Dear NBMA Members,
With this year's flooding, many people are concerned about the safety of the river water.
The NBMA has been testing the river water for the last few years every week throughout the summer at various spots around the pier, to ensure the water is safe for everyone in all swim programs, and in our kayak programs. As Norway Bay was flooded this spring, we will be adjusting our procedures for this summer.
The NBMA will begin testing the river water the week of June 17th and will continue until the end of programming in August. This year we will test the water in 3 places around the pier and beach twice a week. As always, should the water have a poor reading, lessons will be suspended until the water is found to be safe again.
The safety of everyone involved in our programming is our number one priority.
If you are concerned about your water, at your cottage/home and where you swim, we encourage you to buy a water test kit (available at Hodgins' Home Hardware in Shawville, or from the Municipality in Bristol).
The water in Norway Bay is still very high. The swim docks are scheduled to be installed on June 28th, and all programming will begin on Canada Day.
Your NBMA Executive Board