FOR 12-May-20

Notice to Members - May 11, 2020

We have been informed by Ryan Gibbons that access to members’ boats will be permitted on a limited scheduled basis as of Tuesday May 12, 2020. The Harbour Committee is still working out the details with Ryan over the next 2 days on what limited scheduled access means to the TYC.  As it stands, we are currently looking at a launch date of Sunday May 31/20.   These details will also be confirmed in the next few days. 

Limited scheduled access – here are the guidelines to follow so far:

-The barriers at the top of the hill will remain in place.  You must call 1-705-444-4398 to coordinate access with the town staff. The Town will remove the barriers for you. This is the only way they can control the number of members entering the harbour

-The harbour is still closed to the public until June 3/20. We won’t have to worry about fishermen launching boats from the ramp.

-Jason and his staff will be working down at the harbour.

-The power is on.  Jason will work on getting the water going.

-Bathrooms will not be opened until after June 3/20

-TYC members will have to comply with the Ontario Gov’t covid 19 guidelines.   Please refer to for any details and our local public health unit In addition wearing face coverings or masks and bringing your own hand sanitizer are encouraged.

-Ideally, we ask that if possible, any TYC members who live in the area go to the boats during the week and leave the weekends for the non-resident members.

-Currently the Town would like to see a limited number of boats on either side being worked on and with a 4 hour access so that other members can also work on their boat in that day.  We are working with the town regarding the logistics of this request so please be patient.

I know the weather this week is not cooperating with us so it will be a difficult over the next couple of weeks.   We need to band together as a club and work together with the Town who got us this access.  We ask that you all follow the guidelines and use common sense while working down at the harbour.

 To ensure our continued access, please be respectful to the Town staff, any TYC Committee member and your fellow TYC members.  Rene Koopmans is a member of the TYC Harbour Committee and will be visiting the harbour a few times a day to make sure we are complying with the Town’s request. The harbour will be watched closely and we expect to see a provincial inspector at some point.  If Public Health recommendations are not being followed or the guidelines detailed in this message are not followed, we will lose access.

There will be more procedures coming in the next few days. The Bridge is working on these and will send out more information once it becomes available.

The countdown to Launch begins………Stay safe and stay tuned.


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