Canadian 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 June 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.Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron had a great time at The Boaters Blessing at St Johns church in Lakefield! The church band entertained the congregation with numerous nautical themed hymns. Mayor Mary Smith of the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield attended as well. Yes, we provided cake for all those in attendance! More photos to follow and be posted here soon!
Mark these dates on your calendar for RVCC Recreational Vessel Courtesy Checks:
July 7: Little Lake Peterborough Marina - 1100hrs to 1400hrs
July 14: Cobourg Marina – Time TBD
July 24: Reach Harbour - 1000hrs to 1300hrs
August : Look for further dates and times to be posted here!
Boating 2 – Beyond the Basics will be offered started Monday September 10, 2018 running for a total of six weeks. More Details and Registration InformationCheck out our photos from our winter activities 2.7 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 and Peterborough Burgee logowear is now available through the URStore!
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.
Don’t 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.
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
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
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.