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    Boating Society Rules:
Also please take the time to read these following topics:
By-Laws Seasonal Access Rules

1. Alcohol and Boating:

Boating while impaired is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Operators with more than eighty (80) milligrams of alcohol per one hundred (100) millilitres of blood are liable to the following fines:
- 1st Offence: at least One Thousand ($1,000) fine
- 2nd Offence: at least Thirty (30) days of imprisonment
- 3rd Offence: at least One Hundred Twenty (120) days of imprisonment

The maximum sentence may vary depending on provincial statutes. In most provinces: Alcohol may be consumed on board the pleasure craft only if it meets all of the following conditions: The vessel has permanent sleeping facilities, permanent cooking facilities, a permanent toilet and is secured alongside a dock.

2. Lending Access Cards:

Are you lending your access card to friends or neighbour's so they can enjoy our marina?
- The reason they don’t have access on their own cards is that they have not purchased a membership and therefore they are not make a financial contribution for the yearly operations and ongoing improvements to our marina.
- When you lend your access card your are circumventing the By-Laws and Regulations that have been put in place by the membership.

This is still happening on a regular basis and it isn’t fair to either your fellow members or your Board members who put in countless volunteer hours to make the marina one of the best in Alberta. Your Board members also want to enjoy their time at the lake and do not enjoy policing the members.

- During the remainder of the season, there will be random checks on the card used to access the marina, to ensure it belongs to the member. Card access will be deleted for cards being loaned to non-members.

3. Slip Rentals:

If you are planning on renting out your slip, please note that the person you are renting to must be a fully paid member of the society.

4. Trailer Parking:

Beginning in 2011, trailer parking at the marina for the season was based on a "user pay" system. The parking stalls are assigned by your Board of Directors. You must be either a Premium or Regular member to qualify for a parking spot. If you rent out your slip your parking stall reverts back to the society to be offered to the next premium or regular member on the waiting list. If you wish to go on the waiting list, please send an email to

5. Pontoon Boat Owners:

Another reminder In the past, we have found that the pontoon boats can cause damage to the docks if the captain has a rough landing or from high winds causing the boats to rock in the slips. To prevent this from happening we would like all pontoon boat owners to mount a piece of 2 x 6 on the dock at the front end. The boating society will provide the piece of lumber and the screws, but you will be responsible for the installation. Some have been installed already and you can check those out if you are not sure how. The precut boards and screws are next to the shop.
Please note that the cost of any damage caused to our docks will be billed to the membership assigned to that slip. If you rent out your assigned slip to another member, you will be responsible for damage costs. We estimate it could cost approximately $1000.00 for repairs if dock lumber has to be replaced so please take precautions now.

6. Dogs on the docks:

Dogs on the docks must be on a leash at all times. This is to protect people walking on the dock, especially small children and people who are afraid of dogs.

7. Marina Etiquette:

For safety reasons, fishing from the docks is prohibited. This is to protect both you and watercraft in the slips.
Members assigned a slip may park one boat not exceeding 22 feet in length or one personal watercraft in their assigned slip.
Please remember that this is a private marina and is owned and operated by the members for the members ONLY. You MUST be a member to use the marina. Watercraft owned by visiting friends relatives and acquaintances of members CANNOT use the marina either to launch or to tie up their watercraft in a slip.
No overnight parking of vehicles is allowed at the marina. The parking is for day use only and is for the members that are launching boats at the marina. Overflow guest parking is not allowed.
While at Carefree Resort it is understood that if you have a dog and that dog poops, you will pick it up. This also applies to all who go down to the marina. Nothing is more disgusting than stepping in a pile of poop. It shouldn’t have
to be a written law and it shouldn’t be necessary to put up signs. It is just common sense and being a good neighbor. As well, please dispose of your bag of poop in the garbage cans NOT the recycle cans. It is even more disgusting for the people to have to sort through the recycle cans if they have to pick out the poop and other garbage that seem to make their way inside.

Office: (403) 226-2766  |  Fax: (403) 227-2107
2540 TWP 353, Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 0K6 |  © Gleniffer Lake Boating Society