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Christmas in July – Enthusiastic Response

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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 – communications@parrysoundsquadron.ca).

75th Anniversary Flag – Here and Gone

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.

The Dipping of the Flag
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The Parry Sound Squadron’s Executive Officer Seemingly Claims  Sail Parry Sound’s Boatyard for the Canadian Power and Sail SquadronsParrySights-7709

PSPS Santa Claus Float Successfully Launched

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.

 

Stories and Photos – It’s Your Show

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 communications@parrysoundsquadron.ca, or to Steven Duff at editor@parrysoundsquadron.ca, 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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