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 Volume 10 No.14
Dear PaBIA,
Yeah for rain!!! The air is clearer, yet the Parry Sound 33 fire is still not under control…so we hope for everyone affected, residents and firefighters alike, that it soon will be!
And please note, we are still very much in a drought condition despite the rain we have had. It’s not enough to soak the ground sufficiently to have made enough of a difference – although Tuesday’s rain was helpful!
Jim Rogers appreciates your responding to his request to check the PaBIA map for any corrections. For our Sturgeon Bay members, please check this PaBIA map segment!
And lastly, I have again updated the August Calendar in order to properly reflect all the August events!

As of yesterday morning, we are NOW in a Restricted Fire Zone
If you need heat for cooking or warmth in a Restricted Fire Zone, you can only use under strict restrictions:
  • Gas or propane stove
  • Charcoal
  • Wood burning stove or furnace in your residence
The GBA put out yesterday an announcement to provide phone numbers- Township of the Archipelago: 705-774-3630 – should anyone see someone violating this fire ban. They reported that the Key River Area Association, is suffering from a massive fire in their area. An undetermined number of their camps/cottages have been lost and most of the area has now been evacuated. It has now been established that this fire was caused by workmen on the construction project for the Henvey Inlet Wind farm carrying out some blasting, which was not permitted, due to the total fire ban in place. Our thoughts are with the families.

The Eaglet Has Left the Nest!
Eaglet off the nest
‘Our’ Eaglet flew to a dead branch over the weekend and perched itself in the shade. It was there for about 4 hours while Mom and Dad sat on the nest with dinner. It flew back up to the nest and ate and has been sitting back on the dead branch in the pine tree for hours. It must be so relieved to get out of that brilliant hot sunshine. We will see where it is over the next couple of days. Nature is fascinating to watch!
Marine Patrol on Duty
Hole in the Wall
As Marine Patrollers, one of our tasks is to monitor Crown Land.
Usually we see very little activity on these lands – except for Hole in the Wall. This location has to be cleaned up weekly, so we have a few reminders:
  • While the total fire ban is in effect, please do not light fires
  • Clean up after yourself; we routinely find empty cans, broken glass, and cigarette butts in the beach areas 
  • Go slowly through the Hole in the Wall channel – you never know when someone might be cliff jumping! 
Please leave any island you go to for recreation better than when you found it!

(Wed to Wed)

Boater Coaching
These 2 Offering WILL Be Held on Wed, July 25th
Boat Pro Seminar
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Arts on the Bay
Tonight, Wednesday, July 25
Social 4:30 p.m.
Catered Dinner 5:15 p.m.
MANTINI SISTERS 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The wonderful Mantini Sisters are back by very loudly expressed demand! These ladies are an incredibly gifted group of singers with beautifully blended voices.
Lots of fun interaction with the audience! This will be an evening to remember with a trip down memory lane, recalling the wonderful singers and singing groups of the past
Special Art Exhibit – Steven Duff
Steven Duff will show his wonderful art and display some of his writing. What a talented man!

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THIS SATURDAY JULY 28 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Hotel Lounge of the Ojibway Club
You are invited to join OHPS for wine and appetizers at this Saturday’s Gift Shop Party in the Hotel Lounge to unveil the professional design drawings proposed for their planned 2019 restoration project. In addition to unveiling the drawings, OHPS will be sharing some related heritage commemorative works for the first time. 
Those heritage works are beautiful pieces crafted by Jim Lorriman out of wood from the original gift shop, each with a story from Ojibway history engraved on the back. Pictures of several of these pieces are being posted on the OHPS website; and, when joining in the fun this Saturday, you can learn how to have one or more of these heritage works for your very own. 
More details are in the OHPS website article on the Gift Shop project. RSVP to Helen Bryce for Saturday!

PaBIA Sailing Race: SUNDAY July 29th @ 11 a.m.
We sailed in Matthews Bay this past Saturday. The wind started in the east, died to nothing and then was resurrected as a thermal westerly. Couple wind shifts like that with the high plateaus of Champlain Monument Island, and the result is jet steams of wind spurting down on the course from around the compass rose. More than a few sailors enjoyed a swim in the wet warm waters of the bay providing viewing pleasure to all the spectators puttering about.
The old, un-colourful fleet, soon to change.

Sailing uncolourful
Faye and Peter White elegantly hosted the Rendezvous on their multi-leveled deck on which a canoe full of ice and refreshments had cleverly been placed to anchor the fleet.
The August series begins next week on Sunday at 11:00 am with sailing in Lighthouse Bay. The Flying Scot fleet has agreed to allow spinnakers, so there will be more colour, both visual and likely otherwise, on the course this weekend. The Rendezvous will be hosted by Margie and Rob Wheler at A228-1, on West Island. 
The new, colourful fleet!

