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 Volume 11 No.8
Dear PaBIA,
Ah, it’s finally mid June…the black flies are here so thank goodness for the wind and rains to blow them away (the silver lining)! But the sun is now shining again and will warm us up! Additionally, the water is still rising, especially when the west wind blows!
It would appear that we have another fun filled summer
In this eBlast:
  • PaBIA’s NEW Fire Extinguisher Campaign – Act TODAY
  • PaBIA’s Triathlon Event – Be sure to join in the fun – July 20
  • PaBIA’s Deep Dive #6 – Membership Services
  • GBF & UT Rochman Lab Discuss Microfibres/Plastics in H20
  • Game of Thrones! – Add to your calendar for July 30
  • H4H Assistant Site Supervisor Position Available
  • Canada Day 2019 at PaB Station – June 30 & July 1
  • GBBR Kids in the Biosphere
  • Updated PaBIA’s July Calendar
  • Calling All Sailors – PaBIA’s Get Together & Tune Up Race
  • LCBO’s Provincial Donation Box for Boating Safety
  • Florence Church Summer Schedule – You’re Invited!
  • Ontario Birds – Ruby Throated Hummingbird
  • Poison Ivy and Household Remedies
  • Water Levels for all the Great Lakes – June 13, 2019
  • Found – 2 Docks
  • Florence Church Rummage Sale – September 28th
  • Yearbook Update
  • In Memoriam
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TODAY (not tomorrow!)
to receive your order the first week of July
PaBIA’s Fire Extinguisher Campaign
Did you know?

Every 4 seconds
Get on the Bandwagon!
Savings for ALL Pointe au Baril Residents
with this special offer on Kidde Fire Extinguishers!

Kidde Fire Extinguisher
This Spring, PaBIA has made a special arrangement with CCY Home Hardware in Pointe au Baril Station to provide the opportunity to purchase an excellent
Kidde Home Series 2A10BC (seen here)
non-refillable fire extinguisher to our entire PaB community at a significant discount.
Normally priced at $62.99, CCY has generously made them available through this PaBIA initiative to anyone in the Pointe au Baril and PaBIA community for just $47.24 + HST each – a 25% discount. (See online ordering instructions below.)

Ordering Instructions:
First consider your needs.
To receive your order the first week of July:
  • Place your order TODAY (June 19th) by clicking the red button provided.
  • Be sure to print out the order confirmation form you receive and bring it with you to CCY at the time of pick up & payment
  • Pay via cash or credit card.
For receipt of your order after July 8th:
  • All orders for Kidde fire extinguishers will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with up to a two week wait from the date of ordering. To ensure inventory matches requests for these discounted fire extinguishers, all orders MUST go through the PaBIA website.
  • Please wait until you receive an email to say your order is in!
  • You can also call ahead to ensure your order is available prior to pick up: Helen/Tony at CCY Home Hardware (705 366 2211) 
  • Please print and bring your Order Confirmation at time of pick up and payment.
Order now as many as you need!!

Next Two Weeks
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Sailing Casual Get Together – Saturday June 22nd Tune Up Sailing Race – Saturday June 29th
Our first sailing event is a casual get together on Saturday June 22 from 4 to 6 pm at the cottage of Rainer Kaufmann and Madelaine Arsenault A96-81. All are welcome – reconnect and talk about the races to come. 

Sailing around buoy
The Tune-Up Race is set for Saturday June 29 at 2 pm on the Middle Reach course, followed by Entre Amis at the Ojibway Club. The 2019 race schedule can be found here
We have a new email blast for those interested in sailing - if you would like to get the weekly email and notices of race changes please email Stephen Griggs, Commodore.
Remember that these races are open to all members of the PaBIA community with sailors at all levels of experience. Come on out and join in the fun and camaraderie!   

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Ojibway Entre Amis –
For Everyone
Saturday Night – June 29th
Bring an appetizer and come join other islanders and the entire PaB Community
At the Ojibway
Saturday, June 29th, 6-8 pm,
Chits and Cash

Pointe au Baril Canada Day 2019
Canada Day Flyer
July 7
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Concerned Pointe au Baril cottagers have asked
Georgian Bay Forever
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
Joining us will be:
Georgian Bay Forever’s Cassie Weston, 
Project Coordinator for Divert & Capture:
The Fight to keep microplastics out of our water 
Lisa Erdle, PhD Candidate and Scientist from the
University of Toronto’s Rochman Lab.
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

Triathlon 19
Game of Thrones-
Ongoing Programmes
Florence Church
Florence Universal Church
Did you know that Sunday services used to be a weekly Sunday ritual at the Ojibway during its beginning years? Subsequently, Florence Universal Church was built in Britt and then brought down by horse trailer to rest in its present spot on South Shore Road and remains active to this day! 
11 a.m.Sunday Services at the Florence Universal Church will begin July 7 and continue through until Labour Day weekend. There is limited docking in front of the church on the south side of the channel across from Desmasdon’s. 
Guest preachers include Pointe au Baril resident, Tom Todd of North Shore Barge, and Michael Marshall, PaB Cottager. Programmes such as Christmas in July and In Recognition of Habitat for Humanity PaB Build in August are highlights of the summer.
Check out the complete lists of programmes here. or click on the link on the side bar [would link to the pdf you sent] Come join us at 11 AM any Sunday through Labour Day weekend!  

