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Notice of BCA Annual General Meeting - December 12, 2018

Jennifer Handley

Notice is hereby given to all BCA members: Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Time: 1930h (doors open at 1900h) Location:  Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver BC The business of the AGM will include a review of 2017 and 2018 YE Financial Statements …

Women's Day: 2019 Vancouver Boat Show

Rosario Passos

Pacific Yachting Systems is once again presenting Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show.  The keynote speaker is Susan Pickrell, who will be speaking about her career with the Coast Guard and building confidence on the water. Plan to attend the Vancouver International Boat Show on Saturday, February 9, …

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 this should become an annual event! So, here’s the scoop: …

2018 Northwest Passage Hall of Fame

The Vancouver Maritime Museum, a world leading maritime museum and a centre for dialogue, education and maritime heritage research, is pleased to announce that it is accepting open nominations for this year’s Northwest Passage Hall of Fame. Launched in 2017, the Northwest Passage Hall of Fame (NWPHOF) Awards celebrate …

Swiftharbour App for Visitor Moorage

Melissa “Missy” Gervais

Looking for visitor moorage?  There’s an App for that. April is always a good time to start planning your summer boating and there is a new app that makes booking visitor moorage easier than ever.  Swift Harbour, from Yachting’s Best Media, allows you to save your boat information in …

BCA 2018 Member Directory has arrived!

Katrina Barnes

The 2018 edition of the Bluewater Cruising Association (BCA) Member Directory is arriving in the mailboxes of members from Vancouver Island to Calgary and beyond – have you received yours? The Member Directory is a great way to learn more about BCA, meet the 2018 Watchkeepers and Board of …

Washington State Cruising Update: Puget Sound – No Discharge Zone

Katrina Barnes

Effective May 10, 2018 a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) is being established for Puget Sound and certain surrounding waters. The No Discharge Zone includes all Washington marine waters east of New Dungeness Lighthouse, at the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, plus Lake Washington, Lake Union, …

Update your Member Info for the 2018 Directory

Donna Sassaman

This is a friendly and final reminder from your 2018 Member Directory team that the deadline to renew your membership and be included in the 2018 Member Directory is February 28th! After you’ve renewed your membership, please review and update your Member Profile for the 2018 Member Directory. Please …

Will You Be My Valentine Volunteer?

Donna Sassaman

As BCA’s Volunteer Coordinator, I have a heart-felt request to make of you! Please consider filling one of these essential jobs, some of which are Vancouver-based; all of which are critical to the ongoing successful running of the Association. If a position’s purpose and skills match yours, please contact …

Ocean Cruising Adventure Series (OCA) Announces its 2018 Speakers

The Bluewater Cruising Association is once again pleased to present the 2018 Ocean Cruising Adventure Series, with sponsorship support from Pacific Yachting.  This Vancouver tradition has now been running for 42 years. The three unique talks will be held at the Scottish Cultural Centre in South Vancouver on Friday …