Members -please ensure your CPS contact, boat info, and membership is current. Go to www.cps-ecp.ca to confirm. This is where we gather our contact list from. If you are not receiving our sporadic Squadron email notices, this is one of the most likely issues. The next would be to check your junkmail/spam email settings. A reminder to long standing members (whose renewals will all be for April 1) that dues are quickly approaching. Newer members your membership dates align with the date you joined. We will be culling our newsletter email list the end of April to reflect current membership at that time.
Our 2018 Cruise Schedule is now available. Check our Events page, or download here. Winter Courses will be starting up again in January. Why not include a boating course as one of your NY resolutions?
Winter Course Registration is online
MARITIME RADIO COURSE
NOTE: -normally offered on Thursday evenings, this coming intake will be on Wednesday nights. If scheduling has been an issue in the past, this may be your chance!
Pub night: Grad Celebration with guest speaker Jeff Cote (Wed., Jan. 31)
Why not come out and join in for our Squadron Pub Night? Enjoy an evening of boat talk, some good grub, recognize our recent course graduates, and hear our guest speaker Jeff Cote, owner of Pacific Yacht Systems. Jeff has spoken to our Squadron in the past and his presentations are always enlightening and informative:
How To Install Solar On Your Boat - Quality plays a big role and all solar panels are not created equal. Learn the difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels, why they should have a bypass diode, the importance of a good MPPT controller, where to mount the fuse, and why wire size matters. This presentation includes lots of real world examples and installation tips and tricks.
Baron Manor Pub (upstairs)
9568 192 St. Surrey (Port Kells)
Wed., Jan. 31 1800hrs
AGM/Change of Watch (Sunday, May 6)
It's never too early to mark down this date. More info to follow, but it will take place at the Fort Langley Lions Hall. 23022 88 Ave., Fort Langley
The Langley Power & Sail Squadron Christmas Party
A crew of sixty-five(!) had a great time socializing on our New West Paddle Wheeler run up the Fraser River. Thanks to all who attended, it was fantastic to see such a great turn out.
Canada Day at Genoa Bay was great, and a well attended Rendezvous. We had 4 boats from Fraser Squadron join us, for 17 boats in total! A good time was had by all!
Telegraph Marina Shakedown Cruise
Not warm and balmy, but not snowing either :^) Nine boats did enjoy the warm company of a wet, but enjoyable rendezvous.
Change of Watch & Annual General Meeting
Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:00pm
A great turn out, w/thanks to the 57 attendees! Lots of other thanks as well...
•Leanne, Jeff, and all that help prep tonights' event.
•our special guests for the evening:
-Michael & Leslie, representing Bellingham Sail & Power Squadron; our sister squadron
-Peter & Carla Vassilopoulos, authors and our guest speakers for the evening
-Gary & Sandra Clow, representing PMD
•our outgoing Bridge & (now) P/Cmd Bob Stone for their past years service
•our incoming 2017/18 Bridge, led by Cmd Terry Watling
more photos here
Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day
Saturday, April 1, 2017
LPSS and WRPSS members received hundreds of expired flares at Steveston Marine, Bwho gathered and returned them for proper disposal. Thanks to all -especially our members that gave their time to assist others, learn about required safety equipment, and their care and maintenance.
Did you miss the last event?
Then you missed Snoop Lucy Dogg's latest moves and who knows what else. Make a point of coming out to a Squadron event -you never know what you'll see!
Past Events (cont.)
Social & Grad Night:
Wednesday January 11th
It may have been cold outside, but the discussions were heating up in anticipation for the coming boating season. A good turnout was on hand to congratulate some of our recent grads, and to listen to a very interesting presentation by Jeff Cote of Pacific Yacht Systems.
CANADA DAY CRUISE July 1-3
Although having Canada Day fall on a Friday -the day most are doing their travelling- it was a great weekend, with several boats managing to make it in early (surprisingly, those coughs and sore throats that appeared Thurs. afternoon at work seemed to quickly disappear... hmm?)! A good turn out was made even more enjoyable as the Wests (members of both BSPS and LPSS) and 4 boats from Fraser partook in the weekends activities. Thanks again to all who came out; to our special guests; and to our Cruisemasters for yet another great job! (more photos here)
Is your squadron burgee showing it's age? Include a crisp, fresh new burgee as part of your spring commissioning. They look great and the quality matches the look. Contact Shane Fawkes or Jim Henderson for your new burgee.
Please feel free to check back here as often as you like, but you may have noticed the 'Tweets' window to the left is where short updates, reminders, and tidbits are fed to. Following us on Twitter is the best way to get instant notices.
Please help us keep you informed
If you're an LPS member and haven't been receiving the occasional email blast, please confirm what email address is included as part of your CPS membership profile. Click here to go check. Please contact Cmdr. Jay or P/C Shane if you need more assistance.
Float Plan? What Float Plan?
How many people honestly file one? Why not? This free site (registration required), makes it very easy to do. Click here.
Share your shots.
Have a great shot of your boat, like this one of the Bossons' Emerald Sea, or one from this past boating season? Send it to the webmaster and we'll include it on our photos page!
Hit us with your best shot!
Have a great photo (or 2?) from this season you'd like to share with us? lf so, please email it to our webmaster (please include boat name and location photo was taken). Remember, we've also started an 'our boat' page, so please send us a photo of your boat to include (again, please include vessel name in email). Lastly, if you've got any sort of website/blog/etc. to do with your boating, please include a URL that we could also include.