Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

Of interest:

AnniversaryCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons is celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2018!

Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959


Read our latest newsletter Nautical Notes April 2018


Squadron Commander Gina Lee recently visited two of our long-time members and presented them with a certificate of appreciation for continuing to renew their membership year after year. Read about it here and view photos.


WHERE: St. Johnís Anglican Church, 81 Queen St, Lakefield, Ontario, June 17, 2018, 10:30 am

This is a great opportunity to bring our boating community together in fellowship.Boaters of all ages and their crew are invited to join the St. Johnís congregation for a special service and blessing to coincide with this summerís boating season
Reverend Munroe Scott will be presiding. Boaters can bring a small item from their watercraft to be blessed.These might include life jacket, compass, paddle, hat and of course your valuable captain and crew.
The St Johnís Church Band will be on hand to play nautical hymns for your singing enjoyment.
Join us after the service for refreshments and an opportunity to meet volunteers from The Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron from CPS-ECP. They will be on hand to answer any of your boat safety or training concerns.
We are honored that Rev. Munroe Scott and his congregation have joined our organization to celebrate another year of Safe Boating during the 2018 navigation season!

Contact Susan Mellow/Promotions Officer
Telephone 705-292-0195


Mark these dates on your calendar and watch our website and newsletter for any details regarding our participation:
June 9: Ready, Set, Wear It
July 7: Ready, Set, Wear It
August 11: Ready, Set, Wear It


Kawartha Lakes Power and Sail Squadron is having a BBQ to celebrate its 60th Anniversary on Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:00 - 4:00. When its charter began on May 1, 1958, the Squadron had 12 members, and look at it now! The Squadron hopes that we will bring our family and enjoy the day. Details and Downloadable Registration Form


Boating 2 Ė Beyond the Basics will be offered started Monday September 10, 2018 running for a total of six weeks. More Details and Registration Information

ImportantCheck out our photos from our winter activities

Important2.7 million Canadian fire extinguishers are being recalled for being defective. Be sure to check the fire extinguishers on your boat(s) and elsewhere to see if they are safe or need to be returned. Further information at the Peterborough Examiner and on CBC Business News (this link includes photos).

CPS-ECP RegaliaImportantCPS-ECP and Peterborough Burgee logowear is now available through the URStore!
Full Details

ImportantDowload and print our new brochure and the pass the word by giving it to friends or family who might be interested in our programs!

New Benefits for CPS-ECP Members from Cowan Insurance and Fugawi

Did you know about the CPS-ECP YouTube resource? Visit and view videos that will give you all kinds of boating tips and information on topics such as winterizing your boat, towing a boat, distress signalling, navigation, life jacket safety, docking and more. Explore the Videos

There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License announced by Transport Canada. You now have two options to help you request your free Pleasure Craft License: electronically (new) or by post. Full Details

Do you realize you can saving money on your boat insurance every year? This can be done by taking our boating course and presenting your CPS-ECP Boating Certificate to your local insurance agent. Go to our national website for this and other great ongoing membership benifits.

Donít get caught without your Pleasure Craft Operator Card and having to pay the $250.00 fine. Get your card from CPS-ECP in the classroom or online. The CPS-ECP PCOC course is approved by Transport Canada and is the only card in Canada approved by the National Association of State Boating Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard.

Get Started Now with the online PCOC course from CPS-ECP

We offer a full range of other courses to help you become a better and safer boater, and to better enjoy your boating experience. To enquire or to register for courses online submit your request or contact Jim Lee at 705.652.1206 or by .

RVCC - Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check - Have you ever wondered whether or not your boat is properly equipped? When you see the marine detachment approaching do you get a sinking feeling (no pun intended) in the pit of your stomach? Even the most experienced boaters have some difficulty keeping up with the requirements outlined by Transport Canada. Well we have the solution for you! More Information

Important We always need to update our Membership Information. Please help us out if you have moved, purchased a new boat, sold your current boat, or changed your email address. You can change your information using our online form, downloading our printable form to mail or send as an email attachment, or by contacting our .

If you are interested in more information on membership in CPS-ECP visit the CPS-ECP National Website.

News Alert: Flare Disposal: Boaters can now dispose of old marine flares by taking them to:
OPP Constable Syvret
453 Lansdowne Street East
(705) 742-0401
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
You can also take them to this location during other hours and the officer at the front desk will take them and keep them for Constable Syvret.