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 Volume 11 No.10
Dear PaBIA,
We hope YOUR Canada Day was a good one, wherever you are! But if in Pointe au Baril, you know the weather held for the weekend with warmer temperatures, blue skies and warming water. Summer has finally arrived!
In this eBlast:
  • On-the-Water Boater Coaching – July 3 (today) & 17
  • Boat Pro Seminar and Testing – July 3 (today) & 17
  • PaBIA’s Fire Pump and Extinguisher Demo – Fri. July 5th
  • Calling All Sailors – Races 1 & 2 in Middle Reach – Sat. July 6
  • GBF Microfibres/Plastics in H20 on Sunday – July 7th
  • PaBIA’s Community Picnic on Monday, July 8th w/ Brad H.
  • PaBIA’s July Naturalist – Wildfires – Sunday, July 14th
  • PaBIA’s Community Fishing Derby w/ Brad H. – July 15th
  • PaBIA’s Triathlon Event – Saturday, July 20
  • PaBIA’s Jr. Regatta Needs Volunteers!
  • PaBIA’s Fire Extinguisher Campaign Successful!
  • GBA Sees Potential Opportunity for Coastal Municipality
  • Habitat for Humanity PaB Build – Your Questions Answered!
  • ToA Request for Georgian Cliffs Community Representation
  • Ontario Birds – Sandhill Crane
  • Historical Water Levels Lake Huron 1918 – 2019
  • Dock Found on the Main Channel!
  • Yearbook Update July 3
  • In Memoriam – Alan Shine June 2019
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Week Starting Wednesday, July 3rd
Sharpen Your Boating Skills –
Starting Wednesday, July 3rd

Boat Coaching
Please note that these Wednesday courses and seminar/testings are given by Randy Johnson, our PaBIA Fire and Boat Safety Chair and a member of the Ontario Power Squadron! His availability is subject to his being in PaB on any given Wednesday. For sure, he is there today and again in 2 weeks, July 17th. Stay tuned for other dates as they become available!
Need Your PCOC?
Refresh the Rules for Boating & Take the Test!
Starting Wednesday, July 3rd

PaBIA Boat Pro Seminar
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Are Your Fire Pumps Hooked Up &
Properly Primed?
Could You Efficiently Start Your Fire Extinguisher?
The Marine Patrol and Randy Johnson, PaBIA’s Fire & Safety Chair, is hosting a Fire Pump and Fire Extinguisher Demonstration this Friday, July 5th at 3:00 pm at the Ojibway Back Docks. These demos, which would take less than an hour of your time, may in fact save someone’s life, or cottage or island from the unthinkable! Please strongly consider coming and bring your kids!!! How can you lose?

Fire Pump trying
  1. We will be doing the demonstration of a Wajax Fire pump on the docks in the back bay of the Ojibway Club. If you are interested in learning how to properly start and work these fire pumps, we welcome you to join!
  2. They will also have one of the new Kidde Fire Extinguishers for you to learn how best to work it in the case of a fire inside your cottage. There is an art to doing it right!
  3. You are also more than welcome to bring your own personal fire pumps for a brief demo on how to prime and work the pump. Randy Johnson, our expert Power Squadron leader, will be there to answer any questions you might have regarding fire pumps and hoses. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Sailing Many Boats
1st Sailing Race of the Season – Saturday July 6th
Our race this weekend will be on Saturday July 6 at 2 pm on the Middle Reach course, The Rendezvous will be kindly hosted by Bob and Sylvia Kilgour at A-364 on the back of Ojibway Island.
The Tune-up Race was on the Middle Reach course, with 6 Scots, two Albacores and one Laser participating. The morning and early afternoon conditions were fog and no wind, with the fog rolling in and out several times from the open. By 2 pm, the race course was clear and the wind came up, resulting in two excellent races. A few boats could not make it through the fog, with at least one sailor reporting holding on to a channel marker in deep fog as he attempted to make it to the race course.

Week of July 7th
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Microfibres & Plastics
in our Waterways
BE Sure to RSVP

Blue Foam
wishes to bring us up to speed on the
Science and the pressing reality of this
major problem and
its impact on our water and aquatic life
Please join us on
Sunday, July 7 2019 10:15am to 11:30am
Ojibway Movie Hut
Continental breakfast will be served courtesy of Robert and Julia Foster

Learn about our current pollution status and about specific activities, tips and techniques that YOU can implement to reduce your own plastic pollution footprint both at the cottage and at home!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME but please, to assist with food quantities RSVP via email to Amber or
by calling 905-880-4945 ext 3

Upcoming Opportunities
Mark Your Calendars NOW

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Naturalist July blurb
Fishing Derby
New Burgee with Tekton
PaBIA Triathlon 2019
Swim • Run • Paddle

PaBIA Triathlon Medal
Come Out, Join the Fun and either Participate or Rally the Troops!
Medallions for all Participants
Winners in each Category Receive
C. Ian Sharpe Award
Categories: First Female Overall,
First Male Overall,
Mixed Pairs
Saturday, July 20th
8:30 Gathering; 9:00 am Start
All PaBIA Members are welcome!
Register NOW at

Ongoing Programmes
PaBIA CIrcle Burgee
Please Consider Volunteering for Fun!
Seeking volunteers for the Junior Regatta on Saturday July 27th. This annual event is run entirely by volunteers who are needed throughout the day to set up, sing the anthem, tally points, help with race set up, judge diving, and distribute ribbons. If you or your young adult children would like to help out with the Junior Regatta this year, please send a message to the Chair, Margaret Berton.

