Dena HamidI am very pleased to announce that Dena Hamid has joined the National Office staff as our Bookkeeper.    Dena came on board with us on August 14th and we were very fortunate that she was able to work with Alice Hinton for almost three weeks prior to Alice’s retirement on August 31st.

 

 

 

DirectorsIn accordance with Article 5.7.5(a) of the CPS-ECP Regulations, the Nominating Committee nominates the following individuals for election as Directors of CPS-ECP at the Annual General Meeting of members to be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

 

 

VHFFor many years P/C/C Norm Dyck was looking to Icom to build a VHF DSC Simulator that could be used by our ROC-M instructors in their Radio course.

 

 

 

ColdwaterThe Canadian Safe Boating Council will be hosting 1-day (General Interest) and 2-day (instructor) Cold Water Immersion/Rescue Workshops on September 15th& 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Predicting the weatherCPS-ECP is offering INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER for Recreational Boaters, as an online pilot course, beginning September 25th, 2017.

Fly The FlagShare a picture of yourself hoisting the CPS-ECP flag (regular member or life member flag) on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win Kanto Living YU2 Desktop Speakers!

Alice HintonAlice Hinton has informed CPS-ECP that she will be retiring on August 31, 2017 after more than 17 years of service.

Charlottetown ConferenceIt’s that time again and a FINAL reminder that if you have not registered for the National Conference and AGM in Charlottetown, PEI the COST will be INCREASING from $230 to $260 AFTER September 11 so please be sure to register TODAY!

FlyflagShare a picture of yourself hoisting the CPS-ECP flag (regular member or life member flag) on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win Kanto Living YU2 Desktop Speakers!

 

 

 

West ONThe Western Ontario District held its annual Rendezvous this year at Belle River Marina on beautiful Lake St. Clair in the heart of the Great Lakes. Since it was June 23-25, the theme was Canada 150.

 

 

 

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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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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