As a resident of this beautiful community, we are fortunate to live in this enviable part of Ontario. This little corner of the planet we call Buckhorn Lake Estates is an ideal spot to raise our families, to retire, or to enjoy freedom from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke.

The Buckhorn area is definitely blessed with four seasons. Winter brings a variety of sports including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skating to mention a few. With the coming of Spring, we need to be aware of the runoff from the winter snow and the awakening of hibernating wildlife, not to forget our gardening enthusiasts who cannot wait to get their gardens into shape. Summer brings families and friends together for some swimming at Sandy Beach (just minutes away); and of course, Fall, brings us such beautiful colours in our landscape.

The BLECA executive, along with many volunteers, work hard every year to make our community as desirable as possible. We continue to ensure the dock and pavilion areas are adequate for our purposes with additional work planned for both in the coming year. Weed harvesting has again been approved by our members for next season to endeavour to curtail the unwanted growth. There is an annual cleanup of the road completed by our volunteers.

Administration and maintenance of our safe drinking water system by our Township (Municipality of Trent Lakes) keeps our community in good hands all year round.

Volunteers are the backbone of our association, and as such there is always a need. Without the volunteers giving up thaeir time to help with our different projects, the Executive Board alone could not maintain the Association and keep our community as nice as it is. Many thanks to all who have helped us in our achievements. Volunteers are crucial, but please do not feel that by volunteering you need to be available all the time. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and give up what time they can. Your assistance is most definitely appreciated.

Being only about an hour and a half drive from the city of Toronto, anyone would be very pleasantly surprised as to how desirable our little part of the country can be.

Bob Brown