Board of Directors

The Blackstone Lake Cottagers Association (BLCA) is a member-based, non-profit organization that is run by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time. Work that we do is inspired and made possible by organizations such as the Georgian Bay Association, Georgian Bay Land Trust, Georgian Bay Forever, Georgian Bay Biosphere, Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations and the Township of the Archipelago.

We are currently the only inland lake member of the Georgian Bay Association and an annual Charter Member with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.  We are stewards of the lake and surrounding land which includes a Georgian Bay Land Trust property at Rat Lake on the southern end of Blackstone Lake.  In 2007, we participated in the Bass Nest Creation Project with the Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council building approximately 50 nests and positively impacting fish habitat and populations.

Current Board of Directors

Erik Mathiesen - Toronto, ON - President 
Nearing retirement as CFO for The United Church of Canada.  Has a lifelong connection with Blackstone and Tolpt’s Bay.  Erik’s definition of a good day is one that begins with a swim across the lake.  Erik’s covid hair is longer than pictured.
Barb Metelka - Acton, ON - Treasurer
Married into a cottaging family over 40 years ago and considers Blackstone Lake her refuge.
Cheryl Ward
South end of lake, Water Access cottager.  Year round resident in the Parry Sound Area.  Retired TD Bank Manager in 2007 and Retired Bobby Orr Hall of Fame & Charles W Stockey Centre GM (Town of Parry Sound).
Andy Metelka
Family arrived at Blackstone Lake in 1967. Jumped into the water with mask and snorkel on the same day and never left. Passionate videographer/photographer and currently recording natural soundscapes of marine life.
Kathy Watts
I was first introduced to beautiful Blackstone Lake courtesy of Dave and Ethel and Colin McFayden and I fell in love with the Blackstone! That was back in 1997!  Luckily we were invited back every year until 2016 when we were lucky enough to get our own slice of heaven on earth!  This is my place to recharge, refocus.  Daytime I'm in the lake, nighttime,  I work on puzzles and watch Pride and Prejudice on dvd...yup we go old school at 115 Lawsons Bay!! This is my first year on the board. So excited to be helping out!
Lisa Lucas

Lisa has been enjoying summers on Blackstone since August 2020.  Although she is new to the area after cottaging for many years in Haliburton, she’s been enjoying all that Blackstone and the Parry Sound area have to offer. With prior board experience with provincial and national organizations, Lisa is looking forward to learning more about the history of the BLCA and hopes to contribute to the environmental integrity of the lake.   

Jessie Metelka - Past-President
Jessie Metelka is Past-President of the BLCA and a passionate fisherperson. Something genetic.  


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