Oct 12, 2017

Safety DaysInterim Report, October 6th, 2017

Submitted by John Gullick, Manager of Government and Special Programs

For 2017 there were a total of 31 events planned, 2 were cancelled and three more added for a total of 32 events. All of the events but one have taken place. The earliest was on April 1st and the last on October 14th.

All of the Activity Reports have been received except for the last two and all of the Flare Collection Reports have been received except for the last one.

 

Based on the reports received here are the totals:

Number of outdated flares collected: 24,135
Average # of flares collected per event: 779
Total number of attendees: 2173
Total number of attendees handing in flares: 2000
Total number of attendees who were CPS-ECP members: 663
Total number of attendees who asked about the RVCC program: 178
Total number of attendees who were referred to store staff: 468
Total number of CPS-ECP flyers and Boat Notes handed out: 2614

Some of the comments from retailers:

“Our retail partners indicated that they had no problems dealing with CIL/Orion, it was a great event, very professionally done, very worthwhile, enjoyable and that their customers were very appreciative. Please continue these events.
Squadrons told us that their events keep growing and that they continue to be very good PR for their Squadron/District and its activities.”

Final results of the 2017 events will be available in a future issue.

Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations

Shards Top 5 Caribbean DestinationsBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

Do you ever dream about traveling by boat on sparkling tropical seas as winter sets in at home and the weather turns colder and grayer?

We used to.

Then, almost 30 years ago, we decided to take a big step and do our first bareboat charter in the Caribbean to escape the snow and experience a mid-winter sailing adventure in Paradise. (We were novice sailors then.) My husband, Paul, and I shared a boat with friends on that trip, which made it pretty affordable, and we discovered that winter sailing in the Caribbean didn't have to be merely a dream after all. We got hooked.

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This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Covey Island Boatworks

Covey Island Boatworks It could be said that Covey Island Boatworks put Canada on the map during the early days of wood/epoxy composite boatbuilding. Today the company has diversified into fiberglass commercial fishing vessels, selling inflatable boats and hybrid and electric propulsion systems from facilities in Lunenburg, Riverport and Liverpool. Things were pretty basic back in 1979 when the yard was established on Covey Island, one of the LaHave Islands in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, by John Steele and two partners.

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