Last Chance till Fall: Our winter course series' final offerings begin the end of March; Intro to Navigation (Boating 3), and Maritime Radio. Check out the Courses page for more info.
2017 Cruise Schedule:
As we wind down (there are a couple weekends left to boat before the new year's rung in), it is also time to start thinking about the 2017 boating season. Sharon and Tami have set the dates for this years' cruises.Please make note of the upcoming dates (click here); it would be great to see you!
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.
CAMP SUCIA (Fossil Bay) Aug. 5-7
As per usual, BSPS put on a great outing at Sucia. There were 15 boats -5 representing LPSS. While it's always wonderful to take time and visit with members of our sister squadron, there was a healthy mixture of shenanigans (we'll practice our Pictionary for next year!), educational brush up sessions, and group trail hike to help work off ALL THAT FOOD!
Thanks once again to BSPS (esp. Leslie & Michael for organizing) for including us!
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)
WICKED CRAB CRUISE May 21, 22 & 23 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday – May long weekend)
Port Browning Marina http://www.portbrowning.com/ (250-629-3493)
More details to follow, but then.....
(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!
2016 Change of Watch
Thank you to both outgoing & incoming members of the Bridge for your time and energies to steer the Squadron on its Course Made Good. There were 33 attendees that got to recognize the CoW, the welcoming of recent Grads into the Squadron, presentation of Merit Marks, and a great presentation by RCM-SAR02 (and Port Moody Squadron) member Neil Widman. Plus some great pot luck dishes, and lively conversations to boot! Thank you John Naylor, DEO for attending on behalf of PMD.
It was great to see two recent graduates Steve and Joan attend; hope we get to see more of you at future events.
Special recognition to our Squadrons newest CPS Lifetime members -Jim Henderson and Doug Romilly
Cooking Class -Sat., Feb. 13
It was a yucky night outside but warm & toasty inside the demo kitchen at Well-Seasoned Gourmet for those attending. It was also great to see some attendees from Fraser Squadron (we hope to see you soon at coming events and cruises). While everyone had a great time, some still need to work on their dessert sharing skills.... right Jim! ;^)
January Social w/Guest Speaker, and Student Recognition -Wed., Jan. 13
A great night was had by all. Twenty-five LPS members got together and had a great evening talking about all things boating. We had a chance to recognize 3 of our recent Graduates, and were treated to a very informative presentation by Jeff Cote of Pacific Yacht Systems. (He will be presenting at the Vancouver Boat Show -well worth catching if you're there). see photos
Tri-Squadron Christmas Party
A great time was had by all. With 83 attending -60 LPS members- in attendance, our group took over the west end of the Racetrack Grandstand for an evening that included buffet dinner, plenty of visiting, and the odd bet or two. Our own Tami McFarlane even got to go for a ride in the Starting Vehicle for one of the races!
Bowling for Boaters
No, in spite of the title, it wasn't a fundraising activity for charity -although (many of) our line scores might suggest it should be! There were a few ringers in the 30 that came out, but regardless of skill, everyone had their fair share of laughs and giggles.
Rivermen Hockey Night
A great turn out to enjoy our local Jr. B team play the Chilliwack Chiefs. Once again a fun, social night organized by our Socials Officer. Special thanks to Brigette, who fin-angled the Club Section seating so we could socialize and move about freely during the game.
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Float Plan? What Float Plan?
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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.
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.