Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Beauview Cottage's 2011 Soccer Team

Our daughter Suzanne, played soccer throughout public school and then into High School. Beauview has sponsored a team every year for the last 15 years. Now that Suzanne has gone off to University, we still sponsor a team, wherever the need.

This year we sponsor twenty U14 (under the age of 14 ) mixed girls and boys house league team.

This is Noah who offered to model this year's team shirt.

Thanks Noah!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring 2011 Upgrades and Renos at Beauview

No sooner do we get all our cottages set up with 27 inch TVs then we start upgrading by adding 32 inch Flat Screen TV's to Cottage #2, #3 and #4. These TV's have all sorts of connections so you can hook in your camera, or computer to it.

The vinyl flooring was replaced in Cottage #4 and #6 with new sheet vinyl from Taylor Floor Covering in Huntsville.

A New culvert at our creek bridge and the excavation and replace of the old culvert was done by Barry VanClieaf of Baysville.

Four New BBQ's from Home Depot for Cottages 2 -5. Some were easier to put together than others... and yes - some of the electronic igniters work but some don't ! (Cottage #1 and 6 had new BBQ's last year)

Nancy bought a new Secret Garden playhouse for the children that is down at the waterfront.

Stairs to the lake and the first dock section at the water slide dock, have been replaced with a ramp and a new dock section.

Two new picnic tables replaced old ones. Others were repaired or retired.

And last but not least the BIG job was the bathroom renovation of Cottage #4 by MacKinnon Construction with painting by Doris Olivier of DOIT. New floor, new sound insulated walls, Lot's more room than before!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lots of work done at Beauview on a Sunny Day

Thanks to my brother Rick for providing the labour and Mother Nature for providing a Sunny day.

The four new BBQ 's replaced the remaining older ones. Cottage- 2 -5 have new ones. (Cottages 1 and 6 got new ones last year)
They weigh between 85 and 100 pounds. (I know because I carried them home from the store)

Two people to get them onto the decks and take the old ones to the metal recycler.

Then on to the docks. As the ice was moving 2 weeks ago, it kept bashing our docks. No problem as most of them float and I just move them back after the ice leaves. All except for our one dock on posts. The ice bent this dock like an accordion, crushed the posts and it didn't bend back.
This week I built a new dock section, which needed 2 people to put the frame in the water. And then my brother did what he enjoys the most - while I put on new dock boards, he took a crowbar to the damaged dock. BIG smile on his face as he tore up the old dock. Then the power tools came out to cut it up.

We also took out the old stairs going to the lake by the swimming area. Crowbar and sledge hammer work there too. .. Lots of fun for my brother, the city office worker.

I am very luck to have my brother around to help.

I wonder if there are others who work at a desk job during the week that would like to do some manual labour on the weekend ... for Fun!?

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047