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December 2015

Thursday, December 10 - Book Launch: Cruising the Inside Passage

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is hosting an official book launch and signing of the new book by Peter Vassilopoulos. Cruising the Inside Passage: Puget Sound to Alaska is a photographic memoir of many years cruising the coast. 


December 4 to 19 - Carol Ships Parade of Lights

Taking place on the waters in and around downtown Vancouver, the Carol Ships Parade of Lights is a nightly procession of festive, decked-out-in-holiday-lights boats. See their full detailed schedule here. 

November 2015

Tuesday November 24 to Wednesday November 25 - 2015 Boating BC Conference

On November 24th and 25th members of the recreational boating industry in British Columbia will step away from their busy lives to attend the 2015 Boating BC Conference, presented by Mercury Marine, at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, BC. It’s an inspiring two days where people come to learn, connect and share ideas.

The theme Learn to Lead will take delegates through a series of presentations on the latest industry news and trends, best practices in business and personal leadership, organizational culture and human resources. Each will share tangible takeaways to help grow recreational marine businesses in all sectors across our province.

It is the premier event for networking at the ever-popular Navis Marine Insurance Industry Reception, and consistently creates an environment rich in comradery through shared workshop activities and entertainment.

October 2015

Tuesday, October 20 - Winterize Your Boat Presentation by Jeff Cote

It’s that time of year again when the heaters, fans and Dri-Z-Air are coming out of the lockers. It is also the time when we start to hear about boat fires caused by faulty electrical systems or defective heaters. Join Jeff Cote at West Vancouver Yacht Club, 7pm for his presentation. 




September 2015

Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, September 20 - Boat Show at the Creek

Visit our booth for a chance to win one of four Electrical Audits. There will be one winner per day!

Find the largest selection of sail and power boats on display at Vancouver's largest floating boat show at The Creek Marina. Their tent-covered outdoor venue is designed for the boating enthusiast who wants the opportunity to personally engage with the brokers, vendors, and suppliers who make up our show.

August 2015

Wednesday, August 19 - Canadian Premiere Of Mexico Pelagico

Vancouver Aquarium will host the Vancouver Premiere of the shark documentary film, “Mexico Pelagico,” featuring stunning imagery of open ocean marine life off the Mexican Pacific Coast.  The film will be followed by Q & A with Pelagic Life filmmaker Jorge Cervera Hauser, Pelagic Life photographer and videographer Rodrigo Friscione, and Saving Our Sharks director Russell Hennessey.

Daily, August 27 to August 30 - 28th Annual Wooden Boat Festival

Afloat and ashore there will be boats to visit, sea shanties to sing, family boat building, kids boat building, artists and artisans and buccaneers. Visit the website for more information.

July 2015

Daily, July 1 to 4 - The Boat Show

Come and get a dose of Vitamin Sea at The Boat Show. 23 talented BC artists will ignite your fascination, awe and wonder with their handmade boats, sculptural work, installations and more.

Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12  - VRC Summer Regatta

The VRC is hosting a charity regatta to benefit marine conservation organization Georgia Strait Alliance. GSA's Clean Marine BC green boating and marina eco-certification program helps boaters find the facilities, services and information needed in order to protect our cruising waters for many years to come. Multiple sailing races Saturday and Sunday.

June 2015

Monday, June 8 - World Oceans Day: A Celebration Of The Salish Sea

Join the Vancouver Aquarium and Georgia Strait Alliance for a celebration of the Salish Sea! The evening begins with a status report on the biodiversity of Howe Sound followed by a screening of a 30-minute documentary film, “The Unknown Sea”. Following the program, there will be a reception celebrating the Georgia Strait Alliance’s 25th anniversary of protecting our marine waters.

Saturday June 13 and 20 - Boat for Hope

Vancouver's Boat For Hope is teaming up with local skippers to take children who have special needs and their families on a pirate adventure on the high seas that ends with a trip to Treasure Island

May 2015

Thursday, May 7 - Electrical 101 Presentation

Are you a memeber of the Norvan Power & Sail Squadron? Jeff Cote is speaking at Sutherland Secondary School in North Vancouver at 6:30 p.m. The topic is Electrical 101, just in time for summer boating!

Wednesday, May 13 - Blue Water Cruising Club Nights

Jeff will be on hand to answer questions.

Tuesday, May 26 - Boating App Presentation

Are you a memeber of RVYC? Jeff Cote is presenting at RVYC Jericho on boating applications.

Saturday, May 2 and May 30 - Flare Disposal Days

Expired flares can be brought to Steveston Marine & Hardware in Langley on May 2nd and in Vancouver on May 30th. The program is organized in partnership with the Canadian Power & Sail Squadron and is offered at no charge.

Saturday, May 9 - Salmon Send-Off

Release salmon fry, tour the hatchery, eat at the concession and do children's crafts

Saturday, May 16-22 - Safe Boating Awareness Week

National Safe Boating Week is May 16th-23rd and marks the beginning of the boating season across the country. Join the kick-off at Vanier Park on May 16th at 10:30am at the Ready, Set, Wear it! event.


April 2015

Presentations on Solar Power - Join Jeff Cote to discover solar power technology for marine vessels:

Safety Days - Jeff Cote will be on hand to answer your marine safety questions

Wednesday, April 15 - Teeny, Tiny Plastic Monsters: Microplastics in our Ocean

An evening at the Vancouver Aquarium with Dr. Peter Ross to hear about some of the tiniest “monsters” in our ocean today.

Saturday, April 25 - Massive Marine Garage Sale

Stock up on gear and equipment at the 12th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale hosted by the Maritime Museum of BC in Victoria. Proceeds will help fund their outreach programs and the move to their new downtown location in 2016.


March 2015

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 - BC Boat & Sportsmen's Show

Don’t miss your shot to check out BC’s largest boating, fishing, hunting and sportsmen’s show! Find what’s new in the boating, hunting, fishing and recreational world!

Sunday, March 15 - St. Patrick's Day Parade 

Cheer on the 2,000 parade participates, which will include award-winning pipe and drum bands, Celtic musicians, Scottish and Irish dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, vintage cars, VPD motorcycle drill team and pipe band, fire and police dogs, mounted horse drill teams, multi-cultural organizations and performers, local businesses and many more.

Wednesday, March 18 - Monster Waves: The Ripple Effect Of The Japanese Tsunami

Learn about the impact of the 2011 tsunami and the debris that drifted across the Pacific and to create a legacy: increased awareness of everyday marine debris in our oceans.

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