Gloucester Pool
Cottagers Association


Canoe For Cancer

Drone Shot

The 16th Annual Canoe for Cancer was held on Saturday, August 27.  The day was a big success, raising over $15,000 and counting!  Check out the photo above - a 360 degree shot taken by the TSW team on their drone - so neat! Click <here> for more photos.

The weather was perfect, and there were no major issues during the event.  We wanted to take a moment to thank all of the paddlers for participating, and we hope you'll join us again next year!  If you have any pictures from the event, we'd love to see them!  You can share them on our Facebook Page, or email to  They may even be featured in our 2017 GPCA magazine!

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors:

-Brenda Hope of The Beacon in Port Severn, for providing the t-shirts.
-Marnie Redmond at Georgian Bay T-Shirt Company for donating the hats.
-Township of Georgian Bay for donating the park, tables and chairs.
-Trent Severn Waterway for the free ride on Big Chute.
-Lion's Club of Coldwater for supplying their BBQ and cooking the hot dogs.
-Tom Taylor and Bill McCart for shuttling chairs and tables to the park.
-The Levesque family for serving lunch.
-Beryl Stimpfig for handling lunch and raffle ticket sales.
-Swift Canoe & Kayak, Severn Deputy Mayor Judith Cox, and Severn Councillor Mark Taylor for donating the raffle prizes.
-Rawley Lodge, Inn at Christie's Mill, The Dam Grill, Port Severn General Store, Starport Marina, Oak Bay Golf & Country Club, Petro Canada Port Severn, Foodland Coldwater & Driftwood Cove for providing the food for lunch.
-Canadian Cancer Society for taking care of registration and handling donations.
-Township of Georgian Bay Fire, John & Ginny Allen, Severn Mayor Mike Burkett, Bruce Morrison and Jason Levesque for escorting our paddlers.
-Allan Cole, Patti Moore, Nigel Mayo, Severn Deputy Mayor Judith Cox, GB Councillor Brian Bochek, Maryann Bochek, GB Councillor Cynthia Douglas, Alec & Jennifer Schnier, and Jason & Barb Daudlin for going dock to dock along the paddle route and beyond to collect donations.

Without all of the people mentioned above, this event wouldn't have been possible.  Thank you to all who played a part in our success!

It truly takes a team to run an event like this, and we're always looking for volunteers.  If you're interested in helping with the planning for the 2017 Canoe for Cancer, please contact:


About Us

Gloucester Pool Cottagers' Association has been in existence since 1918 and currently has an active membership of 300+  families consisting of both seasonal and permanent residents, on Little Lake, Gloucester Pool, Baxter Lake and Maclean Lake. The GPCA is the voice of its members regarding political, social and environmental concerns. We support FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottagers) and have an active Lake Steward program. We keep our members advised by issuing a quarterly newsletter, plus regular email updates.

Where is Gloucester Pool?

Gloucester Pool begins at Lock 45 in Port Severn and runs North East through Little Lake carrying on through Little Chute to the Big Chute Marine Railway.

The lake is 13 kilometers long and is home to at least 20 islands. Little Lake is separated from Gloucester Pool by a channel called the Narrows. The Pool is the last major body of water on the Trent Severn Waterway before Georgian Bay.


The association has a clubhouse in Burrows Bay for event use. It is water access only and has ample docking space.





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