Georgian Bay was already a popular lumber and tourist area when the Manitou Association was formed in 1929. Local hotels were well served by steamers from the south, each boasting a long wooden dock for the arrival of guests and supplies. A group of cottages in the Moose Deer Point area built their own private dock on a tiny island that lay within the archipelago of cottages and camps. It became known as Manitou Dock and has served as the gathering point for the fifty or so families that inhabit the area each summer.
It is with profound sadness that we let you know that Bob Bothwell passed away on September 24th in Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs Florida. He was 84 years old.
The Bothwells are a corner stone of the Manitou Association and we will all miss Bob immensely.
Further details will be outlined in an obituary. Wishing peace, comfort, courage and love to the Bothwell family and to all Manitous at this time of loss.
Thank you Ian & Nancy Baines for once again hosting our Manitou Regatta, to all that participated, officiated, attended, and helped make a successful feast and BBQ!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Tupholme/Ellenzweig family for their win!
Our very own Jessica Bromley Bartram and Karen Walsh will be displaying their art along some other local artists. If you are up on the Bay and available please contact Karen (email@example.com) and she can assist putting boat-pools together.
See Events link for AGM & 2023 Regatta (dates & locations)
Thank you Ian & Nancy Baines for hosting our Manitou Regatta 2022, to all that participated, officiated, attended, and helped make a successful feast and BBQ!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Drayton's for their win!
Thank you Zixi for this great video compilation! Check it out!
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This summer Alan Harman and Chris Galberg are doing an open water swim out at the Western Island. We are donating and raising funds to Georgian Bay Forever.
"Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem.
Our mission is to protect, enhance, and restore the aquatic ecosystem of Georgian Bay by funding accredited research on water levels, water quality, and ecosystems; by educating the public and governments on issues regarding the environmental protection, conservation, the safety and preservation of the water and the natural features of the Georgian Bay area of Ontario; and by enhancing the public's appreciation for their environment."
Reminder: Manitou Association needs a new Vice President. This position is not currently filled. Contact Hal Martin or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
GBA Director: GBA often has one volunteer director from each association where possible. Manitou is up to refill a GBA Director position. Contact Jamie Drayton or email@example.com to inquire.
2021_ToA councillor's report July 21Download
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