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.
An invitation from Bellingham Squadron:
Sunday Sept. 8, 2019
American Kitchen on the Blaine side of Peace Arch Park 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Pint & Dale duet concert
$5 donation for music concert
Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron members and friends, and the members of the Langley Power and Sail Squadron, we hope you’ll come out to the American Kitchen at the Peace Arch Park in Blaine Sunday Sept. 8 for a renewal of the International Picnic. You’ll find the grill ready for whatever you’d like to cook. Please bring a side dish and enjoy seeing friends and hearing about their summer adventures.
Pint & Dale will provide a wonderful duet concert starting at 3 p.m. They play fantastic songs of the raging sea with haunting harmonies, driving hurdy gurdy, bouzouki, and guitar, and share a great wealth of knowledge about the history of these amazing songs. A $5 donation is requested to hear these traveling troubadours who most recently played at the Mystic Seaport, Connecticut Maritime Festival and Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. http://www.pintndale.com/Pint_and_Dale_-_Music_of_the_Sea/index.html
Directions: Free parking on the Cdn. side, but an approx. 500yd walk.
WA side -Free parking with the WA State Discovery Pass, otherwise parking is $10 a day. Exit north or southbound I-5 Exit 276, Blaine City Center. Follow signs and head north on Second Street to the park entrance.
Fall Classes -dates and signup now active.
You or anyone you know looking at furthering your boating knowledge? This Falls' course offerings are now up. Check it out here.
CANADA DAY CRUISE
June 29-July 1 @ Port Browning Marina Resort, Pender Island
http://www.portbrowning.ca (250) 629-3493
Pool Included! A favourite destination among boaters and island visitors exploring the Southern Gulf Islands. During a visit to Port Browning you’ll ﬁnd overnight moorage, a convenience store, laundry and shower facilities, tent and RV camping, seasonal outdoor pool, ATM, WiFi, kayak rentals and convenient access to local shopping.
Saturday @ 6:00 potluck dinner // Sunday @ 6:00 The Pub
Shake-down Cruise: Easter in Ladysmith
All kinds of activity in Ladysmith, even some sailing! It was a great time at the first cruise of the year. Click here for more photos.
AGM -April 27
Still going strong -received his 30th(!!!) merit mark- (now) P/C Terry Watling handed over the tiller to incoming SCO Rod Snazel. Congratulations to them both. Click here for more photos.
EExit Room & Bread for Boating Event
A great afternoon/evening that included a little bit of everything, but the common thread throughout all of it was a lot of fun, jovial conversation. Thanks to Joan & Rowan for organizing, and Chris & Brigiette for providing the space and the sourdough readmaking session. There'll be a lot of smelly boats (in a good way) this season. Sorry if you missed it; watch for your 'Riggers Assistant' and keep checking back for other events throughout the year. The next Squadron Event will be the Easter cruise to Ladysmith.
Squadron Christmas Party
Well, that was a fun way to start off the Festive Season! It was a bit of a gamble, but Pit Boss kept the 3 gaming tables a humming. If it were real $$$ floating around that night, some of the stockings might be a little light this year. From the chatter around the tables (both gambling and the appies -which was more like a buffet!), it's safe to say the night was a winner for all that attended. Special thanks to our Socials Officers Joan & Rowan for a great event!
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 Joe McCann for your new burgee.
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.)
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
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