Black Sturgeon Lake Property Owners Association

Contact us at bslpoa@gmail.com or the webmaster.

find-on-facebook See our Facebook page

Where We Are

Black Sturgeon Lake is a beautiful lake
about 10 km long and 2 km wide
with lots of bays and islands located in Kenora, Ontario.

BlackSturgeonKenoraMap

Lake Location Map

Notices and Events

2019 Photo Contest is Closed

The submission deadline has past. The 2019 has closed with 42 entries. See the contest page to view the pictures

A professional photographer will judge the pictures. Winners will be announced in the Spring.  Prizes ($75/$50/$50)  awarded at the June AGM.

2018 Municipal Elections

Following the Election 2018 Oct 22, the new Kenora town council is composed of

Mayor: Dan Reynard

Councillors: Andrew Poirier, Mort Goss, Sharon Smith, Rory McMillan, Chris Van Wallenghan, Kirsi Raiko

These are the people to contact with any issues.

Fall Newsletter is out

The fall newsletter (Oct 2018)  is posted on the Newsletter Page. Past newsletters are also posted there.

2018 Horseshoe Tournament

The annual horseshoe tournament on Sep 1st was a huge success. There were 23 teams made up  by random draw competing for prizes and horseshoe supremacy. About 60 people attended at The Glen on a perfect sunny warm day.  The winning teams each consisted of a lake resident and a guest.

Teams in action

A-side winners Ridley (one of the youngest) and Jodi

B-side winners, Dan and Olivia

C-side winners, Nick and Bonnie

Don’t miss the fun next year!  Everyone welcome to join or watch and visit with your lake neighbours

For those who don’t know where The Glen is, it is at the end of Lakeview Trail off Peterson Rd. (Black Sturgeon Estates Road)

See the Past Events page for the 2017 tournament report and pictures.

Boat Speeds and Wakes

Boat speeds and wakes near shore, docks and moored boats have been creeping up.  A recent e-mail from the Association reminds cottagers of lake etiquette and to boat safely and be considerate of the shoreline, specifically peoples’ docks and boats. Don’t drive close to shore unless you have to and if you do: No Wake. Keep an eye out for swimmers and kayakers as there have been close calls reported.   There has been quite a flurry of comments on this subject on our Facebook page.

Also, be warned that Conservation Officers have been on the lake recently and they are checking boats for safety gear, boating and fishing licences and drinking.

2018 AGM June 16

Our Annual General Meeting was  held June 16 with 33 members in attendance.  Mayor Canfield addressed a number of Kenora financing issues and Hardy Bock discussed the LOWDPOA activities.  Memberships for 2018 are now due. The  2018 AGM Minutes are posted here. Also, The 2017 AGM minutes can be read here.

2019 Sailing School

Send email to Phil Burns at phil.burns@nbc.ca to inquire about next year. Cost will be about $40.  Sail Manitoba, www.sailmanitoba.com/ provides all the equipment and instructors for the two day classes.  Participants can expect to receive an introductory session which will teach them the basics of sailing. Those with more experience will learn more advanced techniques once on the water.

2018 Sailing School

The 2018 sailing school took place July 21 and 22 and the school was full. Fair winds both days made for an enjoyable school.See PastEvents page for report and picture on 2016 school, report and pictures on 2014 school  and report on the 2013 school. All places were filled all years.

Fun Sailing Races:

Several fun races have been held for sailors to hone their skills. There have been a number of close finishes and variable conditions from strong winds with several dumps to quiet winds in light rain.  Lots of fun and banter on the water.

Ready for the start

The last race for this year was on the Sep long weekend.


Revised Constitution

A new constitution was adopted at the 2016 AGM.  See additional information  posted to the “About Us” page

Wolf sightings

We again have had a number of Wolf sightings See report in the 2017 Apr newsletter

Some helpful information from MNR:

1. If you or your animal is attacked you may shoot the wolf but you cannot shoot them if they are just passing through, if you feel threatened call 911

2. Keep your pets on leashes and do not let them wonder

3. If you shoot a Wolf you must report this immediately .

4. Do not feed the deer as the Wolves follow them and may come in your yard

5. They are usually more aggressive when the fawns are being born.

6. Keep your garbage well concealed ESP if it has bones meat scraps etc .

7. It is very common for them to take pets .

Also see the MNR webpage at http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/FW/2ColumnSubPage/287914.html