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 Volume 11 No.9
Dear PaBIA,
The sun is shining more than not – and the temperatures (at least of the air) are rising! More and more flags are flying on the flag poles around the bay and the Ojibway will be opening their doors TODAY!
In this eBlast:
  • PaBIA’s Fire Extinguisher Campaign
  • PaBIA’s Triathlon Event – Be sure to join in the fun – July 20
  • PaBIA’s Jr Regatta Needs Volunteers!
  • PaBIA Fire Pump Demonstration
  • GBF & UT Rochman Lab Discuss Microfibres/Plastics in H20
  • Canada Day 2019 at PaB Station – June 30 & July 1
  • Calling All Sailors – Tune Up Race
  • Ontario Birds – Pileated Woodpecker
  • Water Levels for all the Great Lakes – June 20, 2019
  • Lost – 1 Dock & 1 Aluminum Canoe
  • Yearbook Update
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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 would like to help out with the Junior Regatta this year, please send a message to the Chair, Margaret Berton.

PaBIA’s Fire Extinguisher Campaign

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Kidde Fire Extinguisher
With PaBIA’s special arrangement with CCY Home Hardware in Pointe au Baril Station, you have the opportunity to purchase an excellent Kidde Home Series 2A10BC 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.
Ordering Instructions:
Click on the red buttons on this eBlast and give the information provided. Please know that it might take up to 2 weeks before your order is ready. You will receive an email when yours is in stock.
Be sure to bring a printed copy of the confirmation email with you when you come to CCY at the Pointe au Baril Station to pay and pick up your order!

Order now as many as you need!!
Week Starting Wednesday, June 26th
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Tune Up Sailing Race – Saturday June 29th
Stephen Griggs, New Sailing Commodore!
Join us for the Tune-up Race on Saturday June 29 at 2 pm on the Middle Reach course, followed by Entre Amis at the Ojibway Club. This year are changing the race start sequence based on the World Sailing racing rules (which are 5/4/1/Start). The first race will start at 2 pm. We will email a few hours before a race if it is cancelled or moved due to the weather. 
< A big thank you to Rainer Kaufmann and Madeleine Arsenault for hosting the Pre-Season Rendezvous on Saturday June 22. A wonderful tradition in the making!
We have had several individuals express interest in skippering and/or crewing this year. Please contact me if you are looking for crew or a skipper for your boat or if you would like to be added to our Crew List.

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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
Week of July 3
Are Your Fire Pumps Hooked Up &
Primed Properly?

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Desmasdons has done their ‘beginning of season’ maintenance on the 4 Wajax pumps that PaBIA operates and have placed them out in island around the Bay. Thank you!
Members are encouraged to become familiar with these locations so they can easily access the pumps in case of an emergency. The Marine Patrol have started doing their regular fire pump testing on these fire pumps. 
Fire Pump Demos
For Kids & Adults – July 5th!

Fire Pump trying
The Marine Patrol is hosting a Fire Pump Demonstration on July 5th at 3:00 pm. 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!
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!

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Lighter Rugged
BE Sure to RSVP

Blue Foam
Concerned Pointe au Baril cottagers have asked
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

Fishing derby
Come Out, Join the Fun and either Participate or Rally the Troops!
Saturday, July 20th
8:30 Gathering; 9:00 am Start
All PaBIA Members are welcome!

Ongoing Programmes
PaBIA’s NEW 2019 Maps are HERE!
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Jim Rogers and the members notifying Jim of their up-to-date information, we now have our new 2019 PaBIA map!
Pick up your copy at the Marinas, Ojibway Gift Shop and Marine Patrol hut!

