PACIFIC MAINLAND NEWS
A bi-monthly newsletter from Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, Pacific Mainland District
VOL.1 – ISSUE 2 May/June, 2023
TOP STORIES THIS MONTH
|Words from your Editor
So let me tell you the troubles of getting out a newsletter via Mailchimp to over 1,700 district members!
Firstly setting up the newsletter in “Publisher” was a mistake and then trying to get it out via Mailchimp was a nightmare for my Mailchimp expert Mandy MacGillivray! So the now second issue for you looks completely different again. I hope that this time things go a lot more smoothly with the mailout and that you still find it to be informative.
Your Editor, Lynda Bennett-Retei @ email@example.com
|Words from Commander Guy Cooper
Welcome. Welcome to our second district newsletter. I was delighted earlier this year when Lynda Bennett Retei, a member of Tri-Squadron and the grand National Secretary to boot, offered to put this out. We, those on the district bridge (and more of that later), want to disseminate to other squadrons the collective activities of our district so you as a member can join other like-minded boating enthusiasts for social functions, entertaining speakers, cruises, and not to mention the all-important training courses offered by the squadrons in your area. If you see something of interest, contact the appropriate person. If you do not know what squadron you are in and want to find out, contact the District Membership Officer Harvey Roll (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact me, Guy Cooper, District Commander (email@example.com).
|News Item from Waypoints (National) Newsletter
AWARDS: Volunteers are the heart and soul of CPS-ECP. The Board would like to thank and recognize all our volunteers. The eligible awards are: Volunteer of the Year; Officer of the Year; Instructor of the Year; Electronic Course Instructor of the Year; Environmental Award; Squadron of the Year and District of the Year, plus others please see the web site. Note the submission deadline is June 30th, 2023.The overall winner in these categories will now travel to and stay at the National Conference in Windsor, Ontario at no cost to themselves. The awards will again be presented in a special ceremony on the Friday night instead of at the end of the long Saturday AGM.
|Please note, Let’s Talk Transportation consultation on proposed requirements for engine cut-off switches on certain small vessels has launched – it will be available until May 19, 2023.
The consultation link is below and this consultation also includes a survey that can be accessed through the link.
Thank you,RBAC Secretariat
Boating Safety Officer, Office of Boating Safety, Marine Safety and Security
Transport Canada, Pacific Region / Government of Canadahttps://letstalktransportation.ca/lets-talk-engine-cut-off-switches
Problems with Renewal?
The Favourite Boating Destination Photo Contest, to build our Instagram following is still running. Follow These Steps:
1. Submit your full resolution photos and their locations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Follow @cpsboat on Instagram
3. Vote for your favourite photos on our Instagram with a “Like”
The winner will be featured in The Port Hole magazine. Contest closes May 31.
|MAY / JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTSVancouver Squadron Annual General Meeting – Change of Watch – BBQ
Monday, May 15th,2023 at the False Creek Yacht Club
Pre- AGM BBQ starts at 6:00pm AGM starts at 7:30pmMay 19-22 – May Long Weekend Cruise to Bowan Island for Tri Squadron and North Shore Squadron. There will be pot luck suppers Saturday and Sunday; with hikes, games and good fun on the docks for all.Other events for Vancouver Squadron
May 26-28 Vancouver Squadron Cruise to Bowen Island
June 03 Flare Return Day, Steveston Marine Vancouver
June 10 Predicted Log Race and Family Cruise – Bedwell Bay
June 10 Boat for Hope RVYC docks
June 19 Social night at FCYC “Do you really know your Boating Safety?” Elaine Shen, Office of Boating SafetyAmerica’s Boating Club Rendezvous
Annual D16 Rendezvous at Port of Poulsbo: June 8-11, 2023
– Pay a non refundable $10 for moorage reservation prior to May 18, 2023.
-Pay moorage fee to Port of Poulsbo Marina after arrival. The moorage fee is $1.50 per foot
(30’ minimum). We recommend boats are “stern in” to facilitate socializing.All reservation
must be received per below prior to May 18, 2023.
Call Poulsbo Inn @ 360-779-3921 or 360-779-9737.
Reference “District 16” for group rate of $124.60/night plus tax. Group block rate closes June 1, 2023. Make your hotel reservations early and payment directly with the hotel. Registration form and payment must be received prior to May 18, 2023.June 16-18 Father’s Day Weekend Cruise to Bowen Island / North Shore Squadron
June 30 – July 3 Bedwell Bay Cruise / Raft up / North Shore Squadron