Spring Euchre Tournament – May 15

Pointe au Baril Seniors Club welcomes you to its Spring Euchre Tournament!

Date:  May 15, 2018
Location:  Pointe au Baril Community Centre
Registration Fee: $15
Sign up sheets will be available soon.

Breakfast:   9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  (scones, jam, coffee, tea)
Tournament begins:   10:30 a.m.

Come join the fun!


Card-Making Workshop – March 20

Learn to create beautiful greeting cards.  No experience necessary.  Just willing to have fun and get creative.

Date:            March 20, 2018
Time:           10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:   Pointe au Baril Community Centre
Instructor: Nancy Ley, Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up

You’ll make three different greeting cards and be walked through the process step by step.  All materials you’ll need to make your cards will be provided.

Fee:  $10 for members;   $15 for non-members.
Please bring scissors and adhesive/glue.

Class size limited to 10 people.  Register early!
Contact Nancy at 705-866-2885 or email at nancygley@hotmail.com.




Funding Announcement

The Trustees of the Pointe au Baril Canada Day 150 funds are very pleased to announce an allocation of funding to the PaB Cemetery Board.  Funding will  help meet a long awaited goal of the Cemetery Board – to provide a shelter at our cemetery site located off South Shore Road.  This project will serve to  better accommodate the needs of users of this beautiful site by providing shelter from the elements while at the same time enhancing the park setting and activities that take place there including Remembrance Day ceremonies. The allocation amount will be announced in the spring of 2018 following review of building specifications.

Should funds remain after the donation outlined above, the Trustees have identified the second priority as picnic tables adjacent to the new children’s playground to be built by the Township of the Archipelago on the old nursing station site.

The decisions of the Trustees have been made with community input provided at a Town Hall meeting held Feb. 3, 2018.


A Town Hall community consultation was held Feb. 3, 2018 hosted by the Trustees, Canada Day 150 Surplus Funds, to solicit input from the broader community on how to invest the surplus funds in ways that would benefit our community and honour our promise to Canada Day 150 donors to use the funds for charitable purposes in our community.  The Trustees are tasked with fund disbursement decisions.  We’ll post those decisions as well.  Check back shortly for news on that.

Thank you to all who participated in the community consultation meeting!  It’s much appreciated.

Trustees, Canada Day 150 Surplus Funds
Anna Allevato,   Tom Lundy, Muriel McKee, Cindy Pulchinski

Summary of Town Hall Community Consultation held Feb. 3, 2018
Purpose of Meeting
– Invite members of the PaB community to share ideas on how best to utilize the surplus proceeds from Canada Day 2017 for the benefit of the greater community.

Treasurers Report
– revenue in = $34,573.42. Expenses = $21, 263.38. Bank balance = $13,310.04 Outstanding expenses = $678.00.   Surplus Funds = $12, 632.04.

Canada Day 150 Planning Group has folded having fulfilled its mandate. They did agree to appoint the four executives as trustees of the funds to manage decisions of disbursement of surplus funds. This is not a charitable organization; that would require Federal approval.

Community Input
Representatives from various community groups involved in fundraising for their respective interests were solicited for potential fund considerations. The following groups stated they did not need money:  Florence Church, Arts on the Bay, Bottle Drive, Snowmobile Club, Seniors Group, PaB Pickleball.

The following suggestions were given for consideration of funds:

-extra tint on community centre windows at top to cut glare for pickleball
-shelter/gazebo at cemetery
-park benches for area near new children’s playground
-donation toward new community centre chairs
-donation toward air conditioning for community centre
-Habitat for Humanity
-donation toward fireworks for Canada Day 2018
-donation toward “raise the roof” fund.  The TOA is holding donated funds of $4,335 towards this.  Matt French and David Penfold have spearheaded efforts for “raise the roof” fundraising in the past and currently have $11,500 in the fund.  A covered outdoor recreation complex will lend itself to many activities and uses in the community.
-shelter/heated storage for fire pump at rink and change room
-seed money for Canada Day 2018 fund
-Community Christmas party

Additional comments:
-Bottle Drive to be incorporated with Province (approx cost $4,000).
-What do Islanders want? How do we get their feedback?
-Matt French and David Penfold volunteered to organize a group for fundraising for the “outdoor recreation complex”
-Suggestions were made for representatives from the various community groups to meet annually to discuss planned activities and identify broader community needs.  This may enhance and help coordinate fund raising efforts and reduce “donor fatigue” in community.

Next Steps
The Trustees will consider the suggestions and determine how funds will be disbursed.  Decisions will be posted on this website.

How will Pointe au Baril Celebrate Canada Day 2018!?  

Are you interested in sharing ideas, helping to make it happen?   Let us know.  What about taking the first step – putting out a call to initiate the conversation?  We’re happy to offer the help of this website and our community’s facebook page to put out a call inviting folks to come together to share ideas.  Contact us at info@pointeaubarilcommunity.ca


Pointe au Baril Seniors Club

NEXT MEETING:  April 9, 2018 at 9 a.m., PaB Community Centre.

Pointe au Baril Seniors Club is a non profit community based organization whose membership is open to all individuals age 50+.  The Club’s primary goal is to  support  it’s membership and in doing so strengthen its community.  It does this through various social, educational, and awareness activities and programs.  The Pointe au Baril Seniors Club is a member of the United Senior Citizens of Ontario (USCO).

Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the PAB Community Centre.

Annual membership is $20 per person.  Anyone age 50+ is eligible.   For more information contact us at info@pointeaubarilcommunity.ca

Upcoming Events

Spring Euchre Tournament
Date:  May 15, 2018
Location:  Pointe au Baril Community Centre

Registration Fee: $15
Sign up sheets will be available soon.

Breakfast (scones, jam, coffee, tea) – 9 a.m.
Tournament begins at 10:30 a.m.
Raffles!  Door Prizes!

Greeting Card-Making Workshop
Nancy Ley, Independent Demonstrator, Stamping Up
Date:  March 20, 2018
Time: to be confirmed
Fee:  $10 for members; $15 for non-members.  All materials included.
Please bring your own scissors and adhesive/glue.

Class size limited to 10 people.  Register early!  Contact Nancy at 705-866-2885 or email at nancygley@hotmail.com.





Join us for Pickleball on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings from  9:30a.m. to noon, at the Community Centre in Pointe au Baril.  Friendly competition and good exercise!    Youth to seniors are welcome.  Beginners are welcome too.  Paddles and balls provided.

Note:  There will be no Pickleball December 9, 2017




Arts on the Bay


Thank you to our sponsors and patrons for a successful 2017 season!

See you next summer for more good food, good fun, and great entertainment right here in Pointe au Baril at our lovely Community Centre on the bay!

Check this website next spring for information on next year’s line up.

For more information about Arts on the Bay go to www.artsonthebay.org/