2017 Impact 32 Expert Auction

It's Saturday, November 4th, at the Lakeview Arts Barn!

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Back by popular demand – the 2016 Expert Auction was not only an entertaining and exciting evening, it was also a significant and welcome fundraiser making over $25,000 to build new permanent docks for Bobcaygeon.

Folks who came last year are still talking about the great party, the excellent prizes donated by local businesses and, of course, the thrill of bidding on unique expert experiences. We're back again this year at the same location, with the same superb canapes and dessert buffet. Lots of last year's finest talent is back too, as well as lots of exciting new experts.

What's an expert auction?

It is a fun spin-off of a typical live auction... the same bidding process, but we're auctioning off people instead of items! That's right, local experts are donating their time and you'll have the chance to bid on them. We'll have an amazing array of silent auction items, and prizes, and games too.

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Who's up for auction?

We have a great line-up of local talent on the auction block again this year. Everything from traditional services like financial, spa, home and vehicle to experiences like a day out in a new boat for you and your friends with an expert captain from Buckeye Marine to take you fishing, touring, swimming, rafting out, locking through – you name it. Or how about a Happy Days adventure with Cap'n Frank?
 

And so much more . . . we'll be releasing news about this year's prestigious experts in the coming weeks.

If giving back to the Bobcaygeon community and supporting local people rank high on your list, this event is for you.

I'm in, where do I get tickets?

Tickets are being sold at My Favourite Things, Darling Insurance, Kawartha Coffee, and LiveWell. Why not make up a table for 10, the more the merrier and you save $5 per ticket.

See more details on our Events page http://www.visitbobcaygeon.com/events/2017/11/4/expert-auction-impact-32

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 


 

What's Open in Bobcaygeon on Labour Day?

september 4, 2017

 

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ALCOHOL

LCBO
Closed

The Beer Store
Closed

ATTRACTIONS

Kawartha Settlers' Village
10 am to 4 pm

BANKS

CIBC
Closed

Bank of Montreal
Closed

DRUGSTORES

Shoppers Drug Mart
9 am to 6 pm

Village Gate PharmaSave
Closed

GOVERNMENT/MUNICIPAL

Canada Post
No collection or delivery

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes - Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities, arenas, and pools
Closed

Bobcaygeon Library
Closed

Fenelon Landfill
Open 9 to 5

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
No Monday collection. Monday's is picked up Tuesday, and collection is pushed back one day rest of the week.

ServiceOntario - Bobcaygeon
Closed

GROCERIES

Foodland
Open 9 am to 5 pm

Strangs Valu-Mart
8 am to 5 pm

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km.
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365

The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure, casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden – app. 47 km.
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140

24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832

 

 

Partial Solar Eclipse

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On Monday, August 21st between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., we'll be treated to that rare celestial event, a partial solar eclipse. In Bobcaygeon, the moon is expected to obscure the sun by about 75%, and it'll be another seven years before the next eclipse is visible here.

But looking at the sun during an eclipse is a bad idea confirms Jan Cami, director of the Hume Cronyn Observatory in London, Ontario. "You have to be very careful with your eyesight. You have to look at the sun to see the event – the problem is the sun will burn your retina, but you have no pain receptors in your eyes, so you don't realize something is wrong. You can do permanent irreversible eye damage in a matter of seconds."

Those especially at risk are people working outdoors, children playing outdoors, and drivers on the road during the hours of the eclipse.

Did you know?

  • Even when there's not a solar eclipse, the sun can damage your eyes if you look directly at it.

  • It's a good idea to try to stay indoors during the eclipse if possible. Close blinds and other window coverings.

  • Never look at the sun using an unfiltered telescope or pair of binoculars. This applies even if you are wearing Mylar filter glasses, as the focused sunlight can burn through the filters.

  • Do not use normal sunglasses to look at the sun. No matter how dark they are or what their UV rating is, normal sunglasses will not be enough to protect your eyes as you look directly at the sun.

  • Solar viewing glasses or eclipse glasses are safe for viewing if in good condition. Ensure that they are ISO-certified, and bear the number ISO-12312-2:2015.

What's Open in Bobcaygeon on Civic Holiday

Wondering what's open in town on Monday, August 7, 2017?

