Dock to go under the hammer on Canada Day

Funds raised at the auction will help propel the local lake aeration project forward


A local dock designer and builder is hoping to catch a very big fish on Canada Day.

That’s because Connor Trembath, owner of Trembath Designs, near Cartwright, has chosen to donate one of his elegant and prized creations for a special charity auction being held on July 1.

“It’s a roll-in dock, and it’s good for fishing, and as a dock,” said Trembath. “You use it in summer, and it rolls up for the winter. It’s like a patio on the water.”

Connor works along with his dad, Kenneth Trembath, to design and build the popular docks, out on their rural property southwest of Cartwright.

The one he is donating is valued at around $3,200, plus tax, and it’s currently on display out on the front lawn of Moore Building Centre, at South Railway and Hwy. 18.

“I hope it sells for more than it’s worth,” he said. “That would make me feel pretty good.”

Auctioneer Kyle Howarth of Boissevain will be volunteering his calling services for the auction, which is slated for 1 p.m. at Moore’s on Sunday, July 1.

Phone bids will also be accepted, by calling 204-534-7626 to make arrangements.

“We applaud Connor for this beautiful gift for the lake,” said fundraising chair for the Killarney Lake Action Committee’s Lake Aeration Project, Betty Sawatzky. “And we know that by the end of Canada Day we will probably have met our financial goal for the aeration project. Although we do know there are always unforeseen costs going forward.”

Organizing the dock auction event this weekend are the dynamic duo of Heather Foote and Heather Hiebert.

“We are good friends, that wanted to help the aeration project,” said Foote. “We live on the lake, and we want it back. Connor donated this wonderful dock, and Heather and I decided we would have a live auction to help raise funds for it.”

Connor Trembath says there is currently a lengthy waiting time for customers, both north and south, who are seeking to own one of his creations.

“There are 300 of my docks, all the way to the Yukon, and in the States,” he said. “We are sold out now for the next three to four months.

The dock dimensions include three 10-foot-by-four foot sections, with a five-foot swivel ramp.

“It’s the heaviest build on the market with a truss system,” he said.

The dock is on display at Moore Building Centre, at 459 South Railway St. East, Killarney.

You can also check the dock out on Connor’s website, along with the other products he designs and builds, at, or call him for more details at 204-825-4474.

CANADA DAY DOCK ON THE BLOCK – This beautiful three-section dock, fitted with a ramp, and valued at $3,200, has been very generously donated by Connor Trembath (standing) of Trembath Designs, Cartwright. Heather Foote (left) and Heather Hiebert (far right) have organized a live auction for the dock on Canada Day, July 1, at 1 p.m. at Moore Building Centre, 439 South Railway, Killarney. The money raised from the auction sale will then be donated to the Killarney Lake Action Committee’s (KLAC) Lake Aeration Project. (KLAC fundraiser chair Betty Sawatzky is pictured second from right.)