Muldrew Lakes Cottagers' Association



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  • 11 Oct 2018 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reminder that voting for the Municipal and School Board Elections for the Town of Gravenhurst begisn tomorrow through Oct 22nd.

    By now you should have received your Voter Card (this is in the form of a sealed letter from the Town of Gravenhurst this year) for detailed instructions on how the Electronic Voting process works.

    If you have not received your Voter Information Letter from the Town, visit to check if you're on the list and if you're not, contact the Voter Help Line at 1-705-687-3412.

    Votes must be in through internet or phone voting by Oct 22nd, so make sure you take action.


    As reminder, The Group of Gravenhurst Lake Associations (of which MLCA is a part of), has met with and interviewed all candidates and put forward an aligned candidates list below.  

    The Group of Gravenhurst Lake Associations Aligned Candidates


    Mayor: No Election – Paul Kelly has been acclaimed mayor

    District Council: John Gordon -

                                 Heidi Lorenz -

                                 Sandy Carins -

    Ward 1 Councillor: Penny Varney -

    Ward 2 Councillor: Joanne (Jo) Morphy -

    Ward 3 Councillor: No Election - Steven Klinck has been acclaimed Ward 3 Councillor

    Ward 4 Councillor: Terry Pilger -

    Ward 5 Councillor: Audrey van Petegem – 



  • 23 Sep 2018 10:15 AM | Anonymous member

    Presumable because of the wind storm there is a blue and pink paddle board at the shoreline of the South Channel next to the Luke's cottage.

  • 17 Sep 2018 5:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can check to see if you're on the Voters List and add yourself to the list by visiting the Town of Gravenhurst Website in the link below!


  • 17 Sep 2018 5:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The All Candidates Meeting sponsored by the lake associations on Aug. 30 was recorded and can be viewed on You Tube

    You can also type “Gravenhurst All Candidates Meeting” in the search box on the You Tube Home Page. 



  • 17 Sep 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



     Gull & Silver Lakes Residents’ Association

     Kahshe Lake Rate Payers’ Association

     Loon & Turtle Lake Cottage Association

     Muldrew Lakes Cottagers Association

     Loon & Turtle Lake Cottage Association

     Muskoka Lakes Association

     Pine Lake Ratepayers Association

     Riley Lake Property Owners Association

     South Muskoka Lake Community Association

     Sunny Lake Cottagers & Ratepayers Association


    Gravenhurst Election – Aligned Candidates


    The ten lake associations listed above are pleased to announce their Gravenhurst Aligned Candidates List for the upcoming October municipal election. The list reflects those candidates whose views best align with the core values of our members and have been approved by the Boards of the lake associations.

    In July, the lake associations met and agreed on five core or shared values – they are:

    1.         The Environment is our Economy

    2.         No High-Density Residential Developments on our Lakes

    3.         We are One Community of Permanent and Seasonal Residents

    4.         Improved Fiscal Responsibility

    5.         Good and Civil Governance

    The associations also agreed to provide information and guidance to our members regarding the candidates running for office through the following selection process:

    • ·         All of the 13 candidates running for office were interviewed by a committee consisting of Presidents or Directors of five different associations.
    • ·         The candidates were also evaluated based upon their positions on key issues and the answers they provided during the two hour All Candidates Meeting sponsored by the lake associations, held on August 30 at the Terry Fox Auditorium .
    • ·         For incumbents candidates running for re-election, the selection process also considered their performance on Council and their voting records over the past four years.

    For your convenience we have listed below the Gravenhurst Aligned Candidates List. We suggest you save it on your computer, print out several copies, and share them with your friends and neighbours. We also encourage you to share this post broadly with your Muskoka community.

    We are fortunate to live in Canada where we get to choose our representatives through open and fair elections.  We are also fortunate to be guaranteed the freedom of association, as well as the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression by the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms. 

    The lake associations who have undertaken the task of developing the attached Aligned Candidates list take those freedoms seriously.  We trust our members will consider all pertinent information and make an informed vote in October.


    The Group of Gravenhurst Lake Associations Aligned Candidates


    Mayor: No Election – Paul Kelly has been acclaimed mayor

    District Council: John Gordon -

                                 Heidi Lorenz -

                                 Sandy Carins -

    Ward 1 Councillor: Penny Varney -

    Ward 2 Councillor: Joanne (Jo) Morphy -

    Ward 3 Councillor: No Election - Steven Klinck has been acclaimed Ward 3 Councillor

    Ward 4 Councillor: Terry Pilger -

    Ward 5 Councillor: Audrey van Petegem –




    For more information contact Janet Kincaid –


  • 04 Sep 2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you interested in learning about native flowers, trees and shrubs? 

