Exciting programs and events planned at Kennisis Lake Marina this summer!

With the installation of its new Event Tent, the Kennisis Lake Marina will be the go-to destination for music, events, and programs. Marina owners, Gary Bouwmeister, Jim Dale and Chad Burdon have installed a 40-foot by 60-foot tent,   The tent is located right next to the Pickle Ball Courts and can accommodate up to 200 people.   The tent is available to rent for community events and private functions.

The first musical event, “Sheer Heart Attack”- celebrating the music of Queen, was sold out in less than a day, with additional tickets being added for outdoor seating.

Sue Bin, a long-time Kennisis Lake cottager and teacher will be running Camp Kennisis, a day camp for kids 5-11 yrs. old.  The 3-day- a- week camp will be run for 6 sessions, beginning the week of July 11th. The programs will include crafts, activities, and pickleball. For information and registration, please contact Sue at suecampk@gmail.com

Art classes and workshops will take place every Friday during July and August. Joyce Sumara, artist and Kennisis Lake cottager, along with local artist Harvey Walker will host a variety of programs for all levels. For details go to http://artinthetent.corsizio.com/

Local Yoga instructor Lorrie McCauley will be offering yoga classes Sundays to Thursdays. Sessions are available at both the advanced level (with modifications offered) as well as beginner/relaxing yoga. Classes will be offered in 8 class packages or pay as you go.

Lorrie will also be offering Yoga for Kids and Self Defense/Karate for Kids.  For information and registration, please contact Lorrie directly at athleticmeditation@gmail.com.

How do I find out more?

Below is a list of programs and events planned which are confirmed as of time of writing.  For the most up to date information, visit the Marina Website at www.kennisislakemarina.com and click on “Events”.   

Events and Programs will be announced on social media. You can follow the Marina on Instagram or check out Facebook posts on Kennisis Lake is Better than Your Lake or Pickleball @The Lake.

Live music @ Smoke on the Water– Every Friday and Saturday
Camp Kennisis: Tuesday-Thursday, Weeks of July 11, 18, 25, August 1,8,15
Art- Open Studio and Classes – Fridays
Yoga – Sundays to Thursdays

June 24 – 9 am -noon:  Pickleball Open House*
July 1 – KLCOA Fireworks*
July 8 – Kennisis Courts Under 30 Pickleball Tournament**
– Sheer Heart Attack (Queen Tribute Band) –Sold Out
July 11 – Euchre Tournament*
July 22 – Poker Run*
July 29 – Halloween in July*
August 5 – KLCOA Regatta*
– Comedy Night*
August 6 – Storyteller- Bob Graham*
August 12 – Corn Hole Tournament
August 15 – Euchre Tournament*
August 19 – Kennisis Courts Annual Pickleball Tournament**
August 23 – Kennisis/Stanhope Pickleball Tournament**
August 26 – Rock on the Dock @ the Bouwmeisters
September 2 – Comedy Night*

* Details coming soon.

**Members only– Spectators and Cheerleaders welcomed! For Pickleball membership inquiries, please contact Lisa Dale at cottagecourts@gmail.com

How can I rent the tent?

For information on renting the Kennisis Event Tent, or if you are interested in  running a program, please contact Sheelagh Lawrance and Liz Austin at kennisiseventtent@gmail.com

Fire Ban & Fireworks

This summer has been off to a smoky start. Smoke from wildfires in Quebec is causing hazy conditions while dry weather conditions expose us to our own wildfire risks. We encourage our members to do everything possible to manage these risks while enjoying summer by the lake.

As of June 1st, Haliburton County has issued a complete fire ban that includes fireworks (https://www.dysartetal.ca/en/living-in-our-community/fire-and-emergency-services.aspx).

Regardless of the fire ban, the RLCA encourages its members to continue to avoid using fireworks to protect our lakes, wildlife, pets, and neighbours. Here, we share a recent article from The Conversation that details some of the harmful impacts of fireworks.

If fires should come to our area, watch out for waterbombers. Remember that waterbombers need room to scoop water from lakes. Boaters who venture too close can obstruct firefighting efforts and create a dangerous situation for themselves and pilots. 

Waterbombers will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard. Help fight wildland fires by staying clear of waterbombers while out on the water. Download an information sheet about waterbombers and share this with others!