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Sharbot Lake Property Owners' Association
A Concern for Property and Environment

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Sharbot Lake Property Owners’ Association.


Wednesday July 12, 2017

2017 4th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

Entries must be received before Wednesday July 12th, 2017, midnight.

If your photos are submitted after this date they will be included in the next photo contest.

For more information click here.

Saturday July 29th, 2017

2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Saturday July 29th, 2017, starts at 10:00am at St. James Major Catholic Church Hall

We welcome everyone to the Annual General Meeting. The Agenda has been finalized and we has some excellent presentations. To see more click here.

Saturday July 29th, 2017

2017 Annual Social Dinner and Silent Auction

Saturday July 29th, 2017, starts at 5:00pm at St. James Major Catholic Church Hall

Menu: BBQ chicken, spinach & strawberry salad, apple slaw salad, potato salad plus rolls and desserts. Main meal prepared by Tim Cota

Entertainment: Jessica Wedden and Bruce Barton

Tickets: Purchase your tickets in advance here (adults $18.00 - childrens $10.00) or at the door (adults $20.00 - childrens $12.00)

For more information click here.

2017 Spring Newsletter

The SLPOA executive has put together the Spring 2017 Newsletter for your reading enjoyment as you rest on your deck or dock.

To access it please CLICK HERE and you will be taken to the SLPOA Forum to allow you to download the file.

If you have an article or a memory that you would like to submit for future editions please do not hesitate to send it to, as we are always looking for content.

If you have not had the opportunity to renew your membership, please take a moment to access the now easy to find membership form on the SLPOA web site at:


SLPOA has started a Facebook page and we encourage you to join it. You will find the Facebook logo above the menu on the left-hand side of our pages.  By clicking on it you will be re-directed to the Facebook page. This is a recent addition so we hope you will help us build it into a useful location for information.

Last year the the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry ran a fish netting program known as the BsM program, for approximately 10 days in Sharbot Lake. Their report recently became available so we extracted the pages relating to Sharbot Lake and placed them in the Forum, CLICK HERE to access the report.

This year is a SLPOA election year for all positions on the executive. As there will be a turn-over in some of the positions, this is a year that we need people to bring their ideas and become part of the executive to keep the association strong and growing. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM and Dinner Event on July 29th.


There were 46 photos submitted from 21 Individuals.  The following contest winners were announced at the 2016 AGM:

First Prize: FinePix XP90 Camera

Winner: Sheila Waller

Fishing at Sunset

Judges comments:
This picture is pure cottage nostalgia.  The fisherman is beautifully profiled in the foreground and set perfectly against the saturated sunset. More than ticking all the technical boxes, what really won us over was this photo’s artistic merit and overall impact. The mood is serene: A warm sky, calm lake, rod down and reeling in moment. We thought it is a perfect end of the day, “On Golden Pond” picture.

Fishing at Sunset

Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Sharbot Lake Country Inn

Winner: Larry Vollick

Loon on the Lake

Judges comments:
Colour and contrast take centre stage with close second. We loved the way the sharp lines and strong contrast of the loon’s feathers were accentuated by the soft waves of the lake. The loon’s black and white plumage pops against the gorgeous blue of the water. And the piece de resistance was the red punctuation of the loon’s eye. Besides, what’s a lake without a loon?

Loon on the Lake

Third Prize: Two Cineplex Movie Tickets

Winner: Tom MacRae

5 AM in our Bay

Judges comments:
While we all liked something different (the sunrise, the mist, or the mood), we all agreed on the overall composition of this one.  This picture had nice balance and the kayak helps situate the viewer into the scene.  Very peaceful and engaging.

5 AM in Our Bay

Honorable Mention

Winner: Bob McWillams

Reflections on Sharbot Lake

Judges comments:
A great mirror image, the clear sky and (remarkably) no wake from the boat of the photographer contribute to the tranquil feeling of this on.

Reflections on Sharbot Lake

First and Third Prize were donated by Systematix IT, Second Prize donated by SLPOA.

Please (click here) to see all submissions.   

Citizen Water Watch – Report a Sighting

EASTERN ONTARIO, August 1, 2014 — Noticing green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth in Sharbot Lake? You can now easily report it! The Citizen Water Watch website ( allows recreational water users to report any observations of green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth to a central data base. These observations will help to better monitor green algae and aquatic plant growth in Eastern Ontario lakes and rivers.

Algae and aquatic plants are a part of a healthy aquatic ecosystem but in excess they can put stress on other organisms in our lakes and rivers. Many local recreational water users have noted an increase in algae and aquatic plant growth, despite little observed change in nutrient concentrations which are often the cause of algal blooms and excessive aquatic plant growth. Reporting observations of algae and aquatic plants will help us better understand the excessive plant growth and find ways to improve aquatic environments.

To report a sighting go to, create an account and click on the “Report a Sighting” tab, fill out the form and hit submit. Knowing the name of the waterbody and nearest town where your observation took place as well as a picture will be helpful information to include


Are you a water access only cottage looking for the opportunity to service your Septic system to ensure that it continues to operate safely and efficiently? Safeline Marine is coming back in July to the lake to pump out systems. Presently 2 properties have signed up and they are looking for a third to reduce costs.  Is it time for yours to be pumped?. For more information (click here).

Safeline can be reached at 613-326-0590 or you can email Melissa Merkley at ( They are presently planning the activities for June so if interested let them know as soon as possible.

SLPOA Lake Plan Now Available!!

An electronic version is available by clicking here.

Your Input

Your input is important to us.

Whether you have come across an article that would be of interest to others in our association, you have comments to make regarding the 'State of the Lake', a posted article, event or the website in general, a picture for Picture of the Month, or input to the Tips 'n Tricks please feel free to send it in.  Just go to the Contact Us page and click on the appropriate link.  Or better yet, browse the SLPOA Forum and post your comments directly.