Who We Are ...

The Friends of Wellers Bay is a board of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the enjoyment of the waters and beaches of the bay.

The association was formed in 1987 to dredge open a channel between Lake Ontario and the Bay for easy boat access.

Dredging has since become the responsibility of Quinte West while the committee remains an active voice working to improve all aspects of life on the Bay.

Friends of Wellers Bay is a board of volunteers with the goal of preserving and promoting Wellers Bay.

Become a Member ...

Your help is need to keep Wellers Bay an amazing place to live, visit and play.

Fees are $30 Family, $25 individual.
Your support is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued upon request.

2020 Annual General Meeting ...

Greetings Friends of Wellers Bay!

It is time for some updates and to invite you to our first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting! The AGM is taking place at 6:00 pm, on Monday August 31, 2020. We will be using Zoom, which is a user-friendly virtual meeting platform that has been used extensively since virtual meetings became the new normal. Only members in good standing will receive an invitation in the week leading up to the meeting. To register for the meeting, please click the button below ...

We Are Seeking New Board Members ...

Current Board members who are resigning as of AGM 2020 include Karen Mouck and George Novotny. Nell Davidson, a member at large, who has been overseeing our Friends of Wellers Bay Facebook presence, will also be stepping back as of the AGM. We thank these Board members and supporters for their long years of service.

We now have some vacancies on the Board and are actively recruiting members to join and work with us to fulfil our mandate moving forward. If you are interested in becoming a board member or learning what it entails, please reach out to the Chair, Karen Fischer, at friendsofwellersbay@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

2020/2021 SLATE OF OFFICERS
  • Chair: Karen Fischer
  • Vice-Chair: Dave Ashton
  • Secretary: Toby Toth
  • Treasurer: Vacant
  • Director(s):  Steffen Wiehr
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The Ontario Lake Partner Program 

Did you know the water of Wellers Bay is tested annually?

Our Success Story ...

BeforeDredging

The Bay Was Dying ...

By 1986, the Bay was becoming land-locked due to the shifting sands and the effects of Hurricane Hazel in the 50's. The north access was just a foot deep and impossible for boats to travel between Lake Ontario and Weller's Bay. The  Bay became weedy with poor water quality.

AfterDredging

The Channel Opens ...

After much effort to raise funds to pay for the dredging, the channel was opened in 1989 and the Bay was revitalized. Fish stocks returned, the water quality improved, and the weeds were not as prevalent.  Resorts, marinas , homes and cottagers enjoy a new lease on business, and recreation.

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The Friends of Wellers Bay Association works toward maintaining the health of the Bay with your help.  Your membership with our organization and donations from citizens and local business make it possible to continue our endeavour to protect and enhance Wellers Bay.

Become a Member ...

Your help is need to keep Wellers Bay an amazing place to live, visit and play.

Fees are $30 Family, $25 individual.
Your support is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.