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									          2010 Handbook

Muskoka Lakes Township, a Proud G8 Community
        2010 Handbook

                    1 Bailey Street, P.O. Box 129
                    Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0
                           (705) 765-3156


                 Photo by Tim Du Vernet Photography
   Handbook: Design and layout by the Township of Muskoka Lakes Staff

                                  INDEX                       PAGE
Arenas               Bala Arena (Bala Sports Centre)            10
                     Port Carling Arena                         11
Associations                                                     9
Bala Cranberry Festival                                         54
Bala's Trek to Bethlehem                                        54
Ball Diamonds (Public)                                          49
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka                             53
Boxing                                                          48
Calendar of Events                                              65
Cemeteries                                                      40
Churches                                                        39
Communities in Bloom (Bala, Port Carling)                       55
Community Centres Bala                                          12
                      Foot's Bay                                13
                      Glen Orchard                              13
                      1890 Glen Orchard School House            13
                      Hekkla                                    14
                      Milford Bay                               15
                      Peninsula                                 16
                      Port Carling Memorial                     17
                      Raymond                                   18
                      Torrance                                  19
                      Ullswater                                 20
                      Walker's Point                            21
                      Windermere                                22
                      Windermere Village Hall                   22
Complaint Procedures                                            67
Curling Clubs         Bala                                      44
                      Port Carling                              44
District of Muskoka Hazardous Waste Program                     23
                      Transfer Station Hours                    24
                      Recycling System                          25
                      Electronics Diversion Program             26
Emergency Information (Hospitals and Services)                   6
Emergency Services                                               7
Figure Skating        Bala                                      45
                      Port Carling                              46
Golf Courses (Public)                                           49
Hockey                West Muskoka Minor Hockey Association     47
                      Port Carling Minor Hockey Association     47
Information Centres                                              9
Legions               Bala                                              51
                      Port Carling                                      52
Libraries             Main Branch (Port Carling) and Branch Libraries   42
Lions Clubs           (Bala, Peninsula, Port Carling & Windermere)      50
Locks –
Port Carling          Hours of Operation                                35
                      Fees                                              36
                      Port Sandfield Swing Bridge                       36
Maps                  Township of Muskoka Lakes                         59
                      Bala                                              60
                      Milford Bay                                       61
                      Port Carling                                      62
                      Torrance                                          63
                      Windermere                                        64
Marine Information                                                      37
Mayor's Golf Tournament                                                 57
Municipal Docks and Marine Facilities                                   37
Mayor’s Welcome                                                          3
Municipal Officials                                                      5
Municipal Permits and Licenses                                           6
Municipal Representatives                                                4
Museum (Muskoka Lakes)                                                  41
Music Festival (Muskoka Lakes)                                          56
Muskoka Lakes Association – Antique Boat Show                           58
Muskoka Family Focus and Children's Place                               53
Parks, Beaches & Picnic Areas                                           33
Recreation Trails    Hardy Lake Provincial Park Hiking Trail            27
                     Hazlewood Trail                                    28
                     Huckleberry Rock                                   29
                     Raymond Trail                                      30
                     Skeleton Lake Fish Hatchery Trail                  31
                     Torrance Barrens Trail                             32
Ringette                                                                48
Rotary Club                                                             52
Schools              Glen Orchard Public School                         43
                     Watt Public School                                 43
Snowmobile Clubs                                                        49
Soccer (West Muskoka Lakes)                                             48
Softball                                                                49
Swimming Lessons                                                        34
Tennis Courts (Public)                                                  49

                                             WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR

                                     As Mayor, I am delighted to welcome you to the Township of
                                     Muskoka Lakes.

                                     We take great pride in the municipality’s natural beauty, and its
                                     commitment to the provision of services that support families and
                                     foster economic stability.

                                     Both year-round and seasonal residents, value the unique
                                     attributes of this Township. The Township of Muskoka Lakes is
                                     proud of its 80 lakes, 16 parks, 12 swimming beaches and 30
                                     kilometres of hiking trails. North America’s first Dark Sky Reserve,
                                     located in the Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve, is
                                     renowned for its spectacular views of the night sky.

                                     The Township of Muskoka Lakes hosts visitors from around the
                                     world with many returning year after year. Each year many
                                     visitors and seasonal residents choose to make Muskoka Lakes
                                     their permanent home.

Within the pages of this Handbook you will find answers to questions you might have about life in the
Township of Muskoka Lakes. Use it to locate your closest public wharf, to plan a trip to the beach, or
to register your kids in soccer or minor hockey.

The Handbook lists all recreational facilities, community centres and libraries, along with contact
information for Councillors, facility managers, service clubs and churches. It is also packed with useful
information such as the hours of operation at the Port Carling locks, garbage collection schedules and
a list of recyclable materials suitable for our Blue Box program.

On behalf of Council, I would like to invite you to explore this municipality. Discover the many
treasures that make the Township of Muskoka Lakes an exciting place to be.

Karen Ellis

                                                                                           MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVES
                             MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVES

         Karen Ellis
                           1 Bailey Street
         (705) 765-3156    P.O. Box 129           Mayor
         (work)                                               kellis@muskokalakes.ca
                           Port Carling, ON
         (705) 765-6337
                           P0B 1J0
         Mary Grady
                           P.O. Box 504          District &
         (705) 762-3409
                           Bala, ON              Township     mgrady@muskokalakes.ca
         (705) 762-0946*
                           P0C 1A0               Councillor
         Patricia Arney
                           P.O. Box 36
         (705) 762-1900                          Township
Ward A                     Bala, ON                           parney@muskokalakes.ca
         (705) 762-2480*                         Councillor
                           P0C 1A0
         Dianne Davidson
                           1020 Windsor Dr.
                           P.O. Box 19           Township
         (705) 762-5312                                       ddavidson@muskokalakes.ca
                           Bala, ON              Councillor
                           P0C 1A0
         Nancy Thompson
         (705) 769-3252    R.R. #1               District &
         (705) 769-3252*   Utterson, ON          Township     nthompson@muskokalakes.ca
                           P0B 1M0               Councillor
         Liz Denyar
                           34 Joseph Street
Ward B                                           Township
         (705) 765-6968    Port Carling, ON                   ldenyar@muskokalakes.ca
                           P0B 1J0
         Ian Wallace
         (705) 765-6268    R.R. #1
                                                 Township     iwallace@muskokalakes.ca
         (705) 765-6088*   Port Carling, ON
                           P0B 1J0
         Brian Hare
                           P.O. Box 128          District &
         (705) 706-4800                          Township     bhare@muskokalakes.ca
                           Port Carling, ON
                           P0B 1J0               Councillor
         Ron Brent
                           P.O. Box 447          Township
Ward C   (705) 644-7040                                       wrbrent@muskokalakes.ca
                           Bala, ON              Councillor
                           P0C 1A0
         David Margesson
                           R.R. #3
                                                 Township     dmargesson@muskokalakes.ca
         (705) 765-3774    Port Carling, ON      Councillor
                           P0B 1J0

                                 * Fax Numbers

                                1 BAILEY STREET
                    P.O. BOX 129, PORT CARLING, ON, P0B 1J0

Municipal Office Phone …………………………………………………………………                           (705) 765-3156

General Fax Number .…………………………………………………………………..                            (705) 765-6755

Building Department Fax Number …………………………………………………….                       (705) 765-3197

Emergency Services Fax Number …………………………………………………….                        (705) 765-3288

                   Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


                  Collect calls accepted from the following exchanges:

                          Rosseau              732 exchange
                          Walker’s Point       687 exchange
                          Severn Bridge        689 exchange

                             Municipal Officials

CAO                                                Walter (Walt) Schmid, P.Eng.

TREASURER                                          Julie Stevens, CA

CLERK                                              Cheryl Mortimer, AMCT

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT                        Leonard Troup, AMCT, CRS. (S), CMM


DIRECTOR OF PLANNING                               Stephen Fahner, BA., AMCT (A)

FIRE CHIEF                                         Jim Schneider


                                                                                                            MUNICIPAL PERMITS AND LICENSES
                          MUNICIPAL PERMITS AND LICENSES

Are you looking to apply to the Township for a permit or license? Go to our Web-site:
www.muskokalakes.ca to Your Government / Municipal Document Centre. Here you will find various
application forms for all Municipal Departments.

                               BIZPAL, STARTING A NEW BUSINESS

If you are looking to open a new business in Muskoka Lakes and want to determine what Business
Permits or Licenses you require. Go to our website: www.muskokalakes.ca to Biz Pal under
Business. By answering a short series of questions “on-line” about your current or proposed business
you will be able to create a customized list of permits or licenses that you will need from all levels of


The Township of Muskoka Lakes and District Municipality of Muskoka have Municipal by-laws to
regulate or prohibit various roadside signage and signage on private lands. Prior to constructing and
installing signage please contact the Public Works office for details. The Township sign permit
application is available on the Township website: www.muskokalakes.ca under Public Works

                                EMERGENCY INFORMATION


     South Muskoka Memorial Hospital ………………………………………………..                                (705) 645-4404
     75 Ann Street

     Huntsville District Memorial Hospital ……………………………………………… (705) 789-2311
     100 Frank Miller Drive

      Soldiers Memorial Hospital ………………………………………………………… (705) 325-2201
      170 Colborne Street West

     West Parry Sound Health Centre ………………………………………………….. (705) 746-9321
     10 James Street

POISON CONTROL INFORMATION ……………………………………………………… 1-800-268-9017

     Ontario Provincial Police ………………………………………….…………………. 1-888-310-1122
     Hearing Impaired (TTY only) ….…………………………………………………….. 1-888-310-1133
     Crime Stoppers …………………………………………………..1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477)

24 Hour Non-emergency Fire Inquiries …………………………………………………….. (705) 765-3156

                                   EMERGENCY SERVICES

         District 1    Foot’s Bay            1006 Buckeye Rd., Foot’s Bay
                       Glen Orchard          3951 Muskoka Rd. 169 – Unit 2, Glen Orchard
         District 3    Bala                  1015 Grey St., Bala
         District 4    Torrance              1030 Torrance Rd., Torrance
                       Walker’s Point        1074 Walker’s Point Rd., Walker’s Point
         District 5    Minett                1131 Juddhaven Rd., Minett
         District 6    Port Carling          1 Lee Valley Dr., Port Carling
         District 7    Windermere            2201 Windermere Rd., Windermere
                       Raymond               1002 Spring St., Raymond
         District 9    Milford Bay           1229 Milford Bay Rd., Milford Bay

No permit is required for small confined fires set by persons who are not contractors, for the purpose
of burning environmentally acceptable waste. Any person burning such a fire shall comply with the
following regulations:

       The fire must be under constant supervision and control from the time of lighting until it is
       totally extinguished.

       The fire shall be located no closer than 6 metres, (20 feet), from any building, structure, hedge,
       fence, road or overhead wire or obstruction of any kind.

       The fire shall not exceed 1 metre, (3 feet), in diameter or 1 metre, (3 feet), in height. Burning of
       ground vegetation shall not exceed 1 hectare (2.5 acres) and the flaming edge shall not be
       more than 30 metres (100 feet) in length.

       The fire shall only be set 2 hours before sunset and totally extinguished 2 hours after sunrise,
       April 1 to October 31.

       The fire shall not be burned during periods of dry conditions or drought or when a ban has
       been declared pursuant to Section 5 of this by-law.

       The fire shall not be burned when the wind velocity exceeds 16 kph, (10 mph).

       No person shall allow or permit a fire to become out of control.

       Fireworks shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and shall only be
       discharged when the Fire Danger Rating reflects “Low” or “Moderate” conditions and when the
       wind velocity does not exceed 16 kph (10 mph)

   NOTE: The Fire Chief may declare a total ban against outdoor burning when atmospheric
   conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous; this includes the discharge
   of fireworks. Public Service Announcements notifying the public that a Fire Ban is in affect
   shall be made on local radio and television stations. Posters advertising the ban will be
   posted at the Township Office and all Post offices within the township.

                                1 – 877 – 847 – 1577

                                                                                                            EMERGENCY SERVICES
                                   EMERGENCY SERVICES

                           EMERGENCY RECEPTION CENTERS
The Township of Muskoka Lakes has identified the following facilities in the emergency plan for use as
reception centers:

1.     Hekkla Community Center (Reception Center)
2.     Milford Bay Community Center (Reception Center & Evacuation Center)
3.     Port Carling Community Center (Reception Center & Evacuation Center)
4.     Raymond Community Centre (Reception Center)
5.     Torrance Community Center (Reception Center)

These facilities have been identified in the emergency plan as Township Reception Centres and as
such are equipped with back-up generators.

Note: Residents are encouraged to contact the Township Emergency Information line at (705) 765-
3156 for information regarding the activation of the reception centers.

If conditions dictate, an information sign will be posted at the front door of each Reception Center
indicating who to contact for access.

                         INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC HAZARDS
                           THAT MAY AFFECT OUR TOWNSHIP
Information pamphlets dealing with emergencies that may affect our Township are available at the
Township office at the receptionist’s desk. If there is specific information that you require, please ask
the receptionist and she will direct you to the Muskoka Lakes Emergency Management Coordinator.

Emergency Management information is also available at all special events held in Muskoka Lakes
where the Fire Department has established a fire prevention information table.

