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News

Access to Marsh's Falls
09.25.16

In the interest of providing public access to Marsh’s Falls and while preserving the natural heritage, LBHF plans to lease the land at the top of the falls to the Township of Lake of Bays as a publicly accessible park.

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LBHF advocates to protect forests
01.17.16

In a January 11, 2016 letter to township council, the LBHF Board called for the continuation of current sizes for rural lot development.

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LBHF Awards 2015 Weaver Bursary Recipients
07.01.15

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation has entered the second year of its program to give a $600 bursary to each of two students, one from each of Huntsville and Bracebridge high schools, to help pay for their first year of university or college. They are chosen by their respective schools. The news release pasted below has the details.

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Nature Conservancy Scientist to speak at Aug 15 AGM
07.30.15

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation Annual General Meeting will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 15 at Stewart Memorial United Church, 1212 Dwight Beach Road in Dwight, about one kilometer west of the beach.

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LBHF Donors Support Purchase of Marsh's Falls
01.05.15

LBHF donors support the purchase of Marsh's Falls with almost $400,000 contributed - thank you everyone! Paying off the remaining mortgage remains our priority.

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Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation Awards First Two Weaver Bursary Recipients
08.01.14

In August 2014, the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation started a program to give a bursary to two students, one from each of Huntsville and Bracebridge high schools, to help pay for their first year of university. They are chosen by their respective schools. The bursary, initially at $500, has been increased. The latest news release pasted below has the details.

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Flowers of Spring
04.30.14

Say hello to one of the first flowers of spring!

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Happy New Year!
01.05.14

Happy New Year! Thank you supporters for 2014 renewals and year end donations, including more funds to the Harriett T. Weaver Trust.

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Beech Bark Disease Information
05.09.13

An article about Beech Bark Disease has been added to our website.

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Gathering your Memories of the Lake of Bays Area
04.15.13

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation (LBHF) is looking for people with memories and experiences from the early 20th century about the lake and surrounding communities.

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The Lake Of Bays View
05.05.12

Congratulations! The LBHF video on YouTube titled The Lake of Bays View has received an Award of Merit.

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Campaign Success!
01.01.12

Happy New Year to our heritage supporters! Best wishes for happiness and health in 2012. 

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LBHF Collecting Memoirs of the Lake
08.17.11

Four lifelong cottagers were recently interviewed by LBHF Director Bruce MacLellan. Thank you, ladies!

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Karl Jaffary Receives Heritage Award
10.26.10

Karl is shown holding one of the heritage building plaques given at the LBHF Annual Meeting in August. Karl has authored a history booklet of the Bona Vista community on the lake, and published by the LBHF.

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New Local History Book Available
05.30.10

LBHF past-president Bruce MacLellan has published Back Again at Lake of Bays, as a sequel to his 2007 book Post Cards from Lake of Bays. 

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LBHF donates $1,000 to help restore Baysville’s original school house
07.23.09

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation donated $1,000.00 in November 2008 toward the restoration of the old school house as the parish hall at St. Ambrose Church in Baysville. The Board is delighted to see the project completed and hope this donation was helpful in achieving the overall fundraising target. The schoolhouse is believed to be the oldest building in Baysville.

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Our Results
  • Acquired over 50 per cent of the Lower Oxtongue River for permanent protection, including 6.5 km of shoreline.
  • Preserved one mile of natural shoreline and 47-acres of forest at Port Cunnington.
  • Partnered with the Ontario Heritage Trust to be the steward of the 100-acre Pyke property near Brown's Brae.
  • Recognized more than 30 building owners with plaques for heritage property protection.
  • Encouraged the Township to create a Heritage Committee of Council to encourage protection.
  • Rescued the Bigwin ferry from a sunken mooring in 1991 and conducted feasibility studies to transfer to the current Navigation Society for restoration.
  • Established the Harriet T. Weaver Memorial Trust which funds two bursaries each year to assist one student from each of Bracebridge and Huntsville high schools to help pay for their first year of university or college.
Events
12.17.16
Bird Count at Marsh's Falls
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Contact Us

Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 81
Baysville, Ontario
P0B 1A0

416-284-0389
info@lakeofbaysheritage.ca