Beautiful New Docks in Coby & Norland!
Beautiful New Docks in Coby & Norland!

We are almost there….

 Have you noticed the big, beautiful new dock at Mill Pond in Coboconk? 

 It makes a statement that our community is serious about improving the recreational and business opportunities for our residents, business owners, and tourists.  And it is one of several projects underway right now!

The Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to find funding and partners to begin implementing the new Downtown Revitalization Strategic Plan that was recently accepted by Council this past Spring.

Our first project is the renovation and construction of multiple public boat docks and ramps in Coboconk and Norland. The goal of this project is to improve safe access to our lakes and rivers and provide a functional and attractive way to bring seasonal residents, residents, and tourists into the downtowns by boat. With safe and attractive docking, there is also an opportunity for new recreation businesses to start up.

The locations of the new and improved docks include: Coboconk Lions Park, Coboconk's Mill Pond, Riverside Park, as well as the Norland boat ramp and dock on Government Dock Road.   

We have been successful in bringing several partners to the table for this project, including:  the Canada’s Fresh Water Summit Organizing Committee who have committed $10,000 to the project, and the Shadow Lakes Association who have committed $2500 to enhanced docking opportunities coming from Shadow Lakes into Coboconk (Mill Pond).  Riverside Inn has committed support to the dock in Riverside Park. We are pleased to also partner with the City of Kawartha Lakes to improve these City properties: Council approved budget to renovate the boat launch in Norland in this year's budget, and CKL has also committed approximately $19,000 in 50/50 Capital Funding for the docks.  In order to maximize the impact of the CKL funds, the Chamber has worked to leverage these dollars with a grant for $32,000 from the Eastern Ontario Development Program and the Kawartha Lakes CFDC.   

This is a $125,000 project and we are almost to our goal…we only need $8000 more to reach our target and complete all the projects.  Would you like to get involved?  Call us to talk about how you can help and our recognition opportunities.

Thank you to all partners for your support of this project!  


Featured Events

Santa Claus Parade & Children's Party

Join Santa for a parade through downtown Coboconk!  The Parade starts at 1 pm and leaves from the south end of town at the Civitan Club parking lot. (floats can head up there to line up between noon and 12:30 pm).  It will finish at the Coboconk Legion, where the children's party begins!  Free hot dogs and juice boxes for the kids, face painting, balloons, and visit with Santa himself!  All free of charge, thanks to our fantastic community volunteers and organizations. Please let us know if you plan to join in the parade with a float - email  It's as easy as that!   See you there!


Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Norland Old School Hall.  All members are invited to attend.  This is your opportunity to hear about the Chamber’s advocacy activities, community events, projects and future plans.  A financial report will also be presented.   Please note that an election for the Board of Directors will happen at this meeting.   There are up to 3 available seats at the Board table.  This is your opportunity to help choose and prioritize the projects and initiatives that will be undertaken by the Chamber in the coming years.   We invite all CNACC members to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors (you can nominate yourself as well).   Please submit your nomination to Jennifer by email or in person no later than October 9th at 3:30 pm using the attached forms.   In addition to the Board of Directors opportunity, members can serve on a committee.  Opportunities are available for the following Committees of the Board: 1.       Community Development/Beautification Committee 2.       Advocacy Committee 3.       Membership, Program & Events Committee  We hope you will consider lending your time and expertise to help build our communities and to help make the CNACC an even more effective organization.  The Board of Directors meet once per month in the evening for approximately 2 hours.  The Committees meet at least once per month for approximately an hour.  If you would like more information about any of these committees, please feel free to give me a call.  Hope you can attend.  Please RSVP by Monday, October 16th, 2017 to   

Chamber Learning Series - Digital Marketing

Chamber Learning Series - Digital Marketing is a joint series of workshops held by each of the Chambers in Kawartha Lakes in partnership with Economic Development Department of CKL to help you build your business through Digital Marketing.  Each workshop will focus on one element of your digital marketing strategy. Here are the dates and locations: Oct 30 at the Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 2nd Floor Nov 6 at the Coboconk Train Station  Topic: Websites 101 Nov 13 at the Omemee Firehall (Lindsay Chamber) TBC - Fenelon Falls Community Centre $120 for all 4 sessions; $99 for Chamber members. Contact Jennifer at for more info!