This Saturday August 14th is the inaugural LBPOA Cross the Lake Swim!!  All swimmers must register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cross-the-lake-swim-tickets-166873975553.

There are two distances to choose from:
  • 2km starting at the Checkerboard Beach at 7:30am, or
  • 1km starting at the Union St. Beach at 8:00am.

Both distances will finish at the town dock. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your swim time.

Note: Swimmers are required to have an accompanying paddler during the swim. If you are in need of a paddler or have any questions about the event, please contact Annie Snow at annie.snow@icloud.com.

We look forward to seeing all of you lake swimmers bright and early on Saturday morning!

See below for reminders about other LBPOA events happening in August.

The pancake breakfast during the Sunflower Festival is usually a fundraiser for the Sundridge-Strong Firefighters. Like we did last year, let’s have our pancakes “together apart” and, if you like, send in a donation to our first responders.  Make your pancakes, make a donation to our volunteer Fire Department (just like we traditionally do), take a photo (send it in to info@lakebernard.ca or post on our Facebook Group) and ENJOY!

When:  Saturday August 14th
Notes: Suggested donation: $8/adult; $5/child;

Please e-transfer directly to sundridgestrongfirefighters@gmail.com.  The Fire Department uses these donations to buy lifesaving equipment.  Please note that the Sundridge-Strong Fire Department is hosting an Open House this SATURDAY between 10:00am and 1:00pm!
* Meet your local Fire Fighters
* Have your picture taken with a fire truck
* Pick up the latest fire safety information
* Take a COVID-friendly tour of the station (please wear a mask and maintain physical distancing)


Looking for a good summer read? Look no further! Your Social Committee has chosen an entertaining and interesting book to read for August. Bring your own coffee and let’s chat!

August book:  Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Book discussion:  Saturday, August 21st (rain date the next day)
Where:  The Centennial Children’s Park.
Time:  10:00am

Questions?  Please contact Louise at lbrisbois@yahoo.ca


Back by popular demand…LBPOA’s 2nd Annual “Shanks for the Memories” Open & Social!

When:  Sunday, August 29th, 10AM – 2PM
Time:  10:00am Registration
10:30am Shotgun Start
12:00pm Social/Food
Where:  The Ridge Golf Course
Format:  Shot Gun, Scramble, 9 Holes
Cost:    Golf/Social/Food             $30
Social/Food                     $10
Youth Golfers (U11)         $10
Youth Golfers (11-14)      Pay Age + $10
Golf Carts:                       $23
Registration:  For Golf/Social/Food AND Social/Food please email names & phone number to wendy@lakebernard.ca.
Payment:  For Golf/Social/Food AND Social/Food please e-transfer to wendy@lakebernard.ca.
RSVP:  Wednesday August 25th

Questions?  Please contact Wendy at wendy@lakebernard.ca.


Want to get to know your surroundings better? Need something to do on a rainy day or to entertain the children?  The LBPOA is running a summer long Scavenger Hunt!  Take selfies at the places/with the items listed below. Please email us at info@lakebernard.ca and let us know you’re IN the Scavenger Hunt!  You have until August 31st.  Once completed, let us know and we’ll ask for some of your photos at random as proof.   Alternatively, let us know how many you were able to complete by August 31st.  Winners will be announced in our fall newsletter.   Good luck..and of course, HAVE FUN!

  1.     High Rock monument with poem/song by Mary S. Edgar
  2.     First tee at the Ridge (preferably when you’re starting a round of 9-holes;)
  3.     Vacationland sign
  4.     Pioneer House
  5.     NHL Players sign
  6.     Sitting on the bench in front of The Village bins (enjoying a treat from the store!)
  7.     Splash Pad
  8.     Lion’s Park Playground
  9.     “World’s Largest Lake…” sign
  10.     Town Well
  11.     Town Clock
  12.     Children’s Garden
  13.     NNEEC
  14.     Bear Carving in Legion Park
  15.     Checker-board beach
  16.     GBC sign
  17.     Firetruck (or better yet, playing mini golf) at Lake Bernard Park
  18.     Northridge Inn sign (or maybe having a meal on their patio)
  19.     A sunflower
  20.     Hubbards Maple Syrup

Has there been a “Canadian Idol” hiding inside of you?  Well this is your moment!  The LBPOA is having a Lake Bernard Song Contest (literally!).  We’d like you to take a favourite song or create a new one, and rewrite or write the lyrics to be about your favourite lake, Lake Bernard!  Songs can be from any genre, long or short.  Then, gather family/friends and record your song … perhaps around the campfire?!

Share your video with us: Through your Google Drive (Create a shared folder and then share it with info@lakebernard.ca),  your Apple iCloud photo/video share or send a link from any other service you use (Dropbox, Box, or Microsoft OneDrive). Please send the link to download the document to info@lakebernard.ca, and also provide us with some information about your video.  Not sure what to do? Contact us at info@lakebernard.ca and we can walk you through it.

The submitted videos will be posted on the Lake Bernard Youtube channel and the link will be shared with members in a future newsletter.


Calling all photographers!

Send in your best and/or favourite photos taken at Lake Bernard and you could see them featured on our website and/or in our newsletters. You can drop them into our  Facebook group or email them to info@lakebernard.ca.  The winner will be announced in our Fall Newsletter.

Lake Bernard Property Owners’ Association

Memberships can be renewed using the registration form on our website, by e-transfer to treasurer@lakebernard.ca, or by mail to LBPOA, Box 428, Sundridge, P0A 1ZO.  The cost is $30 per year.

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