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.
Lisa Pieper-Brown - Dayton, OH - Secretary
I have been crossing the border for summer breaks at Blackstone lake since 1964 representing the fourth generation of our family tree. Our little fishing cabin by the river was built in 1931 by my great grandfather McDonald. As an American, being BLCA secretary helps me stay connected with the lake and support their efforts to preserve the peace and beauty of Blackstone Lake.
Barb Metelka - Acton, ON - Treasurer
Married into a cottaging family over 40 years ago and considers Blackstone Lake her refuge.
David Rosen 
Four Rosen generations have enjoyed swimming, exploring, kayaking, and sailing on Blackstone. We feel passionate about being active stewards of this beautiful lake and its surroundings.  Past president of Blackstone Lake Assoc. Retired physician.
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).
Carolyn Rymell
Carolyn has been involved with BLCA for many years.  She currently serves as liaison with the Georgian Bay Land Trust.
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.
Jessie Metelka - Past-President
Jessie Metelka is Past-President of the BLCA and a passionate fisherperson. Something genetic.  

 

Fire Rating

Current Rating: 
See TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO 

Day Time Burning Permits may be issued.