Alcohol

LCBO
Monday - 11 am to 6 pm

The Beer Store 
Monday - 11 am to 6 pm

Attractions

Kawartha Settlers' Village
Monday - 10 am to 4 pm

Drugstores

Shoppers Drug Mart
Monday - 9 am to 6 pm

Village Gate PharmaSave
Monday - Closed

Government/Municipal

Canada Post
Monday - No collection or delivery

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Monday - Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes - Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities, arenas, and pools
Monday - Closed

Bobcaygeon Library
Monday - Closed

Fenelon Landfill
Monday - Open 9 to 5

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Monday - Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
Monday - No Monday collection. Monday's is picked up Tuesday, and collection is pushed back one day rest of the week.

ServiceOntario - Bobcaygeon
Monday - 9 am to 5 pm

Groceries

Foodland
Monday- Open 24 hours

Strangs Valu-Mart
Monday - 8 am to 6 pm

Medical Emergency

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km.
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365
The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure, casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden
– app. 47 km.
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140
24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832 

 

Colouring Contest Winners Take Home Prizes

Congratulations to our two Bike Share Children's Colouring Contest winners and thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Bobbie Constellation says, “WAY TO GO BOBCAYGEON KIDS!”

Bobbie presents prize of $50 gift certificate to Lauren Conlin as her proud grandparents, John and Connie Bates, enjoy her success.

Bobbie Constellation congratulates Robby Livie for winning a $50 gift certificate in the Impact 32 BikeShare colouring contest.

Bike Share Colouring Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Lauren Conlin and Robby Livie, winners of the Impact 32 BikeShare Canada Day Colouring Contest!

Lauren’s entry portraying a bicycle ride to Kawartha Dairy makes everyone want to ride over for a double scoop of KD ice cream. We love her attention to detail, especially noting the dairy was established in 1937. Well done, Lauren!

Robby's picture makes us want to race over to Tommy Anderson Park and play some ball or make a big splash. Congratulations Robbie on your sporty style!

Lauren and Robby will receive $50 gift certificates redeemable at any business in Bobcaygeon.

All the entries were excellent and judges were impressed by the talent and hard work children put into their pictures. We know you'll enjoy seeing their works of art as much as we did – here are some Honourable Mentions from a variety of ages.

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Brinnly Grimes (2)  - Honourable Mention as a Budding Bobcaygeon Artist

Bryor Grimes (5) – Honourable Mention for making Bobbie look so bright and cheerful

Quinten Uprichard (6) – Honourable Mention for making Bobbie look pretty darn pleased with his basket of ice cream

Findley Livie (6) – Honourable Mention for using a whole rainbow of colours

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George Laporte (4) – Honourable Mention for his striking style statement

Children's Colouring Contest - Enter Now to Win!

The Bikeshare colouring contest is well under way.  Check out two of the entries we've received from Quinten and Lauren!  Entries are available at the Welcome Center or scroll down to Colour Us Proud! below for download. 

The contest is open until July 9th so enter now for your chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates to a Bobcaygeon merchant of the winners choice. You could treat all your friends to ice cream, buy a pair of shoes, buy a game or toy, go out for lunch... or anything you can dream up in Bobcaygeon.

 

 

What's Open in Bobcaygeon on Canada Day 2017?

Alcohol

LCBO
Saturday - Closed
Monday - Regular Hours

The Beer Store 
Saturday - Closed
Monday - Regular Hours

Attractions

Kawartha Settlers' Village
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm
Monday - 10 am to 4 pm

Drugstores

Shoppers Drug Mart
Saturday - 9 am to 6 pm
Monday - Regular hours

Village Gate PharmaSave
Saturday - closed
Monday - 9 am to 6 pm

Government/Municipal

Canada Post
Saturday - No collection or delivery
Monday - No collection or delivery

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Saturday - Closed
Monday - Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes - Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities, arenas, and pools
Saturday - Bobcaygeon Community Centre Open, Forbert Pool Closed
Monday - Community Centre Closed, Forbert Pool aquatic programs begin July 3

Bobcaygeon Library
Saturday - Closed
Monday - Regular hours

Fenelon Landfill
Saturday - Closed
Monday - Open 9 to 3

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
Saturday - Regular hours
Monday - Regular hours

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Saturday - Closed
Monday - 8 am to 5 pm

ServiceOntario - Bobcaygeon
Saturday - Closed
Monday - Closed

Groceries

Foodland
Saturday - Open 24 hours
Monday- Open 24 hours

Strangs Valu-Mart
Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
Monday - Regular hours

Medical Emergency

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km.
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365
The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance.
24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure (2), casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden
– app. 47 km.
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140
24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832 / http://kvec.ca/locations/main-office

 

Celebrating Canada Day in Bobcaygeon!

