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Notice of BCA Annual General Meeting - December 13, 2017

Notice is hereby given to all BCA members: Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors Date:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Time:  1930h Place:  Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver BC The business of the AGM will include a review of year-end 2016 Financial Statements and operations reports, as …

Women's Day At the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show

Rosario Passos

Pacific Yacht Systems has teamed up with Navis Insurance, Pacific Yachting Magazine and Western Marine to host Women’s Day at the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show. Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018 for a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire.  There are …

Currents Cover: Photo Contest

Rosario Passos

The Currents Cover Photo Contest is back! Our monthly “pdf” publication needs the best photos of your boats to grace its covers for the next 12 months!  Since the Currents Cover photo contests have been so popular, we thought we would do it again this year! So, here’s the …

Currently Cruising Updates

Jennifer Handley

The Currents editorial team is pleased to announce “Currently Cruising Updates“, a new news feature that will highlight and provide brief updates from BCA’s currently cruising fleet.  At any time, approximately 15% of our membership can be found on the water, cruising the oceans and islands of the world. …

Fleets of BCA

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

In September of every year a number of members of BCA get together to form the Fleets – one on Vancouver Island, one in Calgary and one on the Lower Mainland. These are people who are planning to leave for offshore in the following year or soon thereafter. They …

August Rendezvous: Mark Your Calendars & Stay Tuned!

Rosario Passos

This August long weekend, the BCA peeps get together to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation! So, think Canada Day, think red and white and dress up your boat in the most Canadian fashion – there will be a prize for the best decorated boat in the bay. And, …

Flare Disposal Days

Rosario Passos

CPS-ECP is partnering with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers again this year to assist boaters to safely and effectively dispose of flares. Have Your Flares Expired? If your flares have a manufacture date of 2013 or earlier they may have already expire, or they will expire this year. It …

Not Too Early to Update Your Member Profile for the 2017 Member Directory!

Donna Sassaman

Make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to check your BCA website information today! Is the information accurate and up-to-date regarding your: Boat name and type, Marina or Currently Cruising, Mailing address, Phone number(s), Email address, Ham and/or VHF licence, Spouse/partner, if applicable, Yacht club membership, And/or change …

Volunteer Opportunities!

Donna Sassaman, Volunteer Coordinator

As you are aware, BCA is a volunteer organization that prepares its members to go cruising. The scope of BCA’s activities and programs requires many dedicated volunteers for Board positions, Watch positions, and special events. Every year, some of our volunteers resign their positions in preparation for departure. This …

Only 40 Tickets Left for Laura Dekker's Presentation!

Rosario Passos

Laura Dekker’s presentation coming up soon on October 12, at 1900h at the Scottish Cultural Center in Vancouver is almost sold out! So, if you are planning on attending this presentation, get your tickets now, online at  BCA’s website! Laura Dekker is brought to you by the Lower Mainland …