The Fall issue of the Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron’s publication The Bridge is now available through the link below. All members should have received a copy through email, if you haven’t please contact us to correct the email address we have on file.
There was good turnout for the Squadron’s Christmas in July ‘sail/boat-by’ just prior to fireworks in the Parry Sound Harbour. The participants showed enthusiasm and creativity in their use of lights.
In the picture above you can see the procession ‘coming and going’ in front of the town dock. If you click on the image you can see a larger version that makes it easier to identify individual boats. (If you would like a copy of the image drop me an email – email@example.com).
The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron’s 75th Anniversary Flag spent a long weekend in Parry Sound and flew over the Dragon Boat races on Saturday. It followed this up with attendance at the Parry Sound Council meeting last night where Town Council declared July 3rd, 2013, Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons Day in Parry Sound.
In addition to flying proudly over the harbour and Sail Parry Sound’s boatyard, the Parry Sound Squadron’s Executive and Administrative Officers, John Mason and Horst Mattern, dipped the flag in the fresh clear waters of the Big Sound. The flag’s next stop is North Bay on its way to the Pacific Ocean.
Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron and Sail Parry Sound successfully launched their jointly sponsored float in the Parry Sound Santa Claus parade this past Saturday. Thanks to the participation of a few dedicated members the float featured an Optimus class sailboat rigged with lights in the bed of a pickup truck. This was followed by a 21′ Scout dressed in garland and lights, carrying a crew of all ‘nice’ kids, and possibly ‘naughty’ supervising adults. All were properly equipped with life vests. The foot patrol of men and dog, similarly equipped with life vests, handed out safe boating course leaflets and mints.
You had to be there to have fully enjoyed it. Interested? We look forward to your participation next year. Here are a few photos from the parade. Happy holidays and safe boating. For information about upcoming boating courses please head to http://www.parrysoundboating.com.
Here’s a familiar and welcoming image for all of you who have boated home from the Big Sound and beyond. Do you have images or stories you would like to share? We’d like to share them with the larger boating community.
Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Steven Duff at email@example.com, so we can get it online. We are happy to help with photo and text editing. I imagine that Steven will want to keep the best of the best for our quarterly issue of The Bridge, but we are happy to help you share your images, stories and suggestions with the rest of the boating community.
Jo B., Communications Officer
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While out this weekend with Steven Duff and families we happened to stick the nose of the Beagle (21 foot Scout) into a small bay on the mainland side of Shawanaga Inlet. And to my surprise at least, we came upon a scene that seemed like something out of a movie.
Ah, the simple pleasures of Georgian Bay, the Biosphere and Parry Sound. Grab it while you can.