Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
2016 Schedule of Events
Hi everyone, and welcome to the 2016 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 ďhitch a rideĒ with other club members when boating is involved.
If there is an event you want to attend we encourage you to register by contacting as soon as possible to ensure yourself a spot. More information and details will be coming soon, as each of the events get closer and donít 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 2016. As each event approaches more information will be provided.
- March 16-20 - Toronto Sportsmenís Show - International Centre
We will soon be starting our 2016 events with the Toronto Sportsmenís show being first on the list. In the past the Maple Leaf Antique Outboard Club has done this show with help from our Association. This year TSACBA is doing the show with support from the outboard guys. The show takes place March 16-20, 2016 at the International Centre on Airport Road in Mississauga. We will have three or four boats and motors on display along with our Association information. We will be looking for volunteers to help staff the show, so if you are interested in lending a hand please contact Murray Parnell or John Gullick.
- May 14 - Workshop at Wayne Robinson's - Port Perry
Our next event will be the annual workshop at Wayne Robinsonís in Port Perry. This year our theme is "Oddball and Oddities" with a unique display of boats and motors. We would like to see lots of different oddball boats, wood, glass, or aluminium, as well as motors. If you have something you would like to display please contact Murray Parnell. The date for this event has been moved to May 14, 2016, to hopefully give us better weather than in previous years. We hope to see a large turnout at this Workshop.
- June 10 -12 Greater Napanee Riverfront Festival
Once again we will be participating in this event in Napanee. Plans include a family day on Friday with TSACBA interacting with local students, a boat display downtown on Friday night, a boat parade to the waterfront on Saturday morning, a variety of activities in the riverfront park including a TSACBA boat display and run down the river during the day on Saturday, and breakfast along with TSACBA interaction with local seniors in the park on Sunday morning. Watch our website regularly for full details on this event and plan to attend.
- June 18 Paddle To Power Boat Show - Millennium Park, Peterborough
After a few years absence the Paddle to Power antique and classic boat display is returning to Millennium Park in Peterborough. Our first event focused on the history of boat building in the surrounding area and featured canoes, boats and motors that were built in the area. It also featured active regional boat builders. This year we will be expanding the types and boat manufacturers but will continue to feature regional manufacturers from both the past and present. Antique and classic fiberglass and metal boats will also be featured. Come and see some of the new technologies of the 50s and 60s. This event is being presented with support from the City of Peterborough and CHEX Television. This is a free public event but donations will be gratefully accepted. Watch our website regularly for full details on this event and plan to attend.
- June 25 - Grand Opening of Rosedale Revitalized Park
- July 1 - Peterborough Canada Day Parade followed by Social at the Gullicks
- July 9 - ACBS Toronto Annual Gravenhurst Boat Show
- July 23 - Run and Pot Luck at Ronnyís Lodge - Trent River
- August 13-14
Saturday - Muskoka Lakes Association Port Carling Boat Show followed by a pot luck at the Potts in Penetanguishene
Sunday - Miss Midland Boat Cruise
- August 22 -25 - Rideau Lakes Run
- September 24 - Chemong Lake Run and Pot Luck
- November 26 - AGM and Christmas Dinner
Pan Am Games 2015 Torch Relay
Past President Jim Watt had the honour of being the TSACBA representative carrying the Toronto 2015 Pan AM Games Torch - by boat - Thursday June 4, 2015 as part of the Pan Am Torch Relay Community Celebration in Peterborough. This portion of the torch relay was unique as a portion of the relay travelled along the Trent Severn Waterway via the Peterborough Rowing Club, TSACBA using locally build antique watercraft, the Survivors Abreast Dragon Boat Team, and the Canadian Canoe Museum voyageur canoes. In the photos taken by Daphne Robertson, Jim Watt passes the torch to Survivors Abreast Dragon Boat Team captain Karen Stillman.