Jericho Rescue Team Training Course

The Jericho Rescue Team is looking for current JSCA members who are physically fit, confident, experienced sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and/or rowers and are interested in further developing their seamanship and water safety skills, to volunteer to assist their fellow boaters. The Jericho Rescue Team provides safety and rescue support for all on-water events facilitated by the JSCA. This year our Rescue Team members will provide safety and rescue coverage for the over 80 on-water event days on our 2018 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 28 & 29. We provide training in watersafety and seamanship, boat handling, boat rescue and first aid. Course graduates must complete ongoing Rescue Team training including the Pleasure Craft Operators Certification, VHF Radio Licence, emergency first aid and CPR Certification (all provided). If you are interested please contact Andrei or Mike in the Jericho office to discuss your qualification for this program. 

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Message from the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation Vancouver On Water Survey – Closing Date March 16

The Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation is developing an on-water recreational strategy for naturally powered watercraft. They are seeking input from all users city wide. The JSCA is asking all users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to participate in the development of strategies that will serve Vancouver ocean recreationalists well into the future. Please take a few minutes to complete their on-line survey, and if you can, attend the Open House in the Burrard Room at the Jericho Sailing Centre on March 10 from 1030H-1400H. If you can’t make the Open House at Jericho there is an earlier one on March 5 in another location, check below for details.
The survey is now available online at vancouver.ca/onwater until March 16

 

The Vancouver Park Board is looking for your feedback about On Water: Vancouver’s Non-motorized Watercraft Strategy. Help us imagine the future of canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more for Vancouver’s waterways!

We would like to share our upcoming open house and workshop dates with you. We hope you can make it!

Attend an Open House  The first hour is a drop-in open house followed by an informal presentation by Vancouver Park Board staff and a workshop. Stay for as much or as little as you can. Please RSVP to the workshop portion of the event at onwater@vancouver.ca

Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 pm –  9:00 pm
Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way

Monday, March 5 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City Lab, 511 West Broadway Street

Saturday, March 10 from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street

Help Us Spread the Word! We want everyone talking about On Water. We’d appreciate your help in circulating the upcoming open house event details to each of your networks!

Feb 27 Facebook Page
Mar 5 Facebook Page
Mar 10 Facebook Page

Take the Survey The survey is now available online at vancouver.ca/onwater until March 16. The information display materials and discussion guide are also available online for your reference.

Stay up to date, visit
vancouver.ca/onwater

 

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World Water Day March 22: “Sea of Life” Film Screening & Discussion

“Sea of Life”  Film Screening and Discussion  March 22, 2018

 In celebration of World Water Day, the SPEC Waste Committee and Jericho Sailing Centre will be screening the award-winning documentary Sea of Life, by Julia Barnes. The film will be followed by a Q&A session.

About Sea of Life:

“Right now what’s happening in the ocean is largely out of sight and out of mind. Sea of Life is about to change that. Filmed over three years in seven countries, Sea of Life dives into some of the most spectacular ecosystems on the planet, exposing both the destruction that’s happening in the ocean and the efforts underway to stop it. Creating a world that’s beautiful for all species will require the greatest heroes of our generation to rise up and tackle the biggest challenge the world has ever faced.”

Watch the Trailer
Screening Details:
Date: Thursday March 22nd
Location:
Jericho Sailing Center in The Burrard Room. 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R 4L9

Doors open: 6.30 pm
Film starts: 7pm
Q&A session: 8.30 to 9pm
Speakers: TBD

Register via Eventbrite to secure your seat   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sea-of-life-screening-and-discussion-tickets-43668029251 

Price: FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Donations will go towards the SPEC Waste Committee’s sustainability work in the community.

About SPEC:

The SPEC Waste Committee takes action to divert products from the waste stream by advocating for three main components:

  • Reducing waste
    Re-using
    Recycling

Some of the many projects they run towards achieving these goals include:

  • The Master Recycler program: an 8-week class where students learn about local waste streams and become certified Master Recyclers.
  • Green2Go: A research project gaging the capacity for restaurants to shift towards reusable, compostable, or recyclable take-out container alternatives.

The Waste Committee is one of three SPEC committees working towards a mission to provide the community with practical solutions for urban sustainability. For more than 45 years SPEC has brought a range of environmental concerns to the attention of policy makers, industry and the public. Through its public education and advocacy work, SPEC has built a lasting legacy of environmental protection.

