210! That’s the number of paid up members who are part of SLCO. Although that is an impressive figure, we would like to increase the size of our membership. Specifically, our target is 250 members this year, which our operating plans are based on. As the old saying goes, ‘there is strength in numbers!’ If you have not yet renewed your annual membership, or have a friend or neighbour who would like to join, please go to the Skeleton Lake website (www.skeletonlake.ca) or contact either Paul Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Andrews at email@example.com to join.
If there is enough interest by folks on the lake, then SLCO will plan to organize a ‘septic tank pump’ for water access properties this fall. We’ve already heard from a few interested cottagers. For those of you that might have missed the last pump out in 2016, now is the perfect time to get this necessary job done. Just email Jeff Crocker at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in a pump out.
You’d Look Great in a Red Canoe!
What a great lake to be part of! In an effort to help fund the fight against the proposed Lippa Pit and Quarry, Skeleton Lake Marina has kindly donated a beautiful new canoe to be raffled. The canoe is a red, 14-foot Sportspal with oars and motor bracket, as shown below. This beautiful canoe is valued at $1,800. The raffle tickets are $10 per ticket, or 3 tickets for $25. Draw date is Saturday September 1 at 11:00 am. All proceeds received will go towards the fund to fight the proposed quarry.
So why not drop into the marina to buy your tickets today. (Note: you need to please drop into the marina in person to purchase your tickets … they cannot be processed over the phone.) And a big thank you to Skeleton Lake Marina for their ongoing support.
The Tangled Garden Premiere
A reminder that the premiere of ‘The Tangled Garden’ will be on Sept 1 at 7:00 PM at the Rosseau Memorial Community Centre. It is a new play written by Skeleton Lake's own Bruce Gooch about two unlikely people brought together by poetry and ultimately connected in life and death. Catch this debut performance starring our own Lynn Vogt and Bruce Gooch before it heads to Europe for an extended run this Fall. The cost of a ticket is $25 (which will be donated to the SLCO 'Stop the Lippa Quarry' Fund). Tickets are limited for this intimate theatre venue in the village of Rosseau, so don’t delay in getting yours for an evening of entertainment. For tickets, contact Betsy at email@example.com
Proposed Lippa Quarry
The 3rd Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Pre-Hearing Conference (PHC) is scheduled to be held on Friday Nov 26, 2018 in the Township of Muskoka Lakes Council Chambers (1 Bailey Road, Port Carling), starting at 10:00 am. This 3rd PHC provides an excellent opportunity for us to continue to show the OMB our level of concern and our complete commitment to defeating this quarry. Let's continue to fill the Community Centre Hall with concerned SLCO members and others in the community, to show them that we care about our lake!