Page last updated on August 21, 2016
Saugeen Cottagers' Organization Inc.
October 1, 2016
8:00 am to 11:30 am
On Saturday October 1, 2016, Saugeen First Nation will be hosting the ‘Light Up Your Nation Run’ along 2nd Avenue south of French Bay.
This race is a non-competitive family/community focused race, open to all ages, stages and cultures.
Hope to see you there!
Emerald Ash Borer UPDATE
August 7, 2016
The Band has told us that trees affected with Emerald Ash Bore are the responsibility of the cottager to have treated or cut down. Treatment is typically only done for heritage trees.
Two local arborists have agreed to offer a discount to SCOI members:
Please tell them you are a SCOI member and Jim Grant referred you.
SCOI Annual General Meeting 2016
Saturday, September 3 at 10AM.
For Agenda, click here.
Saugeen Cottagers' Endowment Fund
For update, click here.
The SCOI Board of Directors is encouraging families and individuals to contribute to the fund.
Sauble Park Policy
In 2015, the Chief and Band Council approved a new policy and rules for operation of the Sauble Park.
The new policy defines Sauble Park as the main beach between Main St and French Bay Rd. This means that the beach crew will no longer be servicing French Bay Cove Beach and French Bay Beach.
All cottagers who witness serious infractions of the policy are to call the OPP.
August 30, 2014
A new SCOI bylaw was approved at the 2014 Annual General Meeing.
Invasive Species On the Beach
Phragmites update 2016
The Band has indicated it no longer intends to spray to control this invasive reed grass. Cottagers are encouraged to keep this grass cut throughout the year. Continuous cutting prevents the plants from storing root reserves. Over time the reserves will diminished to the point where the grass is unable to grow back.
Giant Hogweed and Wild Parsnip
The Band is also becoming concerned about these two invasive species. The sap from both plants can cause skin inflammation and blisters. Kirk Roote in the Land Management office is asking that we report infestations to him if/when we find them - firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 797 3039.
We have been asked to remind our members about a number of issues related to garbage.
Summer break-ins continue to be an issue. In previous years, perpetrators have become very bold and we ask that each of you please keep an eye on your neighbours' properties. There may be people/vehicles there that you do not recognize. They may be family members or friends, but if you are unsure, you can always call the cottage owner to make sure that the people are legitimate.
Your best defense against unwanted visitors is your neighbours. Sometimes being nosy is a good thing.
Group Insurance for Cottage Owners
SCOI Board of directors has endorsed the Cottage Association Group Insurance Program offered by Hill's Insurance in Southampton. SCOI members have access to an exclusive 15% group rate discount for their cottage, in addition to a wide range of policy discounts, such as Claims Free, Age, Renewal and Multi-Residence discount.
Call or email for your no-obligation quote:
Who Do I Call?
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula Community Policing Committee has published a brochure that may be of interest to our members.
911 — Identify your community as Saugeen First Nations and give your street name and (green) number.
Saugeen First Nation Tip line 519 372 5358
Sauble Park (Beach) Supervisor 519 372 7009 (in-season)
Saugeen First Nation Fire Chief, Allen Mason can be reached @ 519-797-5991 or 519-797-3366
Southampton — 340 High Street, Southampton. Phone: 519-797-3230. Map
Wiarton — 369 Mary Street, Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0. Phone: (519) 534-1260. Map
IN AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY, contact your local police force or dial 911
For information on bears from the Ministry of Natural Resources, click here.
Forces at Play
An article on the actions of waves, from Cottage Life Summer 2016
Read about this issue in the July 26, 2016 edition of Owen Sound Sun Times. Click here.
AGM Dates 2016
Chief's Point: Saturday July 2nd 5pm
South Sauble: Saturday July 30th, 10am, at the South Sauble Community Church
Block B: Saturday August 6th 10am, at the Rotary Scout Hall, Southampton
French Bay: Saturday August 20th 10am, at the South Sauble Community Chuch
SCOI: Saturday Sept. 3rd 10am, at Zion Amabel United Church.