The West Panache Campers’ (ESPANOLA) Association was formed to assist campers who are in the West Lake Panache Area in their endeavours toward safer, more enjoyable camping. It provides members of the camping community a unified voice for communications with various government institutions. Of prime importance is the promotion of boating and water safety, the environment, fire safety and preservation of Association property.
The West Panache Campers’ (ESPANOLA) Association shall be representative of those parts of Lake Augusta and Lake Panache that are within the Townships of Foster and Truman.
2021 Director List/Contacts
We are on Facebook
To find the site, log on to facebook and type in 'West Bay Panache Campers' in the search bar at the top of the page. This is a public site, so feel free to add your comments about the weather, lake conditions, photos, etc (updated March 27,2020)
We have clarified that the non member parking without an annual pass is $5.00 per day.
See Link on the right side of page.
See link under menu header 'Fire Prevention'. Fire Response information moved to this tab as well as the inclusion of map locations to both Fire Caches.
Winter Boat Storage
Winter boat storage will be available in the WPCA main parking lot for a fee:
members $50, non members $100. See details under menu header 'Guidelines'. (updated 03/27/2020)
Thank You to Our 2021 Volunteers for:
Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations
Part of your membership fee is used to purchase a membership in the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations. FOCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting thriving and sustainable waterfronts, year round. They provide competitive insurance for Association activities and a wealth of information about environmental and stewardship issues. See the website here.
Maximum Dock Load Limit
A 'Maximum Load Limit 5 Tons' sign has been placed on the dock. Your directors felt this was necessary in order to extend the life of our aging dock. If you are having anything exceeding that load limit delivered, then alternate plans will have to be made. Espanola Home Hardware have agreed to comply with the new weight restriction.
New Water Quality Data for 2020
Special thanks to Michael Michalski for his continued monitoring of the quality of our lake water and providing this data. If you are interested in reading more about the Ontario Lake Partner Program go to 2020_lake_partner_program_western_portion_of_lake_panache_nov_2020.pdf
Quick Link Membership Form.
Newsletters / Meeting Minutes
Link to Link towpca_2022_newsletter.pdf
Link to news_letter_2023_.pdf
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM will be held via zoom on Sunday November 27 2023 at 7:00 pm
West Panache Campers Association
PO Box 5193
Espanola, ON P5E 1S2
Fire Response Numbers
9In case of fire, please call one of these numbers:
The registered address for the main dock is:
West Bay Camper's Association
Fire Shack #1
The closest town is "Espanola"