50 Merit Mark CelebrationAt our recent AGM in Ottawa I received my 50th Merit Mark, and was really overwhelmed by the reception this got from my CPS-ECP friends.

EducationThe 2016-2020 Strategic Plan lists five key Priorities and Education is one of the five.

DirectionCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP, both men and women.

OnlineBecome an armchair sailor this winter with instructor-facilitated online classes plus in-person support from a CPS-ECP mentor

Nour BawabOne of our newest members of the National Office Staff is Nour Bawab. She has a wide range of responsibilities in graphic design with CPS-ECP that includes course materials...

PlanThe 2016-2020 Strategic Plan is now 2 years into a 5 year Plan. At the recent National Conference in Ottawa, the Planning Committee were able to reach out to several groups which included Squadron and District Commanders.

FugawiAs of Friday, November 30, 2018 Fugawi.com will no longer sell downloadable charts and content for use on navigation software and apps.

BSVTThe Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT) allows boaters to practice the basics of recreational small boat handling.

DirectorsAt the recent Ottawa Annual General Meeting six new Directors were acclaimed to the CPS-ECP Board, together with Bob Parke and Nancy Richards returning to the Board for a new term. They join the other Directors of the Board completing their term of Office.

SunsailBoating associations like Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons are the lifeblood of our sport and Sunsail has established a partnership with CPS-ECP that will now give its members 15% off their next vacation. 

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