On January 28th, the Georgia Strait Alliance is hosting a forum for citizens to come together and envision the future of Vancouver’s shorelines together. It’s a great opportunity for residents, and especially those who use the shore as sailors, kayakers, surfers, to have a say in what the future of our waterfronts should look like.
What do you want Vancouver’s beaches, seawall to look like in 30 yrs? Join @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1
Vancouver’s waterfront is changing – help shape its future @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1 #MyVanWaterfront
What does the future hold for Vancouver’s urban shores? Join @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1 #MyVanWaterfront
Wondering about sea level rise & adaptation in Van? Join @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1 #MyVanWaterfront
Do you live close to the Fraser? Share your ideas for the River’s future @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1
Do you work on the waterfront? Share ur ideas for the future of #YVR shoreline @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens Forum Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1
Do you enjoy our beaches? Share your ideas for the future of #YVR’s shoreline @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1
Do you love the seawall? Share your ideas for the future of #YVR’s shoreline @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1
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DATE: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver
The 2015 Annual Fleet Planning Meeting will be held at the Jericho Sailing Centre on Tuesday, November 25 at 1900H in the Members Lounge and is open to all JSCA members.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
REGIONAL NATIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR
Nov. 7, 8 AND 9 2014 – West Vancouver Yacht Club
AIMS OF THE SEMINAR
- Provide the seminar and the opportunity to pass the test to meet some of the requirements for becoming certified as either a Regional or National judge – the seminar and the test are the same.
- Help develop the practical skills and develop the experience of existing and prospective RJs and NJs in the application of the RRS and related procedures.
- Candidates are expected to know the rules sand the material presented in the Club Judge Seminar. This seminar will help participants take that knowledge and work thru writing a good decision. This seminar will not be teaching the rules.
- Provide experience for candidates who wish to gain RJ/NJ status and to be able to:
- Competently serve on protest committees at national championships
- Chair protest and redress hearings at local and regional level championships
- Friday Nov. 7 1800 – 2100 hrs
- Saturday Nov. 8 0830 – 1700 hrs
- Sunday Nov. 9 0830 – 1500 hrs
- Note – this announcement is an update to that distributed on Sept. 23, 2014.
- The seminar is being hosted by West Vancouver Yacht Club in the upper floor of their Sailing Centre.
- Coffee and Tea will be provided at breaks. Lunch will be served both Saturday and Sunday and are included in your registration fee.
- The Registration Fee is $120 and is payable by credit card to BC Sailing (see below) when you register. If you have already registered call Nancy to take care of the payment. There will not be facilities to take payment at the seminar.
- Within a few days of this Announcement or your registration you will receive three preseminar assignments by email. Before Nov. 1 the assignments should be emailed to Robert Stewart at MerrileesAlberta@bellnet.ca as each one is completed In order that they can be reviewed and worked into the seminar program.
Register with Nancy Chow at 604-333-3628 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The registration fee is payable at the time of registration. If you have already registered call Nancy to take care of the payment.
|President Chris Stairs Thanks the Volunteers of Jericho|
| OUR DEBT OF GRATITUDE…
o Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss
o You don’t have to be a talking frog to make a difference. We all have talents and gifts we can share with others. ~ Kermitt the Frog
You know, I did try. Honestly. I sat staring at this blank page for an hour trying to write something original, both witty and profound. Something appropriate to celebrate the incredible efforts of our many volunteers at JSCA. A few inspiring words to share on Volunteer Recognition Night, this Sunday, October 19, 2014. But who can top the worldly wisdom of a talking frog? Certainly not I.
Still, it’s important that we all collectively take a moment to think on and thank everything our JSCA volunteers do for us each year. Whether supporting Jericho Rescue, cleaning up the yard, supporting our major events calendar, managing its many regattas, or serving on the Board of Directors, the JSCA society would not be commemorating 40 strong years of community service if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of individual members who do what they can to make our aquatic home-on-the-water that much more special.
