Mar 22, 2016

Norwegian YachtSince expanding their marina a few years ago, Shelburne Yacht Clubhas become a popular stop for cruising yachts on South-West Nova Scotia. The club’s friendly atmosphere and the nearby availability of supplies and services make the club a perfect location for boats coming from or heading to the US East Coast.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) announced new improvements to the facilities on March 17:

“Shelburne Yacht Club…., a $32,725 contribution supports the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club & Marina as it expands to meet growing community demand for its programming and facilities. This contribution has enabled the Club to complete an extension to its sailing school boat launch. The Shelburne Sailing School’s Learn to Sail program is popular with youth, and attracts upwards of 80 students each summer. Work is also underway on an expansion to the Club’s second floor which will create a sun room to support major events and usage by community groups. 
 
Community facilities across Canada play a critical role in boosting quality of life and stimulating economic activity through community-based partnerships. Many of these facilities are in need of updates and repairs. 
 
“The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club & Marina and the Hillcrest Academy Community Playgrounds offer residents and newcomers places where they can come with their families to enjoy the natural beauty and amenities of their community. Each project is the result of people coming together for the betterment of Shelburne and to create active living opportunities for those who make their homes there. The Government of Canada is committed to making public investments that support enhanced community recreation facilities for residents and tourists alike.” 
 
     - The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 
 
“We can see, through projects like the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club & Marina and the Hillcrest Academy Community Playgrounds, that community facilities play an important role in bringing us together and making our communities stronger. In addition to creating community partnerships, each of these projects supports places where families can be active and have fun.” 
 
     - Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets 
 
“A new playground is more than swings and a slide on which kids can play. It is a place where families from Shelburne and surrounding areas can come together to have fun, raise healthy, active children and enjoy the beautiful, natural surroundings of our community.” 
 

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KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

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