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2018 JSCA Fees Due April 1

Spring is about to be sprung again in Vancouver, so don’t forget that your 2018 Jericho Sailing Centre Association Membership and Storage fees are due April 1, 2018. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit in person during office hours 0930-1800H 7 days a week. Credit card payments can be made by phone (604) 224-4566

Please don’t pay late! A late fee of $30 will apply to fees paid between April 2-30; a $60 late fee will be applied to late payments received during the month of May, and after that things go from bad to worse and your ship could end up on the craggy rocks of our annual bailiff auction. If you are planning not to store your craft at the Jericho Sailing Centre this year please ensure that you vacate by March 31 and notify the JSCA office so we may bring boats in from our waiting list. Bailiff Auction of unpaid craft June 30 @ Noon.

Many thanks to all of the members who have already paid their fees and included a donation to the JSCA in the bottom section of their invoice. 

Member key locks change on April 3. Keys are available to current members for $6. 

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Ahoy Vancouver Ocean Lovers! This Saturday @ Jericho 1030-1400H Vancouver Park Board OPEN HOUSE

The Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation is developing an on-water recreational strategy for naturally powered watercraft. They are seeking input from all users city wide. The JSCA is asking all users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to participate in the development of strategies that will serve Vancouver ocean recreationalists well into the future. Please take a few minutes to complete their on-line survey, and if you can, attend the Open House at the Jericho Sailing Centre this Saturday, March 10, drop in between 1030H-1400H. The survey is available online at vancouver.ca/onwater until March 16.

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Jericho Rescue Team Training Course

The Jericho Rescue Team is looking for current JSCA members who are physically fit, confident, experienced sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and/or rowers and are interested in further developing their seamanship and water safety skills, to volunteer to assist their fellow boaters. The Jericho Rescue Team provides safety and rescue support for all on-water events facilitated by the JSCA. This year our Rescue Team members will provide safety and rescue coverage for the over 80 on-water event days on our 2018 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 28 & 29. We provide training in watersafety and seamanship, boat handling, boat rescue and first aid. Course graduates must complete ongoing Rescue Team training including the Pleasure Craft Operators Certification, VHF Radio Licence, emergency first aid and CPR Certification (all provided). If you are interested please contact Andrei or Mike in the Jericho office to discuss your qualification for this program. 

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UFO Off Point Grey Identified

That Unidentified Float Object 800M NW of Point Grey is not some sort of new fangled yellow submarine, it is a wave energy testing device, installed last week by NeptuneWAVE. If it works as planned it will generate more energy potential than solar or wind turbine devices.

To find out more about it, bob over to their website at: https://www.neptunewave.ca/
They are interested in hearing your opinion and are offering a $100 draw prize from emails received.

And…
Thank you, NeptuneWAVE for installing a new highly visible turn mark for Jericho Sailing Centre’s paddling & rowing events.

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World Water Day March 22: “Sea of Life” Film Screening & Discussion

“Sea of Life”  Film Screening and Discussion  March 22, 2018

In celebration of World Water Day, the SPEC Waste Committee and Jericho Sailing Centre will be screening the award-winning documentary Sea of Life, by Julia Barnes. The film will be followed by a Q&A session.

About Sea of Life:

“Right now what’s happening in the ocean is largely out of sight and out of mind. Sea of Life is about to change that. Filmed over three years in seven countries, Sea of Life dives into some of the most spectacular ecosystems on the planet, exposing both the destruction that’s happening in the ocean and the efforts underway to stop it. Creating a world that’s beautiful for all species will require the greatest heroes of our generation to rise up and tackle the biggest challenge the world has ever faced.”

Watch the Trailer

Screening Details:

Date: Thursday March 22nd

Location: Jericho Sailing Center in The Burrard Room. 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R 4L9

Doors open: 6.30 pm

Film starts: 7pm

Q&A session: 8.30 to 9pm

Speakers: TBD

Register via Eventbrite to secure your seat   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sea-of-life-screening-and-discussion-tickets-43668029251 

Price: FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Donations will go towards the SPEC Waste Committee’s sustainability work in the community.

About SPEC:

The SPEC Waste Committee takes action to divert products from the waste stream by advocating for three main components:

  • Reducing waste
  • Re-using
  • Recycling

Some of the many projects they run towards achieving these goals include:

  • The Master Recycler program: an 8-week class where students learn about local waste streams and become certified Master Recyclers.
  • Green2Go: A research project gaging the capacity for restaurants to shift towards reusable, compostable, or recyclable take-out container alternatives.

