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6th Annual Minaki Fish'n'Fun Derby Print E-mail
Minaki News - Announcements
Friday, 12 February 2016 13:03
Minaki Cocktail Party Print E-mail
Minaki News - Announcements
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:09


Military History Project - Info Needed Print E-mail
Minaki News - Announcements
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:24

Request for Additional Information: "The Boy's from Minaki" - World War I and World War II

The information describing the military and personal lives of the seven local Minaki residents that gave their lives in two world wars forms the basis for a permanent plaque. However, this information cannot be said to be complete until every possible avenue for any missing details has been explored.

The type of information that we are seeking should address the following categories;

  • Any additional military and personal history on the seven identified young men.
  • Information on Minaki residents that were enlisted in the military during any conflict that involved Canada and either survived and returned to non-military occupations or remained within the military career wise.
  • Military and personal information on Seasonal residents of Minaki involved in conflict.
  • Military and personal information on residents of Redditt involved in conflict.

The information that we have on the seven young men, is available online at the individual web links below, or dowload the entire "icon The Boys from Minaki (146.48 kB)" information package.

Private George Kippling - World War I

Pilot Officer Horace George Yelland - World War II

Aircraftman 2nd Class John (Jack) Henry McNally - World War II

Flight Sergeant Alexander Cuthbert Weir - World War II

Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Turner - World War II

Private Gerald Perron - World War II

Pilot Officer Allan Frank McNally - World War II

The information that we have on the seven young men was gleaned mainly from the Book of Remembrances located in Ottawa, some personal recollections and the historical record. Any additional information on these lads would help to 'flesh out' their biography and provide us with additional appreciation on their experiences; what their sacrifice entailed. Equally important is knowing the identity of other local residents who shared similar risk when they enlisted in the military and were fortunate enough to return home after the conflict. Their participation should not be forgotten.

During the past one hundred years since the Hamlet of Minaki was officially identified as a community on plan M222, "cottagers" played an important role in the development of Minaki. Many identify our community as their 'real home' even though they make their living elsewhere. Lasting friendships have been formed that create an emotional bond more important than four season habitation. They have earned a place in the heart of Minaki.

Redditt has always been a sister community to Minaki. Since their formations over a hundred years ago the few miles of separation have not prevented the young people in both communities from social interaction by visits, sports and dances and in some cases, marriage. As well there have been decades when members of the same families i.e., McNally, Perron and Rheault resided in both communities. The community of Redditt has always honoured the closeness of our communities every November eleventh by identifying our boys from Minaki in their Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Please forward any information to Bob McNally by phone, snail mail or e-mail:
Home: 807-547-2781     Work: 807-468-2991
Mail: Site 8 Box 37, Keewatin, ON  P0X 1C0
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Minaki Fireworks - Donate your empties! Print E-mail
Minaki News - Announcements
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:44

For all Residents and Cottagers in the Minaki Region.

Everyone has blessed the Minaki Fireworks Committee with continuous donations in the past years. We continue to strive to give everyone a
bigger and better show each year. We have an idea that may prove to be easier on your pocket book!

Now that the Minaki Marina has an LCBO  -why not donate your empties to the Minaki Fireworks? It’s easy, painless and perhaps
easier on the pocket book!

We have a donation box set up in the Marina.

Minaki Fireworks Committee.

Club Minaki Trail Map Print E-mail
Minaki News - Announcements
Friday, 11 January 2013 10:04

The latest Club Minaki Trail Map is available here and in the Downloads section of the Website.  Club Minaki Hike-Bike-Ski Trails sport 26 km of northwestern Ontario's finest wilderness trails.

The Trail system is maintained by Club Minaki. Club Minaki is a non profit group that maintains the trails for hiking biking and skiing.  Please pay your trail fees if you are making use of the trails.

Trail Fees $5.00/day/person  $10.00/family

Memberships available $25.00/person     $50.00/family

Great Pictures from Don Engebretson Print E-mail
Minaki News - Announcements
Monday, 20 February 2012 11:47

Don Engebretson sent us some fantastic pictures of Minaki scenery -- they're posted under the menu "Minaki Images-->Scenery & Wildlife". Check them out - here's a sample below.  If you have any great pictures, historic pictures etc. send them along and we'll put them up for you.

Raptor rapture
Raptor rapture
Big Sand Beach
Big Sand Beach
Solitary clam
Solitary clam
Riplets in the ...
Riplets in the Sand
Underwater Patt...
Underwater Patters Big Sand
Island view
Island view
Tenous Jack Pin...
Tenous Jack Pine
Pink petals
Pink petals
Shoreline light
Shoreline light

Fire Restriction Print E-mail
Minaki News - Announcements
Monday, 18 July 2011 20:16

Restricted Fire Zones


A "Restricted Fire Zone" is an Order made by the Minister of Natural Resources, under the Forest Fires Prevention Act, that restricts the use of open fires in a specific area of the province. It is used when the fire hazard is extreme and/or when fire fighting resources are stretched to capacity.

What You Should Know About Restricted Fire Zones

It’s Important. And It’s the Law!

A Restricted Fire Zone is designated by an Order made by the Minister of Natural Resources. It is strictly enforced throughout the restricted area. It’s a drastic measure, taken only when necessary, but it has proven effective when the forest fire danger reaches the crisis level.

A Restricted Fire Zone does not restrict movement or recreational activity in the forest, but it does restrict the use of fire. After a Restricted Fire Zone has been declared, it is illegal to set out a fire for any purpose within the affected area, and failure to comply could result in a fine up to $1,000, three months in jail, and financial responsibility for any costs incurred in fighting a forest fire caused by the illegal act.

It’s a tough law, but a necessary one - one that’s helping save thousands of hectares of forest.

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