How fortunate we have been to have had such beautiful weather.  I can’t remember the last time we had these many perfect Georgian Bay days together! BUT with NO rain, we are again under a TOTAL FIRE BAN.  PLEASE help by informing your neighbors to NOT set off firecrackers or have a fire of ANY KIND, for any reason!

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Next On-the-Water Coaching
August 10  9:30 – 11:00 am 
Randy Johnson, Power Squadron and PaBIA Member Safety Team, will again coach any PaBIA member who wishes to become more proficient at docking and maneuvering a boat!  Bring your own boat and meet Randy at the back Ojibway docks.

Sign-ups for subsequent Wednesdays at PaBIA’s Marine Patrol Hut or email. Contact Randy Johnson with questions.

Next Boat Pro Seminar

TODAY 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Ojibway Lounge

Randy Johnson, Power Squadron and PaBIA Member Safety Team, will again hold seminars and give the test for all those wishing to get their mandatory Boat Licence in order to operate a motorboat of any kind. There is a cost for the test of $80 in cash or a check to be made out to Randy Johnson.  These seminars will be given periodically throughout the summer on Wednesday afternoons.  Please check for available dates and/or  sign up in the Ojibway Office.
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Arts on the Bay –
De Ja Vu – Presenting their
Rock & Roll Show
Tonight: Wednesday, August 10th
Social: 4:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm
Show: 6:15 – 8.15 pm

This group is full of fun with a dancing in the aisles Rock & Roll beat. First time in our area, these five talented singers and musicians will be sure to please. They are bringing their talent, musical ability and great harmonies.

A wonderful way to end our anniversary year, please join in the fun!
Side room artist:
Marilyn Campbell brings you her Socks, Socks and more Socks!

Fabulous dinner $25. Exciting Show $20. Bring the kids!
12 and under with an adult gets dinner and show free.
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Blue Heron
Helen Bryce captured this beautiful Heron in flight and wondered if anyone could decipher what it has in its mouth?  Please take a look at the enlarged photo below? Any clues?
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Meteor Shower Northern Lights BEST
Perseid meteor shower set to be extra-spectacular this year

(Taken from the  article in the CBCNews: Technology and Science section.) The Perseids happen each August as Earth passes through the stream of dust and debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. As those particles or meteoroids smash into the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up, they produce bright streaks across the sky that we see as meteors or shooting stars.

During a typical year, if skies are dark and clear, you can expect to see a meteor every minute to every 30 seconds during the peak, says Peter Brown, a professor with the Meteor Physics Group at Western University in London, Ont. “And a lot of those meteors will be pretty bright.”

This year, he says, “the rates could be up to … a couple every minute, maybe even three a minute” if you’re camping or at the cottage, away from city lights. Dark skies are key to seeing lots of meteors.”

Viewing tips

In Canada, no matter what province you’re in, the best time for viewing is between midnight and sunrise on Aug. 12, with improving views after the moon has set and the constellation Perseus — where the meteors will appear to originate — gets high in the sky.

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PaBIA Bulletin Board
Please remember to make good use of the PaBIA Bulletin Board. Look on PaBIA’s home page on the bottom right hand side of the webpage for the latest postings!  Remember, you can use it to post:

  • a sale of a cottage or boat or motor • a party • a need • a rental cottage        • a job opportunity • a ride to Toronto • a ride from Toronto • 

                 Check it out now (especially if you live in BC!)

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Thursday, August 11 
                4 PM TO 8 PM
The purpose of the Public Open House is to provide the public with the opportunity to review and discuss the proposed Official Plan Amendment with representatives of the municipality in an informal setting.

STATUTORY PUBLIC MEETING:  Friday, August 19, at 10:00 AM
The purpose of the Statutory Public Meeting is to formally present the Official Plan Amendment to Council and provide the public the opportunity to comment to Council on the proposed Amendment.

PaBIA’s OPCZBL Committee will attend this public meeting with the intention of supporting/advocating for PaBIA’s recommendations.

WHERE: The Township of The Archipelago, 9 James Street, Parry Sound

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PaBAR Races Begin @ 10:30 on Saturday! 

We had a good turn out for two fun and challenging races near Poplar Island this past weekend. Thank you to our Rendezvous hosts Katie Isbester and Kees ’t Hooft  for their generous hospitality.

Our annual regatta “PaBAR” will be held on Saturday August 13th on our traditional regatta course just south of the wreck. The first race is at 10:30 sharp followed by a picnic lunch on the Bradshaw’s rocks (A501). There will be two races in the afternoon. All boat classes are welcome for all races – the afternoon races count toward the August series.

Be sure to join us for our annual sailing dinner and awards ceremony at the Ojibway Club at 6:30 pm following the regatta. The cost is $32.00 per person and BYOB – all are welcome and non Ojibway Club members can pay cash at the door. Please contact the Ojibway Club to book your seats for this fun night by Wednesday August 10th.

Check the PaBIA website for course descriptions, race results and other pertinent information.

See you Saturday!

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Brad’s Fishing Derby’s August 15th
Please mark your calendars for Brad’s Fishing Derby on August 15th. These Derbies are open to all Ojibway Club and PaBIA members.
This is a great opportunity for all fishermen/women to come out and have some fun and share some of those “Fishy Stories.”
There will be a dinner right after the event.  Please make it a point to come join the fun. To ensure that you have a place at the awards dinner, please email the Ojibway Office to sign up NOW or by calling them at 705-366-5085.

Yearbook Updates (since the printing of 2016 Yearbook)

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