SLPOA - A Concern For Property And Environment
Sharbot Lake Property Owners' Association
A Concern for Property and Environment

This is the home web page of the
Sharbot Lake Property Owners’ Association.


Our website has now completed its migration to a new service provider. The new location includes a revamp of the SLPOA Forums. Accordingly you will need to re-register in order to post.

Thank you,
SLPOA Executive


From Spring Thaw until July 25, 2016

Watch Your Boat Wake for Loons

Please reduce your boat wake near the shore for the Loon Nesting season from now until mid July.

Thursday July 7th, 2016

Last day to submit your photo entries into the 2016 Annual Photo Contest

Saturday July 16th, 2016

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Free Household Hazardous Waste Day

Located at the corner of Hwy 7 and Road 38

Saturday July 23rd, 2016

Starts at 10:00 am

Annual General Meeting starts at 10:00 am at the St. James Major Catholic Church.

We will have an update on the Love Your Lake Program and a presentation about the Fish Habitat Project that we are working towards and the announcement of the Photo Contest winners.

Saturday July 23rd, 2016

From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Our Annual Social Event – Dinner meal starts at 5:00pm at the St. James Major Catholic Church.

Tim Cota’s Mobile Catering is preparing BBQ Chicken Breast or Leg with BBQ Sauce, Spinach & Strawberry Salad, Potato Salad, Fresh Bun & Dessert. Live Entertainment by The Whiskey Standards. We are hosting a Wine & Beer Cash Bar. Advance Tickets available at The Sharbot Lake Pharmacy and

(Click here) for more information.

Take advantage of the items in the Silent Auction. To see the items (click here). Doors open at 4:30 pm for early viewing.

Sunday August 14, 2016

FOCA Lake Networking Group Seminar

“Keeping the Family in the Family Cottage”

Perth Legion Hall,

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

This event is FREE to members of FOCA and the Lake Networking Group, or $10 at the door for non-members.

Please pre-register with FOCA to secure your space via or call 705-749-3622.

August 29, 2016 to
September 13, 2016

The 2016 Amnesty Load

The Amnesty Load may only be used at the Olden or Oso Waste Sites on their regular days of operation. Residents may only bring one load per year

Saturday October 22, 2016

2016 Lake Links Workshop

8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Perth Civitan Hall, 6787 County Road 43, Perth

As details are known we will update the website.



Calling Amateur Photographers

Submit your photos to us and you could be a winner!

We want your photos to see the pictures that you feel reflect what you enjoy about your cottage environment. These can consist of nature, animals, kids, friends and events.

Submit your photos with a description to the SLPOA via email to us at When submitting your photo please include the location it was taken, the date the picture was taken along with your name and contact information.  Please remember to ensure that the photo is of good quality and resolution.

Contest entries must be received by Thursday July 7th, 2016.

The contest winners will receive: 1st Prize: a FujiFilm FinePix XP70 camera, 2nd Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to The Sharbot Lake Country Inn, 3rd Prize: Two Cineplex Movie Tickets

2016 Spring Newsletter

We hope that you enjoy the SLPOA 2016 Spring Newsletter. There are a number of interesting articles and we look forward to your feedback.  Please take a moment to note our sponsors (New and Old) whose advertisements allow us to engage in more projects. To read the:

2016 Spring Newsletter [click here]

2016 Winter E-Flash [click here]

If you have an article or a memory that you would like to submit for future editions please do not hesitate to send it to, as we are always looking for content.

If you have not had the opportunity to renew your membership, please take a moment to access the now easy to find membership form on the SLPOA web site at:


There were 42 photos submitted from 20 Individuals.  The following contest winners were announced at the 2015 AGM:

First Prize: FinePix XP80 Camera

Winner: Guy MacLeod


Judges comments:
it was the action of this picture that grabbed our attention. You could almost hear the jays flapping as they engaged each other.

Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Sharbot Lake Country Inn

Winner: Gwen DaCosta

Views along the dock into the basin.

Judges comments:
Everyone loved that this was not your typical lake landscape with its sober and quiet scene. It’s limited palette drew us into the shot immediately, revealing its great structure in the lines of the dock and cloud formations not to mention the loon sailing serenely by.

Third Prize: Two Cineplex Movie Tickets

Winner: Barb Wilson

Polar Bear plunge: Frontenac Heritage Festival.

Judges comments:
What`s more Canadian than being at (in?) the lake in the dead of winter?  The picture was novel for its winter setting and it’s clear these people know how to have fun at the cottage.

Honorable Mention

Winner: Ray Caswell

Baby raccoon squeezing out of its nest in a tree

Judges comments:
excellent close-up of a typically elusive creature. Fascinating.

Honorable Mention

Winner: Guy MacLeod

Porcupine eating leaves

Judges comments:
The clarity, colour and composition was most impressive. Cute too.

First and Third Prize were donated by Systematix IT, Second Prize donated by SLPOA.

Please (click here) to see all submissions.          

Citizen Water Watch – Report a Sighting

EASTERN ONTARIO, August 1, 2014 — Noticing green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth in Sharbot Lake? You can now easily report it! The Citizen Water Watch website ( allows recreational water users to report any observations of green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth to a central data base. These observations will help to better monitor green algae and aquatic plant growth in Eastern Ontario lakes and rivers.

Algae and aquatic plants are a part of a healthy aquatic ecosystem but in excess they can put stress on other organisms in our lakes and rivers. Many local recreational water users have noted an increase in algae and aquatic plant growth, despite little observed change in nutrient concentrations which are often the cause of algal blooms and excessive aquatic plant growth. Reporting observations of algae and aquatic plants will help us better understand the excessive plant growth and find ways to improve aquatic environments.

To report a sighting go to, create an account and click on the “Report a Sighting” tab, fill out the form and hit submit. Knowing the name of the waterbody and nearest town where your observation took place as well as a picture will be helpful information to include


Are you a water access only cottage looking for the opportunity to service your Septic system to ensure that it continues to operate safely and efficiently? Safeline Marine is coming back in July to the lake to pump out systems. Presently 2 properties have signed up and they are looking for a third to reduce costs.  Is it time for yours to be pumped?. For more information (click here).

Safeline can be reached at 613-326-0590 or you can email Melissa Merkley at ( They are presently planning the activities for June so if interested let them know as soon as possible.

SLPOA Lake Plan Now Available!!

An electronic version is available by clicking here.

Your Input

Your input is important to us.

Whether you have come across an article that would be of interest to others in our association, you have comments to make regarding the 'State of the Lake', a posted article, event or the website in general, a picture for Picture of the Month, or input to the Tips 'n Tricks please feel free to send it in.  Just go to the Contact Us page and click on the appropriate link.  Or better yet, browse the SLPOA Forum and post your comments directly.