So the next time you see a volunteer working in the yard, or launching a Rescue vessel, be sure to say thanks. Offer them a hot coffee after a cold shift on the water. And think how you might be able to share a few more hours of your own. If time is not a currency you have in abundance, than a “fiver” in the Rescue jar (as only one example) will go a long way to keeping our Rescue Team well equipped. Every hour and every dollar makes a big difference for any not-for-profit. Ours is no exception. Hats off to our volunteers!
o The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde
o I am only one, but still I AM one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do SOMETHING. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I CAN DO! ~ Hellen Keller
Chris Stairs, President
Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Racing Awards & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner October 19
All members are invited to attend the annual JSCA Racing Awards and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, October 19 at 1700H. Tickets are $10 and available in the JSCA office up until Saturday, October 18. There will be a slideshow presentation and awards bestowed upon our notable racers and volunteers. As our way of showing appreciation for our volunteers, they receive complementary tickets. If you volunteered for the JSCA in 2014 and haven’t received your invitation please contact the JSCA office.
This short video produced by UBC REC really captures the essence of their Day of the Longboat event and what it means when we say the Jericho Sailing Centre is Vancouver’s Ocean Community Centre:
Thanks to UBC REC for the use of this video and the adjouning photo.
Three thousand years ago the original human inhabitants of this area flexed their paddles and launched their canoes from this pre-Vancouver, pre-Pacific, shoreline into the Salish Sea. It was a cornerstone of their culture. This weekend 3,500 participants will get their coming of age, at the 2014 UBC REC “Day of the Longboat” -the millenniums old Salish/Vancouver-ish tradition continues.
The Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver’s Ocean Community Centre, has hosted the UBC “Day of the Longboat” for more than a quarter of a century and we welcome everyone to come view this spectator friendly, ocean playground, community event on September 27 & 28 (0800-1600H). You will witness an invigoratingly unique, very large, slightly loud, Salish Sea, celebration of the paddle; our soul connection to Vancouver’s most ancient community. Your ocean spirit, will be lifted.
For more info on Day of the Longboat, paddle over to: http://www.legacygames.ubc.ca/events/longboat/
Celebrate the beginning of Fall, Vancouver’s Windiest Season, with the multi-award winning movie Children of the Wind. The UBC Sailing Club presents Children of the Wind which tells the story of the Bonaire windsurfers, a group of native kids, who under the remarkable mentorship of Elvis Martinus, founder of the Bonaire Aquaspeed windsurfing club, overcame insuperable odds to not only dominate an inherently elitist sport but to revolutionize it.
Date: Tuesday September 23rd.
Time: Movie 7:30, but doors open at 7:00
Location: Jericho Sailing Centre – Burrard Room
1300 Discovery Road – Vancouver BC
This weekend Sept. 13 & 14 Jericho is hosting 2 great events.
The Wavechaser Paddle Series Grand Finale on Saturday the 13th and the UBC Sailing Club Fall Open Regatta, on the 13th and 14th. Please see below for more info.
UBC Sailing Club Regatta, Sat/Sun September 13th/14th
On September 13th/14th, the UBC Sailing Club is having a regatta to finish off the season. Registration will start Saturday the 13th at 8:30am and run until 10:30am at Jericho. The regatta will be $40/person, which will include food after the races on Saturday night. We will be sailing the FJ’s, Lasers and Vanguards so come prepared! It will be a great time and an awesome way to show off all the sailing you’ve been doing over the summer (or a great way to get back on the water)! Check on our Facebook page for more updates as the regatta approaches!
Summer officially continues until September 22. If the BC Teacher Strike/Lockout continues into September, Jericho’s Schools will continue their summer Monday-Friday Youth Camps to provide alternative educational options. Jericho Schools are currently booking these programs now on a refundable basis. For details:
Dinghy Sailing http://www.macsailing.com/
Windsurfing & Stand Up Paddling http://www.windsure.com/
Ocean Kayaking http://www.ecomarine.com/
Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, presented by BC Hydro and BG Group, makes a splash at the Jericho Sailing Centre on August 24 from 1000H-1400H with live animals from marine habitats of British Columbia’s coast. Touch a sea star, examine a hermit crab and discover the connections between aquatic life, the environment and ourselves.
- Interactive and educational displays of British Columbia’s invertebrates, fish, sharks and marine mammals fascinate all ages.
- A 200-litre mobile touch table that lets you get up-close with cold-water marine invertebrates and fish.
- Artifacts and our AquaVan team help to make this educational experience FUN for the whole family!
Led by Vancouver Aquarium Educators, this flexible program offers unique educational experiences for all ages.