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So, a couple quick updates. April 17 is the official contest date for the Great Canadian Skootamatta Ice Contest. Many thanks to Susan Hopkins and Jackie Bleecker for watching the ice while Paul was away. And thank you to others who sent me pictures and i…

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Hi All,   Well, we sure are anxious for cottage season to begin. I have had 109 guesses for the Great Canadian Skootamatta Ice Contest. That the highest since we have been doing this. We are watching the ice between Oborne Point and Bible Island to d…

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Hi All, Well, the warm temperatures and rain have had an impact on ice conditions. This is what it looks like today. Spring seems closer and closer. Still time to get your guess in. The deadline is midnight tonight (Thursday)! SDRA Board

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Have you heard of Judith Coulter? She is a local photographer that has used Skootamatta as the subject for many pictures, a few of which you can find in our 2017 Calendar. Judith has recently let us know that some of her Skootamatta works will appear in a…

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Wind Turbine Update

Apr 04, 2017

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Wind Turbine Update:   April 3, 2017 - We previously reported that the Province of Ontario suspended Phase II of the Large Renewable Procurement process which included proposals for wind turbines.  As you’ll recall, the two proponents (NextEra and RES Ca…

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Hello SDRA members -  new and renewing for 2017!   Effective immediately, we have opened up the membership form for 2017 on our website, http://skootamatta.ca/about/membership.   We have great news about our membership fees for the next three years! …

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It's the first day of April which means we will all start thinking about opening our cottages. But that can't happen until the ice goes out for many of us. I know I am anxious to see the water. What day will that be? So lets get the Great Canadian Skootama…

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In 2016, Anders Holder spent several weeks studying the fish of Skootamatta Lake as part of his Master's thesis. One of the more interesting outcomes was the discovery of a species that was not documented in the lake before. He is looking to continue this …

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George Kojro

Mar 17, 2017

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of George Kojro.  He passed away peacefully on Thursday March 9, 2017 after a very brief battle with cancer.  George built his family cottage on the North Shore of Skootamatta Lake in 1982.  He was very d…

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