Information including hazard brochures are also available through the Internet: The following sites are




                               INFORMATION CENTRES

1342 Hwy 11 North
              R.R. #2, 1342 Hwy 11 North, Kilworthy, Ontario P0E 1G0
              Phone:     (705) 689-0660        Email:      info@muskokatourism.ca
              Toll Free: 1-800-267-9700        Website: www.discovermuskoka.ca
              Fax:       (705) 689-9118

               BRESSETTE HOUSE
               (Open Year Round – Saturday & Sunday only in the winter)
               Hwy 400 North, Exit 156, 45 Lone Pine Rd., Port Severn, ON L0K 1S0
               Email: info@muskokatourism.ca Phone: (705) 538-0817
               Website: www.discovermuskoka.ca

Year Round: 3181 Muskoka Road 169, Bala

Seasonal       3040 Muskoka Road 169, Windsor Park, Bala
Booth:         Manager: Jane Templeton
               Box 536, Bala, Ontario, POC 1AO
               Phone:    (705) 762-5663        Email:    info@muskokalakeschamber.com
               Fax:      (705) 762-5664        Website: www.muskokalakeschamber.com

Seasonal:   P.O. Box 129, 90 Joseph St., Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0
            Phone: (705) 765-0714             Email:     visitors@muskokalakes.ca
            Fax:      (705) 765-0724          Website: www.muskokalakes.ca


Contact:   Jane Templeton ………...………………… (705) 762-5663
           E-mail ……………………………………… info@muskokalakeschamber.com
           Website ……………………………………. www.muskokalakeschamber.com

Contact:   Brian McElwain (President)
           E-mail ………………………………………. info@mla.on.ca
           Website ………………………….………… www.mla.on.ca
           Office ………………………………………. (705) 765-5723
           Fax …………………………………………. (705) 765-3203
           65 Joseph Street, 2nd Floor, Box 298, Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0
           Annual Meeting – Friday, July 23, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m. - Port Carling Community Centre

Contact:   Exec. Office ..………………………………. (705) 765-0022
           Fax .…………………………………………. (705) 765-0023
           Website …………………………………….. www.tmlra.on.ca
           Box 336, Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0
           Annual Meeting July 17th, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m., Port Carling Community Centre -
           included as part of the meeting there will be an Environmental Fair

                                   BALA SPORTS CENTRE
                                 1009 MAPLE AVENUE, BALA , ON, P0C 1A0

Contact:       Greig Young, Manager                       Phone ………………….. (705) 762-5390
                                                          Fax ……………………… (705) 762-2022
                                                          E-Mail …….. bala-arena@muskoka.com

Facilities:    One O.M.H.A. regulation size ice surface with protected bleachers, front foyer, heated
               observation room for seniors, snack bar, handicap men’s and ladies’ washrooms and
               six change rooms (with showers)

Description:   Ice surface 180' X 80'
               Comfortably seats 500 people with room to dance

Rentals:       * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
               * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

               Ice rental                                  $ 105.00* per hour
               Non prime time rate                         $ 52.50* per hour
               ( 8:00 am to 4:00 pm – doesn’t include holidays)
               Public skating                              $ 2.00 per session
               Roller skating                              $ 2.00 /session (Skate rental $ 2.00)
               Building rental (non ice season) (per day)
                     Private          $773.00* Snack bar                       $52.00* per day
                     Service Group $515.00* Floor rental for sports groups $46.00* per hour

Events:        Public skating                              Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FREE
Winter                                                     Saturday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. FREE
                                                           Sunday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. $2.00 / person
               Minor Hockey
               Recreational Hockey
               Figure Skating
               Ladies’ Hockey
               Oldtimers Hockey
               Christmas & March Break Hockey

Summer         Roller skating - $2.00 / skate rental      Monday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. $2.00 / person
               (or upon request for private rentals)      Friday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. $2.00 / person
               Roller Hockey                              Sunday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. $2.00 / person

Events:        Bala Antique Show-Summercade               July 2, 3 & 4, 2010
               Cottage Country Craft Show                 July 11, 12, 2009 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
               Annual Terry Fox Run                       September 19, 2010 – 8:00 a.m. - Noon
               Cavalcade of Colour Antique Show           October 2 & 3, 2010
               Bala Cranberry Festival                    October 15, 16 & 17, 2010
               (Juried Craft Market)

Free Skating: Sponsored by the Cranberry Festival         Dec. 18 - 24, 26, 28 - 30, 2010 & Jan. 2, 2011
              Private Family Sponsorship                  Dec. 27, 2010 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
              Bala & District Lions Club                  Dec. 31, 2010 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                                    PORT CARLING ARENA
                          3 BAILEY STREET, UNIT 2, PORT CARLING, ON, P0B 1J0

Contact:       Brian Firth, Manager                         Phone …………………… (705) 765-5725

Facilities:    One O.M.H.A. regulation size ice surface with protected bleachers, front foyer, snack
               bar and handicap men’s & ladies’ washrooms and six change rooms all with showers.

Description:   Ice surface 180' x 80'
               Comfortably seats 500 people with room to dance

Rentals:       * GST is applicable @5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
               * HST will be applicable @13% effective July 1, 2010

               Ice Rental               $ 105.00* per hour
               Non-Prime Time Rate      $ 52.50* per hour

               Building Rental:
               Service Group            $ 515.00* per day for a service group
               Private                  $ 773.00* per day for a private group 1/2 day (Max. 5 hours) -
                                                  50% of rate
               Floor rental for
               sports groups            $ 46.00* per hour
               Snack Bar                $ 52.00* per day
               Public ice skating       $ 2.00 per session
               Ball Hockey              $ 2.00 per session

Winter         Public ice skating                Wednesday                 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FREE
                                                 Saturday                   7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
                                                 Sunday                     1:30 – 3:00 p.m. FREE
               Minor Hockey
               Recreational Hockey
               Figure Skating lessons
               Precision Skating
               Old-timers hockey

Summer         Ball Hockey                       Thursday                      6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Special        Craft Show                        May 21 to 23, 2010
Events:        Muskoka Antique Show              July 23 to 25, 2010


                                                                                                                      COMMUNITY CENTRES
                                   BALA COMMUNITY CENTRE
                          P.O. BOX 190, 1008 MAPLE AVENUE, BALA, ON, P0C 1A0
                                         Hall Board Liaison: Mary Grady


Contacts:            Wally Henderson Rental Agent……………………………….. (705) 762-5366
                     Community Centre Phone…………………………………….. (705) 762-1086
Facilities:          Air Conditioned
                     Multi-purpose hall (with handicapped access)
                     Men’s and ladies’ washrooms
                     Modern kitchen well equipped includes commercial dishwasher & stove
                     Bar area (with large coolers)            Stage
                     Chairs and tables for 200                Newly renovated public library
                     Children's playground (fenced area)      Parking lot
Description:         Building size 100' X 36'
                     Main room 80' X 36' (with folding door divider)
                     Seats 200 people, including dance space
                     All rooms on same floor (main, kitchen, library and washrooms)
Rentals:            Dances, wedding receptions, stags, meetings, recreational programs,
                    Family parties, potluck dinners and showers.
                    A minimum $50.00 deposit is required for all group functions. All rates are
                     Prime Time Rentals
                     i) Friday or Saturday (weddings, dance, with a bar)                              $150.00*
                     ii) Saturday & Sunday (i.e. Craft Show)                                          $200.00*
                     iii) Friday - Sunday inclusive (i.e. Cranberry Festival)                         $250.00*
                     Meetings or Small Party Rentals
                     i) 15 persons and under                                                          $ 10.00*
                     ii) 15-50                                                                        $ 25.00*
                     iii) 50 or over                                                                  $ 50.00*
                    Kitchen Rentals
                    i) Kitchen rental / day                                                           $ 50.00*
                    * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
                    * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010
                   Family Focus                September thru June Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Events:            Boxing Club                 September thru May (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*Times and
                   Lioness Craft Sale          Easter Weekend
dates subject to
change without     Gift and Craft Fair         June 26, 27, 2010 – contact 762-3166 Jane Templeton
notice             Lions Summer Bingo          Mondays - July & August at 7:00 p.m.
                   Ladies’ Aerobics            Monday, Wednesday & Friday - July & August 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
                   Gift and Craft Fair         October 2, 3, 2010 – contact 762-3166 Jane Templeton
                   Bala Cranberry Festival     October 15, 16, 17, 2010
                   Santa Claus Parade          Saturday, November 13, 2010
                   Christmas Bazaar & Tea      Saturday, November 20, 2010
                   Trek to Bethlehem           Saturday, December 4, 2010
                   Walking Club                November thru April
                   Yoga, Zumba                 Thursday Evenings 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

                   FOOT’S BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE
                       1006 BUCKEYE RD, FOOT'S BAY, ON, P0C 1C0
                           Hall Board Liaison: Ron Brent

Contact:       Marilyn Keal ……………………………………………………… (705) 375-1556

Facilities:    Multi-purpose hall with 120 chairs
               Kitchen, Bar
               Washrooms, Fire hall attached

Description:   Hall has a capacity for 129 people

Rentals:       Wendy MacDonald ……………………………………………… (705) 774-6347

Events:        Contact the above noted people

               3951 MUSKOKA RD. 169 - UNIT 3, GLEN ORCHARD, ON, P0B 1J0
                           Hall Board Liaison: Ron Brent

Contact:       Linda Church. ……….………………………………………….... (705) 765-6050

Facilities:    Multi-purpose hall with chairs and tables
               Kitchen with refrigerator two stoves and fully equipped
               Finished basement, Picnic area

Description:   Building Size - 75' X 100'
               Main Hall - 70' X 50' (seats 65 people)

Rentals:       Linda Church……………………………………………………... (705) 765-6050

Events:        Sewing and cooking seminars. Available for social events, teas, etc.

                 1890 GLEN ORCHARD SCHOOLHOUSE
                    1017 WEST WHITES RD, GLEN ORCHARD, ON, P0B 1J0
                                  Liaison: Ron Brent

Contact:       Inez Calvert ..……….……………………………………………. (705) 765-6051
               Sheila Gonneau …………………………………………………. (705) 765-5801

Facilities:     Quaint, unique and newly restored. This hall is suitable for small meetings,
               workshops, art shows, craft shows, antiques shows, flea markets, book sales or
               for small meetings. The building has chemical washroom facilities and is heated.
               There is no running water in the hall.

Rentals:       $ 15.00 * per day * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
               * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

Events:        The Hall is home to monthly meetings of the Glen Orchard Women’s Institute,
               as well as an annual bake sale and flea market.

                                                                                            COMMUNITY CENTRES
                        HEKKLA COMMUNITY CENTRE
                      1448 HEKKLA ROAD, RR#1 ROSSEAU, ON, P0C 1J0
                         Hall Board Liaison: Nancy Thompson


Contact:       Edith Smith, President ………………………………………..                    (705) 732-2210
               Ernie Sainsbury, Treasurer ………………………………….                   (705) 732-4403
               Lynnis Royea, Secretary ……………………………………..                    (705) 732-4403
               Sherry Schade, Rentals ………………………………………                      (705) 732-2210

Facilities:    Multi-purpose hall (old 1 room school house)
               Kitchen – Frig, stove, sink. Men’s and Ladies’ washrooms

Description:   Hall and kitchen - 21' x 34'
               Seating for up to 34 people
               Approximately 34 chairs and 8 tables, Blackboard

Rentals:       * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
               * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

               Sherry Schade…………………………………………………                            (705) 732-2210

               Have your Meetings and / or Workshops at our hall!!
               Cost only $32.10*, Contact Sherry to book the hall

Events:        Santa Claus Parade, Historical Society Meeting, 2nd Monday of the month


                        MILFORD BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE
                          1020 BEAUMARIS ROAD, MILFORD BAY, ON, P0B 1E0
                                 Hall Board Liaison: Liz Denyar


Contact:           Arlene Reimer                                                    (705) 764-1074
                   Dennis McHugh, Caretaker                                         (705) 764-0301

Facilities:        Multi-purpose hall, dance floor, bar-room, stage (LCBO approved)
                   Meeting room, Banquet room downstairs (LCBO approved)
                   Kitchen, Library, All floors have washrooms, showers on main floor
                   Ball diamond, Double paved tennis courts, Playground with equipment

Description:       Main floor - 54' x 100', Seats 333 people upstairs and 125 people downstairs
                   Stage - 12' x 30', Banquet room - seats 125 people
                   Meeting room - seats 25 - 30 people, Kitchen - 26' x 30'
                   Fully accessible with an elevator between floors

Rentals:           * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
                   * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010
                   Entire Hall                           $375.00*
                   Upstairs (with bar)                   $225.00*
                   Banquet room (downstairs)             $125.00*
                   Meeting room                          $ 25.00*
                   Full Kitchen                          $ 75.00*
                   Half Kitchen                          $ 25.00*
                   Downstairs (with Kitchen)             $200.00*

Events:            Badminton, basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball with available equipment
                   Tennis courts, contact Cathy Potts                                 (705) 764-0201
                   Outdoor skating rink with lights - 85' x 50'

                   Community Christmas party, Children's Halloween party


                                                                                                     COMMUNITY CENTRES
                         PENINSULA RECREATION CENTRE
                             1131 JUDDHAVEN ROAD, MINETT, ON, P0B 1G0
                              Hall Board Liaison: David Margesson

Contact:      Helen Gonneau, President                                             (705) 765-3897
              Lynn McBride, Vice President                                         (705) 765-5826
              Paulette Gonneau, Secretary                                          (705) 765-5805

Facilities:   Large hall area for groups up to 170
              Banquet facilities for up to 150
              Meeting room, Air Conditioned

Rentals:      Laurie Campbell                                                      (705) 765-7239

Events:       Lions Yard Sale                        July 2010
              Minett Legion Branch                   First Wednesday of month
              Minettones Choir Group                 Thursday Mornings April to October
              Peninsula Lions Club                   First & Third Tuesday of month 7:00 p.m.
              Peninsula Recreation Meeting           Last Wednesday of month 8:00 p.m.
              Senior’s Club                          Second Monday of the month 1:00 p.m.
              Senior’s Thursday Night Cards          Thursday 7:30 p.m. Sept. To June
              Volunteer Firefighters                 Second & Fourth Monday of the month 7:00 p.m.