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Ordering Instructions for the discounted Kidde Home Series Fire Extinguisher:
Kidde Fire Extinguisher
Click on the red button below in this eBlast and provide the information needed. Please know that it might take up to at least 2 weeks before CCY’s inventory is replenished which is totally dependent on the Home Hardware warehouse.
If you have already ordered your units, you should have received an email yesterday with the confirmation that the first shipment of fire extinguishers has arrived. The good news is that we have had a fantastic response to this initiative! The lesser good news is that a shortage has been created.
Therefore, due to a limited supply of these fire extinguishers at the HH Warehouse, the units will be available at CCY on a first come, first serve basis from the orders made through PaBIA. Please check with Tony or Helen at station’s store (705-366-2211) before coming in to avoid an unnecessary trip!
Be sure to bring a printed copy of the confirmation email with you when you come to CCY to pay and pick up your order!

REMEMBER “PASS” When Using Fire Extinguishers:
P Pull pin, break tamper proof seal.
A Aim low, nozzle pointed to base of fire.
S Squeeze handle to release extinguishing agent.
S Sweep side to side pointed to base until extinguished.

Your 🔥 BURNING 🔥 Questions – Answered Regarding the Habitat for Humanity PaB Build!
Raising the Sides!
Q: Why are you building an affordable home in Pointe au Baril? There’s no need here….
A: While Pointe au Baril is primarily known as a cottage community, and welcomes 8,000 seasonal summer residents, the Pointe au Baril Village is home to about 250 people year-round! With a small population comes few jobs and strained infrastructure. The need for safe, affordable housing was identified, and now, with the Habitat for Humanity project, we are working to bring our community together to provide a family with strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership.
Q: Who is going to live in this house?
A: Habitat homeowners build and pay for these homes. Homeowners are identified based on need and ability to pay an affordable, no-interest mortgage over a 20-year term. The ideal candidate to be selected to be a Habitat homeowner is:
  • Employed full-time
  • Currently living in an unsafe or unhealthy condition where housing costs (usually rental) are too high
  • Willing to volunteer 500 hours in the construction of their own home or other Habitat projects
Q: I’ve heard something about a “Green Build,” what does that mean?
A: That’s right, this house is a Green Build! What does that mean, you wonder? Specialized materials and techniques are being used to leverage the Earth’s natural heating and cooling sources to keep this home exceptionally energy efficient. The Habitat homeowners shouldn’t pay more than $500 per YEAR in utilities- wow!
Q: Okay, this sounds amazing! How do I get involved?
A: We thought you’d never ask!
  • If you have any questions or want to sign up as a volunteer email Rachael!
  • Sign up for our newsletter for frequent updates on the build, including photos and calls for volunteers!
  • We are still in need of your support in purchasing materials and skilled labour. To keep this project going, please consider making a donation to the build!
Of Interest
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Potential Opportunity to Create a Larger Municipality on Georgian Bay’s Coast
“The Ontario provincial government launched a review of 82 municipalities to achieve efficiencies and effectiveness. This could lead to municipal realignment” [GBA] which could potentially affect how we are governed locally. As a member of the GBA, we are learning more about what this could potentially mean to our Township of the Archipelago. Although not the first time this subject has come up, it would appear that the Ford government has delved into this matter in some depth and with purpose. Our Georgian Bay Association sees this as a potentially positive realignment…read on

Dock Derek Wilson
This dock floated into the bay on the main channel at G-1574. Please contact Derek Wilson should you feel it might be yours! 

Ontario Birds – Sandhill Crane
(Click on the picture to listen to one of its calls.)

Feeding Behavior
See family introduction. Except in breeding season, forages in flocks.
Usually 2, sometimes 1, rarely 3. Variably pale olive to buff, marked with brown or gray. Incubation is by both sexes, 29-32 days. Female does more of incubating (typically all night, part of day). Young: Leave the nest within a day after hatching, follow parents in marsh. Both parents feed young at first, but young gradually learn to feed themselves. Age at first flight about 65-75 days. Young remain with parents for 9-10 months, accompanying them in migration.
Leave the nest within a day after hatching, follow parents in marsh. Both parents feed young at first, but young gradually learn to feed themselves. Age at first flight about 65-75 days. Young remain with parents for 9-10 months, accompanying them in migration.

Omnivorous. Diet varies widely with location and season. Major food items include insects, roots of aquatic plants; also eat rodents, snails, frogs, lizards, snakes, nestling birds, berries, seeds. May eat large quantities of cultivated grains when available.
Courtship includes elaborate “dance,” with birds spreading wings, leaping in air while calling. Nest site is among marsh vegetation in shallow water (sometimes up to 3′ deep), sometimes on dry ground close to water. Nest (built by both sexes) is mound of plant material pulled up from around site; nest may be built up from bottom or may be floating, anchored to standing plants.

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Interested in Representing
Georgian Cliffs Memorial Park on an
Advisory Committee?

The Township of The Archipelago is currently seeking two community minded individuals who would like to sit as a community representative on the Georgian Cliffs Memorial Park Cemetery Advisory Committee.
Click here for the Terms of Reference.
Individuals interested should submit a Volunteer Application by Monday, July 15th, 2019 to Maryann Weaver, Clerk or in person at the Municipal Office.

Historical Water Levels – 1918-2019
Lake Huron Historic levels 1918-2019
Yearbook Updates
Each week, we will provide you a list of names for those who have provided updated information. The details of all the changes since the Yearbook’s came out in April is provided in a printable format for you to print out and insert into your own Yearbook copy!
Jason Palmer (new member)

In Memoriam
Alan Shine, former PaBIA member, husband of Audrey Shine, June ’19

Advocating for the Island Community,
Your PaBIA Directors
Pointe au Baril Islanders’ Association 
PaBIA reserves all rights regarding decisions on communications to its members
in accordance with the PaBIA Policy on Communications

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