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.
- May 14 - Workshop at Wayne Robinson's - Port Perry
Spring is here and that means it’s time for our Spring Workshop. May 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.. Once again Wayne Robinson has opened his shop at 17251 Island Road, Port Perry for the event. This year we are featuring “Oddballs and Oddities” - displays of unique boats and motors that we normally only see in magazines if at all. The owners of these unusual items will provide a brief history of their treasures. There will also be a discussion covering several boat manufacturers from the 1950s and their transition from wood to fiberglass. The nautical flea market returns with several vendors and Wayne’s second level will be open for business. Lunch again this year will be submarine sandwiches and also pizza cooked on site with Wayne’s outdoor pizza oven. We still have room and are looking for 10-12 rare boats for the display – please contact if you can help out. For flea market registration please contact . The cost again this year will be $15.00 which includes coffee & donuts and lunch with a drink. Attendance is by pre-registration. Please let us know if you will be joining us.
President Jeff Souch
- 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. Information on the Greater Napanee Website
- 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 Paddle to Power focused on the history of boat building in the surrounding area and featured canoes, boats and motors that were built in the Peterborough area. It also featured active regional boat builders. The original Paddle to Power was viewed by thousands of visitors throughout the day. 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. We present this edition as a great opportunity to showcase some of the rich marine heritage we possess within the Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association. We are asking you to help us make this Paddle to Power a similar success by bringing your boat to display on land from about 9:00 in the morning until early afternoon. 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. Please confirm your attendance along with the year make and model of your boat and motor to . Thank you for helping your club make this a success.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 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
- 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
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.