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
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
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
- 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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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.