The Big Rideau Lake Association supports programs in the areas of environment, recreation, government affairs and lake safety, but our membership fees alone do not cover the costs of these programs. We encourage all friends of the Rideau Lakes community to consider making a donation to help ensure the continued success of our programs.
We have included a few examples of the initiatives funded in each donation category, but these examples are in no way complete - if you have any questions about our program donations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO DONATE: You should see a "CART" icon in the top right corner of your screen (bottom right on mobile devices). Select the amount for each program you would like to donate to, and click "Add to Cart"; each time, you should see the quantity in your shopping cart change. Even if you leave this page, you'll still see your CART in the same place on your page. Once you're ready, just click on your CART, and follow the steps to complete your transaction.
Fun, friendship, adventures, crafts & games on Cow Island
For kids age 4 to 12
Canada Day Fireworks
Funded by the BRLA but a favourite throughout the Rideau Lakes community.
Studies of lake water quality, fish populations, invasive species, and environment trends.
Annual installation, maintenance and removal of shoal markers, and boating safety advisories.
Social & Recreation
Cow Island maintenance, Summer Sounds, Family Fun Day Regatta, Sailing Camp, August Harvest Dinner
Doug Good Shoal Marker Fund
Capital fund in honour of the late Doug Good for the purchase and replacement of shoal markers.
If your preferred donation does not fit these requirements, please donate here. Examples:
you would like to specify your own donation amount,
you would like to direct it to an area other than one of our listed choices,
you would like to make your donation in memory of a loved one.
Please note that because of processing fees, there is a minimum of $25 for special donations.
Would you like a tax receipt for your donation?
The Rideau Lakes Environment Foundation is the fundraising arm of the BRLA, and a registered charity. If you would like to support important efforts in promoting the environmental health and safety of the Rideau Lakes, and receive a tax receipt for your contribution, please donate here.
If you would like to make a donation to either the BRLA or the RLEF but would prefer to do so by cheque,
please mail to: P.O. Box 93, Portland, ON, K0G 1V0.