Boating is about family, friends and special memories made on and off the water, and so is Lefroy Harbour Resorts. We are committed to ensuring our boaters have a fun-packed summer – remembered long after the last boat is hauled out in the fall!
Mark your calendar now, see expanded event details below as they become available, and watch for DOCK TALK E-news, delivering timely news on upcoming events direct to your inbox five times a year.
And don’t forget to keep your camera handy so you can capture and send your special memories to our Photo Contest at memories@LefroyHarbour.com! Our 2018 Photo Contest runs May 19 to September 30. See details below.
Congratulations to our 2018 Photo Contest Winners!
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our 2018 Photo Contest! And thank you to all who entered - this year we received our best entries to date, making it a very challenging job for our judges!
First Place - "You're not sailing 'til you're washing windows," submitted by Lisa Spracklin.
Second Place - "Cheers," submitted by John Brayford.
Third Place - "Future Captains," submitted by Dave Estrien.
See Facebook for our album of a 2018 Photo Contest Entries.
2018 Event Details - check back for updates!
Dates and details subject to change.
January 12 - Preview Day, Toronto International Boat Show
January 12-21 – Toronto International Boat Show: Join us for a mid-winter rendezvous! Drop by booth G-501 and 1151. Tour the new Ranger Tugs!
February 15-19 – Miami International Boat Show
February 17 – Lefroy Family Winter Golf Classic: Tee off for a round of golf (starting at 10am); skate on an outdoor rink and participate in other winter activities, weather permitting; roast marshmallows on an open fire; enjoy a complimentary outdoor barbecue with hot and cold refreshments (at noon); and reconnect with boating neighbours!
March 11 – Daylight Savings Time:
Be sure your clocks spring forward an hour, and we’ll be that much closer to spring and to Launch 2018!
April 23 – Boat Launch Began (NOTE - postponed from earlier dates due to lingering winter conditions): Watch Facebook for our launch videos! Please ensure your vessel is in shipshape for a smooth launch! Important launch details...
TBD (weather dependent) - Sailboat Launch: Please note that your Sailboat Launch & Mast Stepping confirmation form must be completed and submitted in advance. Important launch details...
May 2 - Harbour House Grill Reopens at 5pm: Returning with all the flavours of summer! Watch for details on Mother's Day Brunch, favourite specials, new menu items and live entertainment.
May 19-25 - National Safe Boating Awareness Week - See our safe boating video tips album on Facebook!
May 19 – Spring Meet & Greet, 4 to 8pm (new hours this year): Kick off the 2018 boating season by reconnecting with old boater friends and welcoming new Lefroy and Kon Tiki boaters aboard! Wear your whites and "light up the night" in the Lefroy Harbour heated storage building. Fun for all ages includes music, Make a Mess artwork for ages 12 and under, and complimentary food and refreshments. Required for attendance, event passes are available from Linda at the Lefroy Harbour office (Lefroy and Kon Tiki members only for this event).
CLICK HERE to see the complete photo gallery from this year's Magic Mirror Photobooth!
May 19 – Lefroy Harbour Resorts 2018 Photo Contest officially begins! Boating is about family, friends and special memories made on and off the water, and so is Lefroy Harbour Resorts! Keep your camera handy so you can capture and send your special memories to our photo contest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Periodic early-bird random draws throughout the summer will be made from those who have submitted photos to date, with winners receiving a $25 gift certificate for Harbour House Grill! The contest begins May 19 and ends September 30. See contest rules and regulations.
June 8-10 – Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show, Port of Orillia: Great in-water selection of new and pre-owned private and dealer boats, cottage and outdoor product displays, marine safety demonstrations, and more! Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, Orillia, ON. Learn more...
June 16 – Family Fun & Safety Day: A variety of fun and educational booths and activities for the whole family! At the Yard Sale, you can buy, sell, barter or giveaway - contact Linda (705-456-2120, ex 22) to book single or group tables. Bring your expired marine flares to the Barrie Power & Sail Squadron booth for safe disposal. If your flares have expired, you cannot light them, or throw them in the water, or dispose of them in household garbage. See poster for further details.
