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September 2017
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Current Notices

South Gate Closure

The South Gate entrance along Acadia Dr. is now closed for the season. It will reopen in the spring 2018.

Posted: Monday, 18th September 2017

Fire Ban Lifted For The City Of Calgary

The fire ban has been lifted for the City of Calgary. The BBQ stands are available for use in the park wth briquettes only. Please remember no wood fires are permitted within the park at anytime.

Thank you.

Posted: Friday, 15th September 2017

Boat House Closed For The Season

The Boat House is now closed for the season. Boats may be signed out from the north guard house.

Thank you.

Posted: Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Main Building Renovations

Our main building renovations are proceeding on track. Construction should be complete by November 1st.

Our temporary office is located in the trailer situated along the fenceline between the North Entrance and the boat docks.

Please be aware that porta potties are avaiable for use adjacent to the skating pad. A drinking fountain is located at our South Washroom Facilities.

Thank you,

Posted: Tuesday, 13th June 2017

2017- 2018 Lake Fees Due By June 30th, 2017.

The lake fees for the 2017 - 2018 season are due by June 30, 2017. Fees this year are $309.75 including GST. Payment may be made by cheque or cash as well we do offer the option of paying by
CREDIT CARD through Plastiq. There will be a small fee charged to the member for using this method, and payment should be received
by LBHA within 3 to 5 business days. Please keep this in mind before making your payment. For more information, please go to lakebonavistahomeowners.plastiq.com.

Posted: Saturday, 3rd June 2017

South Entrance Now Open

The South Entrance along Acadia Drive is now open for the season.

Posted: Thursday, 18th May 2017

Fishing From Shore And Rowboats - Catch And Release Only

Fishing from shore is now open. Rowboats are available at this time.

Due to supply issues we remain catch and release only at this time.

Please, no fishing from either beach area or the boat docks. Only barbless hooks and one rod per angler are permitted.

Thank you.

Posted: Thursday, 4th May 2017

South Washrooms Now Open

The South washrooms are now open for use.

Thank you.

Posted: Saturday, 29th April 2017

Catch And Release ONLY

Effective Immediately!

Due to fish supply issues, we are temporarily catch and release ONLY at Lake Bonavista.

We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

Posted: Thursday, 13th October 2016

Reducing the Risk of Spreading Whirling Disease

Reducing the Risk of Spreading Whirling Disease
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed whirling disease, a fish disease that affects salmonoids, in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park.
Anglers, boaters and recreational water users can help reduce the risk of spreading whirling disease. It can be transmitted through equipment used for swimming, paddling, boating, water pumping, and fishing, or through infected fish and fish parts. Never move live fish from one body of water to another (that is illegal in Alberta).
Please ensure that you clean and dry all equipment that came into contact with water and eliminate all water from equipment before transporting.
Thank you - LBHA

Posted: Friday, 26th August 2016

New Group Limits

Due to issues we have had with large groups in the park, the rules have been revised in that area.

The maximum size for a group in the Niven area is 150 guests per booking.

The maximum size for a group outside of the Niven area is 25 guests per booking.

As a side note, we reserve the right to cut off bookings on certain days if the number of group guests reach a high number.

Thank you!

Posted: Monday, 25th July 2016

Brown Trout - Do Not Keep if Caught

Hey anglers! We now have some brown trout in the lake. They are currently very small (6 to 7 inches), so absolutely DO NOT KEEP any of the brown trout you may catch. We want to give them a chance to grow a little.

As a general rule, we ask that you not keep any fish under 9 inches long. We strongly encourage catch and release fishing.

As a reminder:
-We allow barbless hooks ONLY.
-The daily limit of fish is two per person, to a maximum of four per household per day. The monthly limit is ten fish per household (including guests).
-No live bait shall be used.
-One rod with one hook per person.
-Fishing ends 15 minutes prior to closing.

Please make sure you have read ALL of the rules for fishing. These rules are available on our website, and in our office.

Posted: Friday, 29th April 2016

Guest Access

Senior cardholders (homeowners) may now sign in up to 10 guests per day at the gate.

Junior members 21 years and older may sign in 5 guests and Junior members under the age of 21 may sign in 2 guests per day at the gate.

Senior cardholders may also sign in large groups ( max. 25 ) by filling out a group activity form in the office at least one week in adavance.

Thank you.

Posted: Monday, 6th October 2014

Fishing Rule Additions

We ask all anglers to take note of the following additions to the fishing rules.

1. Only barbless hooks are to be used.

2. Fishing closes 15 minutes prior to the park closing. Fishermen must report to the guard house prior to leaving the park.

Posted: Thursday, 1st May 2014

October 1, 2013 - No Smoking Rule In Effect

On October 1, 2013 Lake Bonavista Homeowners Association became a smoke free facility.

NO SMOKING in the park. This includes all buildings, both entrances into the park and all areas of the park and lake.

May 13, 2016 - NO VAPING in the park. This includes all building, both enterances into the park and all areas of the park and lake.

Thank you for your cooperation in making Lake Bonavista a smoke free environment.

Posted: Tuesday, 1st October 2013

Vandalism at the Lake - June 15, 2013

Hi members! Unfortunately, we had a break in at the Lake last night, and the building and other areas of the park were vandalized. There was a significant amount of damage done. The police have been contacted, and today we are busy looking through surveillance video.

We believe it happened around after 4am this morning (June 15th) by two young males who knew their way around the park.

If you have any information about this sensless act of vandalism, please contact our office or the City Police (quote case # 13214156).

Please see our Facebook page for updates.

Thank you.

Posted: Saturday, 15th June 2013

Membership Cards Required For Access

Membership cards are required for access to the Amenities. If you have not yet received your membership cards please stop by the Park office during office hours (Opening Hours button at the bottom of the page).

Each and every family member is required to show their cards to security to gain admittance to the park

Posted: Thursday, 31st July 2008

Email Address For The Homeowners Association

Please direct all general email inquiries to this address as well as any feedback for the board of directors. All of your comments are treated in confidence.


New email address as of May 2015

lbha@telus.net

Posted: Thursday, 31st July 2008

Boating

No person under 16 shall be permitted on a boat unless accompanied by a person at least 16 years of age.

Members wishing to sign out a boat must leave their membership card at the main gate or boat house. The member that signs out the boat must be in the boat at all times.

Life jackets must be worn by all occupants of any water vessel at all times. Failure to do so will result in a loss of lake privileges..

All boats or sail boards should immediately come ashore if potentially hazardous conditions arise such as lightning, dangerous winds or storm conditions.

No boat or sail board shall be operated in a careless or dangerous manner.

No watercraft shall be beached along the shoreline.

Jumping and swimming from the boats is strictly prohibited.

Maximum of 2 hour time limit when signing out boats.

All boats must be returned at least 30 minutes prior to closing.

Boats or equipment that is damaged or unsafe must be returned to the boat house immediately.

Should a boat capsize on the lake, the most important rule s STAY WITH THE BOAT until assistance arrives.

A line of marker buoys will be established off both beach areas to define the restricted zones. No watercraft are permitted between the beach and marker buoys.