                   3 BAILEY STREET, UNIT 1, P.O. BOX 1500, PORT CARLING, ON, P0B 1J0
                                   Hall Board Liaison: Brian Hare


Contact:        Program and Rental Information                                       (705) 765-6377
                Emergencies: Ted Daglis                                              (705) 765-0330
                Perry Bowker                                                         (705) 765-0242
                Website: www.port-carling.on.ca

Description:    Located at the “Hub of the Lakes” in the heart of Port Carling, the Memorial Centre
                provides facilities for Community Culture and Recreation programs, performances,
                meetings, exhibitions, and banquets. The facility includes a cenotaph and other
                commemorations of the sacrifices made by members of the community in wartime.

Facilities:     On the upper level, the Great Hall is the premier performance and banquet facility
                in Muskoka. Featuring soaring ceilings and windowed walls, the room can
                accommodate over 200 for a sit-down meal, and 300 in theatre-style seating. The
                stage is suitable for medium-scale theatrical or musical productions, and is
                equipped with theatrical lighting, and versatile audio system.
                A complete banquet kitchen, outdoor patio, service bar and a spacious, carpeted
                lobby area adjoin the Great Hall. Chairs, tables, dishes, and cutlery are available.
                The lower (street) level multi-purpose room can accommodate up to 150 for
                meetings and workshops, or can be divided into two smaller rooms. A full kitchen,
                washrooms, coat racks, shower, and storage rooms are located nearby. The
                spacious lobby includes a box office and provides an attractive display area.
                The Centre is fully accessible, including an elevator between levels. Parking is
                available for up to 100 cars. The building is a Non-Smoking facility. Visit our web
                site for a complete “virtual tour”.

Programs:       Arts, Home Skills, Fitness, and Children’s programs are regularly offered.
                Regular activities include:
                Lions Club - second and fourth Wednesday of every month
                Bridge Club – Monday evenings
                Family Focus – Friday mornings
                Fitness programs are offered by various organizations
                The latest information can be found on the community bulletin boards.

                     People with a program to offer are encouraged to contact the Centre!
Events:         The Centre is host to many regular events, including the Muskoka Lakes Music
                Festival, Flavours of Muskoka, Lions Club’s Thanksgiving Dinner, Port Carling
                Curling Club’s Lobsterfest, the Port Carling Winter Carnival, and more. Private
                bookings for weddings and anniversaries are popular, especially in the summer.
                Book early!

Rentals:        All or part of the Centre may be engaged for a few hours or full days. Rates are
                available for commercial, private, and community/non-profit events. To arrange a
                booking, phone 765-6377.

                                                                                                        COMMUNITY CENTRES
                           RAYMOND COMMUNITY CENTRE
                             2013 HIGHWAY #141, UTTERSON, ON, P0B 1M0
                             Hall Board Liaison: Nancy Thompson


Contact:           Murray Nutt, President                                              (705) 385-2947

                   Ann Quinton, Treasurer / Rentals                                    (705) 385-3632

Facilities:        Multi-purpose hall with stage and Totally Equipped Kitchen and Bar
                   Downstairs hall - with kitchenette

Description:       Multi-purpose hall - 24' X 60' (seats 90 comfortably for dancing)
                   Suitable for sports
                   Downstairs hall - 24' X 60'- with kitchenette
                   Suitable for baby and wedding showers and meetings

Rentals:           Anne Quinton                                                        (705) 385-3632

                   $80.00* (per group with kitchen)
                   $50.00* (Downstairs rental)
                   * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
                   * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

Events:            Halloween Dance
                   New Year’s Eve celebration
                   Euchre – Biweekly on Thursdays beginning in October
                   Muskoka Family Focus Drop-In - Thursday Mornings September to May
                   Community Games Night Every Monday 7:30 p.m.
                   August Barbecue “Date to be Announced”
                   Shuffleboard – Wednesday Afternoons 1:30 p.m., Fall, Winter and Spring
                   Raymond Men’s Athletic Club

Special Mention:   In 2002 the Raymond Community Centre received a “Built Heritage Award” from
                   the Muskoka Heritage Foundation.


                            TORRANCE COMMUNITY CENTRE
                             1030 TORRANCE ROAD, TORRANCE, ON, P0C 1M0
                                Hall Board Liaison: Dianne Davidson


Contact:             Glen Barnes, Chairman                                    (705) 762-3746

Facilities:          Main hall with chairs and tables
                     Fully equipped kitchen
                     Men’s and Ladies’ washrooms
                     Paved play area for basketball and tennis

Description:         Building 90' x 30'
                     Main room 60 x 30, seats 170 people with dancing room for 75 people

Rentals:             Lise Saumur                                              (705) 765-3156 Ext. 278

                     Call us to book your next event! Dinners, receptions, card games etc. Call for

                     Basic Hall Rental $100.00*
                     * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
                     * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

Events:              Bible Study classes
                     Exercise classes
                     Euchre Games - Every Thursday (year round) - 7:30 p.m.
                     Flea markets
                     Recreational outdoor skating
                     Spaghetti dinners
                     Wedding receptions
                     Junior and Senior Youth Groups
                     Dancercize Class – call 762-2584
                     Yoga – contact Jasmine Arney – 641-0513

           Please check the Centre Notice Board for the dates and time of all upcoming events


                         ULLSWATER COMMUNITY HALL

                                                                                             COMMUNITY CENTRES
                 1503 OLD PARRY SOUND ROAD, ULLSWATER, ON, POB 1M0
                            Hall Board Liaison: Ian Wallace

Contact:      Darlene Poirier, Chair & Hall Bookings                        (705) 769-3830
              Gunta Towsley, Vice Chair and Secretary                       (705) 769-2252

Facilities:   Multi-purpose hall
              Wheelchair accessible

              Upstairs                 Floor Space - 32' x 40'
                                       Fully equipped kitchen - 12' x 16'
                                       Occupancy 99

              Downstairs               Separate meeting room
                                       Games room - pool/snooker & ping pong table
                                       Occupancy 79

Rentals:      $ 65.00 * for hall and kitchen

              * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
              * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

              Anniversary parties and bridal showers
              Christmas Craft Sale - First Saturday in November
              Community functions
              Community pot luck suppers
              Family receptions
              Funeral Teas
              LCBO licensing available
              Music Nights
              Games Night – Wednesday Evenings
              Watt Public School – Emergency Evacuation Centre
              KIST Fitness Group - Keeping in Shape Together – Wednesday mornings
              Exercises – Monday and Thursday Evenings

              We encourage community use of our Hall, youth programs are needed.


                      1074 WALKERS POINT ROAD, WALKERS POINT, ON, P0C 1M0
                               Hall Board Liaison: Patricia Arney

Contact:        Community Centre and Library Phone                                   (705) 687-9965

Facilities:     Auditorium (66’x34’), tables & chairs for 188 persons, raised stage & sound system
                Fully equipped kitchen with two refrigerators, freezer and dishwasher
                Meeting room (20’x30’), tables, chairs, and a 50 person capacity, 32” TV with VCR
                Library with current publications and internet connections
                Two enclosed modern tennis courts
                Playground with approved slide, play unit, and swings
                Large parking area for large functions and wedding receptions
                Large recreational area near completion at the rear for family and outdoor events

Rentals:        Contact: Robert Anderson                                        ....... (705) 687-6688
                Auditorium………………… $90.00* Meeting Room                                        $ 25.00*
                Commercial Kitchen………$30.00* Auditorium & Kitchen                             $120.00*
                Auditorium, Kitchen and meeting room                                          $140.00*

                * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
                * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

Tennis:         Tennis is by annual membership. The courts will be in operation from May, through
                October. The courts will also be open to the public on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.
                to 4:30 p.m.: June thru August
                Membership Rates: Single - $25.00, Double - $40.00, Family - $60.00
                Registration:       Registration Forms will be in the box early May
                Contact: Stacey Church ………………………………………….. (705) 687-2315
                Membership forms can be picked up from the mail box at the Community Centre.
                Instructions are on the forms.

Library Hours: Tuesdays ……….. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    Saturdays …10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
               Thursdays ………. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Summer Only, dates to be posted)

Square Dance: Alternating Friday afternoons with live music. Check the Centre Notice Board for
              exact dates and times.

Major Events:   LAKESIDE SEPTEMBER CLUB Pot Luck Dinner 5:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each
                month from Sept – May. This is a gathering for young persons over 50
                Contact: Robert or Jean                                         (705) 687-6688
                MONDAY MORNING EXERCISE CLUB All ages                           8:45 a.m. – 10:00a.m.
                Contact: Linda Schell                                           (705) 687-6971
                MONDAY BID EUCHRE GROUP starting at 1:00 p.m.                   May thru to Sept
                Contact: Joan or Jack Williamson                                 (705) 687-4590

Special Events: Community Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction                 (T.B.A.)
                Community Christmas Pot Luck Dinner                         December (T.B.A.)

       Please check the Centre Notice Board for the dates and times of all upcoming events

                            WINDERMERE COMMUNITY CENTRE

                                                                                                                   COMMUNITY CENTRES
                            2416 WINDERMERE ROAD, WINDERMERE, ON, P0B 1P0
                                     Hall Board Liaison: Ian Wallace

Contact:              Susan Goltz, Chairperson                                              (705) 769-3605
                      Barbara Dutton, Secretary                                             (705) 769-3338

Facilities:           Multi-purpose hall
                      Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
                      1 refrigerator, 2 stoves, dishes, coffee makers
                      40 upholstered stacking chairs - four 13' X 3’ tables - six 3' X 5' tables –
                      and thirteen 30" square tables
                      Electric heating
                      Parking for 20 cars in winter, 30 plus in summer

Description:          Building size - 1,541 square feet
                      Main floor - 837 square feet    (seats 60 people)
                      Main use is meetings and recreation and small group events

Rentals:              Barbara Dutton                                                        (705) 769-3338

                      $50.00 refundable deposit to cover breakage and ensure cleaning
                      Hall (with kitchen)                                        $50.00*
                      Hall (without kitchen)                                     $40.00*
                      * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
                      * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010

                      Special Rates can be arranged for groups using hall on a regular basis

                      All events serving alcohol require a liquor permit and liability insurance
Events:               Windermere and District Lion’s Club              Second & Fourth Tuesday of the
                      (Watt & Windermere)                              month
                      Windermere Women’s Institute                     Every Third Tuesday
The Windermere Community Centre has been recognized by The Muskoka Heritage Foundation by receiving their “BUILT
HERITAGE AWARD” in 2002. The hall retains the charming atmosphere of the one-room school house that it was.

                                 WINDERMERE VILLAGE HALL
                              2496 WINDERMERE RD, WINDERMERE, ON, P0B 1P0
                                           Liaison: Ian Wallace

Contact:                Margot Snow, Rentals                                                (705) 385-8962

Facilities:             Small quaint hall perfect for workshops, art shows, craft shows, antique shows,
                       flea markets, book sales or for small meetings.
                       The hall is equipped with two washrooms and is heated. The walls are outfitted
                       with slat board, perfect for all types of displays.

Rentals:               $ 15.00 * per day * GST is applicable @ 5% effective Jan. 1 - June 30, 2010
                       * HST will be applicable @ 13% effective July 1, 2010
Events:                The Hall is home to many weekend and weekly shows.


  CORROSIVE      Paints Solvents                                                  TOXIC           REACTIVE
   Batteries           Oils                                                     Pesticides      Pool Chemicals
    Drain           Gasoline                                                    Rat Poison         Ammonia
   Cleaners        BBQ Starter                                                Pharmaceuticals       Bleach
    Oven        Propane Cylinders                                             Cleaning Fluids

                                     2010 SCHEDULE
             Muskoka’s Household Hazardous Waster Program (HHW) now operates year round
                               All dates shown below are for 2010 unless noted
    All HHW Depot Sites are open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. excepting January & March when they open
       from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Muskoka Lakes depot on April 24, 2010 is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

BRACEBRIDGE                           HUNTSVILLE                             MUSKOKA LAKES
LANDFILL SITE                         MADILL CHURCH WORKS                    TRANSFER STATION
Rosewarne Dr. off Taylor Rd.          YARD                                   Eveleigh Rd. off Hwy. #118,
                                      Madill Church Rd. off Hwy. #11 South   South of Port Carling

Tuesdays as listed:                   Wednesdays as listed:                  Thursdays as listed:
May 4          August 3, 17           May 5       August 4, 18               May 13         August 12, 26
June 1         September 7            June 2      September 8                June 10        September 16
July 6, 20     October 5              July 7, 21  October 6                  July 15, 29    October 14

Saturdays:                            Saturdays:                             Saturdays:
July 10, 24, September 11, January    May 15, August 7, October 16,          April 24, June 19, August 21,
29, 2011, March 26, 2011              January 15, 2011, March 12, 2011       October 9, January 22, 2011, March
                                                                             19, 2011

GRAVENHURST                           GEORGIAN BAY                           LAKE OF BAYS
Muskoka Rd. #19 off Hwy. #11 South    0.5 km West on M.R. 48 off Hwy 400,    East of Dwight on Oxtongue Rapid
                                      to Baxter Transfer Rd.                 Park Rd. off Hwy. #60

Tuesdays as listed:                   Wednesdays as listed:                  Thursdays as listed:
May 11         August 10, 24          May 12      August 11, 25              May 6          August 5, 19
June 8         September 14           June 9      September 15               June 3         September 9
July 13, 27    October 12             July 14, 28 October 13                 July 8, 22     October 7

Saturdays:                            Saturdays:                             Saturdays:
May 1, July 31, September 18,         May 8, June 5, July 17, August 14      June 12, July 3, August 28
January 8, 2011, March 5, 2011

      For more information about this program, please contact us at (705) 645-6764 or 1-800-281-3483
          or visit our website at www.muskoka.on.ca or e-mail us at publicworks@muskoka.on.ca


                                                                                                                 WASTE PROGRAM
                                             Collection Days
 TUESDAY                Port Carling, Milford Bay, Hekkla, Windermere, Skeleton Lake Area
 WEDNESDAY             Foot's Bay, Glen Orchard, Minett, Bala, Torrance, Walker's Point