Habitat for Humanity PaB Build –
H4H Build onsite 6.17
Monday was a great success – our first volunteer “Build Day” of the summer! Thank you to those who made it possible!!. With the foundation complete and the groundwork laid (literally!), the site is ready to start bustling with volunteers and the fruit of their impactful contributions! 
Volunteer build days will continue throughout the summer, Wednesdays through Sundays, so email Rachael Allen to organize a day for you and your friends/ family! No construction experience necessary!
Interested in contributing from the comfort of your own dock? You can help supply building materials by making a donation below!

Hope for our Habitat family
New Village and Islander friendships
New skills
Team spirit
A step, a wall … an energy efficient home
So, let’s keep it going!

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GBBR – Kids in the Biosphere
GBBR Kids 2019
Supporting Boating Safety –
Saving Lives

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) will be participating in the LCBO’s Provincial Donation Box Program from now until THIS Saturday, June 22. Next time you visit local or PaB LCBO, the CSBC would appreciate your support in this fundraising campaign to help make Canada’s waterways safer.
For nearly three decades, the Canadian Safe Boating Council has been in the business of promoting safe and responsible boating throughout Canada. The CSBC and partner organizations have worked to decrease boating related drownings by 40% over the past 15 years. This is significant given the phenomenal growth of boat ownership and boating activities in Canada. 
But tragically, approximately 130 Canadians will lose their lives this year due to boating related drowningsThat is why funds raised through the Donation Box Program are so important – to help the CSBC continue its work. The CSBC has been at the forefront of promoting safe and responsible boating through creative educational programs and outreach to boaters. 
“Money raised during this month-long campaign will be used to educate Canadians about boating safety and teach boaters to be better prepared and better informed,” states John Gullick, CSBC Chair. “We’re extremely happy to be partnering in LCBO’s Donation Box Program,” adds Gullick, “especially as it follows on the heels of the 2019 Safe Boating Awareness Week May 18th – 24th.” 
The purpose of Safe Boating Awareness Week is to provide boaters with five key reminders as they prepare to embark on another boating season.
  • Wear a PFD or lifejacket. 
  • Boat sober.
  • Take a boating course. 
  • Be prepared, both you and your vessel.
  • And be wary of the dangers of cold water immersion.
So when you visit your local LCBO, keep the Canadian Safe Boating Council in mind. Through your donation you can help make our waterways safer for everyone.

Florence Church
Florence Church Rummage Sale – September 2019
Spring cleaning this year? Perhaps you would consider taking those useful but slightly used clothes and items to Florence Church on South Shore Road in anticipation of their Fall Fundrasier. This year’s rummage sale is on Saturday, September 28th. And as usual….they are very appreciative of donated items. Please leave them at Florence Church in the village harbour…either by road (next to North Shore Barge) or by water (across from Desmasdon’s). There are steps off the driveway entrance to the church where they be safely left. Volunteers check around the church from time to time and put the items inside the church basement, out of the weather. Please email Barb Leitch with questions.

Of Interest
2018 Survey Results - PaBIA has spoken!!
“Deep-Dive” #4Membership Services

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Well, this is the last of the “Deep Dives” into the 2018/19 PaBIA Membership Survey results.
This final submission deals with PaBIA Membership Services… basically answering the question; “What role does our Membership want its board to take in Ratepayer representation?”
It’s a good place to wrap-up the survey results coverage, as it takes us back to the fundamental reason why this survey is so important!
The survey is an expression of what our community wants, needs and feels passionate about. The survey provides an important roadmap for PaBIA leadership in getting to work on the things that matter most. To recap, among many points of invaluable learning, we see our membership’s clear desire for strengthened on-water emergency response services, progressive environmental monitoring, protections and advocacy, and increased PaBIA Board and Committee reporting to our Membership on all aspects of work being undertaken.
We’ve also heard that our members remain firm in their support of our Township’s Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Bylaws governing carefully managed and controlled development, building size and congestion, blasting and forest clearing, and overall protection of Pointe au Baril’s precious balance between our human footprint and the pristine natural environment.
Not surprising then, that our Membership also wants and expects its Board to assume a broad mandate with, and take firm hand in, representing and driving our collective interests as Ratepayers.
As you will see below, however, there is upside for us to better communicate to our Members the Board’s work with Council and our elected representatives there. In addition, Members also largely feel that, as an organization, we should continue to not endorse one Councillor candidate over another in an election.
Thank you for your interest and attention throughout these series of Survey Results Reports! But most of all, many thanks to all of you who took the time to consider thoughtful responses!
Please review the more detailed finding here.

