Percy Lake in the spring

2020 Spring


Anna Tilman


On behalf of the PLRA Board, we extend our warmest greetings to you and your family.

This photo of one of our bays shows ice still on the lake last year in early May, although the ice is expected to be gone by now.

However, this year has cast a shadow on what may have been a peaceful period of time, indeed decades, for many of us.

As you are no doubt aware, the issue of COVID-19 is gripping the world, our country, and our families.

Percy Lake May 4, 2019

First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are well and safe. The well-being and safety of our community, friends, and family is of utmost importance to all. With new developments happening every hour, we understand there is a lot of uncertainty, and a stressful time with the continuing threat of the spread of Covid-19 throughout the country, and limited resources in many communities to cope with this situation. In particular, front-line health professionals are in the eye of this storm. Our local physicians in Haliburton County put forth this communication:

“To Our Many Seasonal Neighbours,

We are reaching out to you requesting your consideration before choosing to reside at your seasonal residences during this difficult period. Here in Haliburton County we appreciate all that you contribute to our area and that you value your time away from busier locales.”

So while we normally send out seasonal updates that include planned activities, at this stage, all we can do is follow this advice, and in this difficult time of uncertainty, take care of yourselves and your families. At some point, we will “recover”, but we do not or cannot anticipate how the spring and even summer season may unfold. But let’s keep positive, careful, and respectful. And we will be able to enjoy what our lake and our community has to offer.

Best regards,
Anna Tilman