*Summer      –    Recycling and household waste will be picked-up weekly Start of May to end of October
**Winter     –    Recycling will be picked up weekly, household waste will be picked up bi-weekly
                  Start of November to the end of April, For winter schedules and other information, please
                  consult the District of Muskoka Waste & Recycling Collection guide recently mailed to

                                    Waste Transfer Station Hours
                                  Eveleigh Road, Port Carling (705) 765-5955
 Summer Hours*                    Monday - Friday           8:00 a.m. –    6:00 p.m.
 Victoria Day to last Sunday in   Saturday                  9:00 a.m. –    6:00 p.m.
 September                        Sunday                   11:00 a.m. –    8:00 p.m.
 Winter Hours**                 Monday - Friday           8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Balance of the year            Saturday                  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                                Sunday                    noon        – 4:00 p.m.
      NOTE: On Saturday, April 30 , 2011 the Eveleigh Transfer Station will be open until 6:00 p.m.
  Household Hazardous Waste Depot will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and E-Waste disposal
                                   will also be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Eveleigh Transfer Station will be closed at all other times not stated above including the following statutory
        holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday, Easter Sunday

                                              Disposal Fees
 ASPHALT SHINGLE DISPOSAL                                  Subject to tipping fee of $118.00 / tonne

 REFRIGERANT DISPOSAL                                      Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners
                                                           are subject to a disposal fee of $22.00/unit.
                                                           Up to 4 tires/visit (without rims) NO CHARGE
 CONSTRUCTION WASTE – ALL MATERIAL                         Subject to Tipping Fee of $118.00 / tonne
 (This does not include household bagged garbage)

  *   Subject to change without notice
  *   Complete Fee Schedules: Call the Transfer Station Scale House (705) 765-5955 or the
      District Municipality of Muskoka Public Works Office (705) 645-6764 or 1-800-281-3483.
  *   Restrictions: Incoming waste must be separated to allow for disposal in the designated areas or
      containers. Bulk loads that are severely mixed or not easily separated will be rejected. There is a
      10 cu.yd. limit per week for each individual property.
  *   Hazardous Waste: Call the Transfer Station (705) 765-5955 or see page 23 for details.

                   Please direct all inquiries to The District Municipality of Muskoka
                        Public Works Office (705) 645-6764 or 1-800-281-3483
                             or e-mail us at publicworks@muskoka.on.ca

The District Municipality of Muskoka is presently involved in a full-scale recycling program for glass,
newspaper, magazines, catalogues, cans and all plastics. We appreciate your support and co-
operation to reduce the amount of disposal waste being generated within our Municipality.

                            Muskoka’s two-stream Recycling System

      Fibres Only                                                Containers Only
      Mixed Paper                                                Rigid Plastic Bottles
      Office Paper                                               Styrofoam Trays
      Magazines / Catalogues                                     Mixed Plastics
      Flyers                                                     Coloured Glass
      Boxboard                                                   Clear Glass
      Egg Cartons                                                Empty Paint Cans
      Brown Paper Bags                                           Wax Coated Milk & Juice Cartons
      Newspaper                                                  Metal Beverage & Food Cans
      Telephone Books                                            Aluminium Trays * Foil
               Textiles and Clothing (packaged in clear bags without buttons or zippers)
 *Paint cans: Maximum 4 litre size, lid must be off the can, and no liquid paint. Please remember that the
              materials listed above are currently part of your recycling program.
 *Note:        Clear plastic bags can be used at the curb in place of blue boxes, but the recycled material must
               be separated into a fibres bag and a containers bag to allow for curbside sorting of materials.
               Bags placed at the curb unsorted will NOT be collected.

                          Recycling - Eveleigh Waste Transfer Station

  Blue Box Recycling            A recycling depot is available for newspaper, cans, bottles, plastics
                                and magazines.
  Cardboard Recycling           Clean corrugated cardboard will be accepted at the Transfer Station
                                at no charge – please break down.
  Re-use Facility               A material re-use facility has been initiated at the Transfer Station to
                                drop off something reusable or pick up something you need.
  Composting                    To date the Township has distributed over 3000 home composters.
                                Currently there are no composters for sale.

You can purchase Blue Boxes at the Eveleigh Waste Transfer Station at a cost of $7.00 for a 14 gallon
                                box and $9.00 for an18 gallon box

                                                                                                       WASTE PROGRAM
                            ELECTRONICS DIVERSION PROGRAM

The District Municipality of Muskoka is pleased to announce that consumer based electronic
equipment will now be accepted at selected waste depots in 2010. Equipment such as obsolete
computers, printers, scanners, monitors, home electronics including stereos, VCRs, televisions and
telephones will be accepted free of charge from Muskoka residents.

The Electronics Diversion Depot will be open at the sites and on the dates indicated below. Hours of
operation will be between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., except the January 2010 dates, when they open
from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the April* clean up day, which will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

                   Madill Church Works Yard                    May 15, 2010
                   Madill Church Rd. off Hwy #11 South         August 7, 2010
                   Huntsville                                  January 15, 2011
                   Beiers Road Landfill                        May 11, 2010
                   Muskoka Rd. #19 off Hwy #11 South           July 31, 2010
                   Gravenhurst                                 January 8, 2011
                   Baxter Transfer Station                     June 5, 2010
                   M.R. #48 off Hwy 400                        August 14, 2010
                   Georgian Bay                                January 22, 2011
                   Franklin Transfer Station                   June 12, 2010
                   Oxtongue Rapid Park Rd. off Hwy #60         August 28, 2010
                   Dwight (Lake of Bays)                       January 15, 2011
                   Eveleigh Transfer Station                   June 19, 2010
                   Eveleigh Rd. off Hwy. #118 Muskoka          August 21, 2010
                   Lakes                                       January 22, 2011
                                                               April 30, 2011*
                   Rosewarne Landfill                          July 10, 2010
                   Rosewarne Dr. off Taylor Rd.                September 11, 2010
                   Bracebridge                                 January 29, 2011

                                   Please direct all inquiries to the

                               District of Muskoka Public Works Office

                                  (705) 645-6764 or 1-800-281-3483

                                 e-mail: publicworks@muskoka.on.ca

                                 RECREATIONAL TRAILS

                            Discover Muskoka Lakes Trails…
                Trails brochures are available at the Township of Muskoka Lakes Municipal Office,
                      1 Bailey Street, Port Carling or on the website @ www.muskokalakes.ca

The trail consists of a 8 km and a 3 km                                          Bracebridge
loop around the lake and a 7 km trail
through the forest and wetlands.
                                                     Hwy 169
DIRECTIONS: Trail parking off Muskoka        Bala                                       Hwy
Road 169, one km west of Walkers Point                                                  11
Road, between Gravenhurst and Bala.                      Hardy
Hiking trails require good footwear.                     Lake             Walkers
                                                         Parking          Point Rd.
DESCRIPTION:       The trail follows the         North
shoreline, across a wetland and through                                          Gravenhurst
the forest.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate hills, three hour walk around the lake.

HIGHLIGHTS: Trails meander through 1,700 acres of Natural Environment Park to circumnavigate
the pristine 250 acre Hardy Lake.
Enjoy picnics and swimming off sloping million year old rocks.
Discover how nature quickly reclaims its own along the old highway as pioneer vegetation restores
asphalt to meadow.
Explore over-mature hardwood forest with maple, oak, beech and hemlock habitat and a barrens-like
environment with stunted red oak and white pine. Traverse boardwalks to observe thriving wetlands
without damage to flora or fauna. Pickerel weed, bullfrog tadpoles along with many other interesting
birds and plants.
Imagine life in the wild at the 1870s pioneer home foundation, walnut trees and many cultivars from
earlier days.

SUGGESTED USES: Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and canoeing.

                             Marks on                      R ib b o n s
                             Rocks &                          On
                              Trees                         T rees

                                    FOLLOWS THESE TRAILS

                                                                                                              RECREATIONAL TRAILS
(5 km return)

                             Hazlewood Trail                       Huntsville

                                                  Ferndale Rd.

                   Medora Street
                                                   Locks               Hwy
                        Port Carling
                                                  Hwy 118


DIRECTIONS:                 Take Muskoka Road 118 to the heart of Port Carling. Entrance to the trail
                            is on the east side of Morrow Electric on Hazlewood Road.

DESCRIPTION:                The trail uses a short road opening and the rest of the trail is a dirt walking
                            trail through the woods starting at Hazlewood Road and ending at
                            Ferndale Road. Metal signs and paint marks on the trees indicate the trail.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Portions of the trail may be wet.

HIGHLIGHTS:                 This natural packed earth trail features moderate to steep hills with
                            boardwalks over the wettest sections. Highlands composed of mature
                            hardwood forest with sugar maple, beech, yellow birch and oak with
                            pockets of pine and some spectacular granite bluffs. Lowlands offer many
                            small creeks, a great variety of ferns and many species of fungi.
                            Wild flowers abound in spring before the trees leaf out to plunge the forest
                            floor into deep shade. In autumn the very air vibrates with a fall palette of
                            The trail meanders beside a large, active beaver pond well known for its
                            bird life. Note the wood duck boxes and rustic seat.

SUGGESTED USES:             Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, horseback
                            riding, portion is OFSC route in winter.

                                           Marks on                        R ib b o n s
                                           Rocks &                            On
                                            Trees                           T rees

                                                  FOLLOWS THESE TRAILS
(2.5 km loop)

              Port Carling                              Bracebridge
                                      Hwy 118
                                                     Butter & Egg Rd
                                        Wray Rd

                                                                             Hwy 11
                               Trail Parking

                                Milford Bay Rd

                 North                                            Gravenhurst

DIRECTIONS:              Take Muskoka Road 118 to Butter & Egg Rd, or Milford Bay Road.
                         Parking is accessed off Milford Bay Road.

DESCRIPTION:             The trail uses a path through woodlands to gain access to the rock trail.
                         Paint marks on the rock designate the trail location. The lookout offers a
                         panoramic view over the islands of Lake Muskoka.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate hill at trail entrance. Less steep approach from Wray Road off
                     Butter & Egg Road.

HIGHLIGHTS:              The Huckleberry Rock Trail winds through a impressive combination of
                         deciduous forest and open rock with truly magnificent views over Lake
                         Muskoka. “On a clear day you can see forever” is an appropriate saying
                         for this trail.
                         There is something about walking on billion year old rock that typifies
                         Muskoka. Stretches of smooth granite composed of pink feldspar and
                         shiny black mica with veins of quartz are interspersed with mini-wetland
                         catchment basins of black spruce, tamarack and ferns. Blueberry bushes,
                         pink lady slippers, and stately wind swept white pine may be found.
                         Watch for the safety fence for a splendid view down into the famous
                         Milford Bay rock cut.

SUGGESTED USES:          Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, a portion is
                         OFSC route in winter.

                                       Marks on                        R ib b o n s
                                       Rocks &                            On
                                        Trees                           T rees

                                               FOLLOWS THESE TRAILS

                                                                                                          RECREATIONAL TRAILS

                      Skeleton Rd # 1

                                                                         Hwy 11
                                                       Hwy 141


                               North                             Bracebridge

DIRECTIONS:              Take Highway 141 to Skeleton Lake Road 1, about 1/2 km north of the
                         Raymond General Store.

DESCRIPTION:             The trail uses the travelled portion of Skeleton Lake Road 1 and follows
                         the unimproved old right-of-way through the bush to Skeleton Lake Road
                         2. Hills are moderate and the trail surface varies from gravel to earth with
                         some corduroy. Parking is along the roadway. Metal signs and paint mark
                         the trail.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate hills, may be muddy after a rainfall.

HIGHLIGHTS:              Bits of corduroy, logs laid across a road to traverse wet spots, are still
                         visible on this 3.5 km one way trail along a pioneer road.
                         Stroll through a dense hemlock stand, winter home to many deer, and
                         adjacent hardwood forest. Note the riot of undergrowth in open areas and
                         its lack under the heavy canopy ~ light reaching the ground is the main
                         An abandoned hunt camp gives mute testimony to the hunting potential of
                         Muskoka and an important lifestyle for many residents.
                         Detour to visit the gravel pit with its importance to building and maintaining
                         Once at Skeleton Road 2 turn right to walk down to the public dock for a
                         photo op or swim.

SUGGESTED USES:          Hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback
                         riding, a portion is OFSC route in winter.

                                       Marks on                      R ib b o n s
                                       Rocks &                          On
                                        Trees                         T rees

                                             FOLLOWS THESE TRAILS


                        Fish Hatchery Rd
                                                                       Hwy 11
                                            Hwy 141



DIRECTIONS:              Take Highway 141, to Fish Hatchery Road, near Watt Public School.
                         There is ample off road parking.

DESCRIPTION:             The trail is fairly level with a crushed limestone surface and is wheel chair
                         accessible. The park includes picnic tables, barbecues and toilets.


HIGHLIGHTS:              This one-km wheel chair accessible trail leads past informative signs about
                         the former fish hatchery and various habitats.
                         Enjoy a meadow with a great variety of wildflowers, grasses and birds.
                         Wander through a mature deciduous forest, along the river bank and out to
                         view crystal clear Skeleton Lake ~ each with its own flora and fauna.
                         Near the bush edge are fine examples of forest succession ~ the
                         sequence of plant communities turning field to forest.
                         Observe the littoral zone, shore and shallow water with cattails, pickerel
                         weed and a variety of sedges serving as home to frogs, tadpoles, snails,
                         turtles, minnows et al. The pelagial zone, water surface, has submerged or
                         floating aquatic plants such as pond lilies with microscopic phytoplankton ~
                         a basic building block of the food chain.
                         The benthal zone, bottom of the water body is alive with tiny invertebrates
                         from clams to dragon fly nymphs.

SUGGESTED USES:          Walking, snowshoeing.

                                       Marks on                       R ib b o n s
                                       Rocks &                           On
                                        Trees                          T rees

                                              FOLLOWS THESE TRAILS

                                                                                                         RECREATIONAL TRAILS
                                                    Hwy 169          Hwy 11
                     Southwood Rd.

