Membership Information

Membership Year and Fee

The "Membership Year" runs from July 1 to June 30. The membership fee is $35.

Membership fee payment system

To become a member or to renew your membership, there are two choices.

Choice 1Mail in a membership form with cheque. Download and print the membership form on the Membership Form page, or use the membership form mailed to you. Mail the form with your cheque payable to Upper French River Cottagers Association.

Choice 2: Register on-line and pay electronically. Please read carefully.
Complete the on-line membership form on the Membership Form page, "Submit" it, and then pay electronically by either Interac e-Transfer (preferred) or by Credit card using PayPal.

Please Note: Submitting the on-line form is a separate process from payment. Clicking on Submit sends your membership information to UFRCA. It is up to you to then complete payment. Note that after you press "Submit", you will see an acknowledgement that the process was completed. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the final payment instructions:
(i) Leave the UFRCA web site and access your banking web site to pay by Interac e-Transfer,
(ii) Or continue and click on Buy Now to pay by Credit Card using PayPal.
(i) Pay by Interac e-Transfer (Preferred)
To pay using Interac e-Transfer, you must have an account at a Canadian financial institution and you must use on-line banking, With most accounts, and if your limit has not been exceeded, there is no charge for the service. To use Interac e-transfer, you will first need to access your bank’s web site and the page you use to pay bills. Select “Add INTERAC e-Transfer Recipient” (or similar) to add a recipient to the list of payees you use to pay bills on-line. Once done, it will be in your list of "payees".

For the recipient name, enter Upper French River Cottagers. 
Use the e-mail address

You will be asked to set a security question and security answer. To facilitate the process, all members are asked to use the the same question and security answer.
Please use the following:
Security question:
What is the password?
Security Answer:

The membership fee is $35, and some add to that as a donation.

(ii) Pay by Credit Card using PayPal
Alternately, you can elect to pay by Credit Card using PayPal. Select a payment amount ($35 or optional higher amounts with donations). Click on Buy Now. This takes you to the independent PayPal web site and payment page. There is a small extra charge of $1.50 if you do not have a personal PayPal account. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account.

Whichever method of electronic payment is used, you will receive notification from either your bank or PayPal that a payment has been made. If a credit card is used you will also see the debit on your account statement. Please keep receipts for verification purposes. Questions? Contact or


  • have representation when the UFRCA with OPP, West Nipissing Police, West Nipissing Fire Department, West Nipissing Municipality, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, MNR, French River Provincial Park, etc.
  • receive regular e-mail updates and newsletters
  • have access to programs and events sponsored by UFRCA such as Adopt-a-Campsite, Dock Sales, and other social events
  • have voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting and a voice among cottage owners with concerns similar to yours
  • have access to the secure members-only part of the web site which includes past newsletters, the Membership Directory of fellow cottagers, and the Cottage Histories section
  • support this web-site; water testing programs; partnerships with WRAFT and FOCA, and French River Provincial Park; and other initiatives which are within the mandate of the UFRCA.

Who is a member? 

Members include "property owners" and immediate family members. At the AGM, up to three votes per cottage property are permitted.

Associate Members  are individuals or other legal entities who are not property owners in the Upper French River Area but who share the ideals and goals of the UFRCA. One may become a non-voting “Associate Member” and shall have all the rights of regular members except the right to vote.  

There is only one e-mail address linked to each membership. Thus if other family members wish to receive newsletters and e-mail updates directly, we encourage them to have separate memberships. Otherwise, we encourage those receiving newsletters to send them on to family members, and to make sure that newsletters are read by all possible.

Keep your membership information current. If you change your e-mail address or mailing address, contact and don't miss any newsletters and e-mail updates.

A note about geographic coordinates:

Use Google Earth or Google Maps to locate your exact cottage location.
Please use this decimal notation when providing your GPS coordinates:
N 46.2489  W -79.9120
Rounding to 4 decimal places gives accuracy to 11 metres, which should be close enough to get an emergency responder to your dock!