10:00AM- OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY- TOMMY ANDERSON PARK AT 94 DUNN STREET

10:00AM-12:00PM- TOMMY ANDERSON PARK

  • CHILDREN'S RACES, FACE-PAINTING, TATTOOS, FISHPOND

  • HOT DOGS AND DRINKS GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE BOBCAYGEON LIONESS

  • FREE DRAW-PRIZES GENEROUSLY DONATED BY CRAYOLA

  • BALLOONS-HELIUM GENEROUSLY DONATED BY VICTORIA AUTOMOTIVE-LINDSAY 

2:30PM- 150 CELEBRATION PARADE

  • STARTS AT MARKET SQUARE ON MAIN STREET, ALONG BOLTON STREET, TURN RIGHT ON KING STREET AND PROCEED TO BOBCAYGEON COMMUNITY CENTRE.

  • CHILDREN AND ADULTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER DECORATED BICYCLES, CARS AND FLOATS AND JOIN THE FUN AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE!!

3:30PM-6:00PM- FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
JOIN US AT THE BOBCAYGEON COMMUNITY CENTRE- 51 MANSFIELD DR.

  • CELEBRATE CANADA'S 150 BIRTHDAY CAKE CEREMONY- DELICIOUS CAKE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY STRANG'S VALUE-MART

  • ICE CREAM- GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE KAWARTHA DAIRY

  • BOUNCER R US JUMPING CASTLES FOR THE KIDS

  • AMAZING BALLOON TWISTERS BY "THE BALLOONING COMPANY"

  • PROFESSIONAL FACE PAINTING BY FACESBY2

  • BALLOONS-HELIUM GENEROUSLY DONATED BY VICTORIA AUTOMOTIVE-LINDSAY

  • MUSIC BY KELLY BURROWS

    5:15PM- "THE NUTTY MUSIC PROFESSOR"- INTERACTIVE FUN FOR THE KIDS OF ALL AGES!
    GREAT SHOW- JOIN US AT THE BOBCAYGEON COMMUNITY CENTRE

    5:00PM-7:00PM- STEAK DINNER AVAILABLE AT THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCE 239 HWY 36 AND KING STREET

    GREAT MUSIC- TRENT SEVERN LOCK 32 PARK

    7:00PM-8:00PM- KELLY BURROWS- BOBCAYGEON'S SINGER/SONG WHITE

    8:00PM-10:00PM- RYAN CARR BAND- A BLEND OF BLUES, COUNTRY AND POP (WWW.RYANAWCARR.COM)

    10:00PM- SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS- LOCATED AT BEACH PARK (RAIN DATE JULY 2ND)

Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada-Heritage Canada, City of Kawartha Lakes, Bobcaygeon Legacy Chest Fund and Trent Lakes. Special thanks to our local businesses who give generously year after year to make this day special and our local service groups- Bobcaygeon Kinette Club, Bobcaygeon Lions and Lioness. 

Colour Us Proud!

Impact 32 is proud to participate in the Bobcaygeon Canada Day parade this year, and we have a special announcement for children 12 and under. Bobbie Constellation and the Impact 32 volunteers will be handing out entries during the parade for the Canada 150 Colouring Contest with two $50 gift certificates as prizes. If you can’t make it to the parade, contest entries can be picked up at the Welcome Center near the locks July 1st and July 2nd between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and a printable version, including the contest rules, is also available. Please be sure to print both pages so we can identify each entry. Let’s make this Bobcaygeon’s best parade ever!

