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 “hitch a ride” 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 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 2016. As each event approaches more information will be provided.
- July 1 - Peterborough Canada Day Parade followed by Social at the Gullicks
Hi Everyone. Last year on Canada Day we had a display in the Peterborough Canada Day parade and heard great things from the people in the crowd. We are returning again this year on Canada Day, meeting at the City Hall parking lot on Water Street at around 10:00 a.m. to get ready and to decorate. The parade starts at noon and will take an hour or more to meander down George Street. Following the parade, John and Vicki Gullick have invited us to their house for a social and dinner from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Our host will be BBQing so all you need to bring is a chair, drinks and a salad/desert to share.
Please if you can join us for the parade, join us at the Gullicks later, or either/both. John and Vicki’s address is in the roster. If you have any questions, let us know!
Hope to see you there!
- July 9 - ACBS Toronto Annual Gravenhurst Boat Show
- July 23 - Run and Pot Luck at Ronny’s 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
With events coming at us fast and furious, I wanted to get a message out about the Miss Midland Boat Cruse weekend. The plan is to attend the Port Carling Boat Show on Saturday August 13. 2016 and then the Miss Midland Boat Cruise on Sunday August 14, 2016. We have eight rooms held for us at the Best Western in Midland until June 30, 2016. If you are planning to attend and would like to stay at the Best Western they have single king rooms available for us at a rate of $130.00 for Friday night and $170.00 for Saturday night – let them know you are with the Trent Severn Antique Boat Association when you book. The phone number for the Best Western Midland is 705 526-9307.Be sure to book your room early and let me know that you will be joining us on the run. Full details to follow.
President Jeff Souch
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- August 22 -25 - Rideau Lakes Run
This event is planned as a four day tour on the Rideau Canal system. It is an area where I have gone boating several times in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed. The week begins on Monday August 22, 2016 with a rendezvous at the Marina in Portland, Ontario. The marina has a wide ramp, is an excellent place to launch and there is amble street parking for the week located throughout out the Town.
After launching there is a short cruise, one lock then on to the Town of Westport. Accommodation will be reserved at The Cove which has dock space available for us on the property. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 will be spent cruising north on the Rideau up to Smith’s Falls for lunch, returning to Westport for dinner. Wednesday August 24, 2016 we will cruise south to The Opinicon for lunch followed by a leisurely cruise back to the Cove. Thursday August 25, 2016 is check out day with the short cruise back to Portland for haul out.
Your cost for the weekend will include ramp fees, lock passes for the 4 days, accommodation and food. An estimate of the costs will be provided once accommodation has been secured. The event is limited to 10 boats and 20 people on a fist come, first served basis. In order to make the required reservations we need to know who will be joining us. Please e-mail with any questions you might have and to confirm attendance.
Hope to see you there! Jeff Souch, President, TSACBA
- September 24 - Chemong Lake Run and Pot Luck
- November 26 - AGM and Christmas Dinner