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Dock Rock 2022
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Last Call BLA Photo Contest 2022 QR code to post
food drive


2022 Bass Lake Photo Contest - Opens July 1st, 2022


Dock Rock returns...

The show must go on!  Neil and Drew Leicester will be returning for Dock Rock 2022 on Saturday, July 2nd from 2pm to 4pm.  Everyone is invited to park their boat / floatation in the bay across from the crown land.

The event will be supporting the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation again.  Please make sure to bring a donation in your bathing suit or you can e-transfer your donation


Silent Auction To Support Kelly Shires 

Drew Leicester has created a beautiful charcuterie board to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Kelly Shires.   This board is truly stunning.




  • Open to all Bass Lake cottagers and family members

  • Photos must be original.

  • Photos must be taken between September 20th, 2021 and October 14th, 2022.

  • Photos must not have been submitted for entry, or have been cited or won, any other photo contest.

  • Photographers retain ownership over their photographs.

  • Photographers must ensure that they have any and all necessary permissions from any third parties
    (people or property) that might appear in the submitted photographs.

  • Photographers agree to allow the Bass Lake Association to use their photos for purposes related to
    the activities of the association.


The Categories

  • Children and Youth (photographer is under 18 years of age)
  • Adult
  • Sub-Categories
  • Wildlife
  • Action
  • Landscapes and Nature
  • Portraits - People
  • Portraits - Pets  (**New for 2022)
  • Winter


The Photos

1. Technical requirements

  • Take a photo with any device
  • JPG files only
  • No watermarks
  • No cropping
  • No filters applied


2. Important reminders

  • If you're using a mobile device, ensure your camera is set to the highest resolution possible. (This is the default setting unless you've changed it)
  • Avoid adding filters on photo editing apps. These filters can compromise the quality of the photo
  • Cropping images taken on mobile devices can also compromise the quality of the photo


How To Submit Your Entry



1. The jurors

  • Members of the Bass Lake Association are invited to apply to be juror’s for the contest
  • Send an e-mail to and be sure to tell us a little something about yourself and why you think you're a good fit for judging our photography contest.  No experience necessary.


2. Announcing the Shortlist

  • The juror’s will announce their shortlist of photos approx. one week after the contest closes.
  • The final announcement of the winning photos will be made via the Bass Lake Association website at or near the end of September.
  • Winners will also be announced via the regular Bass Lake Update e-mail blast.


The Winners

  • The winners in each category will receive a gift certificate to a local retailer or restaurant… and bragging rights.

Judging begins on Monday October 17th


SCAN the QR code to enter your photos.

Click here to download a copy of the poster to print or share.

Parade of Lights

Everybody on the lake is invited to decorate their boat and/or their dock with christmas lights, glow sticks, or whatever you want.

  • Date:            Saturday, September 3rd, 2022  (If it rains, we will do it the following day)
  • Time:           Approximately 8:30pm
  • Location:     Assemble out in the big bay

Bass Lake Cranberry Sauce Contest

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Whip up your best cranberry sauce for a chance to win bragging rights and prizes.  

  • Judging will take place at the Bass Lake Roadhouse.
  • Saturday October 9th
  • Have yourself and your sauce there for 2:00 pm sharp.


We still require volunteer judges from the lake to evaluate each sauce on flavour, creativity, originality, presentation, and name.  

Photo credit: Parade Time by Ryan Thomas.

Winner, Landscapes and Nature, Bass Lake Photo Contest 2020.

Photo Credit: Bo Karantjas, Cousins.  

Grand Prize winner, Bass Lake Photo Contest 2021

In the same spirit by which the Torrance Barrens (pictured) has been designated as a Dark-Sky Reserve, members of the Bass Lake community are invited to turn out the lights on a common evening to celebrate the beauty of the dark sky.

Learn more at the International Dark Sky Reserves website.


This year to be Saturday July 15th, 2022

Lights Out: Saturday July 15th

Do you like to paddle?  Getting up early in the morning and going for a solo paddle is lovely… but it’s also nice to sometimes paddle with a partner, or even a small group.

Indeed, it might just be the incentive needed to get out there and get moving on those days when you really want to paddle but inertia - and your morning cup of tea or coffee, or afternoon drinks and nibbles - keep you firmly rooted to the spot.  Knowing that you had committed to paddle with someone w/could be the push you need to actually get up and get paddling.

In these days of COVID when you’re not really having many guests at the cottage, consider joining our newly constituted Bass Lake Paddlers group.  Meet new people, and up your exercise ante all at once.

All are welcome... kayaks, canoes, paddle boards... whatever you paddle, join us.

We communicate and co-ordinate using the ‘What’s App’ app.  

Bass Lake Paddlers

Drop off at the Bass Lake Roadhouse

  • Saturday October 9th
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Please help support our local Mactier Foodbank by dropping off items at the restaurant.

  • Clean out your cottage pantry for the winter or throw in a few extra items when doing your Thanksgiving grocery shopping.

All non perishable food is needed but for those who have asked, their specific current needs are:

  • Personal hygiene products
  • Kids healthy snack food that they can take to school
  • Oatmeal , pancake mix & syrup, cereal


If you are unable to make the drop off at the restaurant, you can also support the Food Drive by making a monetary donation.

  • Send your donation, via e-transfer as you would your BLA Association Membership dues.
  • E-mail to Jo-Anne Goodwin at
  • Be sure to include a note that this is for the food drive



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