The Government of Canada announces new heritage lighthouse designation in Ontario.
Check out the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group webpage HERE!
The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) is pleased to announce that we have received national recognition for our restoration efforts. People who follow our progress are amazed at what we have accomplished. It is an honour to receive this award.
Robert Square, NLPS Board Member/Government Liaison
A Big Thank you to Ray & Wyn Smith and the following sponsors that helped to make this happen.
Hanna Motor Sales
Blue Ridge Meats, Chef Patrick, Curries Market
Side Launch Brewery,Georgian Hills Vineyard, Ardiel Cider House, Gustav Chophouse & Bar,
Loblaw, Sobeys, Real Canadian Superstore Wasaga Beach, CBKeyz
Georgian Bay Signworks, Collingwood Home Hardware, Collingwood Fuels,
Sunbelt Rentals, mycollingwood.ca
THANK YOU to Ray & Wyn Smith
who generously hosted at their private residence
where the grounds overlook our picturesque Nottawasaga Lighthouse.
Weather was perfect. THANK YOU to the local businesses for sponsoring this event!
Most of all, THANK YOU to the members for attending & supporting NLPS!
It was really nice to see familiar & new faces who came out to support our cause!
Congratulations to Ray Smith
recipient of the Order of Collingwood
Both Ray and Wynn are long standing NLPS members. Ray brought to life a vision for a Collingwood Youth Centre and volunteered many hours designing the Youth Centre, Hospice Georgian Triangle and the Barbara Weider House. Ray allowed the NLPS the use of his property for our annual Community BBQ, three years in a row. He and Wynn are always so helpful having their property looking its best. We descend on them the day before for set up and are offered the use of their kitchen facilities for food prep. They are great hosts and welcome the public warmly to the BBQ. They also offered their property for a Paddlethon and assisted in running a yard sale all in support of the NLPS.
Thank you Ray & Wynn!
June 26, 2018 - Collingwood, Ontario
For Immediate Release:
The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) is pleased to announce that notice has been received from the Canadian government that will allow both parties to move forward with steps facilitating transfer of ownership of the lighthouse property from the government to the NLPS.
NLPS Board member and government liaison Robert Square received confirmation on Friday June 22nd from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirming that a required Indigenous land claim study is nearing conclusion paving the way for the next steps in ownership transfer to commence. Mr. Square stated: '"The intent of these investigations is to determine whether any claims exist as the result of pre-existing treaties or agreements made between the government and other parties many of which were entered into from 1871 to 1921."
Rich Crouch, NLPS Chairman commented: "As a real estate Broker, this has been one of the most interesting and lengthy real estate transactions I have been a part of involving a 160 year old structure and multiple levels of government. While land registry records show the property is owned by HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA, various departments within the Canadian government are involved with the property's disposition.
About the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society:
The NLPS was incorporated and received charitable status in 2015 to ensure that the heritage resources of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse are protected through restoration and preservation of the lighthouse & keeper’s residence in a manner that respects their significant and irreplaceable historical legacy. The Nottawasaga Lighthouse is one of six “Imperial Towers” constructed around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in 1855-1858.
Rick Crouch, NLPS Chair, Robert Square, NLPS Board Member/Government Liaison
These beautiful pieces from Leishman Pottery are available now at Christie's Clothing for Men, Women & Children. They are a fine collaboration of talents. Leishmans produced the pieces using the design from Collingwood Web Design and Loose Goose Canada and Christie's co-ordinated the effort. Thanks to all involved. The NLPS will receive $$ from each sale.
Once again Collingwood Whiskylicious was a tremendous success!
NLPS really appreciates all the time & team of people along with sponsors involved in making this happen !
A substantial sum of money was raised and donated to help with the restoration of our Lighthouse! Thank you!