                                            North             Gravenhurst

DIRECTIONS:               Take Muskoka Rd 169 to Southwood Road. Follow Southwood Rd seven
                          kilometres to the Torrance Barrens sign.

DESCRIPTION:              The trail is marked with stone cairns paint and metal signs. An interpretive
                          sign is located beyond the parking area. The trail is on exposed bedrock
                          and walkways are located over boggy areas. Rock and wet areas can be
                          very slippery after a rainfall. Some wet areas may require boots.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate hills on Pine Lake Trail. Challenging navigation in areas.

HIGHLIGHTS:               Come walk, observe, then be still to feel the omnipresent spirit of the
                          A striking geological area in Muskoka, this 5,000 acre Conservation
                          Reserve is characterized by low ridges of Precambrian bedrock, separated
                          by wetlands and peat-filled hollows.
                          Board walks enable you to view orchid habitat (white fringed orchid, rose
                          pogonia) on floating fen mats with sun dew and insectivorous pitcher
                          plants ashore.
                          Observe Vesper and savannah sparrows, bobolink, night heron,
                          whippoorwills at al.
                          Rock ridges display a barrens ecosystem with stunted oaks and tufted
                          Try out your creativity making Inukshuks at ‘The Playground”.
                          The illusive Massasauga rattlesnake or five-lined skink may be found
                          throughout the Barrens.
                          Amateur astronomers frequent the Barrens for its dark sky quality. Night or
                          day the Torrance Barrens are a great spot to visit.

SUGGESTED USES:           Hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a portion is
                          OFSC route in winter and stargazing.

                                        Marks on                       R ib b o n s
                                        Rocks &                           On
                                         Trees                          T rees

                                               FOLLOWS THESE TRAILS


                                                   PUBLIC                             PLAY
                   LOCATION              PARK                    TABLES       TO               OTHER
                                                  WASHROOM                           GROUND
              Bala Falls
BALA                                       X                        X
              3111 M.R. #169

              Cenotaph Park
                                           X           X            X
              1012 Bala Falls Rd

              Jaspen Park
                                           X           X            X            X     X       Pavilion
              1005 Pine Ridge Rd

              Windsor Park
                                           X           X            X
              3040 M.R. #169
                                                                                              Soccer field
              Muskoka Lakes
              Sports Park                  X           X            X                  X
              3224 M.R. #169
              Baycliffe Park
MILFORD BAY                                X           X            X            X
              1148 Milford Bay Rd

              Valley Green Beach
                                           X           X            X            X
              2605 M.R. #118

PORT          Archdekin Park
                                           X                        X            X
CARLING       24 Harris Street
              Hanna Park
                                           X           X            X            X     X        Volley/
              40 Bailey Street
                                                                                              Basket Ball
              Indian Crescent Park
                                           X           X            X            X
              28 Indian Crescent

PORT          Port Sandfield Park
                                           X           X            X
SANDFIELD     1306 Peninsula Rd
              Sunset Park
TORRANCE      1031 Queens Walk             X           X            X            X     X
              Torrance Ball Field                                                                Ball
              2667 M.R. Hwy #169                                                               Diamond
              Skeleton Lake Park
ULLSWATER     1167 Skeleton Lake           X           X            X            X
              Rd. #5
              Fish Hatchery Park
              1111 Fish Hatchery           X           X            X
              Dee Bank Park
              1026 North Shore Rd
                                           X                        X

              Windermere Park
              2510 Windermere Rd
WINDERMERE                                 X           X            X            X

              Four Mile Pt. Park
              1230 Rosseau Rd #3
                                           X           X            X            X

                                 NOTE: Lifeguards do NOT patrol swimming areas

                                    SWIMMING LESSONS

                                                                                                  SWIMMING LESSONS
                               Join our qualified instructors and sign up for
                                     swimming lessons this summer!

Registration: Please register in one of the following ways.

                Phone: 705-765-3156      Monday to Friday
                Ext 278                  8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                Mail                     Township of Muskoka Lakes,1 Bailey St.,
                                         P.O. Box 129, Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0
                E-Mail                   lsaumur@muskokalakes.ca
                In Person                Monday to Friday
                                         8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                OR at the                Saturday, June 26, 2010
                Township of Muskoka      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
                Lakes, Municipal
                Office, Council          Saturday, July 24, 2010
                Chambers                 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
              NOTE: Registration is not confirmed till full payment is received. To prevent
                    disruption of classes registrations will not be taken by instructors at the

               Session I   June 28, 2010 to July 22, 2010
                           NO LESSONS CANADA DAY (Thursday, July 1, 2010)
                Session II July 26, 2010 to August 19, 2010
                           NO LESSONS CIVIC HOLIDAY (Monday, August 2, 2010)

Cost:         $ 60.00 per child per session (18 Lessons)
              $150.00 for 3 or more children (18 Lessons)

NEW:          1/2 Sessions (9 Lessons)

               Session A                      June 28 – July 9
               Session B                      July 12 – July 22
               Session C                      July 26 – August 6
               Session D                      August 9 – August 19

              $ 45.00 per child per session (9 Lessons)
              $117.50 for 3 or more children per session (9 Lessons)

  Leadership Courses to be offered pending sufficient registration. Schedule & location to be
                              determined pending registration

   BALA                         Jaspen Park                       Afternoon Lessons
   MILFORD BAY                  Baycliffe Park                    Afternoon Lessons
   PORT CARLING                 Hanna Park                        Morning/Afternoon Lessons
   WALKER'S POINT               Walker's Point Beach              Morning Lessons
   WINDERMERE                   Windermere Beach                  Morning Lessons

              NOTE - Swimming beaches are NOT patrolled by Lifeguards

                                   PORT CARLING LOCKS

                                  HOURS OF OPERATION 2010
Schedule B
               DATE                       DAYS               LARGE LOCK                 SMALL LOCK***
Prior to First Monday in May                                    CLOSED                    CLOSED
First Monday in May*             Monday to Friday        7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.           CLOSED

Until Sunday Prior to Second

Monday in June                   Saturday & Sunday       8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.             CLOSED
                                 Monday to Thursday      7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

                                 Friday                  7:00 a.m. to Midnight
Second Monday In June Until
Labour Day                                                                           8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

                                 Saturday                8:00 a.m. to Midnight
                                 Sunday                  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
                                 Monday to Friday         7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday After Labour Day Until                                                              CLOSED
                                 Saturday to Sunday**    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
After Last Friday of November
                                                                CLOSED                      CLOSED
* Weather Permitting
**Large lock open until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday until Thanksgiving
***For 2010, lock will be operational only when staff present.

LARGE LOCK:        Operation of the large lock and lift bridge outside of normal hours of operation will
                   be by appointment only. After Labour Day weekend, operations will be subject to
                   weather and/or water conditions. The large lock will be closed prior to first Monday
                   of May and after last Friday of November. All appointments must be booked at
                   least 24 hours in advance. Also the Large Lock will be closed for a few weeks
                   sometime after Thanksgiving (date to be determined) to accommodate the dry
                   docking of the Lady Muskoka.

SMALL LOCK:        The small lock will be available for the public to operate outside of normal operating
                   hours at no charge. After Labour Day weekend, operation will be subject to
                   weather and/or water conditions. The small lock will be closed prior to first Monday
                   of May and after the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.

                      PORT CARLING LOCKS - 2010 FEES

Schedule A                                                         One Way            Yearly Pass
Vessels capable of using the Small Locks (Lifting of Bridge not required)
 1   One (1) recreational boat capable of using small locks  $        6.00 $                  85.00
     whether small locks or large locks are used
 2   Two way passage for vessels described in (1) above     $        10.00              N/A
     (return trip passage fee)
3    Small Commercial Boats (Barges, etc.) capable of using $            25.00 $          300.00
     small locks whether small locks or large locks are used
4    One (1) package of 10 one-way passages for vessels        $          45.00
     described in (1) above

Large Locks
5 a. Large Commercial/Recreational Boats (without lift         $         95.00 $          900.00
  b. Outside normal operating hours                            $        145.00               N/A
6 a. Large Commercial/Recreational Boats (with lift bridge)    $        120.00 $         1,250.00

  b. Outside normal operating hours                            $        170.00                 N/A
7    Where operation of the large locks is requested by        $         75.00                 N/A
     Yearly Pass holders outside of normal operating hours
     as set forth in Schedule “A”

                                                                   Per Day             Per Month
8    Dock facilities: Berthage fees for pleasure craft or      Or part thereof $85.00 per
     commercial vessels of any kind are either of:             after 3 hours:  metre of length
                                                               $3.00 per metre
9    Overnight Berthage fees for Tour Boats – per night        $        100.00                 N/A

NOTE:     1)      A yearly pass is for normal hours of operation only.
          2)      Fees are collected for berthage from the first Monday of May to the last Friday in


1    Where operation of swing bridge is requested - per opening                   $      100.00

                                   MARINE INFORMATION
                                   Jack McIrvine (Past Commander)          (705) 646-0763
Power Squadron
                                   Hank Smith (Commander)                  (705) 687-3892
Fisheries and Oceans -
                                   Parry Sound, Ontario                    (705) 746-2196
Coast Guard
                                   Services Canada, 2 Floor, 98
Boat License
                                   Manitoba St., Bracebridge, ON           (705) 645-2204
& Registration
                                   (above Canada Post Office)
Lock Operating Hours               See Port Carling Locks                  Page 35

Emergency (Dispatch)               O.P.P. Marine Unit                      1-800-461-4455

  1712 Acton Island Road, Acton Island                       Docks & Parking

  1295 Innisfree Road, Acton Island                          Docks

  40 Bailey Street, Port Carling                             Docks, Launching Ramp & Parking

  1018 Gordon Street, Bala Bay Docks                         Docks

  1148 Milford Bay Road, Baycliffe Park                      Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking

  1216 Beaumaris Road, Beaumaris                             Docks

  1071 Beaumaris Road, Breezy Pines, Milford Bay             Access to Water

  1541 Butter & Egg Road, Milford Bay                        Lake Access

  1061 Weismiller Street, Bala                               Docks, Launching Ramp & Parking

  62 Harris Street, Port Carling                             Dock

  1008 Church Dock Road, Milford Bay                         Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking

  1031 Queen’s Walk Road, Torrance                           Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking

  21 West Street, Port Carling                               Dock & Launching Ramp

  1152 Whiteside Road                                        Dock

  1062 Whiting’s Road, Torrance                              Dock & Ramp
  1026 Appian Way, Glen Orchard                              Dock & Launching Ramp

  1264 Carlingford Road, Unit 5, Minett                      Dock

  1830 Peninsula Road, Unit 3, Minett                        Dock

  1040 McDonald Road, Foot’s Bay                             Dock & Launching Ramp

                                                                                   MUNICIPAL DOCKS
 1021 Birch Ave., Adams Bay, Port Carling        Dock & Launching Ramp

 1033 Dock Road, Brackenrig                      Dock

 1280 Dawson Road / Brackenrig                   Lake Access

 1364 Rosseau Lake Road 2, Gull Rock             Dock

 1007 Maple Leaf Bay Road, Windermere            Dock

 4023 Skeleton Bay, Hwy #141                     Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking

 2510 Windermere Road, Windermere                Dock


 1011 Portage Street, Unit 8, Bala               Dock

 1017 River Street, Bala                         Ramp


 1115A Bert Sims Road, Ullswater                 Dock

 1002 Skeleton Lake Road 3                       Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking

 1254 Skeleton Lake Road 2                       Dock

 1111 Fish Hatchery Road                         Dock , Launching Ramp & Parking


 1184 Shea Road, Ufford                          Dock & Launching Ramp


 2008 Muskoka Road #118 West                     Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking


 1201 Nine Mile Lake Rd                          Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking


 1010 Pickerel Lane, Brackenrig                  Dock, Launching Ramp & Parking
 2871 Muskoka Road #169, Unit 3, Bala            Dock & Launching Ramp



Trinity St. Alban’s           Year round 9:30 a.m. service           Rev. David Hardie
Bala                          5th Sunday of each month is morning    746-5318 762-5944
                              prayer @ 9:30 a.m.                     Rev. Margaret Johnston
The Parish of Muskoka Lakes
Christ Church                 May long weekend to
Gregory, Minett               Thanksgiving 9:30 a.m. service
St. James' Anglican           Year round, 9:30 a.m. service
Port Carling
St. Mark' s                   September – June
Milford Bay                   11:15 a.m. service
                                                                     Canon Rudy van der Hiel
St. John’s                    June - September                       765-1963
Beaumaris Island              11:15 a.m. service
St. James' Anglican           The second Sunday in July & August @
Mortimer's Point              11:30 a.m.
                              Thanksgiving Sunday @ 2:00 p.m.
St. George Anglican           One service annually - Civic Holiday
Port Sandfield                weekend * Call for dates and times
The Parish of St. Stephen’s
Christ Church                 Year round 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.    Rev. Peter Hill
Windermere                    service                                769-3496
St. Thomas Church             May until Thanksgiving                 Rev. Peter Simmons
Ullswater                     9:00 a.m. service                      732-4830

                                CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES

First Muskoka                 Year round 10:00 a.m. service          Rev. Gordon Rutherford
Congregational Christian      May-September 4th Sunday of the        765-7180
Church                        month is an outdoor service            www.muskoka.com/firstccc
Glen Orchard, Muskoka Rd.     *weather permitting*                   Email: firstccc@muskoka.com

                                  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES

Zion Presbyterian             Year round 9:30 a.m. service           Rev. Steven Smith
Torrance                                                             765-3797
Knox Presbyterian             Year round 11:15 a.m. service          Rev. Steven Smith
Port Carling                  Bible Study Thursdays 2:00 p.m.        765-3797

