Our Association represents over 400 paid-up resident and seasonal members on/near the Shadow Lakes and Gull River system between Norland & Coboconk who enjoy this area for swimming, boating, fishing or just being by the water. The Association's focus is to maintain and improve the community with activities such as the following:

  • Placing and maintaining rock and channel markers between Norland & Coboconk to make our lakes and rivers a safe place to boat (approximately $3,000 annually).
  • Purchasing and posting signs at strategic and access points to our lakes to remind boaters of safe speed limit and boating practices.
  • Lake and environment stewardship
  • Sponsoring the annual Mo Park Memorial Rock Bass and Sunfish Fishing Derby since 1992.
  • Financially assisting and promoting local organizations and activities.
  • Writing, printing and distributing the semi-annual (June and September) newsletters to keep all regular users of our waters informed of items of interest which may directly or indirectly affect us.
  • Holding an annual general meeting at which members can voice opinions and raise issues.
  • Providing this website for Shadow Lakes cottagers and residents to stay up-to-date year-round with events and issues that may affect them.
Our History

April 7 1959 Corporate Charter #98938

Founding Directors :
Nicholson Waddell, Colin John Rorke, Grant Herbert Elliott, Donald Allayne Keith, Thomas Oliver Grills, Isaac Elmore Houser, Arthur Murrell-Wright, James Henry Watt, Richard John Bowen, Hermis Duke, Frank Gordon Paterson, Douglas Gordon Langmaid, Robert Albert Hollenbeck, Norman Lennox Stitt, Harry Edward Endean.

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Sailing Derby

Sailing Club

In the early sixties, the Norland Library Board was searching for a way to raise money. They decided on sponsoring a trophy for Albacore Class boats of the Shadow Lake Sailing Club. A date was set and competing skippers paid an entry fee. A draw was held to fill the crews with local residents. The Shadow Lake Cottager's Association offered many boats to take spectators to the race. After all expenses, $50 was cleared the first year. The sailing event was repeated successfully in l965 and l966.

In 1994, the Junior Ontario Albacore Championship was held on Shadow Lake. It was a weekend event with many Albacores participating from all over Ontario. The sailing club has been a prominent activity on the lake for many years. Don Giffin played a big part in the sailing instruction. Over a 20 year period he wrote many sailing manuals which were used extensively to educate sailors not only on Shadow Lake but also throughout Ontario.

The care and protection of our Land, Lakes and River system so that
future generations will enjoy what we today are enjoying