The Friends of Town Island community association is a grassroots group of Kenora residents, cottagers, youth camps and concerned stakeholders working together to conserve Town Island on Ontario’s Lake of the Woods and keep it free from development for the benefit of the public.


By bringing together diverse communities of nature lovers, environmentalists, wilderness enthusiasts and youth advocates, the group is working to raise awareness of the risks related to the City of Kenora’s recent Request for Proposals for development of the island and has launched a public awareness campaign featuring a website, online petition and a Facebook Group.


Members of the Friends of Town Island group include:


  • Aaron London (Chair)

  • Rebecca Powell, Chair, BB Camp Board of Directors

  • Kent Patterson, CEO, YMCA-YWCA

  • Mike Lee

  • David Nelson