2021 Boat Parade

Submitted by lwrawebmaster on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 14:35

UPDATE, Saturday July 31 11:48 am:

After agonizing deliberations, and seeking input from every weather application on the Internet, it clearly appears that Mother Nature is not going to provide us with weather that would accommodate a dry and safe boat parade this afternoon.    
With that said, we are going to move to our weather day, Tomorrow, Sunday, August 1st, same time ......  weather permitting.   If the weather does not permit, will send out an email on our social media platforms and email on cancellation.
Happier Note: If the Parade does not take place this weekend, we would like to propose Plan C.  
Host the parade on Saturday, September 4th, 2021.  The labour day weekend, same time and schedules.
Thank you for all your enthusiastic participation.
LWRA Parade Marshalls 

Get Ready to Launch your Creative Spirit and join in the 2nd Annual Fun Day Boat Parade.

All size of watercraft welcome, the more the merrier! 

Get the kids, grandparents and your fellow cottage neighbours involved.


Boating Safety and the Criminal Code

Criminal Code of Canada (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

439. (1) Every one who makes fast a vessel or boat to a signal, buoy or other sea-mark that is used for purposes of navigation is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

(2) Every one who wilfully alters, removes or conceals a signal, buoy or other sea-mark that is used for purposes of navigation is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

Navigation Buoys

In 2005, the Association was informed that the yellow balls we had been placing as buoys to mark navigation hazards were not legal. Subsequently, the membership decided at the July 2 2005 meeting that the LWRA would no longer place them to avoid liablility. Since then, anonymous private individuals have taken it upon themselves to place markers at the hazards.

OPP Marine Patrols on Waseosa

The police rarely visit our lakes, but this does not mean we are somehow exempt from the regulations. And 'rarely' does not mean 'never': the OPP launched a small boat on Waseosa last Sunday and stopped several boats (including at least one canoe) to conduct safety checks before the rain started.