Have a fishing story and photos you want to share?
One of the highlights of the fishing season is hearing your stories and seeing photos of the ones that didn’t get away.
Last year I received many great fish photos, several of which made the annual PaBIA/Ojibway yearbook, so I would really like to continue that tradition this year.
It also helps to collect anecdotal evidence about what’s happening with fish populations along our shores that I’m happy to pass along to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve biologists. Last year, for example, I heard many stories and saw many photos of northern pike of all sizes, which, taken together, helped tell of a healthy rebound in pike numbers since the low water levels of several years ago.
So please send me your stories and photos! I’ll publish them in the PABIA e-blasts during the summer and use some of them in the 2020 yearbook.
Good luck out there, and remember, big fish matter because the bigger the fish, the better it is at reproducing. Practicing catch and release with the big ones helps the continued good health of fish species’ population.   
Many thanks…and here’s where you can reach me: Phil Jenkins!

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! 
H4H window frame build
We know that everyone who volunteers on the site has a unique set of skills and interests….. which is why we get some of the tricky, grunt-work done ahead of time! Check out the window frames that were constructed last week! Whether you’re a handy (wo)man or an average Joe, we can undoubtedly use you and your two hands any day this summer, no building experience necessary!
Teamwork makes a dream work, as they say. Chat with your friends and family and sign up for a date together! July 3 is our first, official day of volunteering and we are quickly building up the schedule! First come- first served date booking so what are you waiting for? Schedule a build day with Rachael.
  • Follow us on Facebook for more frequent updates and information about the Habitat build.
  • If you have any questions or want to sign up as a volunteer email Rachael
  • We are still in need of your support in purchasing materials and skilled labour. To keep this project going, please consider making a donation (below) to the build.
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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Of Interest
Ontario Birds – Pileated Woodpecker
(Click on the picture to listen to one of its calls.)

A big, dashing bird with a flaming crest, the largest woodpecker in North America (except the Ivory-bill, which is almost certainly extinct). Excavating deep into rotten wood to get at the nests of carpenter ants, the Pileated leaves characteristic rectangular holes in dead trees. This species became rare in eastern North America with clearing of forests in centuries past, but has gradually increased in numbers again since about the beginning of the 20th century. Where unmolested, it even lives in parks and woodlots around the edges of large cities.
Feeding Behavior
Forages mainly by probing, prying, and excavating in dead wood in search of insects. May gouge deep holes in rotten wood to get at ant nests, sometimes tearing apart stumps and big sections of fallen logs. May clamber about acrobatically in small branches to get at berries.
3-5. White. Incubation is by both sexes (male incubating at night and part of day), about 18 days. Young: Both parents feed nestlings, by regurgitation. Young leave nest 26-28 days after hatching, may remain with parents 2-3 months.
Both parents feed nestlings, by regurgitation. Young leave nest 26-28 days after hatching, may remain with parents 2-3 months.

Mostly ants and other insects, also fruits, nuts. Carpenter ants may be up to 60% of diet; also eats other ants (rarely digging into anthills on ground), termites, larvae of wood-boring beetles, other insects. About one-quarter of the diet may be wild fruits, berries, and nuts.
Territory is defended with loud drumming and ringing calls. Courtship displays include spreading wings (showing off white wing patch), raising crest, swinging head back and forth, gliding display flight. At prospective nest site, both sexes may tap or drum on wood. Nest site is a cavity in a dead tree or in dead branch of a live tree, sometimes in utility pole, usually 15-80′ above ground. Generally makes a new cavity each year, with both sexes helping to excavate.

Water Levels – June 20, 2019
Water Levels June 20 2019
Here are the water levels for all the Great Lakes – June 20, 2019
Water Level Legend 2019
Lost or Found
LOST DOCK: The top of a stationary dock has been lost from A150 – 23. This dock WITH the A150-23 green ToA sign on it is about 20 feet long with a side ramp. It does not have floatation. If found, please contact Bill Moore
Because of the high water an old canoe that was on the shore edge, west and south of Poplar Island, has drifted away. It is a very light colour aluminium with no flotation in it because it was bought in the 40’s or early 50’s. It has 2 pointed ends and is about 14 to 16 feet in length. If anyone has seen it they may contact Rebecca Middleton to retrieve it, and she will return it to the owner.

It was his Gramma’s canoe, and he was saddened to think because of the high water this year that it has been carried away.

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!

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