                                ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES

St. Anne's                    Saturdays 5:00 p.m. Year round         Father Martin Dalida
Fenn’s Point                  Sundays 9:00 a.m. Summer               375-2478
1150 Whiteside Road
                              Year round Saturdays 4:00 p.m.         Father Bill Moloney
St. John's the Baptist
                              Victoria Day Sunday to Thanksgiving    645-2294
                              Sunday 9:00 a.m.                       Email: frbill@stjoesparish.ca

                           COMMUNITY CHURCHES (non-denominational)

Glenwood Chapel                  Sept to June 9:30 a.m. Sunday school       Rev. Ian Curr
Muskoka Road 118                 service and 10:30 service                  765-7128
Glen Orchard                     July and Aug 9:30 & 10:30 service          Email: Glenwood@vianet.ca
Lakeside Church                  Year Round                                 Rev. Rob Knighton 646-0352
Barlochan Rd.                    Sunday Services 10:00 a.m.                 Mr. Robert Anderson
                                 Youth programs as announced                687-6688
Bannockburn Community            Summer services only                       James Gilmore
Church                           10:30 a.m.                                 762-5050
Bannockburn Road
Kettles Church                   Seasonal                                   Doug Jarrett
Lake Muskoka                                                                765-5627
Lake Joseph                      Seasonal                                   William Smallman
Gregory, Minett                                                             765-3330

                                   UNITED CHURCHES OF CANADA

Bala United Church               Year round                                 Rev. Susan Woods
3115 Muskoka Rd. 169             11:00 a.m. service                         762-0116 645-9266
Foot’s Bay United                July and August                            Rev. Don Powell
1036 United Church Rd            11:15 a.m. service                         375-2662
Port Carling United              Year round                                 Rev. Susan Woods
#1 Armstrong Point Rd            9:30 a.m. service                          765-5596 645-9266
                                                                            Email: bpcunited@muskoka.com
Windermere United                Year round                                 Rev. Karen Menaugh
Windermere                       10:20 a.m. service                         Office 732-2333 Church
                                                                            769-1221 Alternate 732-4529
Utterson United                  Year round                                 Rev. Karen Menaugh
Utterson                         11:45 a.m. service                         Office 732-2333
                                                                            Alternate 732-4529


              **                 Doherty's Cemetery                         1450 Doherty Road
                                 Foot's Bay Cemetery                        1036 United Church Road
                                 Glen Orchard Cemetery                      1017 West Whites Road
                                 Milford Bay Cemetery                       1000 Old Lakeshore Road
              *                  Morinus Cemetery                           1227 Morinus Road
              *                  Port Carling Cemetery                      46 Joseph Street
                                 Torrance Cemetery                          1026 East Bay Road
                                 Ufford Cemetery                            1450 Doherty Road
              **                 Ufford United Cemetery                     1570 Windermere Road
              **                 Ufford Anglican Cemetery                   1520 Windermere Road
                                 Ullswater Cemetery                         1289 Old Parry Sound Road
                                 Ziska Cemetery                             1139 Ziska Road
    *Within the Port Carling and Morinus cemeteries, all lots have been sold; however, burials are still
        carried out in the purchased lots, therefore, the cemeteries cannot be considered closed.
                  **Ufford United, Ufford Anglican and Doherty cemeteries are closed.


        Located on James Bartleman Island Park, next to the locks in the heart of Port Carling
Visit the museum to see our pioneer and marine displays, including an 1875 log cabin, old wooden
boats and early gas engines, and early First Nations artefacts. Learn about Muskoka’s grand old
resorts, the steamships that shuttled people up and down the lakes, and the early cottaging history of
the township. This season’s Featured Exhibit is, “How the Telephone came to Port Carling, and
Muskoka”. It will include a working switchboard and old-style phones to try!

Open May 22 to October 10, 2010
                                         Wednesday to
                  Month                                                 Sunday
        May 22 / June                10 a.m. to 4 p.m.         12 noon to 4 p.m.
        July / August                10 a.m. to 5 p.m.         12 noon to 5 p.m.
        September to October 10      10 a.m. to 4 p.m.         12 noon to 4 p.m.
              Open Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1 and Civic Holiday Monday, August 2, 2010
Programs & Special Events
      Heritage Day PotLuck – Monday, May 3rd, 6 p.m. at the Port Carling Memorial Community
      Opening Day Plant Sale – Saturday, May 22nd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Doors Open – Friday, June 25th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Canada Day Birthday Celebration, with Canadiana Quiz – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Resort Night – Wednesday, August 11, 7 p.m. at the Port Carling Memorial Community Centre
      Artifact or Fiction Fundraiser – Wed., Aug. 18, (After hrs, @ museum)
      Thanksgiving Celebration, Saturday, October 9 – 10 to 4 p.m.
              Note – more events are planned – see our website for updates and details

Children’s Programs
       Summer children’s programs for 5-9 year olds offered daily, (except Sundays) from July 7th to
       August 21st. A variety of children’s activities, (good for a rainy day, too) are also offered
       throughout the season.
              NEW this year -- Family Fun Days each Sunday afternoon during July and August.
Catto Gallery
       Look for art shows/exhibits at the Museum’s own art gallery all season
Lecture Series
      The Lecture series returns this year, with a full roster of speakers.
      Topics include: The Fenien Raids, Canadiana Glassware, Bats, Clevelands House, The Lost
      Airmen Project and more. See our website for details.
  MUSEUM ADMISSION – $2.50 per Adult. $2 per Senior/Student, $8 per Family. Children 5 and
  under FREE. Annual Memberships available. Bus Tours Welcome (please book ahead)
      Our gift shop features a great selection of Muskoka books, postcards, clothing, giftware and
  For More Information
  Muskoka Lakes Museum, 100 Joseph Street, Box 432, Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0
  Phone:     (705) 765-5367
  Email:     mlmchin@msukoka.com
  Website: www.mlmuseum.com

                              MUSKOKA LAKES LIBRARIES
                             Library Board Liaison: Nancy Thompson

Port Carling- Norma & Miller Alloway Muskoka Lakes Library
69 Joseph Street, Box 189, Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0

       Contact:     Librarian: Mrs. Elizabeth Glen
                    Phone                                                                 (705) 765-5650
                                                                                          (705) 765-6477
                    Fax                                                                   (705) 765-0422
       Email:       pclib@muskoka.com
       Website:     www.muskoka.com/library

       Hours:       Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                    Thursday                                     10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                    Saturday                                     10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

     These library hours are subject to change. Please phone your branch for more information.
                          Internet access is available at all library branches

1008 Maple Street

       Contact:     Phone                                                             (705) 762-1086
                    Librarian: Mrs. Mari Carson                      Email:      balib@muskoka.com

                      WINTER                                          SUMMER
      Wednesday        2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.         Monday             5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Saturday        10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        Wednesday          2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
                                                     Saturday          10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Milford Bay
1020 Beaumaris Road

       Contact:     Phone                                                             (705) 764-0283
                    Librarian: Cynthia Michaud                          Email:   mblib@muskoka.com

                      WINTER                                          SUMMER
      Wednesday         6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.        Monday             6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Saturday         10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       Wednesday          6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                     Saturday          10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Walker’s Point
1074 Walkers Point Road
      Contact: Phone                                                                 (705) 687-9965
                Librarian: Randy Thomson                                 Email: wplib@muskoka.com

                      WINTER                                         SUMMER
       Tuesday         6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.      Tuesday               6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
       Saturday       10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Thursday             10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                                                  Saturday             10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

                        GLEN ORCHARD PUBLIC SCHOOL
                                R.R #3, PORT CARLING, ON, P0B 1J0

Contact:         Principal ………………………………………………………… Rob Dennys
                 Head Secretary ………………………………………………… Bonnie Bell

                 Phone ……………………………………… (705) 765-3144 or 1-888-719-9029
                 Fax …………………………………………………….………… (705) 765-5706

Facilities:      Multi-purpose gymnasium auditorium
                 Stage 9.5 m x 6m
                 Lined for basketball, volleyball, badminton
                 Change rooms with showers
                 Seats 400 people

                 15 classrooms (student enrolment approximately 280)
                 One computer lab
                 Library with updated technology
                 Playground with equipment
                 Double soccer field
                 Softball diamond with backstop

Community Use:   Most facilities are available for rent to community organizations through the

                               WATT PUBLIC SCHOOL
                   2794 HWY 141, ULLSWATER, R.R. #1, UTTERSON, ON, P0B 1M0

Contact:         Principal ………………………………………………….………..                         Ken Waddell
                 Head Secretary …………………………………………………..                        Cheryl Evans

                 Phone ………….…………………………………………………..                            (705) 769-3643
                 Fax …………………………………………………………………                               (705) 769-3762

Facilities:      Multi-purpose gymnasium
                 Two softball diamonds and backstops, two soccer fields

Description:     Gymnasium- 36x50- Seats 214 people
                 Stage- 26’x14’
                 Ceiling Height-17’

Events:          Evening Events, e.g. Volleyball, Badminton,
                 Softball, Concerts, Science Fairs, Graduations

Community Use:   Most facilities are available for rent to community organizations through the

                                       CURLING CLUBS

                                                                                                           CURLING CLUBS
Bala Curling Club
P.O. Box 388, 1014 Grey Street, Bala, Ontario, P0C 1A0

Contact:       Pam McDivitt                                                           (705) 762-3298
               Gord Ramey (Junior Curling)                                            (705) 762-3866

Facilities:    Curling Rink                                                           (705) 762-3392
               Meeting room with kitchen and bar

Description:   Curling Rink - 2 sheets of ice, regulation size
               Meeting room seats approximately 35 people

Rentals:       Meeting Room or rink                                                   Call Pam McDivitt

                    Non-members use of rink for a fee when available
                    Rink & Meeting room available for rent from April to October, and in winter when
                    not in use
                    Curling floor area (150’ x 32’) available May 1st to October 10th. Ideal dry storage
                    Winter Season - regular curling - bonspiels - junior curling
                    New members of all ages (7 – 90) encouraged to join the club. Contact any of the
                    above names for more information

Events:         Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed curling and bonspiels from early Nov. to late March.
                Annual Golf Tournament the Sunday following Labour Day.

Port Carling Curling Club
26 Duke Street, Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0

Contact:       Lynn McBride (Junior Curling)                                          (705) 765-5826

               Mr. Byron Coker (Home)                                                 (705) 765-5807

Facilities:    Curling Rink
               Upstairs room with bar facilities
               Downstairs meeting room with kitchen

Description:   Rink - two sheets of ice, regulation size
               Upstairs room seats 40 people
               Downstairs room seats 40 people with fully equipped kitchen

Rentals:       Year-round rental to small groups
               Ideal for small meetings or dinner meetings
               Rental of rink surface also available
               Upstairs and downstairs rooms
               Rates on request from the above person

Events:        December through March - Regular Curling Draws in
               Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed
               Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 Annual Lobster Fest

                                      BOX 418, BALA, ON, P0C 1A0

REGISTRATION: (September) See details in local newspapers

The Bala and Area Figure Skating Club is a long-time member of the community in good standing. Its
objective is to teach children how to skate as well as enjoy it.
Our professional coaching staff provides on ice instruction at the Bala Arena Monday, Tuesday and
Friday evenings from the beginning of November to the end of March. As a non-profit organization,
we rely on a very supportive local business community and many volunteers.

The Bala and Area Figure Skating Club is a proud member and supporter of the Canadian Figure
Skating Association (CFSA) and its programs.

CRANBERRY CAPERS: Our primary fundraiser is a skating competition called “Cranberry Capers”.
This annual event takes place each February drawing hundreds of younger competitive skaters from
all over the province of Ontario and as far away as Quebec! This year The Bala and Area Figure
Skating Club will celebrate the 29th anniversary of Cranberry Capers. This event is a fun filled and
relaxed skating competition that is successfully organized and operated through the efforts of our club
members and corporate sponsorship. Cranberry Capers is a Skate Canada sanctioned event drawing
over 300 skaters.

SKATING CARNIVAL: Near the completion of each skating season (March), our club plays host to
the public by presenting a skating carnival ice show! Each year the theme of the carnival is different
and the costumes are always bright and beautiful! It is our version of Stars-On-Ice where our young
skaters are able to display the skills they have learned on the ice.

Canadian Figure Skating Association (CFSA) Programs Offered:

   •   CANSKATE: A progressive Learn-to-Skate program for those of all ages. Instruction includes
       forward/backward skating, stopping, turning, spinning, jumping and the four basic edges.
       Awards include: Skill progressions Stages 1 - 6, and Fundamental Movements.

   •   CFSA TEST STREAM: An advanced skating program including the three disciplines, Dance,
       Free Style and Skills. Awards include: Preliminary Dance up to Gold Dances, Preliminary
       Free Skate up to Gold Free Skate and skills Level 7 up to 1.


                               BOX 441, PORT CARLING, ON, P0B 1J0

CONTACT:          Laurie Campbell, President ………………………………………… (705) 765-7239
                  Jane Rieger, Registration …………………………………………... (705) 765-3923
                  Marnee Reid, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Adult and
                  Masters Synchronized Skating Team…………………………….. (705) 764-0926
                  EMAIL: skatemuskoka@yahoo.ca

REGISTRATION:     Skating will begin this fall (2010) shortly after Labour Day weekend. Please
                  contact us if you are interested in joining one of our skating programs. Our
                  season runs until March, and ends with our Club Carnival and family award’s
                  banquet. We have excellent, well-qualified club coaches for group and private

SANTA SKATE:      This competition, held annually on the first Saturday of December, is our largest
                  fundraiser for the year. It is a sanctioned event with participants from all around
                  our region and surrounding clubs.

CARNIVAL:         Our season wraps up with a club carnival, in which all skaters participate. The
                  carnival is held in the month of March.

