AGM/50th Anniversary Report
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Safe Boating Week
Safe Boating Week was welcomed to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday May 21th by the Sunshine Coast Power Squadron hosting two events. The first, a Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check, at the Gibsonís Marina. Five Squadron members, headed by Jon Nimmo, Co-ordinator, completed nine vessel inspections confirming the inspected vessels met the minimum requirements for safety equipment as required under the Federal Government Small Vesselís Regulations. Running at the same time, the Squadron was hosting a Marine Flare Return program. The was Co- sponsored by CPS National, CIL Industries in Quebec, and the Bitters End Boaters Boaterís Exchange Gibsons. During the course of the day Rod Moorcroft, Event Co-ordinator and two squadron members took in more than 1350 expired marine flares.
To give this number some perspective, the average boater would generate six expired flares every four years. So congratulations to the huge number of boaters who took time out of their day, on a long weekend, to legally dispose of their expired flares. However, the real credit belongs to those who stepped up and got the word out to those effected in the community. That credit belongs to our Marina Partners from Gibsons to Secret Cove, all those business in Gibsons and Sechelt who participated, the Gibsons Fire Department, the Sunshine Coast RCM Police, Sunshine Regional District District and in particular a certain staff member at the Sechelt Landfill Site, 97.1 Coast FM and the excellent coverage the afforded us, and Station 61 Pender Harbour Marine Search and Rescue Society and finally this newspaper, whose support of the Squadron has been in valuable, thanks all. Looking forward to an encore next year!!!
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