NEWS & EVENTS
April 08, 2021
Ontario strengthens enforcement of province-wide stay-at-home order. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, a declaration of emergency and provincewide stay-at-home order are in effect as of Thursday, April 8.
How will this affect BOATFIX.CA and what it means to our clients? BOATFIX.CA is not deemed essential business, therefore by government legislation BOATFIX.CA will be limiting the amount of work we can do for the duration of the province-wide lockdown. Unfortunately this measure will ultimately hamper scheduled on-site watercraft assessments, the work to complete client's watercraft, and deliveries of watercraft on-hand until further notice.
H O W E V E R.
Assessments and quotations will still be available by photo submission of your watercraft. Please submit clear and detailed photos of the problem areas of your watercraft along with some background information of your watercraft to email@example.com and BOATFIX.CA will do its utmost to provide general quotations and repair schedules to the best of our abilities.
We're going to get through this!
March 24, 2021
BOATFIX.CA gets an editorial plug from Cottage Life Magazine online. This is a great opportunity for us to reach out to many new customers that want to get their small boats back into the water again!
Thanks to Cottage Life editor Andrew Cruickshank for the great interview!
Chris & Nancy Knight
A WORD OF THANKS
March 23, 2021
BOATFIX.CA would like to take this opportunity to thank Autumn Wilson, Program & Operations Coordinator at the Haliburton County Development Corporation, for her mentoring, guidance, and efforts in making BOATFIX.CA a big part of the Haliburton community. Autumn has done an exponential amount of work to establish grant funding for BOATFIX.CA through the Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario (RIIEO).
Autumn is leaving her command post at the end of March, and handing the torch to Heather Reid as the new Program & Operations Coordinator at HCDC.
We wish Autumn all the best in her future endeavors!
Congratulations Heather! Welcome aboard!
FREE BOOKLET DOWNLOAD
March 23, 2021
BOATFIX.CA' own Chris Knight has just released a very helpful and informative FREE booklet, offering tips and insight for BOATFIX.CA customers and everyone else who just needs to know how to care and maintain their fiberglass, Kevlar, and wood canoes.
Topics covered include gunwale care, cleaning your canoe, maintaining, oiling and varnishing your canoe woodwork, understanding your canoe’s newly applied paint finishes, transporting your canoe, storing your canoe, and much, much more!
March 20, 2021
BOATFIX.CA has submitted advertising in the Highlander Handbook this year, featuring a very cool and colorful full-page ad. It really nails down what we do for our cottage community customers with small boats requiring repairs and servicing. There is also a very informative full-page editorial that accompanies the ad which will be well worth the read.
The Highlander Handbook is distributed in print and on the web to over 12,000 homes and cottages in the Haliburton Highland community over the Victoria Day holiday weekend. It will be inserted in the paper and available at retailers across the county, rental agencies, tourism offices, etc. It's also posted on line to reach another 6,000+ cottagers at home.
It's a great directory to keep you informed and in-touch with your community.
"We're still in business, folks!"
THE PANDEMIC: HOW IT AFFECTED BOATFIX.CA
March 18, 2021
“This pandemic is trying to destroy everything we have worked so hard to create.”
When the pandemic came along, our core clients of youth camps and resorts disappeared. The pandemic brought a massive number of Canadian businesses to a standstill, and we really felt our days were numbered as well. We had to reinvent ourselves and create a new tactic for keeping our business alive. What is interesting, is when spring came last year, the Haliburton community flooded with all sorts of people, many who’d never been here before, and seeing the volume of traffic coming to cottage country to get out of the big city, we found ourselves receiving a lot more work for people in the local area.
However, the problem wasn't solved for us quite yet. There were still mandated Ontario lockdowns, and sourcing materials and supplies from distributors that were still operating was problematic. We had to streamline our business and, unfortunately let some good people go for the time being. This translated to current work being slowed to a snails pace and also having to defer potential new clients to a much later date.
As of last February BOATFIX.CA has made huge strides in clearing the mountain of work we currently have on hand. We're still in business, folks... a little slower than normal, but please be patient. We're getting there!
BOSHKUNG LAKE INFORMER
February 28, 2021
BOATFIX.CA has submitted advertising for the Boshkung Lake Informer 2021 season this year. It features a very cool and colorful full-page ad nailing down what we do for our cottage community customers with small boats requiring repairs and servicing. There is also a very informative full-page editorial that accompanies the ad which will be well worth the read.
It's a great directory to keep you informed and in-touch with your Boshkung Lake community.
Watch for it!