Oct 26, 2017

ITFollowing the Conference in Vancouver last fall, the Executive Committee made a commitment to the members of CPS-ECP to make much needed improvements to our Information Technology Platform. Since then a three-phased process was undertaken and that will result in an updated, more efficient and effective system to serve the needs of CPS-ECP, its members, Squadrons, Districts, Administration, and Educational Services for now and for the foreseeable future.

 

 

 



Phase I – IT Business Needs Assessment

We contracted with a consultant to conduct an IT Assessment, which was the "Discovery" process. This step involved gathering information from the volunteer leadership across the organization to determine what CPS-ECP needs and where it wants to go with a new system. This made sure that the goals, objectives, and strategies were properly defined and understood so that the next phase, that of developing specifications, including detailed instructions of the architecture required, could be undertaken. In other words, the critical part of this phase was to do a comprehensive business needs analysis.

Phase II – Requests for Proposal

This phase involved taking the results of Phase I and designing the things required to transform Phase I objectives into specific roadmaps that IT Project Managers could use to build the systems (including websites), which is Phase III. Phase II resulted in the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a number of companies to give them the opportunity to present IT solutions first to our IT Renewal Team and ultimately to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

The RFP resulted in the selection of Innovexa Solutions as the company to build our new IT Platform.

Phase III – The Building Stage.

Innovexa has been working closely with our IT Project Team and members from all levels of CPS-ECP to ensure that they meet our expectations and build a comprehensive website that will service our Public, Member, Officer and Administrative needs. The website will be “Unveiled” at the National Conference in Charlottetown later this month. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to see what has been built and speak directly with the IT Team as well as representatives from Innovexa.

There will be further communications to all members outlining the launch details and the login process for the new site. Care has been taken to ensure that using the new site is an easy stress- free experience.

Stay tuned……..

How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

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Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018

 

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

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