Poison Ivy
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Poison ivy is an extremely prevalent plant … and probably one of the most well known poisonous plants in the world. The common nature of the plant is probably due to the fact that many different bird species feed on its berries, as poison ivy does not have the same irritating effect on animals that it does on humans.
There is a resin in the plant’s sap called urushiol that causes an itchy rash for humans following contact with any part of the plant. You’ve probably heard the ‘leaves of three, let it be’ rule, which dictates that a plant with a compound leaf of three—or three distinct leaflets joining together on a single stem—may be poisonous and should be avoided. However, the trouble with poison ivy is that even within this rule, it can take on many different appearances that vary by season or even just by plant. That means “what does poison ivy look like?” doesn’t have the same answer all the time.

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Poison ivy leaves can present as smooth-edged, or wavy or jagged, and can also appear either waxy and shiny or dull. Additionally, they may be perceived as hairy or be completely smooth. Leaves will be roughly two to five inches long, with the center leaflet having a longer stalk than the side leaflets. 
Check out home remedies here! Or read more…from Reader’s Digest

Ontario Birds – Ruby Throated Hummingbird
(Click on the picture to listen to its call.)

Feeding Behavior – At flowers, usually feeds while hovering, extending its bill and long tongue deep into the center of the flower. At feeders, may either hover or perch. To catch small insects, may fly out and take them in midair, or hover to pluck them from foliage. Sometimes takes spiders (or trapped insects) from spider webs.
Eggs – White. Incubation is by female only, 11-16 days. Young: Female feeds the young. Nest stretches as young grow. Age of young at first flight about 20-22 days. Usually 1-2 broods per year, sometimes 3. Female may begin building second nest while still feeding young in the first.
Young – Female feeds the young. Nest stretches as young grow. Age of young at first flight about 20-22 days. Usually 1-2 broods per year, sometimes 3. Female may begin building second nest while still feeding young in the first.
Diet – Mostly nectar and insects. Takes nectar from flowers, and will feed on tiny insects as well. Favors tubular flowers such as those of trumpet vine. Will also feed on sugar-water mixtures in hummingbird feeders.
Nesting – In courtship display, male flies back and forth in front of female in wide U-shaped “pendulum” arc, making a whirring sound on each dive. Also buzzes back and forth in short passes in front of perched female. Nest site is in a tree or large shrub, 5-50 feet above the ground, usually 10-20 feet. Placed on horizontal branch or one that slopes down from tree, usually well surrounded by leafy cover. Nest (built by female) is a compact cup of grasses, plant fibers, spider webs, lined with plant down. The outside is camouflaged with lichens and dead leaves.

Conservation status: Thought to have declined in some regions in recent years, but surveys show no distinct downward trend.
Habitat – Gardens, wood edges. Summers in a variety of semi-open habitats, including open woods, clearings and edges in forest, gardens, city parks. Winters mostly in rather open or dry tropical scrub, not usually in rain forest. Migrants may pause in any open habitat with flowers.
Hundreds of kinds of hummingbirds nest in the American tropics, and more than a dozen in the western U.S., but east of the Great Plains there is only the Ruby-throat. There it is fairly common in summer in open woods and gardens. Hovering in front of a flower to sip nectar, it beats its wings more than 50 times per second. Impressive migrants despite their small size, some Ruby-throats may travel from Canada to Costa Rica.

Water Levels – June 13, 2019
Water Levels GR Lakes 6.19
Here are the water levels for all the Great Lakes – June 13, 2019
Water Level Legend 2019
Lost or Found
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< This dock was found up against A 415-1 in Oberlin  Bay across from the western, or back side of the Ojibway island.
Please contact Erika.

Floating dock - Nytok
This floating dock went by > Sandy McLaren’s island (A-172 Pushwah) in the heavy west winds on Saturday and landed further east on the beach at Pat Poellet’s Island (A 96-78 Nytok on
Champlain Island).
Please contact Sandy or Pat.

Small Boat Prior Isle
< This boat was found on the north side of Prior Island (A 113-1).

Paddle Boat
This paddle boat was found >
south of Trim Tree Isle (C393-2)

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!
Culp, Polly (email change)
Finch, Tamara (email change)
Hobson, Lee & Ann (addition)
Thomas, Richard & Elizabeth (addition)

In Memoriam
Richard Crighton, A65 – 20 ‘Hunter’s Is.’, husband of Carole, father of Amanda and Adam, May 2019.
Mary Lorriman, past PaBIA member, A206 ‘Pollux Is.’, wife of the late Garfield Lorriman, mother of Jim (Lisa Garber), Doug (Donna), Scott (Marleen), Bob, Ted, Pete (Anne), May 2019.
Christel Margarete Schwarz, A41, wife of the late Paul Schwarz, mother of Christine (Erik Frederickson), Petra McCartney, Suzette (Steve Domm), grandmother of Myelle, Johannes, Dexter and Odin Schwarz, May 2019.

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