                        The Port Carling Figure Skating Club celebrates its
                        37th season with skaters in the following programs:
CANSKATE:         We offer a $50.00 introductory learn-to-skate program designed for boys and girls
                  to show them how to skate. This year in conjunction with PCMHL we are hoping
                  to offer CanPower Skate’s pre-power program geared to young hockey and
                  ringette skaters focusing on balance skills, forward, backward, stopping, turning
                  and agility skills. The skills learned here enable skaters to continue on to hockey
                  or figure skating.

STREAM:           Dance, Skill and Free Style disciplines including organized test days.

SYNCHRONIZED TEAM:                   Ice Lightning

SYNCHRONIZED TEAMS:                  Vintage Blue
                                     Indigo Blue

    We thank our strong executive, countless volunteers, Lions Club and a supportive business
                        community for the continued success of our club.

                   New skaters are always welcome! Come out and have fun!

                               MUSKOKA LAKES SPORTS

 Port Carling Minor Hockey Association and North Muskoka Minor Hockey are affiliates of the Ontario
                                     Minor Hockey Association.


                                     Division               Ages
                            Pre-Novice                      4-7
                            Novice                             8
                            Atom                            9 - 10
                            Pee Wee                        11 - 12
                            Bantam                         13 - 14
                            Midget                         15 - 17
                            Juvenile                       18 - 20

                             NORTH MUSKOKA MINOR HOCKEY
                                       Bala & Mactier Arenas

Contact:           Nick Savidis, President…………………………………………. (705) 375-5305
                   Brad Cribbie, Secretary………………………………………… (705) 375-5588
                   Terry Clayden, OMHA Rep …………………………………… (705) 375-4567
                   Sonya Conner, Treasurer ……………………………………… (705) 762-0753

Registration:      See your local newspapers for details

                                            P.O. Box 24,
                                   Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0

Contact:           Tom Wray, President                                         (705) 765-5181
                   Ralph Uhde, Treasurer                                       (705) 764-8828
                   Lisa Mitchell, Secretary                                    (705) 764-3175
                   Rob Curlew, OMHA Rep                                        (705) 769-1334

Registration:      See your local newspaper or visit www.portcarlingminorhockey.ca for registration
                   dates in July

                                MUSKOKA LAKES SPORTS


              Members of Ontario Soccer Association - Huronia District

              Our goal is to promote the sport of Soccer, good sportsmanship, health,
              community unity and new friendships

Contact:      Ruth Nishikawa ………………………………………………….….. (705) 762-0622

Coaches:      Certified and Registered

Registration: Open to boys and girls aged 4-18 years old. Soccer season runs from the last week in
              April to the second week in July. (Rep) All Star teams play till August.


              Member of Boxing Ontario and Boxing Canada

Contact:      Lisle Bynoe ………………………………………………………..... (705) 762-5387
              Kerri Morrison ………………………………………………………. (705) 762-0520

Registration: Open to boys and girls, ages 9 to 18. Learn the art of Olympic Style Amateur boxing
              and good sportsmanship for competition through certified and registered coaches.
              Club is open September – May at the Bala Community Centre.

              GIRLS AND BOYS: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Mondays and Wednesdays


              Member of The Ontario Ringette Association – Central Region

Contact:      Greig & Anne Young ………………………………………………. (705) 765-3945
              Jennifer Delaney …………………………………………………… (705) 765-0257

Registration: Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4– 18 years old
              Loaner Equipment available to first 15 registrants

                            Our goal is to promote the sport of ringette
                in Muskoka and to provide a competitive and house league program.

                              MUSKOKA LAKES SPORTS


Contact:           Ruth Nishikawa                                      (705) 762-0622

Details:           Ladies’ and Children’s Softball
                   Port Carling and Torrance Diamonds
                   If you are interested contact Ruth Nishikawa

                                    PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS

Walker’s Point Community Centre -1074 Walkers Point Road               (705) 687-6688
Milford Bay Community Centre–1020 Beaumaris Road                       (705) 764-1074

                                    PUBLIC BALL DIAMONDS

Torrance Ball Diamond –2677 Muskoka Road #169                           (705) 762-0622
Milford Bay Community Centre Ball Diamond –1020 Beaumaris Road          (705) 764-1074
Port Carling Lions Club Ball Diamond –1090 Ferndale Road                (705) 765-6866

                                    PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

Kirrie Glen Golf Club                     Highway 118                  (705) 645-4520
Beaver Run Golf Course                    Bala                         (705) 762-5245
Clevelands House Golf Course              Minett                       (705) 765-3278
Diamond In The Ruff                       Raymond                      (705) 385-2222
Milford Manor Golf Course                 Milford Bay                  (705) 646-1820
Muskoka Woodlands Golf Course             Foots Bay                    (705) 375-1026
The Rock                                  Minett                       (705) 765-7625
Windermere Golf & Country Club            Windermere                   (705) 769-3381

                                       SNOWMOBILE CLUBS

Muskoka Snowmobile Region                                              (705) 645-3123
      Box 987, 1 Robert Dollar Drive                              Fax: (705) 645-3451
      Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1V2

Trail Permits                                                          1 800 328-7245

                                         LIONS CLUBS

                                                                                                           LIONS CLUBS
                                   BALA DISTRICT LIONS CLUB
Contact:   Steve Burdick, President………………………………………………. (705) 762-0315
July-Aug: Summer Bingo held at the Bala Community Centre every Monday night from June 28,
          2010 until August 30, 2010. Starting at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Jackpot $1,000.
Oct 16:    Come out and enjoy our “Food and Entertainment Pavilion” in Jaspen Park Hwy 38 during
           the Cranberry Festival, Saturday, October 16, 2010.

                                     PENINSULA LIONS CLUB
Contact:   Denis Jean-Marie ………………………………………………………. (705) 765-3835
June 19:   Car Wash at Crowder Construction. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 10:   Garage and Bake Sale, Peninsula Recreation Centre, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
July 31:   Car Wash at Crowder Construction. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Aug 14:    Car Wash at Crowder Construction. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TBA:       Car Wash at Crowder Construction. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

                                   PORT CARLING LIONS CLUB
Contact:   Dave Hewitt ……………………………………………………………… (705) 765-6092
           Herwig Schroth, Membership …………………………………………. (705) 765-7394
           The Club gathers at 6:00 P.M. for a social time, followed by dinner and business meeting
           at 6:30 (except summer). We are welcoming new members to help support our charitable
           projects. This year, we are working to establish a Senior’s Residence in Port Carling, and
           are able to provide tax receipts for significant donations.
Sept 13:   Mayor’s Golf Tournament in support of Senior’s Residence project
Sept 26:   (Date tentative) Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country
           Club. Shotgun start 1:00 P.M. Hole sponsorships are available.
Oct 9:     Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner at the Port Carling Community Centre. Doors open at
           5:00 P.M.
2011:      February 4, 5, 6: Port Carling’s 43rd Annual Winterfest is coordinated by the Lions Club. Fun
           for the whole family. Details at www.portcarlingwinterfest.ca .

                              WINDERMERE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB
Contact:   John Dutton ……………………………………………………………… (705) 769-3338
April 17,18: Pancake Social- Held at Bill Veitch's sugar bush on Doherty Road about 1 km south of
            Muskoka Road #4, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
July 21:   Family Fun Day-Held at the Windermere waterfront park and beach area. WI Bake Sale,
           fun & games for all ages of children from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Evening program to
           11:00 p.m., fireworks, pipe & country bands
Sept 25:   Community Benefit Golf Tournament –Windermere Golf & Country Club
March 5:   Turkey Supper-Held at the Raymond Community Centre between 4:00 p.m. & 7:00
April 16,17: Pancake Social-Held at Bill Veitch's sugar bush on Doherty Rd. about one km south of
             Muskoka Rd. 4 between 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

                           BALA ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
                                            BRANCH 424

Contact:          Pam Davidson (President) or Ursula Babcock (Bar Steward) @ 705-762-3913

Bid Euchre:       Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m.

Mixed Darts:      Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. - Sept. to May

Sunday Buffet:    9:00 a.m. to NOON, Call Branch for dates

Friday Dinners& Meat Draws: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call the Branch for dates

                                            2010 EVENTS

February:         Last Weekend in February “Annual Chili Cook-off”

March:            Annual Snow-Pitch Horseshoes

May 9:            Mother’s Day Brunch – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

May 30:           Spring Open Golf Tournament. Call the Branch for details

June 13:          Goose & Gander Dart Tournament. Call the Branch for details

July 5:           Summer Open Horse Shoe Tournament. Call the Branch for details

July 26:          Canadian Classic Car Club Luncheon & Show – 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

August 15:        Open Horseshoe Tournament. Call the Branch for details

August 29:        “Cruiz In For Veterans” Classic Car Show. Call Branch for details

Sept 25:          Annual Family Fun Day

October           Cranberry Festival - Pancake Breakfasts, Sausage & Beer Tent, Bracebridge
15, 16, 17:       Legion Pipes & Drums and MUCH MUCH MORE!!!

November 11:      Remembrance Day Ceremonies - Bala Cenotaph

November 27:      Annual Seniors Dinner

December 5:       Gander Men’s Dart Tournament

December 11:      Annual Turkey Spin

December 16:      Annual Big Deer Contest

December 23:      Annual Christmas Social – 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Everyone Welcome

January 1, 2011: Past Presidents New Year’s Day Levee – Everyone Welcome to attend!!


                                            BRANCH 529

Contact:            ……………………………………………………………………..... (705) 765-5302

Ladies Darts:       October to April - Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.                     Admission $1.50

Friday Supper:      Fish & Chips / Burgers 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
                    Sausage on a bun / hot dogs

Sunday Breakfast
Buffet:             9:00 a.m. to noon, Special Eggs Benedict $2.00
                    Cost $8.00 per adult and $2.00 per child

Community Pot
Luck Supper:        Last Saturday of each month. Everyone Welcome

Euchre:             Second Thursday of each month. Admission $5.00 includes refreshments.

                    The Legion's air-conditioned facilities include a pool table, dartboards and

                                       2010 COMING EVENTS

August 14:          Giant Flea Market at the Legion - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                    To book a table for $20.00, please call (705) 765-5302
                    Proceeds go to the Student Bursary Fund

November 11:        Remembrance Day Parade and Service
                    Form at the Branch at 10:30 a.m., march to Cenotaph for 11:00 a.m. service.
                    Back to the Legion where lunch will be served. All members, guests and the
                    public are welcome

December 4:         Christmas Dinner & Dance
                    Social Hour 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.
                    Members, guests and the public are welcome

December 11:        Children’s Christmas Party – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
                    Admission is free. All children are welcome to attend
                    Santa will arrive @ 12:30 p.m.

Winterfest first week of February. Legion provides barbeques, bake sale, chilli cook off and supports
the Polar Bear Dip as a fundraiser.

                                         ROTARY CLUB

Rotary Club of Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes
                   Meet every Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. at the Old Station Restaurant in Bracebridge

                                        FAMILY GROUPS

126 Kimberley Ave., Box 1252, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1V4

“To enrich the lives of children by finding and supporting positive role models while encouraging fun
and friendship.”

We are a non-profit volunteer organization committed to providing a compatible one to one
relationships for boys and girls ages 6 to 16 in Muskoka.

                          FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (705) 644-9914
                                Or E-Mail to bbbs@muskoka.com

20 Entrance Drive, Bracebridge ON, P1L-2A8

                                           “We care for kids”
                                ONTARIO EARLY YEARS PROGRAMS

Contact                                                                                 (705) 645-3027
                                                                                      1 (800) 461-7404

Muskoka Family Focus and Children’s Place operates three Early Years Programs in the Township of
Muskoka Lakes. Moms, Dads & caregivers, with young children, are welcome to drop by, meet and
socialize with others while watching their children enjoy toys and activities. While your child plays with
new friends, you can share parenting strategies with other parents. A trained facilitator is on hand to
set up special activities for both parents and children aged 0-6. Parenting and child development
resources are available for parents to borrow.

Ontario Early Years Programs are open to everyone and no registration is needed. Come and go as
you please. It’s free!

These programs close for the summer as of June 18, 2010 and re-open September 6, 2010. We also
offer regular free parenting programs. Please call or check our website at
www.muskokafamilyfocus.com for further details.

   Raymond Community Centre               Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
   Bala Community Centre                  Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - noon
   Port Carling Memorial Community Centre Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

                            BALA CRANBERRY FESTIVAL

                                                                                                      COMMUNITY EVENTS
                                 26TH ANNIVERSARY
                  OCTOBER 15, 16, 17, 2010
                Stroll through the booths on Maple Street and at the Marketplace

             Browse the treasures in the Arena at the Arts and Craft Market (Juried)

  Check out the crafts and skills of our people at the Country Bazaar in the Community Centre

 Take a tour out to the Cranberry Marshes at Iroquis Cranberry Growers, Johnstons and Wahta.

Sample the wide variety of foods offered throughout the town at the churches, the Lion’s Pavillion,
                                 the Legion and at the Markets

A passport Button gets you into the Festival, all the venues, on the buses and out to the Marshes
                     Proceeds from button sales go to Community Groups

                       Adults $6 – Age 7 to 12 $3 – Age 6 and under free

                              For Festival Information contact:
                                 Bala Cranberry Festival Inc.
                               Box 72, Bala, Ontario, P0C 1A0
                           Phone - 705-762-1564 Fax - 705-762-2172

                           BALA’S TREK TO BETHLEHEM

    Contact: Linda Trotter ………………………………………………………… (705) 762-0361

          Be part of the transformation of Bala when a re-enactment of the first journey
                                to Bethlehem takes place outdoors.

                     Experience this Biblical story in a unique Muskoka way.

                 This is an event for all ages and groups are welcome to attend.
                          Reserve your first weekend in December NOW!

                                   Saturday December 4, 2010
                                      Starting at 5:30 p.m.

