Happy Summer Thunder Beach!
This Guide will provide you with important information and dates regarding all of the benefits of your Thunder Beach Membership, including sporting events and leagues, dates and registration details for youth baseball and flag football leagues affiliated with the TBA, social events as well as the important safety reminders regarding boating, and responsible pet ownership. This page will be available all summer, so check back regularly for updates on programming available at the beach!
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Everyone is looking forward to another great year on the courts! The Courts are now open! Please remember that you must be both a TBA member and a tennis member to play. Tennis Memberships can be purchased here!
Once a member, you can book your court through the Skedda TBA Online court booking system. If you have purchased a tennis membership and are unsure of how to login to book a court, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Drop In Tennis
Drop In Tennis is our community doubles tennis program open to all skill levels. Please do “drop in” and play every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July and August from 10am to 12pm (starting July 3, 2023).
A women only drop in is now scheduled for Mondays 6pm-8pm and a men only drop in on Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. All welcome! Do drop in!
Cardio Tennis is an engaging group fitness program featuring the heart-pumping effects of tennis drills, games, and skills delivering the ultimate full body and calorie-burning aerobic and anaerobic workout. Cardio Tennis is a very social activity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The Cardio Balls equalize the playing field and enhance the workout.
If Your Tennis Experience is:
Low: Cardio Tennis is the best way to start and train for tennis
Medium: Improve tennis skills
High: Train for Tennis
When: Wednesday’s 8:30 to 9:45
Where: Thunder Beach Tennis Courts
Certified Instructors: Matt DuCharme and Doug Jones
# of participants: 6 to 9
Register by contacting Doug Jones at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or text: 519-575-1068
You must follow the safety rules while boating, whether on a pleasure craft or SeaDoo. In particular, it is strictly prohibited to have any wake while inside the buoys. All boat traffic should be running perpendicular to the shoreline when inside the swim buoys. If you are doing a cruise along the bay, ensure you are a safe distance from the buoys. This is for everyone’s safety.
See below for a summary of the Tiny Township by-laws regarding dogs:
Let’s have a fun and safe summer with our furry friends.
The speed limit on most of the roads at Thunder Beach is 30 kph.
We want to remind everyone about the need to wear an approved bicycle helmet. While it is the law that all children under 18 must wear a helmet, adults an also suffer head injuries if an accident happens.
Be smart, be safe, wear a helmet.
GOLF CARTS/OFF ROAD VEHICLES
A reminder from the Ontario Provincial Police that golf carts are not permitted on any Tiny Township roadways. Off Road Vehicle use is prohibited on roadways within Tiny Township, with some very limited exceptions: https://www.tiny.ca/Pages/Motorized-Machines.aspx
TRUCKS ON OUR ROADS
Increasingly, we are seeing more and more large trucks on our roads. Feedback from Association members indicates that these vehicles are often travelling well over the posted speed limit. There are a couple of ways to handle this issue. If you are contracting businesses to provide services to your property, inform them of your wishes that they adhere to the limit. There are a lot of businesses competing for your business, let them know if you are unhappy with their service. And secondly, only if we inform the OPP will we get their intention So pick up the phone once or twice this summer and complain about speeding on your road.
The number is : 1-888-310-1122 and is in our Roster.
We would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional and Treaty territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, and Odawa nations. As settler people and guests on this land we are all bound by treaty agreements. The land we are on is covered by the pre-confederation Treaty No. 5 of Penetanguishene, which was signed in 1798 between the British Crown and the aforementioned nations. These lands are also protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. Thunder Beach is also home to Citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario, represented by the Georgian Bay Métis Council. The rich culture and history of the Métis Nation is recognized and celebrated in our community. There have been subsequent treaties including the disputed Williams Treaty of 1923, the Métis Nations were not included in historical treaty agreements.
We would like to acknowledge Beausoleil First Nation, home to the G'Chimnissing nation, and part of the Chippewas of Lake Simcoe and Huron. The Chippewa Tri-Council is an alliance of three First Nation communities now known as the Chippewas of Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island, the Chippewas of Georgina Island, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
We would like to recognize that the Indian Act, the Residential School System, the 60’s scoop and contemporary Indigenous-specific racism continue to create detrimental impacts to Indigenous people and lands. It is with humility that members of our community are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Thank you, Merci Beaucoup, Miigwetch, Marsii
*If you are interested in learning my more, please don’t hesitate to ask.
There is a small group of Thunder Beach community members and guests who are meeting online to discuss, learn and take steps together towards creating inclusion, establishing outreach, and moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation. We welcome anyone interested to join us, please contact katie.saundercook@
In order to provide a forum for community members to connect, buy & sell, discuss, and inform we have created a Facebook Group called Thunder Beach Community. Please join the group and feel free to post to connect with your fellow beachers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thunderbeach.org
Please also follow @thunderbeach on Instagram.
Thank you to our sponsors who have continued to support the Thunder Beach Association by advertising in our Roster and on the website. Please be sure to check your roster or our Sponsors section when you are in need of a service around the beach.