August 2, 2020: Message from the Balsam Lake Sailing Club
“Welcome back to another summer on Balsam Lake. It’s certainly going to be different, but one thing won’t change, the winds will still blow and we will still get out on the water. The annual Around the Island Open will be held again this year on Saturday August 8. Start time 1:00 pm. Start line between Grand Island and Long Point. Please arrive by 12:45 pm at the latest and sail past the Race Committee Whistler 2 to provide your details.” Doug Paterson
July 12, 2020: Message from the IPPOA Executive
Ready to pitch your tents for a great cause? Time to dust off your camping gear and join the Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce on August 8th to raise money for the new Wellness Centre to be located in Coboconk. The centre will include after-hours care, more doctors, dental, physio, massage and services. Here’s how to become a camper or sponsor those who have already signed up.
July 4, 2020: Message from Dean Peel, IPPOA Roads Chair
As of July 1 summer road maintenance can begin again. Grading will begin as follows:
July 6-8 granite will be applied. July 8-9, water and calcium will be applied to keep the dust down. Please be aware that the above items will impact traffic flow and safety on the road.
May 23, 2020: Message from the IPPOA Executive. The tennis courts are now open to IPPOA members. Please observe the following COVID19 social distancing rules when using the courts.
INDIAN POINT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PLAYING TENNIS/PICKLE BALL SAFELY
Anyone using the courts acknowledges that they have read the COVID 19 rules listed below and are using the courts at their own risk.
BEFORE YOU PLAY
Realize that the courts have not been sanitized. Arrange to play only with family members or others who live in your household or with individuals who are considered to be low risk. Do not play if any of you are exhibiting signs of the coronavirus, have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or if you are a vulnerable individual.
PREPARING TO PLAY
Protect against infections. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap for 20 seconds or longer or use a hand sanitizer before going to the court. Clean and wipe down your racquets and water bottles (and pickle balls). Do not share racquets or other equipment. Use new balls if possible. If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or into your upper sleeve. Arrive as close as possible to your playing time. Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.
Consider using separate numbered balls for each player to serve with. Try to stay at least 6 feet apart. Do not make physical contact such as shaking hands or high fives, etc. Consider not playing doubles but if you do play doubles avoid all incidental contact. Avoid touching your face. Sanitize your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid sharing food, drinks, or towels. Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up balls. Kick or use your racquet to push balls arriving accidentally from the other court. Stay on your side of the court, avoid changing ends. Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
Leave the court as soon as possible. Use a hand sanitizer after leaving the courts. No congregation after playing.
BASED UPON TENNIS CANADA GUIDELINES
April 2020: Message from the President
Unfortunately we have to postpone our AGM until later in the year. Additionally, while the current health situation is in place, we have secured the tennis courts as well as Molly’s Place. We are following the advice of FOCA in this regard. Hopefully the COVID19 emergency measures will soon be resolved and we can enjoy another great summer on the Point. For more details please refer to the April 18th IPPOA member communication.