Photo by: Carl Vorhies

2024 Annual General Meeting

Saturday July 6, 2024
9:00 a.m. Coffee & Exhibits; 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Dwight Community Centre, 1014 Dwight Beach Road

Take notice that the Annual General Meeting of members of the Lake of Bays Association will be held on Saturday July 6, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. in order to:

  • Receive the financial statements and the auditor’s report for the year ended October 31, 2023.
  • Elect directors.
  • Appoint the auditor and authorize the directors to fix their remuneration.
  • Transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, and still wish to have your vote recorded on the matters to be voted on at the meeting, please complete and return the proxy. To be valid, completed proxies must be received by the Secretary of the Association [[email protected]] by Thursday July 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.



Algal Blooms are Back … And the Reasons Why Might Surprise You!

Algal blooms have returned to threaten some lakes in Muskoka despite the generally effective management of phosphorus inputs. In his presentation, Dr. Norman Yan of Friends of the Muskoka Watershed will explain that these novel occurrences of algal blooms do require new research and may have lake-specific causes. They might be a complex response to multiple stressors including road salt, calcium decline and the arrival of invading predators during a time of changing climate.

Dr. Norman Yan completed his MSc and PhD dissertations on the effects of acid rain and metal pollution on Ontario lakes, then worked as a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for 25 years. In 2000, he negotiated a five-year partnership between the MOE and York University, accepting a position as Professor in York’s Biology Department, and conducting a body of research on the effects of multiple stressors on Ontario lakes, co-developed by Yan and collaborating government scientists. Given its success, this partnership was renewed twice, until Norman’s retirement in 2014. During this period, Norman taught in Toronto, but conducted most of his research in Muskoka.

Norman has co-authored over 200 publications on Canadian lakes, a body of work which is widely recognized. He is one of only four Canadians to receive both the K. Patalas Award for research excellence in applied limnology (the study of lakes), and the F.H. Rigler Memorial Award from the Society of Canadian Limnology for his contributions to fundamental understanding in limnology. Dr. Yan received a Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the Ontario government, and has received visiting fellowships from the Australian and Italian governments. For his contributions to the understanding and wise management of Canadian lakes, he was inducted as a Fellow by the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.