Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
2017 Schedule of Events
Hi everyone, and welcome to the 2017 boating year. For returning members, you will find that we are offering an interesting calendar of events. Be sure to watch this page for full information prior to each event taking place.
For new members joining us this year, we would like to welcome you to TSACBA and encourage you to take part in the activities listed below. For those of you who don't have a boat, we always encourage you to contact the organizers to “hitch a ride” with other club members when boating is involved.
More information and details will be coming soon, as each of the events get closer and don’t forget participation in our events not only strengthens the club, but it also opens doors to many recreational and social activities. There is no better way to see old friends and meet new people than to take part in the TSACBA events. You may even find another boat to buy!
Following is the list of planned events for 2017. As each event approaches more information will be provided.
- Wayne’s Expanded Museum Quality Display - Unique watercraft, model boats and nautical artifacts.
- Ten Rare and Unusual Boats - Ken Kirk’s collection will be on display, including vintage race boats. Ken will do a boat to boat “walk and talk.”
- Classic Glass Restoration Seminar - Ronny Haylock and Murray Parnell will lead the presentation with many examples of completed restorations and works in progress - all right there for you to see first-hand.
- Outboard Motor Lower Unit Tricks and Mysteries - Ron Stevenson will reveal all, from replacing seals to a complete rebuild.
- Boat Registration, License Transfers and The Application Process - John Gullick will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
- Swap Meet and Flea Market - Buy-Sell-Trade. Find the piece you’re looking for or find the person who has one. (If you would like to be a vendor contact
- Boat and Project Display - Plenty of New Space outside for you to bring your boat and motor for “dry” land display. (There is room on the south lawn for another 15-20 boats if you would like to show your latest project and present its history.)
- July 1 Peterborough Canada Day Parade
- July 8 ACBS Toronto Chapter 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show
Friday and Saturday July 14 &15, 2017 Campbellford to Hastings Run in conjunction with Parks Canada to Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday
We are announcing a really good opportunity for our members to enjoy a Canada 150 Anniversary River Run on Saturday July 15, 2017 from Campbellford to Hastings. Completing the Registration Form is an important requirement to be able to participate in this even and it needs to be completed and returned as soon as possible. This event is free to all TSACBA members.
This event, hosted by the municipality of Trent Hills in partnership with TSACBA and Parks Canada, starts on Friday evening July 14, with a welcome reception and refreshments to be held at the Curling Club in Campbellford if enough people register for it. The following day there will be a free pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m. followed by boat launch from 9 to 10 a.m. We will then proceed as a flotilla from Campbellford to Hastings where a box lunch will be provided.
When we arrive at Hastings we will tie up at the marina and transportation will be provided to return to Campbellford to pick up our vehicles and trailers. There will also be a "free to members" BBQ provided at Hastings and we will be able to load up our boats before or after the BBQ.
If you have any question please email or . Come and join us for a great day on the water.
- July 22 Newcastle Annual Wooden Boat Festival
- August 19/20 Rideau Ferry Vintage Race Boat Regatta
- September 9 Chemong Lake Run and Potluck
- November 25 Annual AGM / Christmas Party
Saturday, May 27, 2017 TSACBA's 2017 Spring WorkshopVisit us at “Wayne’s World” 17251 Island Road, Port Perry, Ontario to learn what's new in old boats. Special features for 2017 include:
Schedule for the Day
9:30 a.m. Coffee meet and greet.
10 a.m. Seminars begin.
Noon approximately: Break for lunch. Enjoy homemade Pizza prepared on the spot in one of Wayne’s Tuscan Chef wood-fired Pizza Ovens. Delicious.
4 p.m. Adjourn.
You MUST register to attend. Registration allows us to prepare lunch and break supplies. To register contact or call him at 705-745-3566. This is a TSACBA event and open to Maple Leaf Antique Outboard Motor Club (MLAOC) and ACBS members. Cost for the event includes morning coffee, donuts, and lunch along with a full day of education and entertainment. Cost for the day is $15. Cheques may be made out to: Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association and mailed C/O Jim Watt, #18-300 Franmor Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7R1. You may pay at the door if you have pre-registered.
Friday and Saturday June 9 &10, 2017 Greater Napanee Annual Riverfront FestivalTwo years ago, TSACBA was approached by Greater Napanee with an invitation to participate as a feature display at the 2015 Riverfront Festival. The association receives many such invitations because wooden boats are a substantial draw for any event. These events afford us an opportunity to show off our boats, meet people who are interested in them and promote the hobby. Few venues have proven to be as welcoming and accommodating as the Riverfront Festival.
The festival takes place over Friday and Saturday with some optional activities on Sunday. The committee goes all-out to make it easy for us to attend. The owners of participating boats will receive a subsidy for their hotel room (see note below) and boats are kept overnight in a fenced compound. Members have st class launch facilities with vehicle/trailer parking reserved at no cost and the participants’ reception held on Friday evening with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres has proven to be hospitality at its very best. COME AND JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL!
Friday, June 9, 2017
10:00 am: Static on-land boat display at Park at the riverfront in downtown Napanee School children’s activities including canoe lessons on the river throughout the day.
5:00 pm: The antique boat display feature starts.
5:30 pm: Opening ceremonies.
6:30 pm: VIP welcome reception that you will not want to miss.
7:00 pm: Musical entertainment starts at the bandstand in the park.
Now is the time to make use of the locked overnight storage for boats and trailers at the works department. Overnight security is provided and we have access on demand.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:00 am: Complimentary pancake breakfast.
9:00 am: Launch for in-water boat display.
11:15 am: Boats are moved upstream to accommodate a barefoot waterskiing display.
11:30 am: Parade of boats carrying local dignitaries back to the display area.
3:00 pm: Boat run down the river. Slow boats to Desoronto, fast boats to Picton.
5:00 pm: Following the run, we are welcome to return to the display area or haul out.
As there are no activities on Sunday feel free to return home or stay again overnight. Those staying late or overnight gather for dinner together. Please let us know so we can make reservations.
Since there is an overnight stay involved in the event, the Napanee organizing committee has offered to subsidize our rooms. They have blocked off 10 rooms at the Masterson’s Motel located a short distance from the Park at 691 Highway 41 North. Room rates are $89 - $99 per night and the room subsidy is $50 per room and to a maximum of $500.00 to be pro-rated if necessary. These rooms are being held until April 30th so please call Masterson’s to reserve for Friday (and Saturday if you choose). Greater Napanee has a shortage of rooms over this weekend, so....CALL MASTERSON'S MOTEL FOR RESERVATIONS BEFORE APRIL 30. (613) 354-9392.
For more information contact Jeff Souch, Napanee Event Director by phone 705- 292-0723 or