PACIFIC MAINLAND NEWS
A bi-monthly newsletter from Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, Pacific Mainland District
VOL.1 – ISSUE 4 September/October, 2023
TOP STORIES/ARTICLES THIS MONTH
News from RVCC Officer, Jerry Powers.
From your Editor
Well not that summer is over for us west coast boaters, but the kids are back in school, the nights are getting shorter, there is probably deck dew on everyone’s boat in the mornings and all Squadrons are probably getting ready to teach our safe boating courses either online or in classrooms. I hope that you all enjoyed your boating holidays and that you took lots of pictures while you were out there on the water, so I would like to put some of those pictures in the next newsletter, please send them through to me at the following address – Editor, Lynda Bennett-Retei @ email@example.com – a jpg version will do just great for adding to the next newsletter to keep us going through our fall/winter months to come. Boat safely.
2023 RVCC Year End
The official end of the 2023 Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check Program (September 30) is now only one month away. While I believe that most of the safety check forms completed this year have already been sent in to me, it is likely that there are still some out there. Accordingly, if you still have completed forms in your possession, please forward them to me by 15 September 2023. (See address below)
Completed forms can be mailed to: Jerry Powers, 5476 Keith Road, West Vancouver, BC V7W 3C9
National Conference and AGM in Windsor,
Ontario – Oct. 18 to 22, 2023
Happy September to all CPS-ECP members and friends!
I hope everyone is still enjoying this amazing summer and this is a final reminder that it’s time to register for the National Conference and AGM. Also, please be sure to book your stay at the Caesars Windsor if you are not an invited guest of CPS-ECP before September 19 to avoid an increase in room night prices.
National Conference in Windsor, ON. October 18 to 22, 2023
Discount Code: Members/Guests can call 1-800-991-8888 and provide the group name to reserve their room for the meeting. Identify yourself as part of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) group code APC1016.
If you have not registered for the National Conference and AGM in Windsor the COST will INCREASE from $260 to $280 ON September 4, so please be sure to register NOW!
REGISTER ONLINE AT:
Also, don’t forget to book your lunches and fun filled tours when registering as spots are limited. See you in Windsor!
Tracie Berekoff, P
Help Whale and Boater Safety – and maybe win a big prize!
The Marine Education Research Society is conducting a 5 to 10-minute online survey for those who boat in British Columbia, be it with motor, sail or paddle.
The insights you provide via the survey will help the future of education about boater safety and marine mammals. This includes the development of an online course.
The survey is at www.surveymonkey.com/r/whalesafeboating (or scan the code). Answers are confidential.
Information from the Georgia Straight Alliance
With some 700,000 recreational boaters in B.C. and as boating weather continues into September, we want to highlight that our sewage pump-out map is an online and search-friendly resource that supports boaters in keeping harmful sewage from entering local waterways.
Problems with Renewal?
Vancouver Squadron Social Night
|“How to not let your boat burn to the waterline“
Christian Craig is an acting Captain of Public education and engagement. He has worked for 8 years in the service of Vancouver Fire Rescue and spent five years on fire trucks responding from fire halls, two as a bylaw inspector and a year and a bit in education. Christian has done lots of different types of jobs, but loves the ability to serve his community and make the world a little safer through outreach and engagement.
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