Spring Newsletter

OFFICE OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 27 – 10:00am to 3:00pm

Gimli Harbour Authority 2018 Spring Newsletter

 The blue skies and warmer temperatures of April are a wonderful reminder that before long we will be back on the lake for another season.   Between now and then, two projects will be occurring around the harbour.

The Principal Float project is being completed. Principal docks have been reinstalled and finger docks will be reinstalled when the harbour is free of ice. Water and power lines will be reinstalled after that. Weather permitting, services on the docks affected by the Principal Float project should be up and running by the May long weekend.

In the interest of increasing the longevity of our new principal docks, protecting them from unnecessary wear and tear, and providing safe access to users, personal property must be stored on owners’ boats. Chairs, satellite dishes, jerry cans, hoses, bicycles, paddleboards, kayaks, etc. should be stowed away when not in use. Carpets should not be installed on any docks. The GHA will be reinstalling cleats, please return any GHA cleats removed in the fall.

The tender for the Pan Am Pier upgrade project has been posted and the project should begin in late May. Before the project begins, the Pan Am principal dock will be pushed away from the pier and a ramp will be constructed on the beach north of the pier to provide access to boaters during the construction. Jetski ports on the south side of the Pan Am Pier will be temporarily relocated to the South Dock.

The project staging area will be located between the dinghy beach and the south parking lot. For safety and security reasons during the project, the area between the Pan Am Pier and staging area must be kept clear and the walking path will be restricted to harbour users only. Flag persons will be onsite when large trucks are coming and going through the staging area and along the pier access to 1stAvenue. Please be extra cautious when walking in this area. The Pan Am project should be completed by the end of September, weather permitting.

The Harbour Office will open Friday, April 27 from 10:00am to 3:00pm and be open Fridays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until summer hours take effect. Alternate arrangements can be made with a Harbour Master on Mondays or Thursdays by calling to make an appointment. The office will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesday. Please remember that registration forms and slip fees for fishers and seasonal boaters are due by May 15th.

Please call the office at 204-642-7517 to talk to one of the Harbour Masters, if you are unsure of your balance owing or have any questions. Payments can be made by cheque, cash, Debit, MasterCard or VISA. Please plan ahead – credit card payments made over the phone are subject to a 2.5% convenience fee.

The Gimli Harbour Authority, in cooperation with Small Craft Harbours, is working to improve and upgrade the harbour operations and facilities. Harbour staff will make every effort to help harbour users through the inconveniences of ongoing projects and to understand some of the changes being implemented to improve the operation of the harbour. Please bring any questions, comments or concerns to the Harbour Office.

Thank you,

Cindy Blicq and Lori Hiscock
Harbour Masters
Gimli Harbour Authority