Another great golf tournament has come and gone. This year we raised over $17,000 for the Dam fund!!
See more details below.
Be sure to visit our amazing sponsors!

The following are the opening dates for the 2023 season:

Spring: Saturday, April 15 – Monday, May 29
Labour Day: Saturday, Sept 2 – Tuesday, Sept 5
Fall: Saturday, Sept 16 – Sunday, Oct 22

Please note: Permission only applies to paid-up FIMLA members for 2023. Gates will be locked at all other times and boats cannot be taken in or out EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENCY. If you have an emergency and must take a boat in or out please contact one of the FIMLA executives to make arrangements. Gates cannot be unlocked for friends or visitors to take boats in or out between the agreed opening dates. Those of you who use the launch are also requested to make a voluntary donation to the Willy’s Lane Road Association of $35.

Payments can be made by e-transfer to or in cash to Richard Nageleisen (President WLRA) or Susan Pine (Treasurer WLRA).

Remember: the launch is on private property, and use is through the generosity of the landowner.

What a great tournament!

We had 29 teams, 108 golfers, and 150 folks for dinner.
Their participation allowed us to raise $17,280.20 for the Dam Restoration Fund!

Lots more details can be found here.

Our first annual golf tournament was a great success!

We raised $3,675 which has been donated to the Dam Fund.

Every golf team won a prize thanks to Kelsey’s Original Restaurant.
The top team was Mary Rae’s President’s Choice at 60!
The Pettis family won the putting contest handily.

Info coming soon!

Let’s “Give a Dam”!

In 2019, the FIMLA membership identified the Fourteen Island Lake dam as a priority project, since large portions of the dam are deteriorating and in need of repairs.  Why do we care?  Well, if the dam fails, it is likely that we would no longer have a navigable body of water from Mink Lake to the bottom of Fourteen Island Lake. We would instead have separate bodies of water, a land bridge between Mink Lake and Fourteen Island Lake, and lots of high and dry docks around the lake – maybe even a few more new islands!  Life on the lakes would be very different without these crucial repairs to the dam.

D.M. Wills Associates, an engineering firm which specializes in dams, completed a structural inspection of the dam in 2020 and prepared a report outlining the scope of the recommended repairs.  The construction costs, which include upgrades to the access road, are estimated at $141,000 plus HST.  In addition, there are several steps to be taken before construction can proceed, including undertaking a dam safety assessment, completing detailed design drawings and specifications, securing the required permits and approvals, and retaining a contractor to undertake the rehabilitation work.  The cost to complete the dam safety assessment and detailed design is $41,910.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed, we have already raised $72,000!  We’ve got a long way to go, however, so let’s keep up our fundraising efforts.  Contributions may be made by e-transfer to, or by mailing a cheque to:

c/o Karen De Luca, Treasurer
3037 Old Fourteen Island Lane
Hartington, Ontario, K0H 1W0

For a more detailed update on the dam, see the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Newsletters >>>