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The Seeley’s Bay and Area Residents’ Association (SBARA) invites you to get involved with an exciting new community rejuvenation project, to be known as ‘Seeley’s Bay Steps Up!’. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs is helping us to develop a vision and plan for the future; the first step was the assessment of our strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of first-time visitors. This next step builds on our First Impressions exchange with Otonabee South Monaghan. SBARA also got input from suggestions sent in during the ‘ultimate fishing town’ contest, from feedback generated at the public meeting on September 28, from our Facebook site “Support Seeley’s Bay Ontario” and from our newsletter. All of the recommendations were recorded and ranked according to the number of times they were suggested, and were then grouped into five areas of action. The overall objective ofSeeley’s Bay Steps Up! is to strengthen the economic viability of the community, and to make it a more attractive place for visitors, potential residents and investors, and for we who live here.
Now is the time to recruit volunteers to work on teams for each of the 5 action areas. The first job will be to discuss the project elements, pick a team leader, figure out what additional information is needed, connect with key ‘partners’, and develop a more detailed proposal by the end of 2010. Then SBARA will prepare a more detailed community plan of action, assess work and funding requirements, and meet with our municipal council and other key partners to pursue assistance and funding. Each team will be guided and supported by the SBARA executive for the duration of the project.
1. Public Infrastructure and Public Swimming
(Key activities are to liaise with local government to determine status of public works projects re: maintenance of existing facilities, drainage, sidewalks, roads; to make adjustments consistent with the wish list where possible; to explore feasibility of additional items on the wish list, rough out general elements and cost implications of a 3-5 year plan for:
· Haskin’s Point swimming park (per concept drawing)
- Additional benches main street, dock, walking routes
· Launch facilities for kayak/canoes?
· Public toilet at dock?
· Wider or second regular boat launch ramp?
· Additional parking for vehicles with boat trailers?
2 Marketing, Signage & Communications
(Key activities involve liaison with key tourism organizations and business community; creative ‘product’ development)
· Identify best theme to brand Seeley’s Bay identity for potential visitors (e.g. ‘gateway to the Rideau’; ‘return to a gentler time’, ‘best fishing hole around’, etc.?)
· Improve location, visibility and ‘brand’ message on all signs
· Consider a ‘portal’ approach to www.seeleysbay.com to take visitors smoothly to accommodation, showcase events, etc.
· Explore feasibility of a single on-line calendar of events
· Directional signage in village for businesses and public facilities
Encourage development of brand ‘products’ across community activities, including Frost Fest, Canada Day, banners, et
If you would like to volunteer and/or ask more questions:
Phone: Liz @ 387-3936 or Peggy @ 387-3968
To keep up to date on project news:
Sign up for the newsletter email@example.com
Join our Facebook Page at “Support Seeley’s Bay Ontario”
Lyndhurst Rejeuvenation Committee
The purpose of the Lyndhurst Rejuvenation Committee is to make improvements to our village and surrounding area. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and make contributions. Meetings are held in the library room or Outdoor Education Centre every 4 to 6 weeks.The date/time of the next LRC meeting can be found at the end of the latest minutes or on the main page.
Early in 2009 Proctor and Gamble of Brockville contacted Terri Wood about having P&G provide volunteers to make improvements to Lyndhurst. P&G has done this for other communities as part of a "giving back" program. Terri called a meeting, open to all on Jan 21/09 and we started brain storming various ideas. The early meetings were attended by about 15 people including township officials. As of April 7/09 the local group became known as the Lyndhurst Rejuvenation Committee (LRC).
The current executive members are:
1. Chairperson : Terri Dawson 613-928-1196
2. Secretary : Martha Harvey
3. Treasurer : Judy Stewart and Jack Harvey
Next LRC meeting: April 2015, 7:30 pm, date to be decided, in the library community room. All welcome. See past minutes below.
In Lyndhurst Ontario,
The 20th Annual Lyndhurst Turkey Fair will be celebrated on September 21, 2014 in the village of Lyndhurst, Ontario.
Once again, the fair will be well attended, as the entertainment is worth the trip to the village of Lyndhurst. Join us for Live Entertainment all day long, Free Voyageur Canoe Trips, Antique Car & Boat Show, Horse & Wagon Rides, the Quilt Show and Raffle, the Crafters’ Market, Children’s Activities, a Petting Zoo and Historical Displays.
Free parking is provided outside of the village with a shuttle to take guests to the fair. Keep an eye on their website to follow the excitement: www.turkeyfair.com.
Lower Beverly Lake Association
Our Mission:• to foster preservation of the pristine character of the lake environment • to serve as a focal point for lake stewardship and improvement projects • to provide information concerning matters related to the lake community • to provide a forum for lake users to meet and to get know each other
Check our website at www.lbla.net