What a Glorious Feelin'- Concerts In The Park

Photograph by Fred Thornhill

Photograph by Fred Thornhill

It's Bobcaygeon's favourite time of year! The Bobcaygeon Music Council presents the 2017 Concerts in the Park at Lock 32. This popular series of free weekly outdoor concerts includes entertainment for children at 5:30 and for adults at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening from July 6th through August 24th . Be sure to pick up a brochure at the Chamber of Commerce Office or Foodland for full details.

July 6 – Blackboard Blues Band 6:00 to 8:30

July 10 to 14 – Children’s Summer Music Camp at Settlers Village

July 13 – Children’s Showcase Choir 5:30, Kawartha Lakes Singers 6:30

July 20 - Rockin’ Robert Kid’s Show 5:30, Mark Ekins 6:30

July 27 - Searson Children's Concert 5:30, Searson Adults' Concert 6:30

August 3 – Team T&J 5:30, Gary and the Rough Ideas 6:30

August 10 – Mystic Drumz 5:30, Sarah Jane Scouten 6:30

August 17 – Andrew Queen & The Campfire Crew 5:30, Harry Peterson Band 6:30

August 24 – Andrew Collins for children 5:30, for adults 6:30

Welcome Summer! Free Bike Rental

As a special Welcome Summer! offer, Impact 32 is making bike rentals free from now through July 2nd.

“This free offer is our way of introducing everyone to the new bike share program,” says Impact 32's official bike spokesperson Carly Poole. “Anyone who might want to try a bike will get a chance to take one out for a spin.”

The 7-speed bikes are brand new and come complete with helmet, lock, and a basket to hold your shopping or picnic lunch. It's the perfect way to see a little more of Bobcaygeon area if you arrive by boat, and also just a cool way to get around town.

Anyone over 5' tall can rent a bike by downloading the Movatic app to their phone. It's easy to use, and unlocks the bike from the stand for you, then locks it back up when you're finished.

The white city-cruiser style bikes are in stands near the Lock 32 swing bridge, ready to roll. Volunteers have already started to man the Welcome Centre on the northeast side of the swing bridge on weekends and will be available to offer information and tips on local attractions to anyone who drops by.

More volunteers are needed to work 2- or 3-hour shifts chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes as well as answering any other questions that might pop up. Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts are rain or shine. Anyone who would like to share their Bobcaygeon enthusiasm is asked to click the Volunteer for Bike Sharing button on the home page of www.visitbobcaygeon.com.

Impact 32 is a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers. We impact the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and community beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.

Bobcaygeon – There's something in the air

Stroll through Bobcaygeon these days and there's something special in the air – flowers everywhere. Their fresh scent and beauty . . . one of summer's best perks..

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Luckily for the village, the Bobcaygeon Horticulture society never fails to plant their gorgeous gardens and deck the bridge out in style with appealing displays. And now Impact 32 has added their own special touch with beautiful hanging baskets.

It's all part of making the village a welcoming centre for residents and visitors. A lot of thought and hard work go into beautifying a town, and it's costly too. Until last year, each merchant was asked for a donation to cover the cost.

“It makes a really important difference to small businesses,” says Councillor Kathleen Seymour Fagan, also owner of Kawartha Coffee Company. “It just wasn't fair to ask everyone to come up with the several hundred dollars it costs for a large flower basket and maintenance. So our Impact 32 beautification team applied for and received funding from the Bobcaygeon Community CHEST fund to cover most of the expense, and a smaller amount comes from a City of Kawartha Lakes 50/50 matching fund.”

This year the flowers came from Greenhouse on the River, and Kathleen and Jamie Henderson put up the hanging baskets with a whole lot of up-and-down-the-ladder help from Liam Fagan, 15, and Dr. Michael Fagan.

“We can certainly use more volunteers for beautification projects in Bobcaygeon,” says Kathleen, “and we'd love to get more teens involved. We're also looking for someone to help with administration for the beautification committee.”

Anyone interested can contact Impact 32 by sending an email to visitbobcaygeon@gmail.com and there's also a link at www.visitbobcaygeon.com for volunteers for the welcome centre at the locks and bike sharing program.

