Executive Committee 2015-2016

Jocelyne Alain – President
David Hallman – Past President
Colin Chesterman – Treasurer
Luc Vezina – Director, Web Site
Megan Farrell ‐ Director, Water Testing
Mark Farrell – Director, Environment
Maurice Legros, Director, Advertising
(Vacant) - Director, Special projects

If you would like to join the association's executive committee please contact Claude Tremblay or come to the next association general meeting.

Membership - Why join the Lac Sinclair Association?

There are approximately 320 property owners around Lac Sinclair. In 2010 the Association membership reached a new high of 170 paid-up members. Let’s ensure that many more permanent and seasonal residents – in fact, why not all of them? - join our Association.

Here are some good reasons to join:

Communications: The Association publishes and distributes two issues per year of its bilingual newsletter to keep members informed about local developments. Also, this website contains much relevant information about the Association and the institutional partners that we work with to protect and enjoy our Lake.

Annual General Meeting: The Association holds two general meetings per year - one in June and another usually in August.

New Map: This up-to-date map shows municipal boundaries and all street names. It can help your visitors to find your residence or cottage. It is also very useful to emergency service providers: police, firemen, and ambulances.

Water Safety: Each spring the Association arranges for marker buoys to be located by all rocks and hazards to boaters. New buoys are regularly purchased to replace those that gradually get waterlogged or outdated. The Association also makes members aware of boating regulations; for more information on Government of Canada boating regulations, refer to the Environment page.

Water Quality: The Association arranges for tests of lake water quality each summer and communicates the results to residents. Although tests usually reveal very good quality of our lake water, where there are problems the Association follows up with the appropriate municipal officials to ensure that the water problems are quickly rectified. The Association also works with the municipalities to help ensure proper maintenance of septic tanks around the lake.

Picnic Site: Picnic benches have been placed on the big island (Île aux Moutons) so that boaters can enjoy their picnic in some local wilderness. Please ensure that you take your garbage away with you, and note that fires and cutting of trees are strictly prohibited on the island.

Social: Each year on the Saturday evening following Canada Day there is music and dancing at the Le P'tit Magasin du Coin (formerly the Bernier store), followed by fireworks. This event is, supported by the Association. Later in the summer, on the Sunday during the Labour Day weekend, the Association hosts its annual Fishing Derby . More details can be found in the Association's newsletter newsletter.

Municipal Affairs: The Association can be your voice with our municipalities. We bring issues of concern to the municipalities (example: semi-permanent trailers beside chalets) and keep members informed of relevant developments.

Local Research Initiatives: Work has begun to compile a local history about Lac Sinclair. Other initiatives can be considered if Association members express interest. All this for a membership fee of only $25 per year!

What a bargain!
Join the Association now by completing and mailing the Membership Form and sending it to: Association du Lac Sinclair, CP/Box 146, La Pêche, QC J0X 2W0

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