Sailing Colourful
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PaBIA Sailing Race Clinic –
Begins Monday July 30
Friday August 3

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Your Sailing Racing Instructors look forward to ALL sailors who would like to brush up or learn the proper techniques for sailboat racing!
Please meet at the Regan’s Ojibway docks at 9:00 am on Monday, July 30th and then plan each day through Wednesday, August 1st for the full clinic! Please email Rainer Kaufmann, PaBIA’s sailing commodore for further information.
Then on Friday join other sailors for the annual Flying Scot Race @ 11 am Lighthouse course.

(Wed to Wed)

Sr Regatta 2018
ToA Large Item Pick Up Day – Saturday August 4
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Blueberry pancakes
Sunday, August 5
Join Us for
9:00 am
PaBIA Member Pancake Breakfast
for the whole family
Ojibway Dining Room

Vince Pawiss
Followed by
Annual General Meeting
Our 2018 Guest Speaker ~
Vince Pawis, Sr.
Vince Pawis Sr. (left in the pic) seen here receiving the Order Ontario, the highest award granted by the Province.
We are honoured to have Vince Pawis, Sr., (son of Irene Pawis) agree to speak at our AGM! Vince is the Executive Director of the White Buffalo Road Healing Lodge, and will share with us a bit of his work as he facilitates the rehabilitation of troubled youth.
His interests include the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of Aboriginal, Inuit, Metis and Canadians. He works to develop positive working relationships with all levels of government, educational institutes, First Nations, Tribal Councils, regional and national Indigenous organizations.
All members of PaBIA are then invited to join us for PaBIA’s Annual General Meeting to immediately follow breakfast.
PaBIA’s Agenda for the Annual General Meeting will include:
iiiiii9:00 a.m.PaBIA Pancake Breakfast
iiiiiiii9:30 AGM Meeting
  1. Adopting AGM Minutes from August 2017
  2. Approval of Financial Report
  3. Election of PaBIA Directors
  4. President’s Report
  5. Portfolio (Director’s) Reports
  6. Guest Speaker: Vince Pawis
(Wed to Wed)

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Ojibway Art Show
Friday, August 10-12
Friday – Everyone is invited!
xxxCocktails from 5-7 p.m.
xxxBreakfast with the Artists
xxxArt Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
xxxArt Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
lkd(after 2 p.m. pickup of artwork)

Migratory Bird Research
with Dr. Ryan Norris
(University of Guelph)
August 11th, 1-3 pm
at the Massie cottage (A-150-12)
Join us for an informal afternoon as we learn from one of Canada’s leading bird researchers about the latest efforts to track and understand bird migration. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Janet Brough and to receive location details.

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GBBR – State of the Bay
Sunday August 12
Movie Hut
10 a.m. – 12 noon

David Bywater
David Bywater is an Environmental Scientist with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Based in Parry Sound, David leads on conservation programs including State of the Bay – an ecosystem health report for eastern Georgian Bay. 
The State of the Bay reports on 11 ecosystem health indicators, such as water quality, fish communities, wetlands, landscape biodiversity, and climate change. Each of the indicators in provides a summary about one aspect of Georgian Bay. They were recommended, analyzed, and reviewed by experts. Together they provide a snapshot of the health of Georgian Bay and provide a baseline for tracking results in future years.

~ Timeless Topics ~
State of the Bay:

One of the best ways to study the state of Georgian Bay is to look at the fish community, specifically whether species are naturally reproducing.
Historically, prey fish were in balance with predator species. However, with over harvest of some species, introductions of new fish, stocking, and invasive species, that system fell out of balance, creating a food web with less food energy for predators. The only substantial native prey species that remains in the offshore is the bloater – a deepwater cisco.
Smallmouth bass, one of the more abundant species, are also affected by warming temperatures, changing water levels, and shoreline development. Walleye were plentiful until the early 1900s, when most stocks began to decline due to many human activities, and invasive species.
The northern pike and muskellunge are top predators that live in nearshore waters and are reliant on coastal wetlands for successful spawning and nursery habitat.
Declines in most major native species indicate that the aquatic system has changed significantly in the past few decades. Despite restocking efforts and some habitat restoration work, the stress from invasive species and habitat and nutrient loss create an enormous challenge for sustaining fish populations.
Visit State of the Bay to learn more!

Yearbook Update
Each week, we will provide you a list of names for those who have provided updated information. However, the details of those changes is provided in a printable format for you to print out and insert into your own cottage copy!
Jackie Baillie - addition
Kara Kuryllowicz & Lucien Peron - new members

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