Boating

2021 Boat Parade

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

And the winners are!

Best in Show, "Wonders of Waseosa":

Silver Medal, Christie's Pirates:

 

Congeniality, Ghost Busters:

Creativity (tie), Pirate Sail Boat:

AND

Halloween:

And finally, Cute and Endearing: Shark and the Hotdog:

 

UPDATE, Sunday August 1:

Plan C.  

Host the parade on Saturday, September 4th, 2021.  The labour day weekend, 4pm. (Waseosa: stage in front of Camp Huronda, other lakes start from your dock and proceed CLOCKWISE around your lake.
 
E-mail photos of your entry to:
 

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.