    The MLCA is looking for volunteers to help with two Restore Your Muskoka Shore planting events on the 16th of September

    Volunteer for the morning, the afternoon, or both! 

    To sign up, please email Sarah at

  • 27 Aug 2018 6:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you know that a 30 townhouse development (on only 3 acres), just 15m from the edge of Gull Lake is about to be approved? If this development goes ahead, it will set a dangerous precedent in our municipality, inviting other high density proposals in sensitive ecosystems.

    Please come to the August 28th (tomorrow!) Planning Council Meeting at 5:00pm, at the Gravenhurst Council Chambers, 3 – 5 Pineridge Gate. 

    A packed Council Chamber will send a clear message that this type of irresponsible waterfront development is totally unacceptable. All welcome.

    Hope to see you there!

  • 23 Aug 2018 8:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your Invitation To
     All Candidates Meeting Thursday August 30 @ 6:00pm Terry Fox Auditorium Centennial Centre, Gravenhurst
    This is your opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for municipal office this October.  All candidates meetings are an excellent way to help decide which candidates are most aligned with your values and deserving of your vote.
    6:00pm to 6:30pm Meet the Candidates One on One   6:30pm to 8:30pm Questions to All Candidates from the Moderator
    All members of the public are welcome.  Come out and make your vote an informed vote!
    This Event is Sponsored By:
    Kahshe Lake Ratepayers Association Loon & Turtle Lake Cottage Association
    Muskoka Bay Property Owners Association Morrison Lake Ratepayers Association
    Pine Lake Ratepayers Association South Muskoka Lake Community Association
    Sparrow Lake Association Muldrew Lakes Cottagers Association
    Gull & Silver Lakes Residents’ Association Lakeshore Drive Community Association
    Sunset Bay Cottage Association Sunny Lake Cottagers & Ratepayers Association
    Muskoka Lakes Association The Friends of Muskoka
    For more information contact the MLA at: (705) 765-5723

  • 20 Aug 2018 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    Update to the Small Vessel Regulations that could affect you:


    PaddleCanada's website has a summary of the recent changes to safety requirements for various paddle sports. Including: "Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) used for navigation fall into the same category as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rowing shells, and other human powered boats less than 6m and you are required to carry mandatory safety equipment under the Small Vessel Regulations.

    ·    Option 1: WEAR a lifejacket with a whistle (no buoyant heaving line required).

    ·    Option 2: CARRY a lifejacket on board with whistle and a buoyant heaving line.

    ·    Option 3: NONE then could receive a $200 – $500 fine for non-compliance."

    There are several other recent changes to the Small Vessel Regulations. For a full list of safety equipment required in your boat download the Canadian Safe Boating Council's Boat Notes App or check their website.

  • 09 Aug 2018 8:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Please join us for the Annual General Meeting this Saturday August 11th at 10 am at Memorial Pines.  Please try to arrive at 9:45 to register for the meeting.  Our Gravenhurst Town Councillors will give us an update on the hot topics in Council.  The AGM starts at 10:30 and runs until around noon.  A proxy is located in the dock drop should you need one.  See you there !!

    August 2018 Nominating Committee Summary Report

    Departures from the Board

    The nominating committee wishes to thank the following people for their hard work and dedication to Muldrew.

    Robin Boys – Past President

    Harold Whiteside - Treasurer

    Cindy Fenwick - Director

    Doug Lowe -  Regatta

    Neil Colville-Reeves – Director


    Nominees for the Board

    The nominating committee puts forward the following Slate for the Board

    Kate Hyland to the position of Treasurer

    Brent Hughes to the position of Director until August 2020 (Regatta)

    Roger Silverthorn to be re-nominated to the position of Director until August 2020 (Property)

    Joanne Twist to be re-nominated to the position of Director until August 2020 (Town Liaison)


    Additional Nominees to be brought forward at the meeting.

    Please note that By Law 2.8 allows for the membership to vote on accepting a nomination that has not been previously communicated at the AGM.

    Barb Vandevalk to the position of Co-Secretary.     Barb has been enjoying Muldrew since the early 1970s.  She will bring knowledge of Muldrew history from her previous time on the board and involvement in the archives. 

     Jessica Roher to the position of Director until August 2020.  Jessica is a 4th generation Muldrew Laker.  When not at the lake with friends and family she is working away as a lawyer with Lenczner Slaght LLP in Toronto.  Jessica has sat on a number of boards and is currently the VP of the Board of Directors of a legal aid clinic in Scarborough. 

    Financial Committee

    Kate Hyland is moving off the committee to become Treasurer.  Ken Peaker will remain on the committee and will be joined by Bill Banks.   Bill is a retired Professor of Auditing and Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

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