Chief’s Point Cottage Association
Chief’s Point is a fisherman’s dream area situated on the north side of the Sauble River below the Sauble Falls where the salmon come to spawn.
Why Should I Become a Member?
Your association needs you, and you need your association!
The Chief’s Point Cottage Association acts as a single voice to better promote our mutual interests, including having a positive working relationship with the Band in partnership with our umbrella organization, SCOI.
There are numerous benefits for you in helping to maintain the strength and vitality of the CPCA by being a member, including:
- The ability to work with the Saugeen Band on issues of concern (ie. Speeding, buildings in disrepair, invasive grass just to name a few)
- Regular communication and sharing of information, including annual newsletter and regular e-news “Briefly”
- Membership in SCOI, the Saugeen Cottagers Association Inc.
- The positive results of building a strong community at Chief’s Point
Where does my $30 membership fee go?
- $10 per membership goes towards SCOI membership fees
- Pays for supplies and maintenance of our community defibrillator
- Pays for communication expenses
- Supplements costs of the Annual General Meeting
- CPCA is a non-profit organization, and any profits or other accretions to the Corporation are to be used in promoting its objectives
With a strong membership base, there are additional projects that can be addressed. Membership involves you in an active, vibrant association and gives you a voice in community planning.
In becoming a member of the CPCA you join and help our community of informed residents grow. This is OUR community, and OUR cottage area! We are the stewards of the Point and by knowing each other and working as a group; we will ensure the Point remains a special place for cottagers and visitors alike!
History of Chief's Point Cottage Association
The tract became Indian Reserve #28 when a treaty was signed in 1854. In 1958, a portion of the Reserve was surrendered back to the Crown for cottage lots to provide an income for the Saugeen Band. There are 125 lots with 92 currently occupied.
Chief’s Point Association is one of the 4 associate members of SCOI. We meet annually with a business portion followed by a social at a member’s cottage. Other meetings are called as needed. Cottagers are kept up-to-date with a mailed out Spring newsletter, dropped off flyers, SCOI news or notices as well as a sign board at the entrance of the Reserve.
Chief’s Point Cottage Association was formed in 1970 with Darcy Dutton as the first President. There have been 9 Presidents since with 2 of them serving as SCOI Presidents in the past.
Chief’s Point is a private, restful spot ideal also for canoeing and kayaking and gliding along the river that empties out to the lake. In fact the main road is called SOG-JE-WA-SA which means “where the river goes out”. The other main road is appropriately called OGIMAH which means “chief” since years ago the Point was a gathering place for tribal Chiefs.
Even though Chief’s Point is the smallest member of SCOI it is big on historical significance, charm, peaceful living and the signature sunset of Lake Huron.