Since 1918

Upcoming events

    • 03/22/2022
    • 12/31/2022

    Once again, we will have our ever popular photo contest.  Pictures can be taken any time on the lake.  

    Take pictures of kids and pets, family events etc and enter them in the Life at the Cottage Category.

    The never ending beauty of our lake, good weather and stormy, on the water or in the woods, any season of the year are all subjects that could be entered in the Beautiful Lake category.

    You can upload these pictures to our online photo albums.  Comments are available at the bottom of each picture to credit the photographer and caption the picture.

    Life at the Cottage

    Our Beautiful Lake

    Contest closes December 31.

    • 07/01/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GPCA Community Hall

    Meet at GPCA Community Hall at the bottom of Burrows Bay with your decorated boat and crew.   Travel to Whites Falls, Severn Lodge and back to the Community Hall to celebrate with Cake and refreshments. Prizes to be awarded for the best dressed boat and crew.

    • 07/09/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GPCA Community Hall
    Registration is closed

    We are glad to be back at the GPCA Hall for the Kid's Fishing Derby 2022.

    Register at the Hall between 8:30 am and 10:100 am.  Then at 10:00 come back to the hall for food, games and prizes.  Design and wear your specialty fishing hat - you might win a prize! 

    • 07/23/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Port Severn Park

    Games, Activities, Races, Food and Refreshments at the Port Severn Park.

    Featuring Alexis Rudnick from FRIENDLY FABLES

    • 08/06/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • GPCA Community Hall

    We are looking forward to welcoming members at the GPCA Community Hall on Burrows Bay

    We will review the new by-law.

    Environment Committee will provide updates on environmental issues, water quality, floating cottage and garlon spraying

    • 08/07/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at the Port Severn Post Office
    Registration is closed

    Join Jeff and Steve at the Port Severn Post Office at 8:30 a.m. to cycle around the Pool on August 7th.  This year there will be 2 routes. The longer route (62 kilometers) will look around Gloucester Pool, while the shorter route (26 kilometers) will head to Honey Harbour.

    Cycling is a wonderful means of exploring our beautiful scenic area. Learn more about this event in our magazine. Cycling Around Gloucester Pool Waiver -Use.docx

    • 08/13/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Port Severn Park

    This is a new event! Children will swim, cycle (younger children will use tricycle) and run at the park. 

    • 08/27/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GPCA Community Hall

    22 years ago, GPCA organized the first Canoe for Cancer.  There are some members who have faithfully canoed every year!  Many more are involved as paddlers, and volunteers.   

    Put this event on your calendar and follow our posts for more details. Let's have everybody join us in some way!

    Please join us as we paddle Gloucester Pool and Little Lake starting from the Big Chute Marine Railway to Port Severn Park, Port Severn. There will be a stop along the way to pick up snacks and water. Safety boats will be along the route to help provide assistance as needed by paddlers. 

    Let's have fun and help cure cancer!

    Date:  August 27th, 2022

    Time: 8:30am 

    Start location: Big Chute Marine Railway, 7001 Upper Big Chute Rd, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0

    End Location: Port Severn Park, 39 Minten's Ln, Port Severn, ON L0K 1S0

    Registration Time: 8:30 am, Big Chute Marine Railway, Upper side

    Paddle Commences: 9:30 am 

    Approximate Paddle Distance:  13 km (Paddlers are not required to complete the entire distance) We have included a route map for anyone interested in the exact route along with photos of channel markers which you will need to follow during the route. 

    Equipment: Please bring your own Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, etc., paddle(s), life jacket, and safety kit

    The stop location is at the GPCA Clubhouse where you will be able to pick up a snack and water. Please refer to the route map for the approximate location and the photos for one which the picture of our clubhouse. If you reach a marker S55-1 you have passed the clubhouse. 

    There will also be safety boats available to help any paddlers as needed. 

    If you have any questions please email

    • 10/01/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBA

    Stay Tuned!  Details will come during the summer.

    • 01/15/2023

    The O'Hara Literacy Contest was named for Eliza O'Hara.  Eliza, a school teacher at the Big Chute school, died in 2005.  Her memory lives on in this contest that encourages children to write about their cottage experiences.

    We are looking for our young creative writers.  Send us in a story, poem or other creative writing.  Entries will be published in our yearly magazine.  Cash prizes will also be awarded.

    Send entries to

Past events

05/14/2022 Spring Dinner
03/22/2022 Canada Goose Egg Oiling
01/30/2022 O'Hara Literacy Contest Closes
10/02/2021 Fall Dinner
08/28/2021 Canoe for Cancer
08/21/2021 Whatever Floats your Boat
08/08/2021 Cycling Around Gloucester Pool
08/07/2021 Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker
07/24/2021 Family Fun Day
07/03/2021 Kids Fishing Derby
07/01/2021 Canada Day Boat Parade
05/01/2021 Photo Contest
01/15/2021 Photo Contest Closes
01/15/2021 O'Hara Literacy Contest Closes
10/03/2020 Fall Dinner
08/29/2020 Canoe for Cancer
08/16/2020 Annual General Meeting - Rescheduled
08/15/2020 Swimming and Kayak games and races - Cancelled
08/09/2020 Cycling Around Gloucester Pool -rescheduled to August 9th with raindate August 23rd
07/25/2020 Family Fun Day - Cancelled
07/18/2020 Algae - Good or Bad - Now an Online Event
07/04/2020 Virtual Fishing Derby
07/01/2020 Canada Day Boat Parade
06/27/2020 Kennedy Marine Motor Museum Open House - Cancelled
05/09/2020 Spring Dinner- Cancelled
10/05/2019 Fall Feast
08/17/2019 Beach Volley Ball
07/20/2019 Beach Volleyball
07/20/2019 Kids Cottage Games
06/22/2019 Fire Pump Demo
06/15/2019 Annual General Meeting and guest speakers
06/09/2019 Cycling Around the Pool
05/11/2019 Spring Dinner
04/15/2019 Goose Egg Oiling
10/13/2018 Fall Wrap-Up Dinner
09/01/2018 Open House
08/25/2018 Canoe for Cancer
08/18/2018 Sailing Regatta
08/04/2018 Family Fun Day
07/29/2018 Guided Tour of Historic Locations
07/29/2018 Bike Around the Lake
07/21/2018 Dock/Cottage Garage Sale
07/14/2018 Weed and Algae Forum
07/07/2018 Kids Fishing Derby
07/01/2018 Canada Day
07/01/2018 Self guided tour of historic cottages
06/16/2018 Annual General Meeting
06/02/2018 Fire Pump Demo
05/12/2018 Spring Fling
04/16/2018 Goose Egg Oiling
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