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Upcoming Blood Donor Clinics

In Uncategorized by Kristen

Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron members are encouraged to donate blood and to become team members of the Squadron’s “Partners for Life” initiative with the Canadian Blood Services. Every blood donation makes a difference. Sometimes, it takes multiple donors to save a life. For a patient undergoing cardiovascular surgery, it can take up to five donors to provide a …

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Boating and Cannabis: What You Need to Know

In Boating Tips, Regulations by Kristen

How will the new regulations regarding the possession and use of cannabis affect the operation of vessels? Quoteed the following information received from Transport Canada: Since October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) has legalized, regulated and restricted access to cannabis. This Act is a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale, possession and use of cannabis …

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It’s In You To Give

In Port Dover & Surrounding Area by Kristen

Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron members are encouraged to donate blood and to become team members of the Squadron’s “Partners for Life” initiative with the Canadian Blood Services. Every blood donation makes a difference. Sometimes, it takes multiple donors to save a life. For a patient undergoing cardiovascular surgery, it can take up to five donors to provide a …

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Commander awarded Officer of the Year

In Membership, Port Dover & Surrounding Area by Kristen

Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2019. At a National Conference of the 20,000-plus member Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons in Ottawa, Bill Jerry, Commander of the local, long established group, was presented an Office of the Year award by Chief Commander, Charles Beall. For Bill and Karen Jerry, boating safety has been …

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Fall Boating Tips

In Boating Tips by Kristen

Those who have boated after Labour Day can attest to just what a beautiful experience it can be. The colours are spectacular in their shimmering reflections. Pristine anchorages jam packed during July and August can be enjoyed in relative solitude. For anglers, the action is hot as fish actively feed ahead of the freeze over. That said, to enjoy the …

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Winterization 411

In Boating Tips by Kristen

If the vessel is going to be out of the water during the winter months, ensuring it’s in a climate-controlled storage area or shrink-wrapped are the two best options. Here are some additional tips for helping you prepare for winter: 1. Close all seacocks. 2. Check rudder shafts for leaks. 3. Ensure bilge pumps are working and not blocked by …

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Why Should I Take A Boating Course?

In Regulations by Kristen

Let us start by asking you the following question: Would you start driving a car before taking a course and/or driving lessons? The answer is probably no and for good reason. When it comes to operating a boat, especially a power boat, personal watercraft or sailboat, we often ask the same question and the answer we get is usually very …

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Replacement Cards

In Regulations by Kristen

Now is the time of year when many members need to replace a lost Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), an ROC(M) card or a membership card. Getting a replacement card online is very simple and easy. Members also have the benefit of paying 40% less for a single replacement PCOC or an ROC(M) card as compared to non-members. With the …

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2018 Membership Benefits

In Membership by Kristen

Do you know that the savings from some of the Member Benefits more than pay for your yearly CPS-ECP membership? Savings from Cowan, C-Tow can pay for your membership in just one purchase. Also check out the excellent savings available from Weems and Plath, icom, Saluis Marine Wear, Fagaui, and Canadian Yachting. They are all Sponsors of CPS-ECP. Some are …