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BCA Club Nights Go Virtual - Fall 2020 Schedule

Dani Tate-Stratton

Easy Rider
Ranger 29
August 27th, 2020

We hope all BCA members have had a fabulous summer staying safe and healthy close to home (or wherever they may be aboard their boats), and perhaps getting out for a few short cruises as well! While the weather is still wonderful, it’s time to admit that fall is coming, and with it another season filled with tales of the high seas and calm canals.

Your Speakers Watchkeepers in all chapters have been working hard building a program of talks for the coming months, and we wanted to give everyone an overview of what to expect this fall.

While we are still dealing with COVID-19, the current plan is that club nights in September, October, and November, as well as BCA’s Annual General Meeting in December, will be conducted online, via Zoom, in much the same way as some of the last club nights in the spring. As usual, each chapter will host its own monthly meeting (VI Victoria and Mid-Island combined some months). Chapter members will receive emailed invitations with a Zoom link in the weeks leading up to their own chapter’s club night. If you would like to attend the meeting of another chapter, please contact the Speakers Watchkeeper for that chapter to request an invite.

We are also trying something new this fall. In order to take advantage of this unexpected opportunity for all members to mix on a larger scale, meeting and spending time with those we don’t get to see as often, each chapter will open one of their fall club nights (October to December) to the entire club. Those invites will go out to the membership at large. A brief schedule of speakers, subject to change, is below.  For presentation details, please check out the BCA Community Calendar closer to the event date.

We thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this challenging time and welcome any questions you may have!

SEPTEMBER

Wed, Sept 9: Vancouver – A Family of Five on a Seven Year Loop Around the Pacific (Max and Elizabeth Shaw)
Speakers Watchkeeper Heather Marshall

Tues, Sept 15: Vancouver Island/Mid-Island – Two Trips Down the Canal du Midi, France (Peter McMartin and Dani Tate-Stratton)
Speakers Watchkeeper Peter McMartin

OCTOBER

Tues, Oct 6: Calgary – A Family of Five on a Seven Year Loop Around the Pacific (Max and Elizabeth Shaw)
*This evening welcomes all BCA chapters*
Speakers Watchkeepers Pam and Ted Simper

Wed, Oct 14: Vancouver – The Joys and Jitters of Boat Swapping (Ian Cameron)
Speakers Watchkeeper Heather Marshall

Tues, Oct 20: Vancouver Island/Mid-Island – Circumnavigating in 15 Months – Part I (Glen Wilson)

NOVEMBER

Tues, Nov 3: Calgary – TBA
Speakers Watchkeepers Pam and Ted Simper

Wed, Nov 11: Vancouver – Two Trips Down the Canal du Midi, France (Peter McMartin and Dani Tate-Stratton)
Speakers Watchkeeper Heather Marshall

Tues, Nov 17: VI Victoria – TBA
*This evening welcomes all BCA chapters*
Speakers Watchkeeper Peter McMartin

Thurs, Nov 19: Mid-Island Group – Victoria to the Sea of Cortez – The Journey Within (Stefa Katamay and Jurgen Harding)
Mid-Island Rep Kate Swangard

DECEMBER

Wed, Dec 9:  BCA Annual General Meeting
All BCA members in good standing are encouraged to attend the AGM via Zoom. This is a great opportunity for those not in the lower mainland to attend this important meeting!
Commodore David Mitchell

Please see the BCA Calendar for further updates to the schedule of activities and educational opportunities for Fall 2020 / Winter 2021.

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