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BCA Thanksgiving Rendezvous

Thetis Island Marina and Pub

09 Oct 2015  to 12 Oct 2015 

Members $5 - $10 / Non-Members $5 - $10

BCA Calgary Chapter

The Thanksgiving Rendezvous is the last Bluewater Cruising Association (BCA) rendezvous of the year, organised by the Calgary BCA Chapter.

A BCA Rendezvous is very casual and largely unstructured get-together to provide an opportunity for sailors (and power boaters and would-be sailors) with a common interest in offshore adventuring to rub shoulders for fun, laughs, mutual help, and to trade stories and gear at a popular, central location.

Everyone is welcome — members, prospective members, past members and guests, young and old. We welcome boats of all sorts, sizes and condition.

No Boat?  No Problem.

If you do not have a boat nearby, you can attend by coming for a day or by staying at the Thetis Island Marina and Pub’s rental suites. Or, you can make it known on the BCA website or the Thanksgiving list that you are willing to crew. You will also find information on alternate transportation and accommodation on the website.

Schedule of Events

Friday

Afternoon: 

  • A few early boats begin to arrive, check in with the Marina, and register with BCA.
  • Reunion with friends and meeting new friends.
  • Visiting, walking, exploring, pub time, etc.
  • Supper on your boat, the dock, or the restaurant.  (BBQ available in the covered outdoor meeting area.)

Evening: 

  • Story Telling/Liar’s Contest and visiting in the pub and on boats.
  • Mingle and make new friends. Share problems and seek solutions.
  • Projection equipment is available, so bring your slides on a thumb drive (USB stick) and don’t be shy.

Saturday

Morning: 

  • 0900 – 1000: Coffee on the dock.
  • 1000: Announcements on dock at the host boat and on the bulletin board.
    (Also an opportunity to recruit help and or advice from fellow sailors.)
  • Boats continue to arrive, check in with the Marina, and register with BCA.
  • Visiting, walking, exploring, beachcombing…

Afternoon: 

  • Visiting, walking, exploring, beachcombing, pub time, etc.
  • 1400 – 1500: Boat Visits — If you welcome visitors aboard, indicate so by hanging a tea towel in the rigging or lifelines.
  • 1500-1600:  Swap on the dock –  a chance to display and swap or sell boating items.  Bring cash.
    BCA items will be available for purchase on the dock at that time.  A bulletin board will be available for posting ads.
  • 1630: Announcements on dock at the host boat.  (Also an opportunity to recruit help and/or advice from fellow sailors.)
  • 1630 (+/-) Happy Appie hour – Bring appetisers and snacks to share.
  • 1730: Pot Luck.  Bring one dish (one main dish, plus a veggie dish or dessert), drinks,  and your own plates, glasses and cutlery.

Evening:

  • Visiting, pub time, etc. We have projection equipment, so bring your slides on a thumb drive (USB stick) and don’t be shy.

Sunday

Morning:

  • 0900 Sharp: Roll Call on VHF Channel 68.
  • 0900 – 1000: Coffee and pastries on the dock.
  • 1000: Announcements on dock at the host boat.  (Also an opportunity to recruit help and/or advice from fellow sailors.)
  • Visiting, walking, beachcombing, exploring…
  • 1300 – 1500: (+/-) Model boat construction.
  • 1400 – 1500: Boat Visits — If you welcome visitors aboard, indicate so by hanging a tea towel in the rigging or lifelines.
  • 1400-1500:  Swap on the dock –  a chance to display and swap or sell boating items.  Bring cash.
  • 1530 (+/-) Model boat race
  • 1700: Happy Hour.
    Announcements on dock at the host boat.  (Also an opportunity to recruit help and/or advice from fellow sailors.)
  • 1730:  Traditional Turkey Supper in restaurant and on deck, weather permitting. Book ahead with the restaurant by phone or email and pay at the restaurant.

Evening:

  • Visiting, discussions, pub time, etc.
  • Projection equipment is available, so bring your slides on a thumb drive (USB stick) and don’t be shy.

Monday

Morning:

  • 0900 – 1000: Coffee and leftover pastries on the dock.
  • Good-byes.
    It’s over.  Most boats will depart by 1200.

 

There will be lots of prizes!

For More Information and to Register – Click Here

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  1. Avatar Wayne Recket says:

    We are from Lantzville and members, our boat is in Panama now. Is there parking for our RV at the marina? We would like to attend this event. We could give a small presentation or answer question concerning our trip from BC, thru the canal and to the San Blas Islands.

    Thanks
    Wayne Recker
    WayShe Goes

    1. Avatar Allen says:

      I should add that we will be very happy to have you make a presentation. We plan to have a computer and projector set up and are expecting that we will have time for at least four or five fifteen minute to half-hour presentations. After that, the large indoor meeting room adjacent to the bar will continue to be available for whatever people want to do, including more slide shows, until closing time.

  2. Avatar Allen says:

    Thetis Island Marina replies that they have a space up behind the pub.

    Please call the pub to reserve space and for additional details.

    Pub/post office/store:
    Phone: 250-246-3464 Fax:250-246-1433
    Email: marina@thetisisland.com

  3. Avatar Dave & Kaye Poulsen says:

    We will be attending and have booked with Paul at Thetis.

  4. Avatar Jennifer Handley says:

    Will be great to see you guys (and everyone else) again! Glad you can make it!!