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Why were so Dunany Folks really Happy on September 10?

12 September 2017

Sure, weather is great. But there is more, lots more.

More than seventy of them were celebrating the opening of the new Dunany Trail.

Look at Maurice with his huge smile and big scissors. He has just cut the ribbon making this beautiful trail accessible to our community.

A Glorious Trail as Cynthia Scott aptly described it.

There was so much enthusiasm for this Dunany Community Association (DCA) project that the little jar on the picnic table overflowed with contributions totalling no less than 695$. And that could grow as some of you might want to make this number grow.

There are tons of people to thank for this and I will try not to forget any. First and foremost, there is Robert Percy. It was his idea, his project and he managed it like a pro. Bravo Robert.

But he could not have made it alone. Big Pine Fish and Game Club was on board but  he also needed the collaboration of the other land owner, especially Simon Octeau and the Dunany Country Club. They were early buyers and they deserve a good hand.

For the actual work on the trail, he was very ably seconded by Maurice and Stan Roy.

And then, there was the BBQ team with Maryse, Rick Latt, Jane Pilon, Margo MacGillivery, Scott Moffat, Lynn Palmer and once again Maurice Pilon. Thanks also go to Bruce MacLeod who took charge of transportation.

Jason Morrison, mayor of Wentworth, joined this happy crowd with his son. Two Dunany residents, Bill Gauley and Maurice Pilon, will join his team for the November 5 elections.

And now, for en encore, watch this wonderful minute and a half video from my favourite camera team John Parsons and Jennifer Gruner.

That’s Dunany.

Lots of Activities for you in Dunany this Summer.

13 June 2017

If you wish to meet old friends, make new ones and really enjoy this coming summer, look no further. Just read this line up of activities put together by our own Chief Volunteer Organizer (CVO), Lois Finch of Black Lake.

She has prepared a summary chart of the whole summer program which you will find here. DCA Seasonal activities_2017

  • The Bike Club – now the Dunany Chippers Bike Club – has a full program. If those happy and joyful folks don’t convince you to join, nothing will.  Look for details here.
  • Then there is  SPANK (Superior Paddlers and Notorious Kayakers) now in seventh season. This year, we will be doing our four lakes beginning with Black on July 7. See full schedule here. Events will be listed on the continuously updated Calendar, directly to your right on the Home Page. Details will be posted here.
  • The Dunany Studio Artists who, I suppose, you all know, is already at work. Dates of their upcoming late August Show and Sale are also on the Calender. Details on this page.
  • The Glee Club is another dynamic initiative. More information is available here. First rehearsal in on Monday July 3 at St.Paul’s Church at 3 PM.
  • And then, there is the Walking Club every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. All you need to know is here.
  • If you enjoy gardening, go this page and contact the organizer.
  • This list would be incomplete without Men’s Cribbage. Look for details here. If you are not one of them but want to play or prefer Scrabble, join Claudette Hay, Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM.
  • And finally, there is the Vie Active program with Taras and Mary Chuprun (450 562 9297). Fun (sometimes hilarious!) exercise classes are held every Monday and Thursday at 10 AM at the Wentworth Community Center.

Have a great summer!

Remembering your Best Summer Moments in Dunany!

14 September 2016

When this summer is over – which unfortunately will happen very soon – you might want to remember some of the great moments of this glorious time of the year.

What better way to do this than listen to a few songs from our own Glee Club performing at the Dunany Studio Artists Show and Sale held in early September. The Glee Club, so aptly led by Cathy Ashley, has become a major attraction in Dunany with a presence at most of our events.

This 7: 42 minutes video was shot by John Parsons in the crowded hallway of the Dunany Country Club.

Here are a few other tidbits:

  • A few beavers had to be taken away on Black and Curran where one is still active. Our trapper hopes to catch him this week. There is also some activity on Boyd as always. It will also be looked after.
  • Robert Percy expects to start work on the Dunany Trail – from the Church to Curran – this fall.
  • Clarity in our lakes is excellent this year. On September 7 we measured 7 meters in Clear lake (6.1 and 4.2 at about this time in 2015 and 2014)
  • So far, we have collected 80% of dues and hope to reach our goal of  90%. If you forgot to make your contribution, just click here.

Finally, our condolences go to the family of Michael Dussault of Black lake (Ross Road) who passed away early this summer.


Dunany now has a Community Book Exchange

14 August 2016

It is all in this little box, corner of Boyd and Dunany Dunany Road.

Even though they are a recent (2009) idea, there are now more than 10 000 of those Little Free Libraries or Free Book Exchanges around the world, according to Wikipedia. The idea is simple: you put a book in, you take one out. In other words, it is a way to share books with one another.

The Dunany project initiator is Lois Finch who proposed the idea to the DCA and got Wentworth Council to approve it and provide the necessary permit. The box itself was crafted by John Wilson.

As you can see, there are already many books in the box.

Book Box

The rest is up to you, members of the Dunany Community. Especially those who live here year long.

Put a book in, take one out!



A Really Friendly Crowd at our 2016 AGM

25 July 2016

The DCA’s 53rd AGM, led by a cheerful 😀 John Riviere, was well attended with 70 residents in the hall.

Here are some highlights:

  • Robert Percy presented a project for a walking/biking  trail from the Church to Curran lake that was enthusiastically received by those attending. The project is still in the development stage. Robert is working hard with the property owners involved to initiate the first phase in 2017. The following Google Earth map shows the projected path of the trail. Click to enlarge.

Dunany Trail Google Earth

  • Beavers are a bit shy this year. Probably because our trapper was so effective last year. So far, there are none on Boyd, their favourite lake, same on Clear. A couple have been removed from Black (in cages) and a couple of juveniles have been spotted on Curran. Monitoring continues.
  • Discussions are ongoing between the Township of Wentworth and the Department of Transport to make the Boyd Road intersection safe. However, mayor Marcel Harvey, who was in attendance, added that dealing with the MTQ was – well – challenging. Indications are that they will resurface Dunany Road within the next two or three years.
  • Quality of the water in our lakes is very good but close monitoring of septic systems is critical. Selective septic tank cleaning is preferable and most companies now offer it.
  • There have been a few break ins close to Curran Lake and an SQ Office was in attendance to advise.
  • We have a new vice president: Stan Roy, a long time resident of Curran Lake. Welcome to the Board Stan.
  • Finally, dues are staying at 40$. If you have not paid yet, click here to do so.