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ImportantNautical Notes April 2017

Lock PermitImportantDiscover the Trent-Severn and Rideau Waterways this summer... FOR FREE!
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, the 2017 Seasonal Lockage Permit is free! It allows passage through lock systems on all of Parks Canada's national historic canals throughout the entire 2017 navigation season. Order Your Lock Pass Online

ImportantA VHF/Marine Radio Course will be held on SaturdayApril 22 and Saturday April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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ImportantPeterborough Power and Sail Squadron Change of Watch, 58th Annual General Meeting, and Graduation Dinner will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Holiday Inn - Peterborough Waterfront starting at 4:30 pm. Full Details
Notice of 58th Annual General Meeting
Nomination of Officers for 2017-2018

ImportantThe Annual General Meeting of Quinte District will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 240 College Street (at King Street) Cobourg, Ontario on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. Lunch details are to be confirmed at a later date. Note: parking is available on either King or College Street or in the small parking lot behind the church. Enter the church via the back door, go down the hall and the Hutton Room where the meeting is being held is on the right hand side.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Nomination of Officers for 2017-2018

ImportantKawartha Lakes And Peterborough Power and Sail Squadrons Boat-in/Drive-in Picnic/BBQ at the Bobcaygeon Lock will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1200 hours. More Details

ImportantPeterborough Power and Sail Squadron Safety Education and Flare Recovering Day will be held Saturday June 17. 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Buckeye Marine in Bobcaygeon in conjunction with Kawartha Lakes Power and Sail Squadron. More Information

ImportantBoating 2 - Beyond The Basics (PCOC) starts September 12 and runs till October 24, 2017.
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ImportantBoating 3 - Intro to Navigation starts November 7 and runs till December 12, 2017.
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Work has begun to update Lovesick Lock 30 that is expected to be completed by May 17, 2017.

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Work is also scheduled for Bobcaygeon and Lock 19 in Peterborough. More Details

Full information on all infrastructure programs on the canal system

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.