Events

    2022

    September 7 - Citizen Science iNaturalist Webinar

    iNaturalist is a social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. Did you know there is a sizeable iNaturalist community right here on Big Basswood Lake? Come hear about how you can learn about the many flora and fauna species that members of the BBLA are monitoring using this exciting citizen science social media technology (details to follow).

    September 3 - Bag Pipers on the Hunting's Dock

    Please join us on September 3 at 4:30 p.m. for another special afternoon of Bag Pipers and camaraderie at the Hunting's Dock.

    August 24 - Sowerby Heritage Evening

    Please join us for this year's Sowerby Heritage Evening at 7:15 p.m. on August 24 at Sowerby Hall (1410 Basswood Lake Rd.) with music by John McClenaghan and a recitation by Vernon Bailey. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will benefit the North Shore Health Network.

    July 17 - Annual General Membership Meeting

    The annual Big Basswood Lake Association annual general meeting (AGM) will take place in-person on July 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET in person at Melwel Lodge.

    The BBLA board is also offering a virtual participation option via Zoom. All members are strongly encourgaged to attend the AGM, as you will receive detailed updates on the BBLA board's activities over the past year and help us plan our efforts for the year to come.

    Zoom Meeting Details:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88583929505

    Meeting ID: 885 8392 9505

    Passcode: 206671

    June 20 - Spring Board Meeting

    The Big Basswood Lake Association spring board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. ET virtually by Zoom. All board members are strongly encouraged to attend, as we prepare for this year's annual general membership meeting. Please contact Matthew Aho for Zoom meeting ID and passcode details. Meeting minutes will later be posted to the BBLA website.

    2021

    June 21 - Spring Board Meeting

    August 15 - Annual General Meeting @ 10am
    Note that the meeting will be held this year on the outside lawn at Melwel Lodge.  We will be following all Ontario Government Guidelines for safe, outdoor meetings. As you can see, BBLA has been quite active and there is lots to cover. And....we have missed the opportunity to catch up with everyone face-to-face. Stay tuned for further details. Click for the 2021 AGM Agenda and Last Year's Minutes. Here are Minutes from the 2021 AGM (pdf).

    September 13th - Fall Board Meeting - Minutes from Board Meeting (pdf)


    2020

    June 22 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall

    Aug 16 (was July 19) - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    The AGM was rescheduled due to COVID-19

    Minutes from the AGM
    Minutes from the Board meeting
    2019-2020 BBLA Financial Statement
    2019-2020 Trillium Grant Financial Statement

    Sept. 21 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM - Virtual
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)
     

    2019

    June 24 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall

    July 21 - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    2018-2019 BBLA financial statement
    2018-2019 BBLA Trillum Grant financial statement
    Organizational Board meeting to follow the AGM
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)

    Sept. 9 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)
     

    2018

    June 25th - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Agenda for the meeting (pdf)
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    July 15 - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Invitation to the AGM (pdf)
    Agenda for the AGM (pdf)
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    Organizational Board meeting to follow the AGM
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)

    August 11 - Paris-Port Dover Pipe Band concert
    Hunting's dock at 4:00PM (S.W. side of the lake)

    Aug 15 - "Sweet Sowerby Social"
    Invitation to the Social (pdf)
    7-9 PM at Sowerby Hall

    Aug 22 - "Call of the Wild"
    Event Poster (pdf)
    7:15 PM at the 12-sided barn in Sowerby

    Sept. 17 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    2017

    June 26 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    July 30 - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Invitation to the AGM (pdf)
    Agenda for the AGM (pdf)
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    2016-2017 BBLA financial statement
    Organizational Board meeting to follow the AGM
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)

    Aug 23 - "Sweet Sowerby Social"
    Managing Natural Shorelines
    7-9 PM at Sowerby

    Sept. 18 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    2016

    June 20 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    July 24 - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Agenda for the AGM (pdf)
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    2015-2016 BBLA financial statement
    Organizational Board meeting to follow the AGM
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)

    August 20th weekend - Paris-Port Dover Pipe Band concert
    Hunting's dock (S.W. side of the lake)

    Sept. 19 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    2015

    June 25 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    July 19 - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Agenda for the AGM (pdf)
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    Invasive Species Presentation (pptx)
    2014-2015 BBLA financial statement
    Organizational Board meeting to follow the AGM

    Sept. 14 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf) 

    2014

    June 25 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Agenda for the meeting (pdf)
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    July 20th - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    2013-2014 BBLA financial statement
    Organizational Board meeting to follow the AGM
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)

    Sept. 15 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Agenda (pdf)
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    2013

    June 20 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    July 28 - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Agenda for the AGM (pdf)
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)

    August 17 - Paris-Port Dover Pipe Band concert
    Hunting's dock (S.W. side of the lake), 4 PM

    Sept. 20 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM - at Phyllis and Ron Coosaia's
    Agenda (pdf)
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    Oct 5th - The Second Annual Joint Lake Association Meeting
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    2012

    June 15 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    July 22nd - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10 am at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the AGM (pdf)
    Minutes from the Board meeting (pdf)

    Sept. 15 - Multi-lake board members idea exchange
    11 AM at Sowerby Hall

    Sept. 20 - BBLA Board Meeting
    7 PM at the Hunting's
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    2011

    July 14 - Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition AGM
    Sowerby Hall - click here for details (pdf)

    July 23 - Paris-Port Dover Pipe Band concert
    Hunting's dock (S.W. side of the lake), 5:30 PM

    July 24 - The Big Basswood Lake Association Annual General Meeting
    10:00 AM at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    Sept 25 - BBLA Board Meeting
    1 PM at the Hunting's

    2010

    July 25 - Basswood Lake Cottagers Association Annual General Meeting
    10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Sowerby Hall
    Minutes from the meeting (pdf)

    2009

    January 1 - Happy New Year - A start to winter

    April 25 - Opening Day of Fishing on Basswood

    May 2009 - Basswood Lake gets High Speed Internet from Cell Towers

    July 26 - Basswood Lake Cottagers Association Annual Meeting
    10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Melwel Lodge
    Followed by a BBQ from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM.