Shadybrook Marina Camera – Temporary Link

Hi Everyone,

Here is the temporary MarinaCam link:

http://shadybrookmarina.dlinkddns.com/video2.mjpg

Please don’t leave open, maybe close after a quick view until we can get things setup more permanently.

If prompted;

login: Marina

password: marina

Thanks!

ShadyCrew

 

October Newsletter to Customers

Happy October! There is still some time to enjoy Shadybrook this year! 2015 closing dates are Monday, October 12 for cabins and non-renovated sites, and Sunday, October 25 for renovated sites. Immediately after these dates, we will work hard to winterize water and sewer infrastructure, turn electricity off, and close access roads.

 

How to rent your site for 2016 – Attached are the renewal documents for the 2016 season. A deposit and signed site agreement is required by November 1 to secure your site. If you are not planning on returning next year, please advise us ASAP or by November 1 at the latest. Christine will start allocating empty sites and site moves on November 15. To submit the site agreement we have included an online form and a printable form so there are several options. Mail takes 10 days to arrive so if you are using mail, please budget the time.

 

Deposits – The deposit amount for all sites has increased to $800. This change has been made because of the increasing trend of customers paying the deposit in November, then advising us in the spring that they are not returning. Paying the deposit is a commitment that you are renting the site in 2016. Having customers advise us in March to May that they are not returning increases operating costs and our workload. Deposits are due November 1. Late payments will have a $25 fee applied. To soften the impact of the increased deposit amount, you will be eligible for a refund of $400 if notice is provided that you will not be returning by January 1, 2016. The refund will be issued when your site is cleared one week before opening day. If you decide not to return after January 1, the full deposit is non-refundable. A big thank you goes out to all customers who pay on time!

 

Changing Sites – The administration, scheduling, and site preparation of moving customers to new sites takes significant time and effort. We are implementing a $150 site move fee to cover these costs. If you would like to move to a different site, please send Christine an email with your request by November 15. (Please re-send any previous request to confirm you are still interested in a move.) This fee will not apply to moves during a renovation or any moves initiated by Shadybrook.

 

Boat Slips – Due to the increasing number of large boats we have revised our boat slip pricing to reflect the different type of boat slips we offer. Shadybrook will soon have to rebuild the marina to allow for more large boats and less small boats. If your boat slip needs have changed, please let us know.

 

New Workshop – This is complete except for garage doors and landscaping. The water treatment plant equipment for the basement has been purchased and will be commissioned in the spring. Shadybrook has always had its own water system separate from the municipal system. (The Windermere municipal water has been on a boil water advisory for eight years.) The new water treatment plant will provide high quality, safe drinking water with increased pressure. This is a large project with large costs but worth the investment. New provincial regulations are being phased in that will require full scale water treatment in the near future. By completing the project before regulations required it, we were able to complete the project at a lower cost and avoid the possibility of being forced to connect to municipal water, thus keeping your costs down.

 

New Washroom Building – Construction will start in late October. We look forward to a beautiful building that will include an upper level with offices and meeting space. Updates will be posted on Facebook through the winter.

 

Phase 4 Renovations – All sites from the existing washrooms to the lake on the middle road will be renovated starting mid-September 2016 and reopened for the May long weekend 2017. The road will be moved significantly north to improve the layout. A separate letter will be sent in the next few weeks to all customers affected by this renovation project.

 

Pricing – Prices have increased an average of 6% from 2015. However, we are still one of the most affordable lakefront RV resorts in the province. We are fortunate to be family owned and operated for almost 60 years and we will continue to operate as efficiently as possible to keep your fees competitive.

 

Lot Sales – We are still waiting for the BC Government to process our foreshore applications. We don’t want to promise anything that is out of our control so until we get these documents and are satisfied with the results, we will continue to lease sites. It is business as usual.

 

Other:

  • The South Beach area is currently being leveled out and cleaned up including new grass.
  • Marvin has built a new, larger swim raft.
  • This was the first year that we leased out the operation of the marina. Thanks to Patti and her crew who did a great job considering there was a huge learning curve to run this business. If you have any feedback for us please let us know.
  • Remember to “LIKE” us on facebook. There is a Shadybrook Resort page and a Shadybrook Marina page.
  • Marvin is offering a RV winterization service for $65. Please email him or call 250-342-9508 to book your RV winterization. marvin@shadybrookresort.com

 

Marvin and myself will be working outside until freeze up mid November completing improvement projects and preparing for winter while Christine will be available for invoicing/office questions etc. For all wintertime inquiries contact Christine or myself. Have a great winter and we look forward to seeing you next spring.

 

Mike DuBois

Owner, Shadybrook Resort

Office: 250-342-8662

mike@shadybrookresort.com

 

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July Newsletter

 

Happy July Shadybrookers,

The summer is in full swing!  Get out to the lake!

THE BEACH
This is the third year in a row that we have had abnormally high water levels, but fortunately the water has receded and dried up enough to make the beach an amazing place once again.  Jeff, Kory, and Mike have spent many days picking up debris and cleaning up the beach area so head down there and enjoy the warm water and the brand new water trampoline! The slide was also replaced this week. It looks the same as the old one but is a little taller and much sturdier.  We have also done some improvements to the playground in the big field.

THE FRONT PARK
Remember our beautiful park?(see attached photo to jog your memory). This space got destroyed in the flooding last July. The grade has been raised up to three feet, topsoil placed and graded. It will be seeded this week. A fence is also being constructed to keep vehicles out.  The area can be used while the grass grows. We will seed in again in September.
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The area to the south of the park (which used to be overnight camping near the arrow) will now be a parking area for boat trailers. Boats should park backed into the line of trees. Do not drive on the topsoil area when parking. You will have to back in to park. There is also access here to walk along the mouth of the creek.

MOSQUITOS AND WATER
Due to the high water level there was a lot of standing water in Shadybrook for a few weeks.  We don’t want mosquitos impacting your holidays so we have been pumping out the pools and adding an ECO friendly natural product to the water to kill the mosquito larvae. The product won’t harm anything other than mosquito larvae so don’t worry if your dog laps up those puddles. Here is a review on the product if you are interested. http://www.mosquitoreviews.com/mosquito-dunks-bits.html

CANOEING FOR EVERYONE AT SHADYBROOK?
There seems to be a few abandoned canoes near the store.  If one of them is yours please write your name in BIG BOLD BLACK SHARPIE as if they are not claimed by August 1st, they will become property of Shadybrook. We will supply paddles so everyone can enjoy them for free on a first come first serve basis.

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PAVING
You may have noticed some grading taking place in the Phase 1 area last week.  This entire loop is scheduled to be paved on Tuesday July 16.  No vehicles will be permitted to drive on the pavement until Thursday July 18.  During this time Phase 1 customers can park in the field along the fence or in visitors parking. The parking area will be marked. All other traffic should access the resort via Lake Street which turns into Cardiff Ave. Thank you for your cooperation.  The paving will greatly reduce the dust and keep your RVs much cleaner, it will also slow traffic down with built in speed bumps.

FIREWORKS
Mike Moore and Mike Shenfield have been collecting money for the Firework show to be held Aug 31. If you are new to Shadybrook, this is a show not to be missed!  Thank you for your contributions to this amazing show.  If you have not yet donated please find the Mikes at either site 51 (phase 2 on the creek) or 73 near the washrooms on the middle road.

GOLF TOURNAMENT
Mike Shenfield is also organizing the golf tournament on Sat. Aug 10 along with Gerry Huizer (site 81).  If your company has any swag they wish to donate to the prize table please deliver to Mike or Gerry.  Start finding a team of 4 or sign up as an individual and get paired up with some new faces.  Look for the sign up sheet on the bulletin board by Jeff’s house after July 26.

