Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
2013 Schedule of Events
Hi everyone, and welcome to the 2013 boating year. For returning members, you will find that we are offering a similar but interesting calendar of events. For new members joining us this year, we would like to welcome you to TSACBA and encourage you to take part in the activities. As in the past, our very popular “Free Runs” will continue thanks to the support from fellow members taking up the task of hosting them. The “Free Runs” are no charge for members to attend, and you only need to look after your own expenses for ramp, locks etc.
Three of the runs this year are made possible by members stepping up to organize and host them. Thank you to the Rhodes for Victoria Place, Canada Day Run, and the organizers of the Balsam Lake Run and Rideau Canal Run. 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. We are also offering a new event to include everyone, whether you have a working boat or not.
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!
To register for any events please contactJune 15 TSACBA Boat Run “Fresh Water Summit” / Balsam Lake
With summer fast approaching it is time to move away from working on our boats and in behind the steering wheel to enjoy the first run of the season. For the past few years Coboconk, Ontario in conjunction with the Fresh Water Summit Committee, has celebrated the fact that Balsam Lake is Canada's highest body of fresh water. You can go around the world by starting at Balsam Lake and never touch land. To the East, Balsam drains into Cameron Lake at the Rosedale Lock and to the West, the Kirkfield Lift-lock descends on the Trent Canal leading to Lake Simcoe.
Our run will start 9:00 am Saturday June 15 at Rosedale on Balsam Lake. From Rosedale we will travel North to arrive in Coboconk at approx 10:00am. The Fresh Water Summit Committee will have reserved the main warf for us to tie up and display the boats until 1:00 pm. Please prepare a picnic lunch or purchase a lunch at the Fresh Water Summit event. At 1:00 pm we will motor back out onto Balsam Lake and head West through the canal to Mitchell Lake and then to the Kirkfield Liftlock, where we can dock and view the lock operation. Following that we will come back and tour the rest of the lake. For those not wanting to go to the liftlock there is a popular sandbar for sunbathing and lots of areas for water skiing in Balsam Lake. The entire run will be about 45 to 50 miles in distance.
Some of you may want to make a weekend of it, so the Fresh Water Summit Committee advised us that there is a parade of Boats Though Out the Ages on Friday night June 14.. We are invited to join them on Friday and those wishing to spend a night or more in Coboconk can contact Catherine Kersteman at the Saucy Willow Inn.
For those of you that are new to our boat runs, this is a free event for members. There is no cost to attend, but you are required to look after your own expense such as launching, parking, food and other costs. Please register by to let us know what you are bringing for a boat (we are mainly concerned with the length for dock planning) and who will be riding with you. There will be more detailed information sent out for those who have registered. See you there.June 22 ACBS Toronto Small Craft Builders Rendezvous: Peterborough Canoe Museum.
If you love, build, restore, use or want to learn more about small wooden watercraft, don’t miss this opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded folk! There will be live demonstrations, workshops, vendors and special guest speakers. The Museum will be open and free to all participants. This event will also celebrate Ted Moores’40th year of building and sharing his passion for boats. Ted’s shop is located at Bear Mountain Boats in Peterborough, and he is the author of Canoecraft, Kayakcraft, and Kayaks You Can Build. For more information, visit the ACBS website. July 01 TSACBA Victoria Place Run July 06 ACBS Toronto Gravenhurst Boat Show: ACBS Toronto August 10 Manotick Club Boat Show: Manotick Club August 17 TSACBA Hastings Waterfront Festival: September 28 TSACBA Fall Run/Pot Luck/ Dance November 30 TSACBA AGM/Christmas Dinner