                                 COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM

Contact:       Peter Hemming                                                        … (705) 762-3099

Bala Communities in Bloom is a motivated group of volunteers who give their time and energy to
ensure our town is an attractive and wonderful place to visit and live. It is our goal to engage our
visitors and newcomers to the town, so that they will return to a community which provides warmth
and beauty.
Our Heritage Walking Tour, and the beauty of our parks, gardens, flower boxes and baskets, set the
stage for that.
Since our beginning, Communities in Bloom has planned to develop new gardens, to plant new trees,
and to decorate our town with flower planters, hanging baskets, barrels and flower boxes. Each year
we increase the number of floral displays, and consistently upgrade our gardens to enhance their
In 2006, we planted sod and trees in Diver’s Point Park, now renamed Legris Park to honour our
founding members Marg and Garth Legris. In 2008, we designed and planted the new raised gardens
in front of the LCBO.
This year, we will upgrade the flower planters outside the grocery store, as well as install more new
boxes on the bridge, each one carrying a dedicated plaque.
As a result of the efforts of our volunteers, Bala has been recognized as a leader in the Communities
in Bloom competitions held each year, consistently winning the ‘5 bloom’ rating for aspects of our
town’s endeavours.
In 2010, the 4th annual Bala Communities in Bloom Cottage and Home Tour will be held on July 24th.
We anticipate another outstanding tour.

Port Carling
Contact:       Dianne Darragh……………………………………………………………… (705) 765-0593

Communities in Bloom is a group of committed citizen volunteers who believe that an attractive and
well-kept environment of gardens, parks, trees, and public spaces enhance the quality of life in our
village, for permanent and seasonal residents, visitors, and business people alike. Our goal is to
enhance our enjoyment of Port Carling, and its appeal as a tourist destination, for years to come. We
engage and motivate individuals, businesses, and governments to make it happen.
Our projects have included gardens and flower barrels around the village, flower boxes on the bridge,
and over 5,000 daffodils planted in various locations. Supporting projects included specially-designed
trash and recycling containers, clean-up days, and winter lights on the churches. In 2007, our major
project was the creation of the viewing garden around the flagpole at the Locks, and in 2009 we
engaged the local business community to enhance their floral displays. A new group called the Goofy
Gardeners has been formed to maintain our gardens.
We were delighted that these efforts have won wide recognition for Port Carling over the years. In the
annual Communities in Bloom competitions, we have received the top “5 Blooms” rating six times and
have won the National Championship (villages under 1,000 people) twice, in 2002 and 2008.
This year we are planning on putting up banners on the new lamp posts from the Bank of Nova Scotia
to the bridge in Port Carling. The banners will display one of our prominent local artists and represent
the spirit of our village.

                                                Planting Day
                            About June 1st, 2010 - everyone is encouraged to help


                                                                                             MUSIC FESTIVAL
                        P.O. BOX 172, PORT CARLING, ON, P0B 1J0

   (705) 765-1048                                                 SUMMER 2010

Slide Into Summer ……………………………………………………...                             May 28 – July 1

Kaleidoscope Children's Festival                                      June 26 & 27
Performances and hands-on workshops with professional artists

Flavours of Muskoka                                                   June 29
A culinary extravaganza with over 20 of Muskoka's finest chefs

Canada Day Celebrations ……………………………………………..                           July 1
Toronto All Star Big Band, Fireworks, High Tea and Birthday Cake

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp:                   Camp I               July 19 - 23
                                                 Camp II              July 26 - 30

       Call 705-765-1048 or go to www.kaleidoscopeartsined.ca for details

                VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT www.artsinmuskoka.com

               Come and experience the Muskoka Lakes Music Festival

    Enriching the cultural fabric of Muskoka by providing leadership in arts education and
                                  quality musical entertainment

                                       MAYOR'S EVENTS

Mayor’s Golf Tournament

                             MAYOR’S TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT

                                  PORT CARLING LIONS CLUB

                                       Join Mayor Karen Ellis
                                   On Monday, September 13, 2010
                                      At the Lake Joseph Club

                              For the 13th Annual Mayor’s Golf Classic

The Port Carling Lions Club will be the beneficiary of the Mayor’s Golf Classic, to be held September
13th, 2010. Once again, Clublink Corporation has offered the Lake Joseph Club facilities in Port
Sandfield for the charity event.

The Port Carling Lions Club is a not-for-profit organization, one of over 45,000 Lions Clubs worldwide.
Its motto is “We Serve”, which it achieves through hands-on volunteer work as well as donations to
people and organizations in the community. Since its founding in Port Carling in 1945, the Lions have
raised and donated several hundreds of thousands of dollars to: youth sports and education;
community needs such as the hospitals; families in need; children’s summer camps in Muskoka that
serve a variety of medical needs; local vision programs; and relief of worldwide crises such as the
Haitian earthquake. The Lions also provide community facilities such as Lions Park on Ferndale Road.

This year, proceeds from the Mayor’s Golf Classic will be directed to the Lions latest project: the Port
Carling Seniors’ Residence. This facility will allow seniors who no longer can meet the challenge of
keeping a house to remain in the Muskoka they love, in a life-lease residence. Suitable land within the
town is being arranged, and detailed plans are being drawn for the site. Once sufficient start-up funds
are raised, construction can begin. To facilitate fundraising, the Lions have created the Port Carling
Lions Foundation, a registered charity which can issue tax receipts.

 “I am pleased to lend support to this worthy project”, says Mayor Karen Ellis. “Muskoka Lakes will
benefit when our valued senior citizens are able to remain as contributing members of a vibrant

Participation and sponsorship is critical to the success of the event. For registration and sponsorship
information, please contact the Organizing Committee chair, Byron Coker, at (705) 765-5807, or
hybycoker@rogers.com, or any member of the Port Carling Lions Club.

             – ANTIQUE BOAT SHOW –

                                                                     BOAT SHOW
   Saturday August 7, 2010
     10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

               PORT CARLING



   For more information please call the MLA office in Port Carling
       (705) 765-5723 or visit our website at www.mla.on.ca







                         2010 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                     (events are in 2010, unless otherwise noted)

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MAY     2-8      Emergency Preparedness Week                                      765-3156
        3        Muskoka Lakes Museum-Heritage Day PotLuck                           41
        9        Bala Legion–Mother’s Day Brunch                                     51
        21       Port Carling Communities in Bloom Tag Day                        765-0593
        22       Bala Communities in Bloom Tag Day                                762-3099
        21-23    Craft Show–Port Carling Arena                                       11
        22       Muskoka Lakes Museum-Plant Sale                                     41
        22       Muskoka Lakes Association-Seedling Day                           765-5723
        28-1     Muskoka Lakes Music Festival–Slide into Summer                      56
        30       Bala Legion-Spring Open Golf Tournament                             51
JUNE    1        Port Carling Communities in Bloom-Planting Day                   765-0593
        9        Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Day                762-5663
        12,13    Spring Art Tour                                                  762-3166
        13       Bala Legion Goose & Gander Dart Tournament                          51
        19       Electronics Diversion Program-Eveleigh Road Transfer Station        26
        19       Peninsula Lions Car Wash                                            50
         25-27   Doors Open Muskoka                                                  41
         26,27   Gift & Craft Fair                                                762-3166
         26,27   Muskoka Lakes Music Festival Kaleidoscope Children’s Festival       56
         28      Opening Day of Bala’s Summer Market                              762-5663
         29      Muskoka Lakes Music Festival-Flavours of Muskoka                    56
         26      Swimming Lesson Registration-10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon                34
JULY    1        Muskoka Lakes Music Festival-Canada Day Celebrations                56
        1        Muskoka Lakes Museum–Canada Day Birthday Celebrations               41
        1        Canada Day Celebration @ Walkers Point Marina                    687-7793
        2-4      Bala Antique Show–Summercade-Bala Arena                              10
        3        Port Carling Curling Club Annual Lobster Festival                   44
        5        Bala Legion-Summer Open Horse Shoe Tournament                        51
        9-11     National Fishing Week
        10       Peninsula Lions Garage & Bake Sale                                  50
        11-12    Cottage Country Craft Show–Bala Arena                               10
        17       Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association–Annual Meeting                       9
        19-23    Muskoka Lakes Music Festival Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp          56
        21       Windermere & District Lions Family Fun Day                          50
        23       MLA Annual General Meeting-Port Carling Community Centre             9
        23-25    Muskoka Antique Show–Port Carling Arena                             11
        24       Bala Communities in Bloom-Garden & Cottage Tour                  762-3099
        24       Swimming Lesson Registration-10:00 – 12:00 noon                    34
        26-30    Muskoka Lakes Music Festival Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp          56
        26       Bala Legion–Canadian Classic Car Club Luncheon and Show             51
        31       Peninsula Lions Car Wash                                            50
        7        Muskoka Lakes Association–Antique Boat Show                         58
        11       Muskoka Lakes Museum-Resort Night                                   41
AUGUST      14      Peninsula Lions Car Wash                                           50

                                                                                                 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
            14      Port Carling Legion Giant Flea Market                              52
            15      Bala Legion–Open Horseshoe Tournament                              51
            18      Muskoka Lakes Museum-Artifact or Fiction                           41
            21      Electronics Diversion Program–Eveleigh Transfer Station            26
            29      Bala Legion-“Cruz In For Veterans” Classic Car Show                51
            TBA     Peninsula Lions Car Wash                                           50
SEPTEMBER   13      Mayor’s Golf Tournament                                           50,57
            19      Annual Terry Fox Run–Bala Arena                                    10
                    Windermere & District Lions Club-Community Benefit Golf
            25                                                                         50
                    Tournament–Windermere Golf & Country Club
            25      Bala Legion-Annual Family Fun Day                                   51
            25,26   Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour                                       635-2093
            26      Port Carling Lions Annual Charity Golf Tournament                   50
OCTOBER     2,3     Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour                                       635-2093
            2,3     Bala Gift & Craft Fair-Bala Community Centre-762-3166               12
            2,3     Calvalcade of Colour Antique Show–Bala Arena                        10
            3-9     Fire Prevention Week                                             765-3156
            9       Muskoka Lakes Museum-Thanksgiving Celebration                       41
            9       Port Carling Lions-Thanksgiving Dinner                              50
            15-17   Bala Cranberry Festival                                        10,12,50&54
NOVEMBER    6       Ullswater Christmas Craft Sale                                      20
            11      Bala Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony                                51
            11      Port Carling Legion Remembrance Day Parade & Service                52
            13      Bala Santa Claus Parade                                             12
            20      Bala Christmas Bazaar & Tea–Bala Community Centre                   12
            26      ML Chamber of Commerce-Tree Lighting & Carol Sing-Bala           762-5663
            27      Bala Legion–Annual Seniors Dinner                                   51
DECEMBER    5       Bala Legion–Gander Men’s Dart Tournament                            51
            4       Port Carling Figure Skating Club Santa Skate                        46
            4       Bala’s Trek to Bethlehem                                          12 & 54
            4       Port Carling Legion-Christmas Dinner & Dance                        52
            11      Port Carling Legion-Children’s Christmas Party                      52
            11      Bala Legion–Annual Turkey Spin                                      51
            16      Bala Legion–Annual Big Deer Contest                                 51
            23      Bala Legion Christmas Social                                        51
            TBA     Walkers Point Community Christmas Pot Luck Dinner                   21
JANUARY     1       Bala Legion New Years Day Levee                                    51
            22      Electronics Diversion Program–Eveleigh Road Transfer Station       26
FEBRUARY    4-6     Port Carling Winterfest–www.portcarlingwinterfest.ca              50,52
MARCH       5       Windermere & District Lions Turkey Supper                          50
APRIL       16,17   Windermere & District Lions Pancake Social                         50
            23      Township of Muskoka Lakes Community Clean-Up Day
            30      Electronics Diversion Program–Eveleigh Road Transfer Station       26

                                  COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
                                     Township of Muskoka Lakes
All concerns should be reported to the Township office, unless they are more appropriately directed to
the OPP. After-hour calls are handled by an answering service. The call-takers will contact the
appropriate staff if immediate action is required.
                              Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
         Township Phone Number (705) 765-3156 ~ OPP Phone Number 1-888-310-1122
ROADS - With an immediate hazard to public safety the road crews will respond immediately.
Examples of road hazards are: fallen trees, road washouts and downed stop signs.

NOISE - Register complaints with the Township office. By-law officers are available to speak with you
during regular business hours.

It is not necessary for a By-law officer to attend each site to carry out enforcement procedures,
although he/she may to verify information. Usually officers will rely on information provided by the
complainant. Investigations will be undertaken to determine if an offence has taken place.

A By-law officer cannot stop people from making noise. He/she can only enforce the by-law.
Compliance may be achieved by:
1. giving verbal or written warnings and providing a copy of Noise By-law 2003-23;
2. issuing a Part 1 ticket in accordance with the Provincial Offences Act (short form wording and set
3. summoning a defendant to Court − usually for second or third offences when seeking larger fines
   and/or Court Orders.

Successful enforcement or prosecution is dependent upon accurate information. The complainant will
be required to provide a written statement that includes the following information:
1. complainant’s name and phone number;
2. legal description of complainant’s property;
3. type of noise heard;
4. time the noise was heard;
5. details regarding the location of the source of the noise and how this was determined;
6. a statement in which the complainant agrees to appear in Court as a witness should charges be
    laid and their testimony is required.

PUBLIC NUISANCE - If you notice people damaging or defacing public property, call the OPP.


DOGS - Complaints about lost/stray dogs are handled during office hours. If a dog demonstrates
behaviour that causes you to fear for your safety, a By-law officer will be dispatched immediately.

PARKING - Complaints are usually handled during office hours. If a vehicle blocks a driveway at any
time, phone the Township of Muskoka Lakes Municipal Office and immediate action will be taken.

STREET LIGHTING - Please call the Township office during business hours.

GARBAGE - Inquiries about garbage pick-up should be directed to the District of Muskoka Public
Works Department (705) 645-6764 or 1-800-281-3483.

EVELEIGH ROAD TRANSFER SITE - If there is no attendant at the Eveleigh Road Transfer Site at
posted hours, please call 1-800-281-3483.
                Township of

            Muskoka Lakes

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