Find us on   Facebook  Twitter   

      

Mission Statement

"To source and make available relevant information to the Membership regarding political and environmental changes that impact cottage ownership and take appropriate action on behalf of the Association when deemed necessary by the executive; to promote, educate and encourage responsible lake stewardship and to provide opportunities to meet and socialize at events throughout the year with fellow cottage owners."

Scenes from the Lake 

     
March 2014, Waiting for Spring February 2014, Family Day Event February 2014, Turkey's on Ice

April 14, 2014

We are approaching the Easter long weekend, and April has brought some warmer temperatures and rain.

This has also created higher than normal watershed, and significantly increased the chance of flooding in the region.

The Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority have been issuing weather advisories, which the SLCA has been broadcasting through our Mailing List.

If you are currently in the area, or you are planning to visit the region, then you are encouraged to check the weather reports periodically.

You should also subscribe to our mailing list by clicking this link.

April 3, 2014

As the snow slowly melts, many of us have started to pull ourselves out of hibernation and are feeling the energy of summer.

You can easily recognize the symptoms if you've recently visited a Cottage Show, and you find yourself buying all kinds of unecessary yard gadgets :)

Well, this also means you are probably starting to make your plans for a great season on the lake.

This is the time when the SLCA starts to gather our content for our spring newsletter.

Sooooooooo, don't be shy..... if you have a story, or some pictures, or some concerns that you would like to share, now is the time.

Please forward any suggestions for the newsletter to Erika Langman at Newsletter@steenburglake.com, and any other questions or concerns to me, Anthony Genovese at President@steenburglake.com

It has been a long winter, so I don't mind if you just want to drop me a note to say hello. I've missed you.

March 18, 2014

I'm told that the ice on the lake is still over 2 feet thick in some places, however those who are ice fishing should be aware that Tudor/Cashel required the huts to be removed by March 1st.

Those on the Limerick side of the lake have until March 30th to remove your fishing huts, but we would request that you ensure any fish you catch were native to that side of the lake. Good luck with that :)

On a serious note, March and April may experience colder than normal temperatures which means a big thaw could occur over a short period of time towards the end of April. This isn't good news for those who are at risk for flooding, or those who left things unsecured around the lake.

The Ministry of Natural Resources is working with the Municipalities and the Conservation Authority to keep us posted as we move into the spring.

March 10, 2014

This weekend Mother Nature started teasing us with a taste of some better weather, just as we head into the final stretch of winter.

But for now there is still plenty of winter fun available througout March break. The lake is easily transformed into a skating rink, the snow is deep enough to build a snowman or a fort, and even the south road is easily travelled.

For those who travel along Steenburg Lake North Road, the Township of Limerick has received proposals for the bridge replacement and this project is tentatively scheduled to occur between September 2nd and October 3rd, 2014. The province will fund approximately 90% of this project as part of a road grant, and there will be penalties to the contractor for delays.

Spring is inevitable, and this ice cube will soon return to lake status. I am also happy to report that our North WebCam #2 is back online in time to view the thaw.

Is it too early to feel excited? ;). Soon we will update our Event Calendar for 2014.

February 18, 2014

Proving that Steenburg Lake is truly a year round family destination, the Cochrane's annual Family Day event had the best attendence ever with over 100.

Hosting an all ages event of this size is no small task, and the SLCA would like to sincerely thank Donna & Mike Cochrane, and the team that helped make this event possible, including Don & Diane Mills, Karl & Janet Sobotka, Kevin & Jenny Cochrane, Craig Beacock & Lloyd and Nancy Morden, and all the others who lent a helping hand.

With around 25 families and businesses donating prizes, this was an event that provided a welcome relief from the cold season, and memories with family and friends that will last forever.

February 14, 2014

It is with sadness that your SLCA executive advise our members of a tragic fire fatality which took place on Sunday, February 9, down on Weslemkoon Lake Road, just east of highway 62. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but one thing that is already clear is that we must all ensure that we take every precaution and remain diligent where fire safety is concerned.

