This is certainly a post we were hoping we wouldn’t have to write, but here we are. As you know, the list of essential businesses that can remain open was updated yesterday in an ongoing effort to further reduce contact between people and hopefully stop the spread of COVID-19. Under these new restrictions, marinas that are not necessary to enable individuals to access their primary place of residence are not deemed essential. Therefore effective today, Little Gull will be closed at least until April 18th. Leah and I will continue to check voicemails and are available by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), but at this time the shop and store will have to remain closed.
Our optimistic outlook is that we will be back up and running and able to get your boats out and ready for a great summer ahead, so you are welcome to continue to give at least 2 weeks notice (by email please) for when you would like to see your toys back in the water. Once we have the green light to re-open, we will work hard to make this happen.
Thank you for your understanding as we respect what our government is asking us to do in an effort to keep everyone safe and we will continue to keep you updated as often as we can.
We hope this finds you and your families well and that you are staying safe together.
At this time, we wanted to provide you with an update on service here at Little Gull Marina.
Ontario has included marinas in the list of essential services and therefore we are open for business. However, in order to adhere to social distancing protocols recommended by Canada’s health care professionals, and to keep our staff, customers and community safe, our doors remain closed to customers. Please help us to protect each other and our staff and refrain from visiting the marina at this time. Should you need any supplies in the meantime, please call or email us and we will make arrangements to leave items outside for you and take care of payment via e-transfer or credit card remotely.
While our doors remain closed to the public, the office and shop will remain open for service and repair and we will continue to work towards ice out and the beginning of start-ups for when warmer weather arrives. We are available by email and phone and will happily work with you to get any service needs you have taken care of. Please contact Michelle with at least two weeks notice for delivery of your boat.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with updates as available or needed.
Stay safe, stay healthy and thank you for your continued support as we work together through this in hopes of being able to enjoy the coming seasons to the fullest!
It’s hard to believe that just a few days ago, this is what the lakes looked like. If you were out and about last weekend, the conditions for hiking and riding couldn’t have been better! It was for sure a good way to end the season it looks like. The rain, sun and warm temperatures over the last week have started to melt things very quickly. There is still a fair bit of snow in the forest, but the lakes are bare now, with water sitting on top of the ice. If you are venturing out for a walk or ride, please be aware that there is lots of running water and we have started to see areas near shore and currents beginning to open up.
As we start to think about spring being around the corner, if you have any special requests for any water toys, either looking for something new or used, or repairs you would like done on your current fleet, contact Michelle and she can get the ball rolling.
If you’re thinking it might be time for a new dock to secure your fleet, Ryan’s schedule for new custom docks is quickly filling for the 2020 season, so contact him as soon as possible to enquire about time frames, quotes, and to get in the queue.
The summer swim program that runs here each year at Little Gull we hope to see continue, but Lori is looking for someone to help instruct. If you, or someone you know are a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and want to work part time this summer at the lake, contact Lori for more information!