June 21 - Lefroy Harbour Golf Classic - Join us for our annual charity golf tournament! Registration includes 18 holes of golf (with cart), lunch, a steak dinner reception and a classic memento. At the Innisbrook Golf Course. In Support of Mully Children’s Family (MCF) homes in Kenya. Register today!
June 23 – Christmas in June, Port of Orillia: Large boater rendezvous and fabulous decorated boat contest, free to viewing public. Port of Orillia, Lake Couchiching, Orillia, ON. Learn more...
July 1 – Canada Day: Please join us for fireworks on the beach at dusk this evening, weather permitting! (Rain date is Sunday; and please remember that no private fireworks are permitted onsite at either Lefroy or Kon Tiki.)
July 7 - Kids' Club Zoo Tek Event - Take a walk on the wild side, and learn about exotic animals! At the Lefroy Club House, from 10am to noon!
July 14 – Cardboard Boat Race: Get creative and see if your creation will float - and win the race! On the Lefroy beach. Contact email@example.com or call 705-456-2120, ext. 22, to sign up.
July 17 - Weed Spraying: We will be spraying for algae growth in slips and channels. Please continue to use caution while maneuvering your vessel through heavily weeded areas.
July 21 - Drop by the Lefroy Club House for Kids' Club, 10am to 12pm, and meet Deborah Anne Bowen, local author and illustrator of This is Me and I Hate Bullies, My Monster Lost It and No Bullies Allowed (coming soon).
August 3-6 – Kempenfest Barrie
August 4-11 - 2018 Summer Rendezvous: Sign up at Lefroy's main office, and join our group of adventurous boaters as we explore new waters, August 4-11.
August 10-12 – Orillia Waterfront Festival
August 17-19 - Ranger Tugs Rendezvous at the town dock of Orillia: Click here to learn more and check with the main office at Lefroy for details.
August 18 – Sandcastle Saturday Tournament: Starting at 10am, imagination soars on the beach at Lefroy Harbour! Learn more...
September 8 – Fall Fair Event: Let's wrap up the season in style at our annual Fall Fair! Due to the popularity of this event, the Fall Fair is limited to Lefroy Harbour/Kon Tiki marina members. Once again, in support of the local Food Bank, our Cruising for Cans program will collect non-perishable goods in a small boat located outside of the main office. (In 2017, the generosity of our staff and boaters sent 130 pounds of food to those in need.) See September Dock Talk for more details!
September 30 – Lefroy Harbour Resorts 2018 Photo Contest ends!
Before midnight, send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be posted on or about October 31.
October 6 – Mast Stepping
October 9 – Powerboat Hallout Begins: Winterization checklists are available at the service counter in the Lefroy main office, and we urge you to drop by, review your options with our skilled technicians, fill out your form, and submit it, along with keys to your boat, before the October 8 deadline.
Oil change services and mechanical repairs also must be booked and completed by October 1.
October 13 – Sailboat Hallout: Winterization checklists are available at the service counter in the Lefroy main office, and we urge you to drop by, review your options with our skilled technicians, fill out your form, and submit it, along with keys to your boat, before the October 8 deadline.
Oil change services and mechanical repairs also must be booked and completed by October 1.
November 1 – Winter Hours Begin – closed Sundays
November 4 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 30 – Hallout Complete
December – Happy Holidays!
January 18 - Preview Day, Toronto International Boat Show
January 18-27, Toronto International Boat Show
August 2018 - Congratulations to this year's Photo Contest early-bird winners, whose names were selected in random draws of entries to date: Jeff Ahrens, June; Emily Cabral, July; and Kim Jamieson (shown right), August. Each won a $25 gift certificate for Harbour House Grill!