BOAT SHARE OPENING
We have an immediate opening in the Boat Share program.   If you are interested in more information please email christine@shadybrookresort.com

PAYMENTS
Unless you are paying monthly, as of July 1 your full site fees were due.  If you have not paid your entire fees please do so asap.  Please email Christine if you require the balance due.

Enjoy your summer,

Mike DuBois
Owner
Ph:250-342-8662
1783 Victoria Ave, Windermere BC V0B 2L2
www.shadybrookresort.com

June 21 Water Levels

Wow I’m watching the AB news this morning and I hope that all of our customers are finding high ground and stay safe and dry. So devastating.  The good news is that even though Lake Windermere is up to 67″ (14 inches higher in the past 24 hours) the RV resort is holding up.  Windermere Creek is 3 ft lower than our new elevation levels.  Its a good thing we brought the levels up close to 4 ft higher in phase 2 on the west end. Your Rvs are safe and we continue to keep a close eye on the situation. Here is a photo of the 65″ mark. IMGP0730 300x225 June 21 Water Levels

Update on Water Levels

June 20: As of this morning the water levels in Lake Windermere are at 60 and rising rapidly.  The TransCanada is closed near Canmore due to high water.  So far Windermere creek has a modest flow of sediment and we are monitoring it closely. We don’t anticipate any problems in the RV Resort.

High Water Reached?

Today the lake is at 51″ on the measuring stick at the boat launch. It has been hovering between 50-52″ for a week now. My guess is that we have now reached high water for this year. Although with heavy rains forecast this week, maybe it will come back up. Shadybrook has recorded peak lake levels since 1974. Here are some interesting facts:

1. The 0″ mark on the stick is the annual low water mark and is 798.6m above sea level.
2. Low water occurs around April 1 are rarely fluctuates in elevation or timing from year to year.
3. High water usually occurs around June 30 but has been as early as June 10 or as late as July 8.
4. There are no man-made controls on the lake. Water quantity is just a function of winter snow-pack, spring rain, and temperatures to melt the snow.
6. The average annual peak is 56″.
7. The lowest peak water levels occurred in 1977 (34″), 1979 (37″), 1985 (39″), and 2001 (35″).
8. The highest lake levels occurred in 1974 (78″), 1991 (75″), 2002 (75″), and last year 2012 (76″). Old timers tell me 1972 was a big year as well.

Water levels below 20″ are a bit shallow for boating and levels above about 65″ cause problems as the lake comes into landscaped areas and over retaining walls. It is pretty challenging to create and maintain landscaping and structures to accommodate the lake which changes over 6 feet per year. The attached picture is from Monday afternoon. MikeIMG 1115 300x224 High Water Reached?

Copper Point Locals Rate for Shadybrookers

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When you are a Shadybrooker, we consider you local!  All Shadybrook Customers will receive locals rate at Copper Point Golf Resort.  When you book your tee time and pay please mention you are a Shadybrooker (they have a list of all customers). Locals Rate at Copper Point is Weekday $79/Weekend $99 (Cart and Tax in), on the Ridge (a walkable course) Weekday $55/Weekend $65 (tax in) Cart $15 extra. Visit http://copperpointgolf.com/ for more info and to book your tee times.

The weather looks amazing for camping this weekend.  Come on out and set up your RV for the season.

Firewood Suppliers for Shadybrook

Attention All Marshmallow Roasters:

Firewood for your seasonal site can be purchased from either the Rockies Jr B Hockey Club or from Ernie Parent:

Rockies Firewood Call Ray 250-342-3259 or email jbrydon@telus.net
$240/cord Fir, $350/cord Larch (if you prefer Pine, ask for availability)
Delivery to your site in Windermere $25 or pick up at the Rockies Wood Yark on Industrial Road 1 in Invermere

Ernie Parent 250-270-0358 or email japarent@telus.net

Campfires are permitted in your supplied fire pit.  It is rare that a fireban would include campgrounds but we will advise if Shadybrook is ever put under a ban.