Sept 13, 2018

OttawaVolunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Ottawa to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of their national organization, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones. It will be a working conference with time for a little fun and relaxation. We are excited to have you all as our guests and show you some real National Capital hospitality.

Preliminary Agenda
Registration 1200 – 2000
Discover the Capital Tour 1245 – 1600
Haunted Walk Tour 1915

Dress Code: CPS-ECP casual

Registration 0900 – 2000
Victoria Registration 0900 – 2000
Prizes and Simulator 0900 – 1700
Displays 0930 – 1600
Ship's Store Kiosk 0930 – 1600
Gatineau Tour 0945 – 1400
Board Luncheon 1145 – 1300
Board of Directors Meeting 1300 – 1630
Chief Commander’s 80th Anniversary Reception 1700 – 1800
Membership Seminar (Closed) 1900 – 2100
Educational Dept. Seminars (Open to all) 1900 – 2200
Ottawa Hospitality 2230 – 0100

Dress Code: CPS-ECP casual

Health Walk 0630 – 0700
Registration 0800 – 1800
Victoria Registration 0800 – 1800
Squadron Commanders’ Meeting (Cdrs & XOs only) 0830 – 1145
District Commanders’ Meeting (Open to All) 0830 – 1145
Educational Dept. Meeting (Open to All) 0830 – 1130
Membership Meeting (Open to all) 0830 – 1145
Merrickville Tour 0845 – 1500
Prizes and Simulator 0900 – 1700
Displays 0900 – 1700
Ship's Store Kiosk 0930 – 1600
Commanders', Dist. Membership Officers and Educational Dept. Luncheon 1145 – 1315
Commanders', Dist. Membership Officers and Educational Dept. (Open to All) 1330 – 1700
General Reception - Cash Bar 1800 – 1900
Theme Dinner "Captains and Mates" 1900 – 2400
Great Lakes Hospitality 2230 – 0100

Dress code:
Daytime - CPS-ECP casual.
Evening - “Captains and Mates" costume preferred or casual.

Registration 0730 – 1700
AGM Delegates Registration 0730 – 0830
Annual General Meeting 0830 – 1200
Victoria Registration 0900 – 1700
Displays 0900 – 1700
General Reception Cash Bar 1200 – 1230
AGM Luncheon 1230 – 1345
Prize Pick-up 1400 – 1700
Ship's Store Kiosk 1400 – 1600
Board of Directors Meeting 1400 – 1530
IT: Hands On 1430 – 1630
Conference Committee Meeting 1430 – 1630
General Reception - Cash Bar 1800 – 1900
Chief Commander’s Gala Dinner 1900 – 2400
2019 Victoria Hospitality 2230 – 0100

Dress code:
AGM/AGM Lunch - Blazer ensemble.
C/C Gala - Formal attire. suit or tux, cocktail dress, evening gown.

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To make your room reservations, please call the number below:
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7
Reservations: 1-800-853-8463
Reservations for CPS-ECP Members

We are pleased to announce that for CPS-ECP members attending the 2018 Conference and AGM a special room rate of $179/night has been secured. This rate will be available until September 17, 2018 at 4pm and is subject to availability.

Thornbury on Georgian BayJennifer Harker

To borrow a line from Monty Python, “and now, for something completely different”.

Normally, our boating adventures are spent weaving our way amongst the picturesque backdrop of the 30,000 Islands of eastern Georgian Bay aboard our Sea Ray Sundancer 268. This time we’ve traded power for sail as friends welcome us aboard their 38-foot Irwin for the Canada Day long weekend.

We’ve set our sights on a decidedly different destination for this journey, charting a course for Thornbury. This small town, located in the southern reaches of Nottawasaga Bay, is an oft-overlooked area of Georgian Bay - but it shouldn’t be. Although we’ve explored this shoreline on countless road trips, this will be our first visit from the waterside.

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Since the first Cantius model was introduced, Cruisers Yachts has continued to refine the concept for ever-greater convenience, more clever and innovative features, and also greater performance.

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Sun Odyssey 410By, Zuzana Prochazka

The revolution continues – with a twist

The Jeanneau 410 is the eighth generation of the Sun Odyssey line, but even with that long history and umpteen years of tweaks and iterations, what the French builder has done in the latest revamp will make you say, “Wait, what?”

 Last year, Jeanneau turned the sailboat deck layout on its ear with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey 490 and 440, and the concept of the ‘walk-around deck’.

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Ask AndrewAndrew McDonald

Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods needed to make connections between components and wiring.

When planning out electrical work, one of the more common questions that I address is on the set-up, installation and sizing of breakers and fuses.

Fuses and breakers are collectively called ‘overcurrent protection’ – and these come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Their purpose is the same: to prevent a situation where a larger than intended electrical current is running through the circuit, which puts the circuit at risk of overheating, fire and damage to equipment. 

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