Cdr. Mike’s Memo to all Members and Friends





A few more details have come up that I thought you should know about so please review the following:



November 11, 2016

Port Moody Squadron has invited us all to their annual Remembrance Day ceremonies at Belcarra Park.

Pre-ceremony setup & music at 09:30

Formal ceremony commences at 11:35

2 minutes silence at 11:00

Closing ceremony and fly –over

Lunch by donation

For further detail contact Commander Tony at TonyGojevic@telus.net

November 12, 2016

Bellevue Sail and Power Squadron’s annual Crab & Spaghetti Feed

6pm to 11pm on Mercer Island at the VFW hall – 1836 72nd Ave SE

Our sister Seattle Squadron usually attends this event to compete in the table decorating contest.

Great folks, great food, great dancing and great fun

For more info go to www.bellevuesquadron.org or call 425-531-1694 or 425-531-1695

Don’t forget to wear your favorite beach party attire


November 18, 2016

Coquitlam Squadron Social

PoCo Inn and Suite, 1545 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam

Dinner at 18:30 at Izba Restaurant

Allegro Music at the Crossroads Lounge at 20:00

For reservations and details, please contact Sharon Pope at nursepope@hotmail.com

November 21, 2016

Steveston Marine & Hardware in conjunction with Vancouver Squadron

Wine & Cheese at False Creek Yacht Club for $10

Doors open at 19:00 and the event to follow at 19:30

Sneak peek of the 2017 Boat show, new products and door prizes throughput the night

See the attached flyer


November 25, 2016

Pony races at the Fraser Downs race track has been postponed. Watch for further details.

December 6, 2016

Burnaby Squadron Student Tri-Squadron dinner and Xmas party at Socrates Greek Taverna.

6633 Hastings Street, Burnaby. 18:00 cocktails and 19:00 dinner. All for $30 including tax and tips

We have invited Royal City and Coquitlam Squadrons to celebrate all our Students and to encourage the new grads to join one of our Squadrons.

For reservations and meal choices contact Jennifer Matich at 604 324 2395 or Socials@burnabysquadron.com

See flyer attached

December 11, 2016

Coquitlam Squadron Christmas party and dinner.

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

For reservations and details, please contact Sharon Pope at nursepope@hotmail.com


December 17, 2016

Seattle Sail & Power Squadron’s annual Xmas party

Queen City Yacht Club – 2608 Boyer Ave E, Upper deck from 6pm to 11pm

Saturday Night Fever Disco Dance Holiday Party

Go to www.seattlesailpowersquadron.org or call Tomackie Kim at 206-849-6750 or Jim Haglund at 206-258-8100

Can I say we are busy?  If that’s not enough we have teasers for the future being planned

Info nights, Pub socials, Pony races

Education courses in 2017

January 24 – Boating 1for 2 weeks

February 7 – Boating 2 & 3 for 10 weeks

February 9 – Boating 4 (Seamanship) for 10 weeks

April 6 – Electronic Navigation for 6 weeks

February 15 – 1 day VHF with exam on February 20, 2017

March 29 – 3 evening VHF

Details will be posted to www.boatingcourses.ca in a few weeks

Boat shows – Vancouver from January 18, 2017 to January 22, 2017 and Seattle from January 28, 2017 to February 4, 2017

Our AGM at Confederation Seniors Centre on April 26, 2017

Our COW is being planned for May 12, 2017 at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby. This will be a Tri-Squadron COW with Royal City and Coquitlam. We are planning on having over 100 people for this event. This is going to be some wild and crazy party. Stay tuned for details.


Merit marks are due at the end of this month and need to be submitted in December.

If you do not submit any hours you will lose out on that coveted merit mark

Lorie Murraine will be collecting all your volunteer hours. Please send them to


As always, my door is open. Please contact me with any questions. Cmdr@burnabysquadron.com or 604 762-2827.

Cmdr. Mike

Burnaby Power & Sail Squadron

Burnaby Power & Sail Squadron