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Congratulations on taking the first step towards safe, enjoyable boating! Upon successfully completing any Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons ("CPS-ECP") course, you will become eligible to join the Port Moody Power & Sail Squadron (PMPSS), which will automatically make you a member of CPS-ECP, the national organization .
 
So why should you join PMPSS? All it will cost you is $62/year for regular members, and $31/year for family members. Once you are a member, you will have the following benefits available to you. Benefits from our corporate sponsors can more than cover the cost of your annual membership.
 
Existing members: Membership Officer Jim Church shows you how to renew your membership. (YouTube)
 
 
 
Volunteering
 
We are a volunteer organization. What we do wouldn’t be possible without the volunteer efforts of our members.
 
Volunteering your time is worth it – not only will you help fellow boaters and make great friendships, but you will also receive a “Merit Mark” for each year you donate at least 20 hours of your time. If you continue this each year, your Merit Marks will add up.
 
Once you have 20 Merit Marks, membership is free and you will become a Lifetime Member!
 
There’s a place for all CPS-ECP members to contribute. If you…
  • Are a current member of CPS-ECP
  • Want to make a difference and feel a sense of accomplishment and involvement
  • Believe in the practice of safe boating
  • Want to meet and connect with others in the boating community
  • Want to share your knowledge and experience
  • Want to use your skills in a productive way
  • Are interested in learning new skills
…then you are encouraged to volunteer with CPS-ECP.

CPS-ECP is changing, updating, and redesigning its structure and we welcome members who have enthusiasm and will bring new ways of thinking, new processes, and fresh ideas to the organization.

How to get involved. If volunteering with PMPSS appeals to you, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact the Commander@PortMoodyPSS.com
 
 
Membership Pledge
 
 
You have passed the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons' (CPS) qualifying examination and are now ready to be a member of the Port Moody Power & Sail Squadron. As we welcome you into this nationwide organization, we remind you that there are safe boating obligations which you will be pledged to fulfill. Your pledge affirms your commitment to advancing skills in the care and handling of boats, with regard for the rights and comfort of others. It commits you to the regulations of CPS and it confirms your allegiance to ideals that will enhance the image of our organization.
 
 
Accordingly, we ask you to make the following pledge:
“I solemnly pledge to loyally support Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, to promote high standards of navigation and seamanship, to operate all boats in a legal and environmentally friendly manner, to render assistance whenever possible, and to conduct myself in a manner that will add prestige and respect to the organization whose flag I am now privileged to fly."
 

 
 
Your Benefits Package Includes:

CPS-ECP Group Insurance by Cowan Insurance Brokers *

  • Boat Insurance Members save up to 25%
  • NEW – Home & Auto Insurance, Members save up to 20%
  • Additional Savings Available
  • Includes Identity Theft protection
  • See more on their tailored coverage
Publications:
  • Pacific Yachting Magazine: Receive 6 free issues annually of which four issues contain PropWash, our Pacific Mainland District newsletter. The additional 6 issues during the year are available from Pacific Yachting at a discount price to our members.
  • Canadian Yachting Magazine: Receive a free subscription to CY with your membership
  • Ports Cruising Guides: Save 25%
Boating Service & equipment Discounts
  • BOAT U.S.:Half-Price Membership plus access to many more benefits in the U.S. and Canada such as West Marine Chandleries.
  • C-TOW Marine Assistance Ltd.: Save 33%
  • Natural Marine: $20 mail in rebate on any 3 Canadian products you buy over a boating season.
  • Salus Marine Wear: Save 15% on selected PFDs.
  • Weems & Plath: Order online and save 25% on precision navigation tools and products.
  • ICOM Canada: Save on high quality radio equipment
  • new – Fugawi Navigation Software and more, 10-75% discounts
Additonal Discounts:
  • Choice Hotels: Save up to 15%
  • Martin Marine Services (BC Only): Save 10% except “orange tagged” sale items
  • Steveston Marine & Hardware (BC Only): Save 10% except sale items
  • West Marine: Save 10%
  • RONA Stores in Western Canada save 10%
  • National Car Rental (Canada) Affinity and Association Benefits Program save 10%
Canadian Power and Sail National and Squadron Discounts:
  • Get a free Recreation Vessel Courtesy Check (RVCC) to ensure you have the required equipment on board. Contact your local Squadron for details.
  • PCOC Card Replacement: Pleasure Craft Operator Card replacement is 50% off

Members: login to our CPS-ECP website at www.cps-ecp.ca for the latest list of Corporate and local Membership Benefits, access to the corporate rate codes, and direct links to partner web sites.

*Savings compared with a similar policy from Cowan Group to non-members. To qualify for the CPS-ECP Insurance program, it may be required for some boats that a recent marine survey be presented; as a result, not all boats may qualify or restrictions may apply. The CPS-ECP Boat Insurance program provides a comprehensive package. Not all proposed competitive policies are as comprehensive as the Cowan Group CPS-ECP program; read the policy fine prints of any competitive offer.

** Benefits may change from time to time without notice.