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 Volume 11 No.19
Dear PaBIA,
We hope many of you, lucky enough to be able to spend some time up on Bay since Labour Day, have enjoyed at least some good weather!
Please check out the latest information…with more to come in the next few weeks!
To all Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

In this eBlast:
  • GBA & GBF – H20 2019 – THIS Saturday October 19
  • PaBIA’s West Coast Pot Luck Dinner- October 26
  • GBLT Bayscapes Fundraiser
  • PaBIA’s New Member Activities Director – Virginia Walker
  • OHPS Gift Shop Demolition
  • OHPS Pinewood Cabin Update
  • Habitat 4 Humanity Build – Meet the Family!
  • Michigan/Huron Lake Water Levels
Upcoming Events
GBF and GBA Present H2O 2019
THIS Saturday in Toronto!

Join Georgian Bay Forever and the Georgian Bay Association for a half-day info and educational session with an overall theme of climate change impacts and mitigation solutions for Georgian Bay. Click on “I want to Attend” above!
Why You Don’t Want to Miss This:
1. Great speakers and content lineup
2. The event has great history! Last year’s event got a 93% mark from online survey responders for content. This event is set up to get another ‘A’ from attendees.
3. Join people you know, and meet others who all share a love of Georgian Bay. There is time to chat with light refreshments and a light lunch.
Oakham House, Ryerson University  
63 Gould Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Doors open at 9 am with speakers starting promptly at 9.30 am. Light refreshments available in the morning and a light lunch will be served.

19th Annual Invitation to the
West Coast PaBIA Off Season Reunion!

West Coast PaBIA 2018
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Come and see old friends and meet new ones!
Cathie Hurlburt & Mike Berton’s House
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
5:30 to 11:00 PST
1254 Silverwood Crescent, North Vancouver, B.C.
 Kids Welcome
Help us get the word out!
Please invite anyone with a
PaB connection
For fun, guests are invited to wear their PaBIA clothing (regatta Ts etc.).
Please see PaBIA West Coast flyer for details and map
RSVP: Email: Cathie and Mike with # attendees & food being brought!

GBLT Annual Bayscapes – November 22nd
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Bayscapes is coming up on November 22nd! Now’s the time to get your tickets for this fabulous night of art, entertainment, and community in support of wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay.
We hope you’ll join us for our annual fundraiser to support the Georgian Bay Land Trust’s work protecting habitats and species around Georgian Bay. Catch up with your Bay friends, enjoy great food, drink, and musical entertainment, and bring home some amazing Georgian Bay-themed artwork.
Friday November 22nd, 7-11 pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto
$70 before Nov 8 / $80 regular
$40 under age 40
All proceeds support wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay

Ongoing Programmes
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Meet Our New PaB Family
H4H Family NEW
Meet the Collins-Halsalls Family: Myesha, Josh and daughter, Lydia, and second child due in February. They are our Habitat family!!
The Islanders and Pointe au Baril Village Community welcome them to the house built through donations and volunteering. The family currently lives/rents in a bachelor apartment in Pointe au Baril and won’t be moving to 132 North Shore Road until sometime early 2020 after contractors and village volunteers have finished some work, and Myesha and Josh have completed their 500 hours of ‘sweat equity’. Josh is a contractor and Myesha will be returning to her job at the LCBO in PaB after her maternity leave. They both love nature and being outdoors, which is why they love Pointe au Baril and plan to raise their family here.
A big thank you goes out to Bob Fisher, Rob Muir and Kieron Bayley for spearheading this energy efficient Habitat for Humanity home project. There are many others who made this joint community project possible. Thanks to you all. The house is a real showcase that you will be learning more about as the house nears completion!

H4H fully Enclosed
Thus far, after a productive summer season, the build is now totally enclosed. Currently, work is being done on the electrical and plumbing phase of the project! With continued support from local businesses and the community, they won’t have long to wait.
For Canadians, donate here. Be sure to select the PaB fund, and include a message for us. 
For Americans, use this link. All donations will go to the PaB Build.
There will be a Community Open House on October 19 at the Community Centre to learn more about this Green House!

Of Interest
PaBIA’s New Member Activities Director
Virginia Walker
PaBIA is delighted to introduce Virginia Walker, our newest Director of Member Activities to fill the void left when Erica Allen became PaBIA’s Vice President!
She is currently working as a Health Promotion Coordinator and Mental Health Specialist for Magna International having over 6 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry. 
She is a third-generation cottager in Pointe au Baril: “I have been enjoying my summers on Georgian Bay for over 30 years. During this time, I have held many roles at the Ojibway Club, made lifelong friends, and met my husband. Needless to say, Pointe au Baril holds a very special place in my heart.”
She isn’t new to PaBIA, having taken on a variety of roles in the past including the 2013 & 2014 Junior Regatta, PaBIA Junior Membership Chair in 2016, and organizing PaBIA’s Triathlon from 2017 to 2019.  In her various roles, she has worked to increase the awareness of and participation in PaBIA – more specifically the PaBIA Jr. Membership.
I am very excited to take on the role of the PaBIA Activities Director!

Ojibway Gift Shop Demo
OHPS’s Work’s Begun – Sept 3
Gift Shop and Pinewood Cabin
Bye bye, Gift Shop! Tom Todd, of North Shore Barge, is hard at work on a rainy Tuesday in early September to demolish the old gift shop to make ready for the new (and much drier and use-friendly) Ojibway Gift Shop!
Much progress has been made by North Shore to clear the land in preparation for the new Pinewood Cabin being erected along the ‘back channel’ by Ballentine Construction.

Pinewood Cabin Sept 2019
Lakes Michigan/Huron Water Levels – Oct 7, 2019
To better read the charts, please click on the chart for the
Daily Water level chart and the website for the Water Levels

Water Level Legend 2019
All of these charts have been taken from the US Army Corps of EngineersGreat Lakes Information on Water Levels
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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