The Waste Committee is one of three SPEC committees working towards a mission to provide the community with practical solutions for urban sustainability. For more than 45 years SPEC has brought a range of environmental concerns to the attention of policy makers, industry and the public. Through its public education and advocacy work, SPEC has built a lasting legacy of environmental protection.

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Snow Cats at the Jericho Sailing Centre

Thanks to Colin Taylor for this pristine snow photo of our compound taken while out “snow shoeing” with the family.

A reminder to folks to check your boats regularly and mind your step in these conditions as it is often icy in these sorts of conditions.

If you have a photo that may be of interest to users of the Jericho Sailing Centre please send it along with a description to mike@jsca.bc.ca

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Vancouver On Water Survey & Open House @ Jericho March 10

The Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation is developing an on-water recreational strategy for naturally powered watercraft. They are seeking input from all users city wide. The JSCA is asking all users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to participate in the development of strategies that will serve Vancouver ocean recreationalists well into the future. Please take a few minutes to complete their on-line survey, and if you can, attend the Open House in the Burrard Room at the Jericho Sailing Centre on March 10 from 1030H-1400H. If you can’t make the Open House at Jericho there is an earlier one on March 5 in another location, check below for details.
The survey is now available online at vancouver.ca/onwater until March 16

 

The Vancouver Park Board is looking for your feedback about On Water: Vancouver’s Non-motorized Watercraft Strategy. Help us imagine the future of canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more for Vancouver’s waterways!

We would like to share our upcoming open house and workshop dates with you. We hope you can make it!

Attend an Open House  The first hour is a drop-in open house followed by an informal presentation by Vancouver Park Board staff and a workshop. Stay for as much or as little as you can. Please RSVP to the workshop portion of the event at onwater@vancouver.ca

Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 pm –  9:00 pm
Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way

Monday, March 5 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City Lab, 511 West Broadway Street

Saturday, March 10 from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street

Help Us Spread the Word! We want everyone talking about On Water. We’d appreciate your help in circulating the upcoming open house event details to each of your networks!

Feb 27 Facebook Page
Mar 5 Facebook Page
Mar 10 Facebook Page

Take the Survey The survey is now available online at vancouver.ca/onwater until March 16. The information display materials and discussion guide are also available online for your reference.

Stay up to date, visit
vancouver.ca/onwater

 

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Hawaiian Canoe Blessing Ceremony Blessed by Pineapple

The Pineapple Express is the name given to the atmospheric river that transports buildups of moisture from the tropical Pacific, around Hawaii, and delivers it as precipitation to Vancouver during our winters. Every once in a while “Pineapples” encounter much colder Arctic outbreak air over our coast resulting in snow from the mountains all the way down to the shoreline.

Such was the case overnight into the morning of Sunday, February 18 when the Jericho Paddling Club hosted a traditional Hawaiian Wa’a ceremony to bless their new ultralight canoe – Makani. They were honored by the presence of Paul Pam Aio, Bo Chun Fook and Brenda Zoller Chun Fook, Hawaiian paddlers who conducted the ceremony. To the best of our knowledge this was the first time such a ceremony was conducted in Canada-appropriate of course, because Vancouver is the Hawaii of Canada- and likely the first time such a ceremony was conducted on snow.  No doubt the unique Vancouver Wa’a blessing conditions and her flashy pineapple colour will help propel Jericho Paddling Club’s Makani crews to racing success well into the future.

The Wa’a Ceremony complete, the crew put Makani back in her boathouse. Thanks to Jan Chavarie (lead hand in the pineapple jacket) for this week’s cover photo.

 

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Message from the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

The Vancouver Park Board is looking for your feedback about On Water: Vancouver’s Non-motorized Watercraft Strategy. Help us imagine the future of canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more for Vancouver’s waterways!

We would like to share our upcoming open house and workshop dates with you. We hope you can make it!

Attend an Open House  The first hour is a drop-in open house followed by an informal presentation by Vancouver Park Board staff and a workshop. Stay for as much or as little as you can. Please RSVP to the workshop portion of the event at onwater@vancouver.ca

Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 pm –  9:00 pm
Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way

Monday, March 5 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City Lab, 511 West Broadway Street

Saturday, March 10 from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street

Help Us Spread the Word! We want everyone talking about On Water. We’d appreciate your help in circulating the upcoming open house event details to each of your networks!

Feb 27 Facebook Page
Mar 5 Facebook Page
Mar 10 Facebook Page

Take the Survey The survey is now available online at vancouver.ca/onwater until March 16. The information display materials and discussion guide are also available online for your reference.

Stay up to date, visit
vancouver.ca/onwater

 

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