April Squadron Night
Squadron Vancouver night, Monday April 25 at the False Creek Yacht Club
False Creek Yacht Club (Top floor)
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
Event begins at 7:30 pm
Cash bar is available for your enjoyment.
Parking at False Creek Yacht Club is limited. There is free parking in designated stalls in the open lot below and street parking is also available.
Join Vancouver Squadron’s social night on Monday April 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm for a presentation by
Catriona Day and Dan Vo, Department of Fisheries
Whale, hello from DFO! Join Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Whale Protection Unit Fishery Officers, Catriona Day and Dan Vo, as they present the laws and guidelines surrounding the enjoyment of whales and orcas on the water. Learn about Canada’s legal requirements for boaters under the federal Fisheries Act, Marine Mammal Regulations and Interim Orders for the protection of the critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, as well as best boating practices when encountering these incredible mammals in BC waters. All other fishing questions welcome as well. Come for the whales, stay for the swag!
It promises to be a very interesting evening. Make sure you put Monday April 25th at 7:30 p.m. in your diary and join us in person! There will be NO GoToMeeting link this month.
Whale Protection Unit
Conservation & Protection – Pacific Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Upcoming Boating Courses
Maritime Radio Operator Course
(Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate (Maritime))
To ensure that you will receive the course materials before the class, you should register at least two weeks before the class. Registration will not be accepted on the day of the class.
The fees for all courses are $135 for CPS Members, or $150 for non-members
There is also a "no book" option for a second student sharing course material: members $112.50, non-members $125
We are offering the following one-day Radio Operator course this Spring, which will be virtual:
On-line class (0900- 1230): Saturday April 23, 2022
Please see https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/course-calendar/
Office of Boating Safety Presentation – Follow up From Sean Dimoff from Last Month's Squadron Night
Sean Dimoff gave a very informative presentation on what the Office of Boating Safety does. As promised he has followed up with a list of email addresses and phone numbers you can contact.
If you can’t figure out who to call, I recommend calling the Office of Boating Safety and an officer will be happy to direct you or answer your question.
Office of Boating Safety – Pacific Office – Pleasure craft, sewage, marine enforcement consultation, PCCC, Rental Boat Oversight, or if you are not sure who to call
Pleasure Craft License: https://tc.canada.ca/en/marine-transportation/vessel-licensing-registration/licensing-pleasure-craft-apply
Safe Boating Guide:http:// https://tc.canada.ca/sites/default/files/migrated/tp_511e.pdf
Registration Office - Vessel registration and commercial vessel
Navigation Protection Program – Obstructions to navigation, abandoned vessels, construction on the water
Receiver of Wreck: https://tc.canada.ca/en/marine/receiver-wreck-overview
|Annual General Meeting, Change of Watch & BBQ
AGM starts at 7:30pm
Pre- AGM BBQ starts at 6:00pm
Monday, May 16th, 2022, at the False Creek Yacht Club
PLEASE RSVP BELOW FOR THE AGM AND THE BBQ
To welcome everyone back, there will be no charge for the BBQ this year. We do need the correct numbers though, so no one goes home hungry!
If you would like to attend the BBQ dinner, please RSVP so that we know how much food to order... All the fixings, buns, assorted sides, salads and nibbles are included in your ticket price. The BBQ begins at 6:00 PM.
Potluck side dishes, salads and/or desserts are welcome and greatly appreciated.
BBQ walk-ins can only be accommodated while the burgers last.
Clicking the RSVP button will let us know two things:
1) That you are planning to attend the AGM portion of the evening
- Please select "Free Ticket" to the AGM alone. This helps in ensuring that we have a quorum
2) That you want to attend the BBQ portion of the evening as well
- Please select your preferred burger - chicken, beef, or veggie
Bowen Island Cruise Friday May 27 to Sunday May 29
Join your fellow VPSS members for a weekend of fun, conversation and food at the Union Steamship Company Marina at Snug Cove, Bowen Island
If you can’t make it out on Friday, no problem! Come on Saturday.
If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry! Come by ferry; there’s plenty of great accommodation to book.
For those who are coming by boat: Please reserve your space by phoning the Union Steamship Marina at 604-947-0707 and let them know you’re with the Vancouver Power and Sail Squadron.
More details to follow.
Please also call, text or email Ingrid to let her know you’re coming:
778-879-9024 or email@example.com
|BRIDGE POSITIONS OPEN! SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
As Elizabeth mentioned in her Commander's Report, our AGM and Change of Watch are happening on May 16th. Though most Bridge members will remain in their positions, there are many positions that are open, such as:
Assistant Education Officer
Volunteering can be fun, a great way to meet people and an opportunity to learn new skills.
Please consider volunteering for any of the above-mentioned positions.
Please contact any current Bridge member to let them know that you are interested in keeping Vancouver Squadron strong and vibrant in the years ahead.
Do you have any Stories?
...that you'd like to share?
If you feel the urge to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be), and have a story you'd like to share with fellow members, we'd like to read it!
Funny stories, lesson-learned stories, great cruising stories, you-won't-believe-what-happened stories...
Please send any short masterpieces to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to include them in the Masthead when we have space.
Happy writing... and boating!
April 09, 2022 FCYC Safety Check
April 23, 2022: Maritime Radio Course, on-line
April 25, 2022 Squadron night DFO Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Whale Protection Unit Fishery Officers, Catriona Day and Dan Vo
May 16, 2022 Squadron night, AGM and COW
May 27-29: Bowen Island Cruise
June 04, 2022: Predicted Log Race
A reminder to members to renew your membership!
In order to renew, you must log into the cps-ecp website. If you have forgotten your password, you can create a new one. If you no longer use the email with which you made your profile, you will need to contact Moe to forward to National. For security reasons, only the member can change their email. If you forgot or ‘gave up’ last year when trying to renew your membership on the new system, you will not be penalized. Just pay and renew for 2022 and you will be ‘good to go’ for the year. Another note, the system is very fussy, and every box must be filled in order for you to proceed. I know that, for some members, renewing has been a frustrating experience, but it is getting easier all the time as the various glitches are being found and worked out.
Remember that the ‘head of the household’ renews for the entire household. Lifetime members must still renew at 0.00. Any questions? Any problems? Ask our membership officer, Moe Forrestal email@example.com
Squadron Bridge (2021-2022)
Commander Elizabeth Zygmunt
Assistant Educational Officer Peter Girling
Assistant Educational Officer (Radio) Peter Bennett
Secretary Charles Tai
Financial Officer Don Mathew
Assistant Financial Officer Les Hausch
Membership Officer Moe Forrestal
Assistant Membership Officer Twyla Graeme
Programs Officer Terry Friesen
Environmental Officer Bill Blancard
Newsletter Editor Carol Anne Humphrys
Supply Officer (Regalia) Don Zarowny
Webmaster/IT Officer Peter Bennett
Historian Dennis Steeves
Past Commander Bill Botham
Officer-at-Large Dave Atchison
Officer-at-Large Roger Middleton