Impact 32 is a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers. We impact the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and community beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.

iHeartCommunity Fund Donation to Docks and Bikes in Bobcaygeon

Photo by Bruce Hobley Larry Nickel VP Heartland Insurance Dave Kennedy Darling Insurance and Impact volunteer Carlos Rodrigues CEO Heartland Insurance Carly Poole Impact 32 founder

Photo by Bruce Hobley
Larry Nickel VP Heartland Insurance
Dave Kennedy Darling Insurance and Impact volunteer
Carlos Rodrigues CEO Heartland Insurance
Carly Poole Impact 32 founder

Impact 32 is pleased to announce receipt of a generous donation from Heartland Farm Mutual, an Ontario based Insurance Company that partners with Darling Insurance in Bobcaygeon.

On June 14, Heartland President and CEO Carlos Rodrigues and VP Larry Nickel presented Impact 32 with a cheque for $5,000 to honour the hard work of Bobcaygeon's local volunteers.

Heartland's iHeartCommunity Fund aims to give back to the communities they serve by supporting selected projects and initiatives. Heartland’s agents, brokers and staff are encouraged to apply for funds to help local causes close to their hearts.

Impact 32 volunteers help maximize the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and beautification for the benefit of residents, businesses and tourists. They operate under the auspices of the non-profit Kawartha Works Community Co-op Inc.

Darling Insurance/JWK Insurance partner and Impact 32 volunteer, Dave Kennedy, heard about the iHeartCommunity Fund donation program and thought the fund could be a good match. He decided to look into it.

Heartland received 93 applications for iHeartCommunity funds this year. Luckily for Bobcaygeon boaters and bikers, Dave's was one of the 38 selected from across the province.

The $5,000 donation contributes to the fundraising drive for additional docking space for boats at the Bobcaygeon locks and will help fund the new bike sharing initiative. 

Impact 32 is a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers. We impact the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and community beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.

Trent Severn Waterway 2017 Hours


Lock Hours of Operation

May 19 to June 22
Monday to Thursday- 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday to Sunday- 9:00am – 7:00pm

June 23 to Sept 4
Monday to Thursday- 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday to Sunday; and Canada Day, August Civic Holiday and Labour Day- 9:00am – 7:00pm

Sept 5 to Oct 9
Monday to Friday- 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday; and Thanksgiving- 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

IMPORTANT – LAST LOCKAGE

Follow these guidelines to maximize chances of being locked through at the end of the day:

·         All vessels must arrive at the designated blue zone at least 30 minutes before closing time.

·         At swing bridges, the last bridge swing will be 20 minutes prior to closing time.

NOTE: Lock stations are unstaffed after hours. Authorized visitors are asked to exercise caution. Unpermitted access to lock stations is prohibited between 10pm and 6am. For emergencies after hours, please call 911 for police, fire, ambulance. To report illegal harvesting of fish or wildlife, please call the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry TIPS line at:

 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667)

As of June 6, 2017, all Locks are open.

For the most current boater specific information, including when each Lock Station will open for navigation, please follow Trent-Severn Waterway on twitter @TSWBoaterinfo, @VNTSInfoNav.

OR

Go to the Trent Severn Waterway website for the most recent updates- http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern

Photos Wanted- Submit your images of Bobcaygeon

The new website www.visitbobcaygeon.com, created by Impact 32 volunteers, is fast-becoming a ‘one-stop shop’ for everything you or a visitor might want to know about Bobcaygeon. Have a look, we’re pretty proud, and we’re constantly making it even better.

It's also an excellent place for you to showcase your best shots of local scenes and events, an easy way for even more people to see those wonderful photos you share on this Facebook page.

Next time you’re posting, please take a minute to also send your favourites to visitbobcaygeon@gmail.com and watch for them to pop up on the site.

(Photographer attribution gladly given. We are hoping to get some images of groups or families doing the following activities)

We are currently looking for only local images of-

  • biking
  • live summer theatre
  • ATVing
  • canoeing
  • camping
  • baseball
  • ice fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • curling
  • hockey
  • skating (on the lake)

Free WiFi now available at locks in Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes

Free WiFi now available at three locks in Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Just in time for the opening of the Trent Severn Waterway's 2017 season, Cable Cable has made free wireless internet (WiFi) access available at the Coboconk, Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon locks.

