The Beachers’ Organization makes a difference!


The Port Elgin and Saugeen Township Beachers' Organization was started in 1922 and this year is our 99th Annual General Meeting which will be held at Port Elgin Main Beach in the McGrath Pavilion as usual on the second Saturday in July.

In April members will receive by mail and email their annual membership renewal. Fees for this year will be $45 with our Winter Patrol property inspection service costing $65 for weekly visits done November through March.

Each year $2 - $3,000 of your dues are spent on our waterfront improvement projects. This year we’ll provide life saving defibrillators for both Port Elgin and Gobles beaches. And to celebrate the opening of Port Elgin beach’s newly rebuilt Breakwall Promenade we’ll be donating a child friendly binocular viewing station to take in the vista.

Our generational project building a family friendly multi use waterfront parkette at Gobles Grove beach will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend and past president John Kyles. Construction will begin this summer and we’ll hold our 100th Anniversary annual meeting there in July 2022.

Watch for our parkette fundraising efforts and artists renderings in our next newsletter.

Your current volunteer board and our former directors work hard to address issues impacting our members and to continuously strive to make waterfront living in Port Elgin safer and more enjoyable.

Greg Schmalz