Spring Nature Newsletter

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Back by popular demand we are excited to share the latest edition of the DBA’s Nature Newsletter authored by our very own Doug Ross!

Click here to view the Delta Beach Spring Nature Newsletter

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AGM – Call for Agenda Items – Your input by Wednesday Please

Hi Everyone and Happy Victoria Day weekend!

As the last bit of ice is melting, and thoughts turn to summer, a quick posting to talk about our AGM and your involvement in it.

The Annual General Meeting(AGM) of the Delta Beach Association(DBA) typically happens on or around the 1st long weekend in July. We are dealing with some interesting times and also “changing up” the way we run the AGM to help make it as efficient and productive as possible.  So three things in this posting:

  1. Call for Agenda Items from members;
  2. COViD Handling and notification of AGM Date
  3. Reading Materials – Budget and draft constituents

Call for Agenda Items and Questions for MLA and RM

In order to help ensure our meetings are effective, we’re asking that if you have any items you’d like to discuss at the meeting, you send your discussion points ahead of time, so you can be placed on the agenda. In the case of questions for the Ian Wishart, our MLA, or our Rural Municipality Representations, Terry Simpson and Roy Tufford, we are going to be forwarding our questions and agenda a few weeks ahead of the AGM, so they can be prepared. This should help make our AGM as productive as possible.

Please send your agenda items(or questions you’d like to discuss at the AGM) by Wednesday, May 20th at 5pm by email to:

DBA-executive@googlegroups.com

COViD and our AGM Date

We certainly are living in an interesting time, and with current social distancing rules, we are uncertain if a gathering of our approximately 100 – 150 members will be permitted. As such, we’ve put together a few  dates.

If restrictions are lifted, our AGM will be held Sunday July 5th at 10am at the Oakland community hall.

Our backup date is August 2nd at 10am at the Oakland community hall.

If social distancing rules for large group gatherings prohibit a face to face meeting, we will have a Zoom/Video Conference call on Wednesday July 8th @ 7pm.

This website will keep you informed of the final details, so stay turned.

AGM Reading Materials

Continuing our theme of making the AGM as productive as possible, we will be posting items to the website over the next couple of weeks, so you can read them and come prepared to the AGM with any questions. This will include our budget, our agenda, and any motions we expect to have brought forward.

Of special importance we have been working on a new constitution, which we will be tabling shortly.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please drop us an email at

DBA-executive@googlegroups.com

Thanks,

Scott

President

on behalf of the Delta Beach Association

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Delta Beach Marina Funding

Some exciting news regarding the Portage and District Boat Channel Committee’s plans for improving boat access at Delta towards a place to dock and park boats.

Yesterday the Community Foundation of Portage and District annouced they will be providing $50,000 towards the construction of a Marina in the channel area as part of the Province’s Build 150 grants. Additional funding requests are also in place with several other organizations, and we will share the news as new funding is secured.

The Portage and District Boat Channel Committee was formed 2 years ago to promote the development of boat access at Delta. It is indepedent of the DBA, as boat access is something important not only to people at Delta, but also a matter of public safety, recreation and sports for everyone in the rural municipality.

We’re planning on having a presentation from the committee on their plans, and discussion at this years AGM.

Special thanks to Rick Henderson, Paulette Connery and Garry Wright for all their efforts thus far on this important intiative.

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Mark Your Calendars

Hi everyone, trust you are well, healthy, and your families are safe. Hard to believe that the ice is almost off the Lake, and summer will soon be upon us. Your DBA executive has been working diligently throughout the year, and we have some exciting plans for this summer to share.

Please mark your calendars for:

DBA AGM
Will be held Sunday July 5th at 10am at the Oakland community hall.
Our backup date is August 2nd at 10am at the Oakland community hall.
If it appears social distancing rules will prevent our gathering we will have a Zoom/Video Conference call on Wednesday July 8th @ 7pm.

Summer BBQ
Based on last years huge turnout and overwhelming success on a “non” long-weekend date, we’re going to once again choose the Sunday AFTER august long – August 9th.

Give Away Weekend
New for this year, we’re going to copy what other towns have done and have a “give away” weekend. On this weekend, we’re going to encourage you to take any items that are still usable, but you no longer want, put a “Free” sign on them and stick them at the end of your driveway. Hopefully someone will want what you have. If not, you’ll take back your items and dispose of them as usual. This has been quite popular in a number of places, so we thought we’d give it a try on the weekend of June 27th and 28th. 

Later this month
Keep your eye on the website, as we’ll be posting the draft Agenda for the AGM and asking for your ideas on items you’d like to discuss.

 

Best Regards,

Scott Greenlay on behalf of your DBA Executive – Daryl Check, Doug Ross, Kelly Tomalin, and Eric Olson.

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Delta Beach Campground to open May Long

The Portage Regional Recreation Authority Inc. (PRRA) states reservations will open on May 4th and the campground will be open starting on May long weekend.

For more information : Click here

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Fishing Shack Removal

A courtesy notice from the RM that they will be be enforcing the Ice Fishing Shack removal requirements.

Scott

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RM closes Delta Beach Playstructure per COVID19 Requirements

Hi everyone,

Just an FYI that the RM has informed us that the playground structure will be taped-off in accordance with COVID19 requirements(Please note picture in this post is to show what other jurisdictions have done, in this case Hamilton, to give some idea of what “taped off” looks like).

Scott

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DBA Executive Opportunity

The DBA has been busy this year with many new initiatives. You’ve seen our newsletters, maybe particpated in the poker derby or the BBQ. We’re currently working on a strategic plan, and many more exciting items.

Unfortunately one of our members on the East Beach won’t be able to carry-on her role. As such, we’re looking for someone from the East Beach who might be interested in joining the executive as one of our East Beach representatives.

If you’re interested, please contact the executive at: dba-executive@googlegroups.com

Thanks!

 

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Delta Beach News Winter 2020

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Boat Channel Dredging

Boaters will be very pleased to hear that the RM of Portage has dredged the “outer channel” of the breakwater.

This should make access this summer much easier.

Special thanks to Rick Henderson for his assistance in this initiative.

For more information, read: Click here

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