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.
Squadron Christmas Party (Nov. 30)
Members, please check your email for a Rigger's Assistant notice for particulars. If you did not receive a copy, it likely means we don't have an up to date email for you.Please let our webmaster know and he can forward more info.
Our Cruise Schedule is over for the year, but check back early in the new year and mark your calendars early; if you've never been, or it's been awhile, why not renew acquaintances and join in the fun.
Winter Courses will be starting up again in January. If there's a specific course you would like to see offered, please let our Education Officer know here?
Labour Day Cruise: Montague Harbour
A 10 boat raft up on the eastern shore under the power lines, and a good time had by all. Lots of laughter, catching up, and not too many shenanigans (this time!). All in all, a great wrap to the Squadrons' cruising schedule. Thanks to our Cruisemaster Steve for co-ordinating a great series this year. More photos here.
Victoria Day Wknd @ Poet's Cove was a blast! Check photos here, but would be even better to see you in person at the next cruise!
LPS AGM & Change of Watch; Potluck, and an Alaska Cruise Presentation
A group of 40 were present to share boating stories, upcoming adventures, and to both thank & welcome the outgoing/incoming Bridge. After diner and the formal portion of the evening, Terry & Maribel shared photos and thoughts of their 6 week cruise to Alaska. A great evening -check out photos here.
Start of the Season: Ladysmith Shakedown Cruise
It was a good time had by all who attended this gem of a spot. More photos here.
Pub night: Grad Celebration with guest speaker Jeff Cote (Wed., Jan. 31)
Thanks to all that came out. This topical presentation (and ensuing discussion) was very entertaining and informative.
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
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.)
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.
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.