanks again for your tremendous support.
Here is a short video taken by Randy Craig: (233) Rob Roy II - Kahshe Lake 2021 - YouTube
This coming Saturday July 3rd, weather permitting, the Rob Roy II, a replica of a steamboat that worked on Kahshe in the early 1900s, will be officially launched at 1059 Witbeck Rd, on the north side at the east end of Deep Bay. A tour of the lake will follow, allowing everyone interested to see it in action. The planned route is as follows:
All times are approximate, but George Lindsay will be giving progress reports on the Kahshe FB pages.
We encourage you to join the flotilla of boats that will most certainly accompany this sail-by.
If the weather does not cooperate, Cliff will try again on Sunday the 4th.
The 2021 Photo Contest is open for your submissions. Send your best three jpegs to us at email@example.com The contest will end at 4:00 pm on August 13 and all winners will be notified by e-mail.
The 2020 AGM was held on Zoom yesterday, June 5. 60 Voting Members attended. There were 9 proxies received and 13 members voted in advance of the meeting.
In the course of the meeting, Steve Rae was declared the first recipient of the Good Neighbour Award. The page is available here.
We are now in a total fire ban for Muskoka.
The KLRA Safe Boating Committee asks you to complete the survey below.
Safe Quiet Lakes is conducting our third lake activity survey this summer in partnership with lake associations and other organizations across our region. We announced the survey in last week's newsletter and are now following up with a direct invitation for you to participate. If you have already completed the survey, thank you! Please pass this along to your family, friends and neighbours. We want to hear from everyone!
The survey looks at what people value from their cottage experience, how they use the water and what their boating activity concerns are. This helps us to understand the priorities of lake users as well as providing information for advocacy and action by Safe Quiet Lakes. Past survey data has been shared with Transport Canada, municipalities, the OPP and boating organizations.
Click the link below to go to the survey.
Please take 10-15 minutes of your valuable time to respond.
This survey closes Monday, July 12th, 2021.
The annual Kahshe Photo Contest celebrating the beauty of our lake, its people and its good times is now open to receive your three best photos. Closing date is August 13 at 4:00. Email your jpgs to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of the survey is to gather information on lake use and observations of water quality, and how it has changed over time. We are seeking input from members of the lake association, those who live or work on or near the lake, those who use the lake for recreational purposes, and others with knowledge about the lake to help inform the causation study. We know that these stakeholders have data, information, and observations to share which is critical to our current and historical understand of the lake.
Anyone with specific knowledge about Bass lake and overall water quality on the lake is asked to complete the survey to share this information with us. The survey can be accessed at the link below and will be available until May 27th, 2021.
Take the survey now!
This year has been an interesting year - but in ways we never imagined.
On behalf of the Kahshe Lake Ratepayers Association I would like to send our best wishes to you and your family for health and happiness in the coming year.
Stay well, stay safe and enjoy this holiday season.
President of KLRA
Kahshe Lake Ratepayers' Association (1994) Inc. (KLRA)PO Box 1318, Gravenhurst, ON, Canada, P1P 1V5Information: email@example.com Site Comments: firstname.lastname@example.org