Otty Lake Association


 

Summer Information Package

This is the third year that our Summer Information Package will be provided electronically. Our dedicated volunteer Area Counsellors will be in touch with the residents in their area of the lake. See a map of the areas. They are available to answer your questions, ensure that your contact information  is current, distribute great resources, collect membership dues, and share information.

Unfortunately we are without volunteers in areas 1A, 8A. 8B and 8C. If you are willing to assist with this role in your community or wish additional information about the Area Counsellor program, please contact Gail Read.

If you have not paid your 2022 membership fees, you may do so by interac e-transfer or drop off a cheque to your Area Counsellor. See the membership page for details.

 

Summer Information Package 2022

OLA | Water Safety | Fire Safety | Environment | Past SIPs

 

O T T Y L A K E A S S O C I A T I O N

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Presidents Message
Annual General Meeting

When: Thurs., July 7th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: To take place virtually, via zoom

What: OLA updates, approval of OLA budget, Board electdions, updates from TVT and DNE, and other great speakers!

More Details: meeting package and Zoom link will be available on this website closer to the event.

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Shoal Markers

We intend to place our new Otty Lake shoal markers on Saturday and Sunday of the May long weekend and will confirm once they are all placed. See map. See story in February Log.

 

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OLA Sponsored FOX 40 Whistles.

Your Area Counsellor will have FOX40 whistles available at no cost to 2022 OLA members. Additional whistles may be purchased at $5 each for members as well as nonmembers while supplies last.

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Paddle Power 2022

Paddle Power 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

See an MP4 of photos from 2021.

See a PDF of photos from 2021.

W A T E R S A F E T Y

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Canoe and Kayak Safety

Featured in the Globe and Mail, Oct 2020. Discover the rules around life jackets (PFDS), safety kits, lights and more.

Safe Boating Guide

Safe Boating

The complete PDF document update in 2020 by Transport Canada is available here.

Boater Card

 

Key Points in Boating Safety

Key points in boating safety offered in an informative poster format for quick reference!

 

 

 

 

F I R E S A F E T Y

Fire Escape Plan

 

Plan Your Home Fire Escape

An at-a-glance planner to help your family be prepared should unexpected fire break out at your cottage/home on Otty.

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Fire Danger

Drummond/North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Rescue provides fire protection and emergency response for the residents of Drummond/North Elmsley Township and Tay Valley Township.

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Fireworks at the Lake
Learn more about an activity that has become very common on Otty Lake. Please give some thought to the impact of fireworks. Perhaps there is an  opportunity to collaborate with neighbours or enjoy the displays organized by other residents.

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Campfire Safety

An at-a-glance planner to help your family be prepared should unexpected fire break out at your cottage/home on Otty.

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Seasonal Fire Safety

It’s the law for all Ontario homes, cottages, cabins and seasonal homes to have working fire alarms.

 

 

 

 

E N V I R O N M E N T

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Litter

The amount of waste that is produced is an ongoing concern as our landfills continue to fill. Almost 50% of waste is thought to be diverted through recycling. This article provides current information on litter reduction.

 
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Shoreline Cleanup

A Smiths Falls shoreline cleanup proved very successful in October 2020 and was repeated in April 2021, as residents fought back against litter. Last fall, David Murray lead a bay cleanup which has sparked the need for all of us to do our part in keeping Otty Lake litter free! Read more about the cleanup.

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Pet Waste

Our roadsides become even busier in the summer and shoulder seasons as pet owners and their dogs enjoy the out of doors. Here’s the scoop on dog poop!!!

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Birds and Nutrition.

Insect-eating birds may struggle to get their omega-3s because of climate change and earlier hatching of aquatic insects.

Read blog post from Nest Watch eNewsletter April 2022

 

Past Summer Information Package Contents