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Sunshine Coast Squadron Canadian Power and Sail
50th Anniversary Salmon Barbeque and Social

When: Nov 5/2016 1600 to 2000 hrs Buffet at 1730 hrs

Where: Sechelt Indian Band Hall, 5532 Xenichen Avenue, Sechelt, B.C.

Why: The Squadron is celebrating its founding in June 0f 1966, by a group of safety conscious boaters on the Sunshine Coast, headed by Gordon Hall, the squadrons first Commander. The Squadron has had many dedicated members, who over the last fifty years have kept that enthusiasm going.  We will meet on November 5th, to acknowledge and celebrate this significant accomplishment. Look forward to an evening of socializing and good food with past and present squadron members.

Who: All current and past members of the Sunshine Squadron and your guests.

What: An afternoon/evening of visiting, and exchanging the odd small untruth about previous boating experiences, with fellow Squadron members and guests. A presentation by Gordon Hall, our first Commander, Jack Adams our current Commander, and Dave Magnusson, the Commander of CPS Pacific Mainland Division, of which the Sunshine Coast Squadron is a member.  Also, to enjoy an outstanding buffet provided by Sechelt’s very own First Nations Bannock Station featuring, of course fried and oven baked Bannock, Kale green Salad with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing, Caesar salad, cold slaw, open fire roasted salmon (Sockeye, or Chum), BBQ Salmon, baked lemon chicken, seasoned baked potato, wild grain rice steamed in chicken broth, lemon Tarts, pumpkin Tarts, carrot cake.

There will be an open bar, beer and wine $4.00 per serving, along with pop and water for a small fee, coffee and tea will be included with meal.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP (so we can get an idea of numbers)

Please see the following Bridge Members to purchase your tickets, $20.00 per squadron member and $25.00 for guests: Jack Adams 604.885.2488, Diane Melody 604.886.3003, Bill Foley 604.886.3003, Trevor Lavender 604.989.8722, Jim Forward 604.886.3711, Kim Hadley 604.989.4860, Hugh Wilson 604.765.6373, Pat Lewis 604.989.0080, Glenn Gourlie 778.734.0341. 

Looking forward to a great evening. 

Jack Adams
Commander Sunshine Coast Squadron



Update on Fall Training Courses

Boating Basics (PCOC) One session - Saturday October 15, 2016 Roberts Creek Elementry School 9:00 AM to 4 PM
ROC(M) VHF Radio Course Marine Radio Course Chatelech High School, Sechelt Three sessions - Thursday October 18th, Thursday October 20th and Tuesday October 25th Evenings 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boating 2 Beyond the POCC Chatelech High School, Sechelt Tuesday November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th Evening 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
For full Course Descriptions and Registration, go to boatingcourses.ca or contact Jim Forward, Squadron Training Officer @ sunshineccps@gmail.com or leave a message @ 778 734 0737. Please refer this information to any friends or family that might be interested. You do not need to be a Squadron member to take these Courses.



Knots and Splices Workshop


Learn how to tie all those knots that will help keep you secure while on the water.

Splices too!


Join Ted Lewis and Jon Nimmo, for 6 hours of instruction on Saturdays October 22 and 29 and November 5 from 10:00 am till Noon.  Rope and supplies will be provided.


Location is Teds Workshop at:   1338 Roberts Creek Rd.


Cost for the session is only $40.


In order to enhance instruction time, Space is limited to just 10 members so call / email to reserve your spot.


Training Officer: Jim Forward                      Email to: jimhobo2forward@gmail.com

                                                                                                                Phone: 604 741-2253.


To All Sunshine Coast Squadron CPS Members

As indicated in the last Nautical News, Gibsons Yacht Club, with whom we are affiliated  has purchased a “Club Boat” which is a 28 foot Grampian sailboat with moorage in Gibsons Marina.  A description of the boat is attached to this e-mail.  It is hoped that the Club Boat will be of interest to the following groups of people that may become “Club Boat Members”:


·         Existing GYC Social Members that want to get out on the water and/or cruise with club members.

·         Younger families and novice boaters that aren’t ready to make the financial commitment of full boat ownership.

·         Older boaters who want to retire from full time boat ownership but that still have an interest in getting out on the water.

The Board has decided to charge “Club Boat Members” an annual fee of $500.  (CPS members who are not GYC members would have to join GYC in order to become Club Boat Members.)  They will need to have their Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate (PCOC), be checked out by Gord Cudlipp (or another Club representative) and sign a liability waiver.


 There will be a maximum of 15 Club Boat Members, which will give each member at least one week of full time boat use during the prime season from May 15th to September 15th.   Clearly, if there are less than 15 members or the boat is unbooked, it can be signed out, and it will be available all year.


Gord Cudlipp will be in charge of the Club Boat. The boat is in slip F5 at Gibsons Marina.  If you would like to contact Gord to get into the marina or sign up, his mobile phone number is (604)740-7264 or he can also be reached at mailto:marlenegord@telus.net


Call Us: 777-734-0737


Nautical News Links:


The Gibsons Yacht Club Newsletter,  

Check Publications for the Latest

For the courses that we offer;
See Course Information page for details and

For Registration

Squadron Soundings
Commander Jack shares some updates and thoughts, found on the Bridge menu page.
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