Make sure your cottage/home has working smoke alarms on all levels, and if you heat your premise with anything other than electrical (i.e., wood, oil or propane...), you should also have a working carbon monoxide detector. It will soon be the law in Ontario that all homes must have the CO alarms as well as smoke alarms if combustible fuels are used.

In addition, make sure you have your chimneys to any wood burning devices cleaned regularly as chimney fires from the build up of creosote is one of the leading causes of house fires in our area. Many insurance companies insist on proof of regular cleaning. Make sure all electrical wiring is safe and up to code. If you’re not sure, consult a licensed electrician. If possible, isolate any unnecessary circuits at the service panel if you are going to be away for extended periods of time.

Never leave fires, stoves and space heaters unattended. Keep combustibles well away from any source of heat. Make sure you have more than one emergency exit path and keep it clear at all times.

Some of these precautions may seem like common sense, but it’s easy to become complacent. The small amount of effort or money invested wisely into ensuring your home or cottage is fire safe, is a pittance when compared to the cost of life and property when a fire does break out.

Please be safe!

February 10, 2014

The family weekend is only one week away.
Come out and enjoy Steenburg Lake with your neighbours on Saturday, February 15th.

There will be Skating, Hockey Putt, and Fish Darts for everyone to have some fun.

Sign up for the fishing derby is between 11:00 - 11:30a.m., so have a big breakfast and dress warm.

Hotdogs and french fries will be served around 1:00p.m. following the fishing.

Bring a small container for your minnows which will be provided, and a pail if you want to keep the fish you catch.
If you prefer to catch and release, someone will be onsite to measure your fish.

Lots of prizes, and lots of fun. Hope to see you there.

February 2, 2014

Bridge Contruction is coming to Steenburg Lake North Road.

Limerick Township has advised the SLCA about a Public Consultation regarding the replacement of a bridge that is located approximately 2km west of Hwy62, on our North Road.

This construction may occur this summer, and means that our members on that road will have to use a detour that could add over 30 minutes to their communte to the cottage, and 10 minutes to your commute if you to shop locally in Bancroft.

But at first glance, we believe this means your 10 minute return trip to Trudy's for supplies could translate to about 70 minutes using the detour. And it is unclear whether even an ATV can shorten this commute.

The SLCA is working with the township to understand the timing, the planning, and the facts.

You can also express your thoughts and concerns by contacting the township directly. Follow this link:
Notice of Public Consultation - Limerick Township

January 20, 2014

Mark your calendars! Family weekend February 15 at the cottage on Steenburg Lake.

It's fishing derby time.


For the 2nd year the fishing derby will be hosted at the Cochrane's, 1035 Steenburg Lake Road North.
And don't forget your skates & sticks, as the rink is ready.

As long as Mother Nature co-operates, the derby will be held on Saturday, February 15th, with the alternate date on Sunday, February 16th.

If anyone on the lake would like to help with the donation of prizes, it would be greatly appreciated. Donna has already started collecting them, and has some for both adults and kids.

Watch for more announcements as the date gets closer.

2013 Homepage Archive

2012 Homepage Archive

2011 Homepage Archive

2011 Homepage Archive

2010 Homepage Archive

2009 Homepage Archive

2008 Homepage Archive


Friends of the Lake - Your SLCA Team

President

 Anthony Genovese

 President@steenburglake.com

Vice President

 Pat Stallaert

 VicePresident@steenburglake.com

Vice President

 Rick Burke (acting)

 VicePresident@steenburglake.com

 Social

Donna Cochrane 

 Social@steenburglake.com

 Membership

Marlene Pollard 

 Membership@steenburglake.com

 Municipal Affairs Dave Golem 

 MunicipalAffairs@steenburglake.com

 Treasurer Dave McDonald 

 Treasurer@steenburglake.com

 Lake Stewardship

Dave Langman 

 LakeStewardship@steenburglake.com

 Secretary

Judy Platt 

 Secretary@steenburglake.com

 Newsletter

Erika Langman 

 Newsletter@steenburglake.com

 Internet

Anthony Genovese 

 Internet@steenburglake.com

 Merchandise

Dean Butler 

 Merchandise@steenburglake.com


Please take some time to sign our Guestbook   
    

Visitors to our Website: