To: All SSCA Members, Associate Members and their Families
Canada’s big birthday took place in 2017 and multiple sesquicentennial celebrations were held throughout the year across the country and around the world. Sans Souci marked Canada’s 150th year on Canada Day with a fun-filled family celebration at the Community Centre. Food, games and music were enjoyed by members and their friends and family with enthusiasm highlighting the specialness of our cottage community. With the success of this event, we have decided to have an annual SSCA Canada Day celebration. Stay tuned for details.
The Canada 150 celebration kicked off a summer full of activities -our famous Regatta, Sailing Camp, Tennis events, the Church on the Rock, Environment Day and Rock Walks, Pot Luck dinners, Book Club and Bridge Club. We also saw the community come together for Phragmites removal led by Katherine Denune. Katherine was recognised for her work in this area by the GBLT and was awarded the King Family Bursary. As a result, she has put together a terrific report on Phragmites in the Southern Section of the Archipelago, now available on our website. Also, kudos to Jess and Tim Sloss for the wonderful Pot Luck Dinners (re-named Cottage Socials) they organized. If you haven’t been to one of these events yet, please join them this summer. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening.
Around the Bay, through our support, the GBA was engaged in several initiatives: the Macey’s Bay zoning challenge; the possibility of hidden pollution around Nobel from the munitions plants once located there; and the risk of Asian Carp to Georgian Bay. They also represented our interests on several Great Lakes issues internationally and at many government levels. For more information, go to www.georgianbay.ca.
In 2018, I look forward to the opening of the new Sport Court that will be built with funds from our community for all of the Sans Souci and Copperhead community to use. This is a great example of community spirit and engagement. Thank you to Irene Chambers and Norma Tangney for spear-heading this venture. While our numerous programs are using the Community Centre facilities this summer, the Board will be working on a long-term plan for the SSCA property to ensure it meets the needs of the community for years to come.
All these activities and initiatives are the result of volunteer effort by members in our community. I want to thank the Board for their year-round efforts on multiple initiatives that benefit our Association. We are always looking for volunteers. Talk to me or another member of the Board if you have an interest in being part of a great team.
Have a safe and relaxing summer!