July 2018 - If you have a keen interest in photography and would like to meet other boaters who share your passion, come out and join the new Lefroy Harbour Resorts Photography Club! It's also a great summer activity for tweens and teens to meet new friends and develop photography skills! Learn more…
October 2017 - Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Lefroy Harbour Resorts Photo Contest! First Place honours go to Peter Lyn; 2nd Place, Aimee Gore; and 3rd Place, Ryan Gingerich.
August 2017 - Congratulations to Laurie Anne Gloster - Her name was selected in the August random draw of 2017 photo contest entries to date - and she wins a $25 gift certificate to Harbour House Grill!
July 2017 - Congratulations to Debbie Webster - Debbie's name was selected in the July random draw of 2017 photo contest entries to date - and she wins a $25 gift certificate to Harbour House Grill!
June 2017 - Christmas in June - Congratulations to Rhonda and Ed Smith for their award-winning "Candyland" decorations aboard Crown Royal!
June 2017 - Congratulations to the Pacheco family! Their name was selected in the June random draw of 2017 photo contest entries to date - and they win a $25 gift certificate to Harbour House Grill!
May 2017 - Trent-Severn Waterway Real Time Updates - To help boaters and all visitors enjoy Canada 150 and FREE lockage, Parks Canada has launched a new real time service that provides timely, key boater information, including wait times and availability of mooring. Learn more...
December 14, 2016 - It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Eric Stovold. A dedicated family man, Lefroy Harbour Resorts founder, and friend to many, Eric passed away at home this morning, with his loving wife Verna of 65 years and his family at his side. Learn more...
November 2016 - Due to the generosity of staff and boaters, Lefroy's Cruising for Cans initiative donated 293 pounds of food to the local food bank!
July 30, 2016 - Long Weekend Crackdown on Drinking and Boating
June 2016 - Government of Canada Invests Nearly $270 Million to Improve the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site – An historic federal infrastructure investment of nearly $270 million will restore and improve the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. As part of Budget 2016, the Government of Canada also announced free lockage for boaters in 2017. Learn more...
December 1, 2015 – While attending the Boating Ontario conference in Huntsville, Lefroy Harbour Resorts was honoured to be awarded Clean Marine PLATINUM status, recognizing us as Ontario’s Leader in Environmental Sustainability Practices! “5 Anchor Platinum” is the highest achievement level of the program, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, so a HUGE SHOUTOUT to our exceptional group of boaters who helped us obtain this designation!!!
October 30, 2015 – Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 Lefroy Harbour Resorts Photo Contest! Our 1st Place Winning Image, submitted by Asim Ozses, cleverly captures the boating lifestyle well, incorporating fun times rafting and boating with pets. Our 2nd Place Winning Image, submitted by Jessica Tulk, uses a creative overhead angle to catch a compelling image of an eager young kayaker. Our 3rd Place Winning Image, submitted by Martina Krejci, depicts the peaceful nature of the on-water experience, with a strong sunset image of a brilliantly coloured sail.
July 21, 2015 – Big Chief News – Parks Canada installed six white buoys Tuesday to mark a laneway in the horseshoe-shaped bay off Big Chief Island at the request of Orillia OPP. The laneway is to be kept clear for the boating public and emergency services to enter and exit the bay. Learn more...
June 17 – Innisfil Ignites the Pan Am Spirit – Pan Am Games Torch Relay torchbearer Rod Boynton brings the Pan Am flame to the Town of Innisfil from Lake Simcoe aboard a Ranger Tug.
June 4, 2015 – Lefroy Harbour Golf Classic Raises $20,000 for Mully Children’s Family – Representing the humanitarian organization that rescues and cares for abandoned and abused children, MCF founder Dr. Charles Mulli and his wife Esther were on hand to meet and thank golfers. The couple has witnessed firsthand the transformation of more 10,000 street kids in Kenya.
June 3, 2015 – Innisfil Ignites Pam Am Party Set for Next Week – Lefroy Harbour President Jeff Stovold selected to carry the torch.