BenefitsAs a member of URLA, you support our efforts to maintain the water quality of our lake. You will receive Newsletters and be entitled to attend and influence meetings of the Association where the direction of URLA is established and to speak directly to our elected representatives. You would save thousands of $ if you took advantage of all of the special offers below which are available to URLA members from FOCA


Join or renew your URLA membership online using our FOCA payment page: Click here.



Lake partnership programADVOCACY: URLA has been very active throughout the recent Westport sewage treatment plant failure and replacement. URLA advocates on changes to permitting and development guidelines and regulations, as well as strategic planning by the Township. URLA also takes the lead in sponsoring an “All Candidates Meeting”, prior to each municipal election.



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Water hazard buoys
Membership helps support the maintenance of the Water hazard buoys (the white and orange markers.) Navigation buoys are maintained by the URLA in McNally Bay, Round Island and Little Brothers. The buoys are set out under a permit from Parks Canada. This helps boaters and your guests avoid some of the lake’s shoals, potentially saving the cost of a new propeller (or worse).


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For people who swim in the lake or use the water in other ways, membership supports activities such as Water quality testing, shoreline assessments, monitoring the Township septic inspection program, tree and shrub giveaway, and public awareness programs. We alert members to problems, such as blue-green algae blooms. We organize information meetings for members to meet politicians on different issues. Lake water quality directly affects lakefront property values!

URLA liaises with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and has acted to protect our interests with regard to the commercial fishery on the lake, and informs members about restocking initiatives – and invasive species.


Shorline4Shoreline renewal program
URLA’s annual planting program can help. A variety of trees and shrubs are available free of charge to all property owners around the lake. Choose from the plants below that prefer either moist or dry conditions and you will form a natural filtering mechanism that can contribute to better water quality.


URLA newsletterNewsletter Provide information to our members and the public via our newsletter and public meetings (both AGM and special purpose meetings).


volunteers neededVolunteer opportunities You can volunteer for a couple of hours, a day or on a regular basis. For example you can take a boat ride and collect water samples which can teach your kids about the environment and about volunteering.


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FOCA logoIndividual and their families who are Members of the URLA receive these FOCA benefits: Buy them all and save thousands of $

You received your (member only) password in the email thanking you for your URLA  membership. If you lost it contact

Cottage firstCottageFirstthe first group program dedicated to cottagers, exclusively available to FOCA members. Get discounts and great coverage on your cottage, home, car & more. Contact Cade Associates Insurance Brokers: 1-844-CADE-1ST or visit for a no obligation quote.

ColemanColeman Canada products – FOCA members get a 30% discount on online purchases! Use your FOCA promo code when you order online: Visit & use code SAFEBOAT (all caps) at checkout!

Cottage life logoCottage Life Magazine – special discount on new subscriptions OR renewals! Pay only $3/issue (that is a total of $24 for 8 issues), including free digital access. Use your FOCA promo code when you order: Order online, or quote your promo code on your renewal form: “FOCA17

Canadian canoe museum logoCanadian Canoe Museum – All FOCA supporters can claim a one-time FREE 1-year Individual Membership to the Canoe Museum (a $40 value). Use the FOCA access code when you enrol: quote access code “FOCA12” when you call 1-866-342-2663, or redeem at the door, or by email to


Cardiac Arrest can occur anywhere, anytime to anyone. The reality is without a Defibrillator available at your home or cottage the chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest is almost zero. Protect your family – AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are now affordable, safe and easy to use. Save through FOCA AED.

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DockinaBox discount 
– FOCA members get a 10% discount on either a dock frame system, or a boat lift.


InvisiRail offer – FOCA members get a 7.5% discount on an InvisiRail glass rail system for your home or cottage.


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