Ashbridge’s Bay Canadian Power and Sail Squadron celebrates 53 years of teaching safe boating

From Katie P.:
I am a volunteer for the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, a non-profit local & national organization and would be awesome to see everyone at our event this coming Thursday (May 30th) evening.

Join us – the Ashbridge’s Bay Canadian Power & Sail Squadron (CPS-ECP, a non-profit organization) is celebrating 53 years of teaching safe boating!

To celebrate the Ashbridge’s Bay Squadron will be participating in the CPS-ECP National Flag Relay Event on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm. See details below.

CPS-ECP’s first squadron was formed in 1938 by three Canadians in Windsor, Ontario and has grown across Canada to become the largest organization of its kind in the world with over 26,000 members in 155 squadrons. CPS-ECP is also the foremost educational boating authority in Canada. Every year thousands of members volunteer their time to teach safe boating courses, develop training material, host events, offer vessel courtesy checks for boaters and manage the organization. Why? CPS-ECP members have a passion and love for the water and enjoy sharing the boating lifestyle with others – a strong sense of community, with each squadron offering something special and unique to all boaters that congregate around the docks and marinas they call home.

To celebrate its National 75th anniversary, CPS-ECP has organized a National Flag Relay across Canada! Two special commemorative flags have started their journeys across Canada on May 5th from where it all began – Windsor, ON. One will go east to Avalon, Newfoundland and the other going west to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. To symbolize how CPS-ECP has touched every major waterway in Canada, dipping ceremonies will take place at each stop at each Squadron from coast to coast.

CPS-ECP has another good reason to celebrate: we have taught close to 1 million people safe boating from coast to coast in the last 75 years!
Come & celebrate with the Ashbridge’s Bay Squadron:

• York West & York East Districts – the GTA Squadrons
• Greater Toronto Area’s Ceremonial Flag Relay Event for CPS-ECP
• At the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
o 1391 Lake Shore Blvd West
o Toronto, ON M6K 3C1
o website
• On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

To learn more about our history, awards, events, courses, memberships – please visit our GTA CPS-ECP website: http://www.cpstoronto.ca/ (there is a link to the National Site)

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