Bertie Boating Club

42° 50' 48.8314" N, 79° 5' 35.9398" W

Bertie Boating Club Rules

 The Bertie Boating Club is a non-profit family oriented organization whose aim it is to  provide members and visitors facilities that will maximize recreational water use. 


  1. All people using the facilities of the BBC must adhere to the rules and objective established by the Board of Directors. 
  2. The rules and regulations established by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and those relating to controlled substances must be adhered to by all members and visitors both on the premises and controlled waters. 
  3. The Criminal Code of Canada, Section 252, states that it is illegal to be in the care of a vessel or to operate a vessel under the influence of alcohol, whether it is in motion or not. A person under the influence of alcohol is at a particular risk around water. In the interest of safety, persons under the influence of alcohol should refrain from being near the water, particularly alone and especially at night. 
  4. Alcohol is prohibited outside of the designated areas and is only permitted within the fenced in area of the pavilion during a licensed event.  All alcohol in these designated areas must be purchased from the license holder. 
  5. Members are responsible for the behaviour and conduct and actions of invited guests. Children are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and they must ensure that they remain safe and under supervision at all times. 
  6. Pets are to be directly controlled by their owners. Pets are not allowed in the clubhouse or eating areas unless permitted by legislation (i.e. service dogs).  Members and visitors assume responsibility for the safety, health and cleanliness of their pets and grounds while at the BBC.
  7. Member and visitors must respect the rights and privacy of our members and neighbors. As of January 1992, no new members will be considered with vessels that only have non-muffed exhaust systems or other excessively noisy exhaust system, in the view of the Club Manager, Fleet Captain or their designate. 
  8. Members and guests must abide by the directions of BBC staff.  Inappropriate and/or disrespectful treatment of staff, other members or guests, or failure to heed warnings of staff, will not be tolerated and may result in the matter being dealt by (i) the police (ii) possible termination of membership (iii) immediate expulsion from the premises and/or (iv) such further action as determined by the Board of Directors. 
  9. All members and guests must observe the noise curfew of 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. 
  10. Members and transients must comply with safe boating practices along with no wake areas and respect the property of others. Boaters should be aware that the speed is limited to 10 km/h within 30 meters from shore in all Ontario waters  
  11. All vessels in the basin must have an accessible fire extinguisher which is in good working order. 
  12. Gasoline containers must be in good condition and have either a CSA or ULA certification label. Members that plan to refuel their boat at the BBC must advise the Club manager and will be required to sign and agree to the refueling procedure applicable to their boat. All spills shall be reported immediately to BBC staff. Failure to follow the rules will result in disciplinary action up to and including the loss of membership from the club. 
  13. Parking of vehicles or motorcycles on the north or south wall is limited to one per membership. 
  14. Visitors or additional vehicles must park in other parking facilities provided by the club. 
  15. Boats shall be secured to the docks with proper lines for the size of the boat. BBC docks are designed to float and restriction of their movement is not permitted.  NO NAILS, CARPET, FIRE HOSES or TIRES ARE TO BE USED on the docks. Approved hardware is available in the BBC tool crib. Any modifications to the docks must first be approved by either the Fleet Captain or Vice Fleet Captain. 
  16. Members must provide proof of adequate marine liability insurance each year of membership. This information should be included with your annual fees payment. 
  17. All vessels that fall within the regulations of Transport Canada must have clearly identified registration numbers. 
  18. No fishing or swimming is allowed in the basin when the docks have been installed. 
  19. Without exception, all power cords must be CSA approved marina power cords.