Ivry-sur-le-lac Municipal Elections

Dear AALM members,

The mission of L’Association pour l’amélioration du Lac Manitou et de ses environs (AALM) is the following:

  • To provide a vehicle for assuring that the water of Lake Manitou is kept clean and for the preserving and maintaining the quality of life we enjoy so much;
  • To assure that the members are adequately represented on the local Municipal council and that their views are made known to Council whenever necessary;
  • To provide a means for residents of the area to meet and discuss issues of general interest to the community.

With this mission in mind, the executive and Board of Directors of the AALM have requested that all Mayoral candidates help us to inform our members of the candidate’s positions on issues that are important to the AALM by responding to a series of questions that are attached to this document.

Please note that throughout the election campaign, The AALM will not be endorsing any candidate and that the attached questionnaire is not designed to favor any candidate and is strictly intended to provide the members with the specific views of each candidate to help each member make their own decision.  The attached responses from the candidates are presented in alphabetical order.

In addition to the three Mayoral candidates, all voters will be electing the City councillors in the two contested electoral posts #3 and #6.

Please note the following:

  • The documents and ballots for “Voting by Mail” have been sent out by the Municipality this week and must be returned and received by the Clerk or Secretary Treasurer no later than 4:30pm on November 3, 2017.
  •  If you did not receive the “Voting by Mail” document and wish to receive it, please contact the returning officer, clerk or secretary treasurer at Ivry-sur-le-Lac at (819) 321-2332.
  • The Vote will take place on November 5th from 10:00am to 8:00pm.  Please do not forget to bring proper identification.


Association of L’Amelioration du Lac Manitou et de ses Environs

2017 Dues

A friendly reminder that your dues for the summer 2017 season are currently due.

The easiest way to pay is to use our secure online form where you can pay with credit card.

Pay your due here


Please see attached documents t as a reminder of the measures to be taken to prevent a milfoil invasion in Lac Manitou. The documents (French and English) were produced and distributed by the Conseil régional de l’environnement des Laurentides (CRE Laurentides). They point out that as many as 40 laurentian lakes have already been invaded – let’s not allow Manitou to become another!

Milfoil Guide (English)


Look for monthly posts with theme-based anecdotes and photos by Ivry cottagers and residents on the oral history blog www.contesdivry.ca  featured in the AALM website ‘history’ section.

We encourage you to share your own stories and photos and to subscribe if you want to receive new posts by email.


Le comte d’Ivry. Crédit : extrait de l’annonce
de la création de la municipalité en 1912.

Use of AALM Dock

Dear AALM Members,

The purpose of this memo is twofold: First, to make clear what is the intended use of the AALM’s dock; second, to inform you of the unsafe condition of the dock and the Association’s plans to address this.

Our Association has benefited from its dock for over a hundred years – initially the dock and gazebo served members in the logistics of travelling between the Ivry train station and their properties. Today the dock serves for occasional and temporary use by the members for such things as fueling their boats, attending AALM or Ivry council meetings or as a staging area while they launch or remove their boats. Use by non-members is not permitted at any time, nor is its use for picnics, parties, etc.

In recent years there has been an accumulation of sand and silt that has made the west side of the dock unusable. Furthermore, the dock has reached its end of life, and in its current state it is unsafe. We ask all members to refrain from using the dock until it has been rebuilt. Any use of the dock is at your risk.

The AALM board is in the process of evaluating the best alternative to remedy the condition of the dock, which will likely require a new dock. We will keep you informed of this plan, and depending on the cost, any fundraising activities that may arise.



Lac Manitou community centre
40, chemin du Vieux Club

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By Guylaine Duval, mycologist

**Cette conférence sera en Anglais—veuillez contacter Julia Bourke pour s’inscrire pour la version française qui sera tenue l’été prochain

1 hour English lecture with PowerPoint presentation
– Which books are best
– How, where and when to pick mushrooms
– What is dangerous, what is safe, what is easiest to identify
– Cooking and preserving techniques
Followed by a walk in the forest, ending with cooking mushrooms and tasting
COST: AALM members $20/person, non-members $30 (please bring cash to workshop)

SPACE LIMITED! RSVP BY AUGUST 5 TO JULIA BOURKE, AALM Nature Club @ 326-2373, or julia@juliabourke.com

IVRY GARDEN TOUR Sunday July 26 2015

IVRY GARDEN TOUR Sunday July 26th, 2-4pm

Claude Monet, Woman with a Parasol in the Garden in Argenteuil,1875

Perlman/Deckelbaum garden, 271, chemin Lacasse
(parking available for boats and cars)
Followed by Colette Dupuis’ garden, 319, chemin Lacasse
refreshments will be served following the tour
RSVP Julia Bourke, AALM Nature Club: Julia@juliabourke.com; tel 819-326-2373
Members free, $5 non membres

AGM – 2015




2015 Annual General Meeting

Samedi 11 juillet 10h00
Saturday July 11th 10:00 am

L’Hôtel de ville d’Ivry
601 chemin de la Gare
Ivry Town Hall

Please refer to the agenda here (PDF)

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