Fall 2023 Newsletter is out…

By now, you should have received your copy of the fall 2023 Shoreline News, or if you opted to receive it digitally, a link to the newsletter at:


Please note that a correction has been made on page 10.  The original Carpenter cottage, number 14 on the featured map, was incorrectly reported as belonging to Art Robinson and then Warren Robertson, but in fact, that cottage is currently owned by Robin Robertson, Art’s granddaughter.  Apologies for that error.

Also, if you haven’t yet reviewed the draft updated SLCA Bylaws mentioned on page 14 of the SLCA Bylaw-Draft-Final-R2(2023-10-30).  I would strongly encourage you to have a look, and please send any comments or questions you may have on the new proposed by-laws to: President@SteenburgLake.com .  Thank you.

Construction and South Road Closure

Please note, the following message was received from the Deputy Clerk of the Township of Tudor and Cashel regarding the long anticipate construction work to extended the culvert and widen the South Road.

Good afternoon Pat,

Would you be able to get a message out to residents that Danford Construction plan to complete the culvert extension work during the first week of December…. No specific date as yet as they are going to monitor the weather closer to then and we will provide a further update at that time, wanted to give everyone a heads up for now though.  They expect to be two days completing the work.

I will be putting this on our website and facebook page but suspect you have a more direct page for residents.

Many thanks,

Sheryl Switzer

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Tudor and Cashel Township


Office Hours

Mon. – Wed. 9am – 4pm

Thurs. by appointment

North AED has a new home, sort of…


Effective immediately, the North AED unit and Naloxone kit have been relocated to 1035a Steenburg Lake North Road, the boat launch.  Selena and James have graciously agreed to host the unit going forward now that they live year round at the lake.  Signage has been moved to their driveway entrance and a larger sign is by the shore.

If you believe someone is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, and may need the help of an AED, call 911 first, then call 905-441-3202 yo arrange pick up.

The South AED remains unchanged at the Hills home at 456 the South Road, and can be contacted at 905-716-5532.

Complete information on both AEDs can be found at:


The SLCA would like to thank Mike and Donna Cochrane for their years of hosting the North AED and their original efforts to secure a unit for the lake.  We’d also like to thank and acknowledge Carl and Mary Lou Stefanski for taking over the AED the last two winters. 

Another amazing Have-a-dock Jamboree is in the books…

Thank you so much to Fred Cotie and his many friends and neighbours for another wonderful afternoon of musical entertainment on the lake.

As suggested at the performance, donations in support of the Back the CAT campaign for the North Hasting Hospital in Bancroft.  Funds are being raised for the purchase of a critically needed CAT-scam machine.  The Hospital is well within reach but still needs our help.

If you enjoyed today’s concert, or even if you missed it but understand the need, you can make a donation directly at:


Multiple options for payment are available as are income tax receipts.

If a memo field is available, please reference the Have-a-Dock Jamboree on Steenburg Lake.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

Summer isn’t over yet!

Though the Labour Day weekend is considered by many as the last weekend of sumner, I assure it is not.  It may be the end of school vacations, but the forecast for this weekend will be top notch.  Don’t let the odd tree starting to change colour discourage you.

Your SLCA and some of your very generous snd talented neighbours have a very exciting weekend planned for you.  

Saturday afternoon starting at 2 pm, we have the return of the Have-a-Dock Jamboree, one of Steenburg Lake’s longest running events.  Anchor off the Kotie’s dock (727 the North Road) and be prepare to be entertained by some truly talented performers.

Sunday afternoon/evening will be the much anticipated return of the end-of-season pig roast BBQ for SLCA members and their registered guests.  There has been a huge response so it should be a great event!

Steenburg Lake merchandise will be on sale again after the dinner in case you are still looking for something.

 Please note, updated AED fridge magnets will be available at the Pig Roast.  Due to a printing error, we ask that you bring any magnets you may have received earlier during canvassing, to exchange for the latest, updated ones.  Those distributed at this year’s AGM are the most current ones.  If you’re not sure, bring it along anyways and we can verify you have the right one. 

As important as it is to have the most accurate and up to date information in the event of an emergency when seconds count, we also want to avoid having the old information out there, and we want to make sure these old magnets get repurposed properly, so please bring them with you to swap out.

Finally, if you haven’t yet paid your annual SLCA membership fee of just $30, please take care of that right away so we can continue to bring great events and critical programming to the lake we love!

Have a great long weekend and I look forward to seeing as many of you as I can.  Stay safe always!

Thank-you to Steenburg Lake

The North Hastings Fund Development Committee would like to convey our sincere thanks for the $325.00 donation from the Artisan’s show that’s was held on July 29th at Karl and Janet Sobatka’s home on Steenburg Lake North road.

This event was organized by Lynn Rusaw and there were 20 vendors. Hamburgers, hotdogs and French fries were sold to the visitors and $325.00 was raised for the CT scanner.

It was a fun way to meet new people and catch up with old and new neighbours. Thank you to all who participated in this worthwhile event!

This equipment will save lives!

Phyllis Till, North Hastings Fund Development Back The CAT, Cottage Associations Coordinator

Mid Summer Update

As we approach what many would consider the unofficial midpoint of sumner at the lake, we can reflect on the many amazing events we have already had this year like our Canada Day boat parade, our first ever trivia night and bingo afternoon, a return to a very successful beach regatta, and this past weekend, another great Artisans of Steenburg Show.

Thankfully, there is still so much to enjoy and take part in, including another bingo event this Wednesday August 2nd and our first in-person Annual General Meeting in nearly 4 years on Sunday August 6th at 9:30 am at the Tudor & Cashel Community Centre, 371 Weslemkoon Lake Road.

All members and their families are cordially invited to attend the meeting.  If you haven’t yet paid your 2023 membership dues, fear not as you can pay them at the door and we’ll get your membership kit to you still.

 If you haven’t yet turned in your 2023 member survey form, you can also do that on Sunday, and be entered in the draw for a really great prize package.  Refreshments and treats will be served and some great presentations are planned for you.

Finally, all Steenburg Lake merchandise will be available and discounted before and after the meeting.

So come on out to meet with your fellow members, reconnect with old friends, get updated on what is happening in our wonderful lakeside community, and have your say at your AGM.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

The Steenburg Lake Community Association is happy to announce the arrival of Northern Rural Net (NRN) on our lake.

With their first tower now live, Wireless Internet packages starting at $54.99 are now available to the properties within the range of the initial tower.   Seasonal packages are also available.   See their website for details.

As part of this announcement, SLCA members who sign up for the service before August 1st, 2023 will receive free installation, and the first 75 subscribers will receive a $50 prepaid card for use against their monthly billing plan.

Based in Bancroft, Ontario, NRN was introduced to the SLCA in 2021 through an initiative of Hastings County Economic Development.   Their communication services include Internet, Home Phone and is expected to expand to include streaming TV.   With a focus on growth and re-investment on our lake, NRN hopes to reach a larger audience of subscribers with reliable Internet service and flexible plans reaching speeds beyond 50Mbps.

For additional information, contact NRN at 1-613-332-0123, or via their website at https://www.northernrural.net/wireless