Posted: 9/18/2017 12:48:16 PM

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False Fire Alarm Prevention


We want to remind all of our island residents of the ways that you can prevent false fire alarms at your cottage. Monitored alarm systems should receive regular maintenance and testing to ensure they are functioning properly. False Fire Alarms can be subject to charges if the fire department determines that the occurance was preventable. Click on the button below for a full brochure on False Fire Alarm Prevention. 


Exercising/Biking on the Ring Road

Just a reminder to all BIWA members, that the golf course and cart paths are for golfers only. Residents may not use the golf course for biking, jogging, or any type of exercising; all of those activities must be confined to the Ring Road. 

Superior Propane Fall Fill-Ups

Please remember to call Superior Propane to have your tank filled for the fall/winter. Superior tries their best to come at the end of October and do as many cottages as possible over three or four days to help with barge costs.


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Posted: 9/15/2017 11:54:04 AM

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Mike Cunnington Update

Mike will be moving on from Bigwin Island after Sept 15th. He will be passing along his cottage maintenance duties to Mike Haswell and Rick Lloyd. 
Please let Mike Haswell know if you have any outstanding jobs that will need attention. We wish Mike Cunnington all the best in his future! 

Mike Haswell can be reached at or 705-349-1492 


Cart Winterizing

It is that time of year again! Cart winterizing is an important part of cart maintenance, this year we will not be storing any carts at the clubhouse or in the back shop. We need to keep this area organized and clear of carts during the off season. Please contact Tom if you are interested in having this service done, he will be on the island until November 5th, and service must be booked by October 20th to make sure that Tom will be able to fully winterize your cart.

He can be reached at:  or 705-783-9669

Shuttle Service in the Fall

Shuttle service will be switching to fall hours, after we close on October 9th. The schedule is below, it is also important to please call ahead to Jim Baumken if you know your arrival time (especially when arriving at night) to the island. It helps our staff to be prepared for your arrival and pass along optimal service to our members. 
Jim can be reached at: 705-783-1659

Fall Shuttle Hours - Start Oct 10th
Sunday to Thursday - 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday and Saturday - 9 AM to 9 PM


  • Garbage pick-up will continue on Tuesdays and run until October 31st.  After that you may still use the dumpsters on the runway for garbage disposal 

BIWA Personal Barge Trip

To help facilitate your fall / winter transition at the cottage, we would like to provide our BIWA cottagers a special service on the barge this fall, once the golf course is closed.  We are pleased to offer one complementary round trip on the barge, with your personal vehicle.  This will allow you to more easily stock up for the winter or transfer personal items back to your home for the winter. 

It is important that you book this ahead of time with Michael Haswell (705-349-1492) and that you use a vehicle the is appropriate for loading on the barge and traveling on the paths properly.


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Posted: 9/4/2017 9:16:55 AM

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BIWA Presentation 2017

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our annual property owner’s meeting on September 2nd. We had a great turnout and are pleased with the positive response and feedback we have been receiving.  For those that were not able to make it, we have made a copy of the presentation available in a PDF file, at the following link. If have any question regarding the presentation, please feel free to contact myself, Dave Smith or anyone of the Board Members listed below. 

Doug Smith

Sue Riedlinger

Dr. Jeff Axler

Dan Elliott 

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Posted: 8/18/2017 7:42:24 AM

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Property Owners Meeting

We will be having a meeting of the property owners on Saturday, September 2nd at 9:00 AM in the Indian Head Room.  The purpose is to review the summer and provide updates regarding the property owner's association (BIWA).  We encourage anyone that has items they would like to see specifically addressed or discuss to send them to in advance of the meeting to  

Rick Lloyd Services

BIWA is happy to remind our members that Rick Lloyd is available to provide Property Manager or Handy Man services for those odd jobs you need taken care of at your cottage.

Contact Rick with any questions you might have!

Rick can be reached at  

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Posted: 8/3/2017 7:41:47 AM

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Mail Delivery on Bigwin Island

We are seeing an increase in the amount of mail and parcels that are being delivered to Bigwin Island residents. The pro shop is not equipped to be able to process and store all of these packages so we will have two new protocols for mail being implemented.

  • Bigwin will provide our BIWA members with a mail delivery service, your mail will be picked up from the post office and delivered right to your cottage by a staff member. The annual fee for this service will be $50.00
  • For anyone who does not recive a large amount of mail to their cottage, any mail or parcles that you do have delveired to Bigwin Island will be kept at the Gatehouse at Norway point for you to pick up when you are available. 

Visit Port Cunnington Marina

If you haven't heard yet the Moose FM 105.5 Huntsville will be doing a live broadcast this Saturday, August 5,2017 from 11 AM-3 PM at the Port Cunnington Marina. Stop in to fill up the boat, get some ice cream and enter into a grand prize draw for a chance to win some great prizes from Simply Cottage, Hudson's Bay, Kawartha Dairy, and Bigwin Island Golf Club. 
We are also there to celebrate the generous donation of a portable defibrillator from SML Contracting and Eagle Landing Company that will be permanently located at the marina and available for the community! 


Pets on the Island 

Please make sure that when you are walking your pet on the ring road they are on a leash at all times. This is for the safety of your pet and respect to your neighbours. If you do not have a dog fence for your property please reach out to Keyaira for information on having one installed. 


Fire Rating 

Even though the fire rating is currently set to LOW for our area caution must be taken with all open flames. Small fires are permitted on the island keeping in mind that NO DAYTIME BURNINGis allowed. You must have adequate tools and water to extinguish the fire if the need arises and you must be with your fire at all times. ​ ​

Garbage on the Runway 

We are running into an issue on the runway/dumpster area with garbage not being put directly into a bin. Leaving garbage outside of a bin is strictly prohibited, it causes a mess and attracts unwanted animals. 
If you do have large items that need to be picked up please contact Keyaira McQueen to have it picked up. Alternatively if there is not room in the dumpsters on the runway please leave your garbage in your green cottage bins until the next pick up day. We do have an orange dispoal bin on the runway for any items that are non-perishable and will not attract animals. Please also remeber to always break down any cardboard boxes, both when you are leaving them in your green bins at the cottage and when you are using the recycling bins on the runway. 


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