FoTTSA Membership 2024

What Is the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations?
According to our Constitution, adopted June 5, 1990, the general purpose of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations is to provide a township-wide basis for the affiliation of associations of individual ratepayers who own properties containing a seasonal residential dwelling or a residential dwelling in those parts of the Township of Tiny in the County of Simcoe designated “Shoreline Residential” in the Official Plan of the Township.

The specific purposes of the Federation are to:
1. promote the aims and objectives of residents of the shoreline communities of Tiny Township generally, and in particular to promote the aims and objectives of local associations of such residents;
2. promote the protection, enhancement, and wise use of the environment of the shoreline and the shoreline residential area of Tiny Township;
3. encourage and assist the formation of local associations of shoreline community residents in areas where such associations do not exist;
4. provide a forum for members to discuss issues and exchange information;
5. lend assistance to members in informing themselves on issues of concern and pursuing such issues to resolution;
6. monitor area development, considering the principles of sound land-use planning and environmental management;
7. promote the development of, improvement of and/or changes in policies of governments or government agencies where such action is deemed appropriate to the furtherance of the purposes of the Federation;
8. promote the adoption and/or enforcement of governmental laws, bylaws, standards or practices where such action is deemed appropriate to the furtherance of the purposes of the Federation;
9. raise funds to conduct activities furthering the purposes of the Federation, and to place funds on deposit with a bank or trust company in Ontario until required for such purposes;
10. hold lands or other real or personal property as may be necessary to further the purposes of the Federation.

We acknowledge that Tiny Township is situated on the traditional land of the Anishinaabeg. We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history, culture, and committed to moving forward in reconciliation, respect, and partnership, with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit.


Directors of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations for 2024-2025

Paul Cowley, President (Carusoe Bay Association)

Paul has spent his entire life on Carusoe Bay. He brings many years of business experience from his sales and marketing software consulting business. He has a keen interest in the healthy growth and management of Tiny Township and Georgian Bay,  currently serving as past president on the board of the Carusoe Bay Association. Paul is also a director on the boards of the Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation and Restore Our Water International Inc.


Linda Andrews, Treasurer (Wahnekewening Community Association)

Linda grew up in Toronto and has cottaged in Tiny since the age of five. After retiring from actuarial work in the life insurance industry and several years tutoring mathematics, she has volunteered in many clubs and organizations most recently Sunnybrook Hospital and the Kiwanis Music Festival.


Doug Moles, Vice-president (Nottawaga Beach Association)

Doug is a director and past-President of The Nottawaga Beach Association.  He was cottaging on Georgian Bay before he was born, and has been enjoying it more fully since then.  He is also a corporate lawyer.



Lisa Clark, Secretary(Thunder Beach Association)

Lisa is a new member to the FoTTSA board. She has been cottaging in Thunder Beach for more than three decades. Lisa has been an active volunteer over the years in her home community of Thornhill, most recently as Secretary of her local ratepayer association and as an Event Assistant for an urban forestry group.


Scott Williams, Editor Tiny Cottager (Bluewater Georgina Wendake)

Scott has been living in the southern Georgian Bay area for the last 25 years. In this time he has served on the
boards of Tiny Township Historical and Heritage Committee, the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County, and the BGWRA. To his role as board member and managing editor, he brings 30+ years of experience as a writer and editor. Working with FoTTSA has been among the most rewarding experiences.


Tara Marshall (Bluewater Georgina Wendake)

Tara has been a full-time and seasonal resident of Tiny Township for 36 years. A nature lover and passionate environmentalist, her interests are community-based and environmentally driven. After many years in education, she has dedicated her energies to the protection and preservation of our clean water and beautiful Township. Cofounder of the Bluewater Dunes Protection Association and board member of the Bluewater Community Action Group.


Andrew Chomentowski (Cawaja Property Owners Association)

Andrew has enjoyed visiting Tiny since infancy. In 1986 Jennie and Andrew purchased a cottage at Cawaja Beach. Together with their three sons & now extended family, they go “up north”, year round. Andrew is currently the Chair of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival Committee and Chair Emeritus of the RVBIA. He is also Chair Emeritus of the Copernicus Lodge Foundation. In Tiny, Andrew has served on the Township’s Parking Strategy, Small Watercraft & Community Policing Committees & has represented FoTTSA on The Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament Committee since 2015.


Herb Huck (Farlain Lake Community Association)

Herb and his family have been residents at Farlain Lake for over 40 years. He served in various positions on the Farlain Lake Community Association, (FLCA) including as past president and will be rejoining the FLCA Board in the summer of 2024. His background is in accounting and after four years in public accounting he spent the rest of his career in the financial service sector heading up tax and estate planning divisions. He has been on the Boards of several non-profit organizations and has a keen interest in building community relations.


Association Members

Addison Beach Property Owners’ Association

Ardmore Beach Association

Bluewater Dunes Ratepayers Association/Corporation –

Bluewater Georgina Wendake Beaches and Ratepayers Association

Carusoe Bay Association

Cedar Point Cottagers Association

Cleopatra Resort Co-Ownership Inc.

Deanlea Beach Association Inc.

Edmor Beach-Georgian Heights Ratepayers Association

Farlain Lake Community Association

Georgian Highlands Cottagers’ Association

Lafontaine Area Shoreline Homeowners Association LASHA

Kettle’s Beach Subdivision Association Inc.

Kingswood Acres Beach Association

The Nottawaga Beach Association

The Pennorth Beach Corporation

Pine Forest Beach Ratepayers Association

Thunder Beach Association

Wahnekewening Community Association

Woodland Beach Property Owners’ Association

Wymbolwood Beach Association

Delegated Members

Friends of the Waverley Uplands, Ontario

Peter Anderson, Tiny, Ontario

David Barkey, Tiny, Ontario

Vern Hopkins, Tiny, Ontario

Glenn Irvine, Tiny, Ontario

Marlene Lambie, Tiny, Ontario

Bonnie Pauze, Tiny, Ontario

Kim Townsend, Tiny, Ontario


FoTTSA Membership 2024

The Federation’s Position on Beach Access

The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations owns no land and takes no partisan position on beach access issues. It is an umbrella organization, representing member associations whose individual situations differ radically one to the next.

The key principle which the Federation strongly supports is that decisions about beach access issues should be determined by those directly involved, on an informed basis, without coercion or confrontation. No mandated or “one size fits all” approach should be imposed.

The Federation’s role is to identify and clarify issues, and to convey objective information to our members, and others with an interest in these matters, so that they may make informed decisions. By way of example — in many parts of the shore, land ownership is not clear.  For more information, please see the article  “Who are we and what do we do?” from Issue #16 of The Tiny Cottager

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