Mayor Andy Letham remarked, "I'm thrilled that Cable Cable has made this possible. Having WiFi available at the locks is a feature that boaters will appreciate. It's an added bonus to the beauty and amenities they will find as they enjoy Kawartha Lakes this summer."

The project was completed by Cable Cable with the assistance of local supplier Lindsay Broadband. Cable Cable president Michael Fiorini commented, "The streamlined timing of this project wouldn't have been possible without the support of Lindsay Broadband delivering the supplies needed, and the cooperation of City staff supporting the installation work. I'm pleased that we were able to meet the Mayor's request to have this up and running for June 1 to welcome the boaters passing through Kawartha Lakes."

Cable Cable Inc. is based in Fenelon Falls and is currently providing free WiFi throughout public spaces in the municipality including various arenas, community centres, libraries, parks and the Lindsay Exhibition.

What you might have missed!- May 23-25 in Bobcaygeon

Another amazing weekend just happened here in beautiful Bobcaygeon! The weather held out and we had some really amazing events happening around town (and on the water)!

Impact 32's Bike Sharing has officially started here in town! You can now rent bikes across from the Lock 32, at the stone building from May to October! We would like to thank all the amazing people who have already came and rented them. We are always looking for more volunteers for this program so please contact us if you would like help out. (for more information click here)

The Canada US Walleye Tournament was underway from Friday-Sunday and it was another amazing year full of family, fun and fishing! Congratulations to all the fishermen and winners of the tournament. http://www.canadauswalleye.com/

Parks Canada celebrates official opening of waterway at Lockfest in Bobcaygeon on May 27th! Don't forget Parks Canada & the Trent Severn Waterway are promoting free lockage permits as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef attended Lockfest on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister responsible for Parks Canada. Happy Days Houseboats of Bobcaygeon offered houseboat tours and seminars on how to lock with houseboats.

Volunteer for Bike Sharing- Please Share!

Volunteers are needed to work 2- or 3-hour shifts chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes as well as answering any other questions that might pop up.

Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts will be rain or shine

Impact 32 is gearing up for Canada's 150th Anniversary celebration with ten new 7-speed cruisers to offer visitors and residents a new option for getting around Bobcaygeon. The bikes will be available every day at the bike share station at Lock 32 from May through October.

Bike share stations have popped up in many popular tourist destinations, school campuses, and in large urban centres over the past decade. Stations such as the one at Lock 32 help to add another feature to attract and entertain visitors who can now take a bike for a spin, run errands, go for a picnic, see some countryside as well as experience more of the town itself.

Vacationers will appreciate no longer having to lug their bikes around with them, especially boaters travelling through Lock 32. Trent Severn Waterway is anticipating a surge in traffic this year as they honour Canada's sesquicentennial by offering free passage through the lock system to all boaters.

 

Riding a bicycle may be a pleasure as old as the hills, but sharing one today couldn't be more state-of- the-art. In fact, there's an app for that. Just download the “MOVATIC” app on your phone, find the bikes, sign a waiver, pay through your phone and then the phone will unlock the bike. Once you're done, the phone will lock the bike back into the station and calculate your payment. A minimal charge, expected to be around $5 for the first half hour, will help to cover annual expenses associated with a system such as this.

Bobcaygeon's bike share program was implemented and will be kept rolling along by Impact 32, a group of local volunteers who were recently awarded project funding from Regional Tourism Organization 8 and the Eastern Ontario Development Program. “We want to thank our funding partners for making this possible, and Environmental Action Bobcaygeon for bringing the need for active transportation to the forefront in Bobcaygeon” says Impact 32's official bike sharing 'spokesperson' Carly Poole, “We also want to thank Trent Severn Waterway for their continuing co-operation and support of our town. We appreciate their partnership in this project allowing the bike station to be perfectly situated in the heart of Bobcaygeon on Parks Canada property.”

Volunteers are needed to work 2- or 3-hour shifts chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes as well as answering any other questions that might pop up. Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts will be rain or shine. Anyone who would like to share their Bobcaygeon enthusiasm is asked to email bobcaygeonbikeshare@gmail.com.

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Impact 32 is a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers. We impact the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and community beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.
Media contact: Bonnie Harris headlaker@hotmail.com (705) 738-9949.