Hello Cedar Springs Members,

We hope that you and your families are safe and keeping well. With Easter weekend approaching we wanted to provide an update to members. Knowing it is a time families will get together it is important that we continue to be vigilant in our adherence to the social/physical distancing and stay at home guidelines provided by the Canadian health authorities and mandated by all levels of government in the fight against COVID-19. Unfortunately for our Cedar Springs members this means extended family and friends that would normally come to your cottage for Easter or for other occasions should not at this time.

As you are aware, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly escalating in the Province and across the country. As a response to updated information provided by the Government, the Board of Directors continues to review and revisit all current data to ensure we communicate in a timely and responsive manner to the Cedar Springs Community.  As new information and restrictions are announced, we will adjust our messaging to reflect these changes in our updates.

In keeping with provincial and federal mandates, the tennis courts and pickleball courts need to remain closed, and members may not use them in any way or at any time. The Ontario Government specifically references that tennis courts along with sports fields and playgrounds, public or private, are areas that need to remain closed during the pandemic. The children’s playground at the beach still remains an area that is closed.

Please click on the following link for additional information:

While the golf course is closed for play, we know everyone is feeling the effects of the “stay at home” mandate to flatten the curve and that walking the course provides an option for people to get out and exercise to maintain their physical and mental health. While enjoying walking, please continue to practice social/physical distancing at all times.

As a safety measure, kindly refrain from approaching Brent or the operations staff. Should you require assistance, please communicate by email to Laurie and Iain. Additionally the barn is off limits to all members. Do not enter the barn or borrow equipment.

The fountain of youth is to be used at your own discretion. It is advised that you wash your hands thoroughly before and after the use of this water source and do not touch the pipes while filling containers. The mailboxes and garbage area remain available for your use. The beer and liquor bottle recycling station is closed and will not be set up until further notice. Please save these recyclables at your cottage until later in the season.

The following update has been prepared by our medical advisory team, led by Barbara Schmidt and Haresh Kirpalani. A review of practical prevention strategies is addressed in minimizing exposure to the virus in daily living and is outlined for members in the following link:

Remember to maintain a distance of two meters from others at all times. It is by working together to flatten the curve that we will have the greatest opportunity to return to normal living.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we wish you a happy and safe long weekend. Should you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email both Laurie LaurieReid5@gmail.com and Iain IainLonsway4@gmail.com.

Stay well,
Laurie and Iain & the Board of Directors

Family. Play. Preserve.