How can it be August already?  But perhaps we ask ourselves that question every year!!! 

Please remember that the FIRE DANGER is HIGH which mean only camp fires for food and warmth are permitted…NO FIRECRACKERS!

There continues to be a full array of things to do this week and on into the weekend…check out all that you can while continuing to enjoy the beautiful weather and spectacular sunsets!

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Next On-the-Water Coaching
August 3  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.
Have You Enjoyed the OHPS Walking Trails on the Ojibway Island?

The Ojibway Historical Preservation Society wants to be sure you are aware of the beautiful walking trails that are now on the Ojibway Island – and the benches that are now spaced throughout the 3 km of pathway!  These trails are open to everyone in the Pointe au Baril Community and we hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and serenity that is experienced throughtout!
OHPS bench in woods
We also wish to publicly thank Carol Prior and Kerry Prior for both the original and now the updated Map that graces the kiosk found just 10 metres beyond and behind the historically restored grocery store!
Handling Large Fish For Catch & Release

Here are some tips on how to best handle large fish like Northern Pike when your intentions are to release them back into the lake. Here is a good web site we found to help your learn how to handle all types of fish for catch and release.

Photographing / Lifting the Fish
Never lift a Muskie or Northern Pike vertically by its jaw. This has the potential of causing severe injury to the fish’s internal organs. When lifting for a photo, always do so horizontally using your other hand to support it under its belly. Remember to limit the time the fish is out of the water so have the camera and tape measure readily available.
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Community Bottle Drive Returns to PaB!
The collection of donated returnable beer, wine and liquor containers at the Pointe au Baril Transfer Station on South Shore Rd. is now being operated by Murray and Mabel Kennedy.  The trailer for the bottle drive, parked at the Transfer Station, is clearly marked and is for depositing only refundable containers.   The Kennedys have a contract with the Township.  Money raised, up to $15,000 annually, will be donated to the following, all in Pointe au Baril:
  • Emergency Fund
  • Seniors Group activities
  • Children’s Christmas Party
  • Nursing Station
  • Florence Church
  • Georgian Cliffs Cemetery
  • Arts on the Bay
If more than $15,000 is raised, then donations will be made to Harvest Share and the Salvation Army both of which have helped to support the Pointe au Baril Community.

It is very important that the refundable alcohol containers be separated BEFORE being dropped off at the trailer. 
Please put all recyclable alcoholic containers in a separate clear bag before placing it in the special trailer.

Congratulations to Murray Kennedy for receiving the Unsung Hero Award at PaBIA’s AGM!
White Squall Wilderness Training

Join the White Squall Staff
for informal

Kayak and Paddle Boarding Demonstrations

plus time on the water!

Friday, August 5
11:30 – 3:30 pm

Ojibway Club Dock
Come Celebrate 
Georgian Bay Land Trust’s
25th Anniversary!!

Join us for a fun and educational afternoon as we celebrate 25 years protecting irreplaceable wilderness in Pointe au Baril and area.

Special guest, Julia Sutton of the Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council, will speak about walleye spawning at Pointe au Baril’s Mud Creek, and you will also hear the latest on conservation on Georgian Bay and plans for the future.

August 5, 2016  
4 – 6 pm

Light Refreshments                                                       Ojibway Club Movie Hut

Questions? Contact Sarah at or (416) 440-1519 x102.

Everyone’s Invited to the
Craft Beer and Food Event
at the Ojibway
5:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, August 5th
Enjoy an evening tasting quality craft beers from around Ontario with mouthwatering food pairings created by Ojibway Club Chef JT &
Chef Matt MacGregor of Crave Local Fresh

One admission price of $50 includes all of your food and beer.

Alan Mallory
PaBIA’s Naturalist Talk – August 
Climbing Mt Everest

Saturday, August 6th
10:00 – 12:00 pm
Ojibway Movie Hut

Alan’s presentation is an engaging visual and emotional journey that is supported by many of the stunning photos and short video clips captured along the grueling quest to the top. From Alan’s terrifying experience of running out of oxygen on the summit ridge to when they thought they had lost his sister Laura forever, it seemed as though every section of the climb had some terrifying difficulty to overcome. The real story isn’t so much about the climb however; it is about a fairly ordinary family that set a lofty goal, pursued it with a passion, and eventually achieved success. The powerful lessons learned during the intense and many times critical situations encountered during the expedition can be applied to all walks of life.

Mt Everest
Alan has always had a keen interest in discovering what drives us to do what we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our overall health and happiness. Alan is also an avid adventurer and outdoors enthusiast who enjoys many different activities but his favourites are those spent out in the wilderness and those that involve strategy and problem solving.

In the spring of 2008, Alan embarked on an adventure of a lifetime and set a world record along with four members of his family after an incredible self-guided expedition on Mt. Everest. It was a two-month journey through some of the most terrifying and arduous conditions imaginable but to finally reach their end goal was an incredible feeling! 

Alan will have copies of his book for signing and purchase!
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2016 Large Item Pick-Up 
for Boaters in Pointe au Baril

Large Items
and placed on the Loading Ramps
at the Government Docks                           

Saturday, August 6th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ONLY LARGE ITEMS will be accepted.
Call Township @ 705-746-4243 Ext 311 with questions.

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August 6th Races Saturday @ 2 p.m.

We had 24 boats out for two fun and challenging races near Turning Island this past weekend. Thank you to our Rendezvous hosts Angela and Richard Colterjohn for their generous hospitality.
Congratulations to Bob & Claire Kilgour on winning the Wawonaissa Cup as Sunday’s fastest Scot.
Our next race will be held on Saturday August 6th at 2 pm on the Poplar Island Race Course in Station Channel. The Rendezvous will be hosted by Katie Isbester and Kees ’t Hooft  at Pus Wa Wa (A184).
Check the PaBIA website for course descriptions, race results and other pertinent information.

PaBAR will take place on Saturday August 13th. The annual PaBAR and Sailing Awards Dinner will follow in the evening. Contact the Ojibway Club to reserve your seats for this fun night.  See you Saturday!

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2 Cutting Locations for Phragmites on Sunday!

                                             Sunday August 7th

8:00-10:00 am,

Join other GBF volunteers who will be cutting at 2 locations in the             Pointe au Baril /Bayfield-Nares area.

If the phragmites is not controlled in this location now, the plants will get in Sturgeon Bay. Join others at

  • Highway 529 just south of Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park on the east side of the road, and 
  • Highway 529 north of turn off to Rattle Bear Drive, in the next low-lying spot, on the west side of the road.

Contact Anne Stewart if you would like further information

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Town Hall Meeting
with Ward 3 Councillors
10 a.m. – noon
Sunday, August 7th

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Yearbook Updates (since the printing of 2016 Yearbook)

Please find all PaBIA Yearbook Updates here!  No further updates at this time

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