The Association holds an annual “mini-show” as part of Canadian Safe Boating Awareness Week with an assortment of member boats on display at Centre Court of Lansdowne Place Mall in Peterborough.
Held annually, a "Guys in Their Garages" Tour provides the opportunity for Association members to show off boats to be refurbished, work in progress, or a finished product. Often part of the day features a workshop on a specific task involved with remodeling or refurbishing an antique or classic boat.
"Glassing” the bottom of a cedar strip.
Organized by Jim Watt, the High Point run from Bolsover to River Bend Marina on the lower side of Lock 19 from August 11-15, 2008, involved 15 Antique and Classic boats.
There are many occasions when the Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association participates in a variety of Boat Shows. The largest by far was in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Peterborough Lift Lock. This show was held at Little Lake in Peterborough following a run from Young's Point Lock. In some cases, a show will include land displays along with boats in the water, as well as the Association's booth to let everyone attending know who we are.
Of course as antique and classic boat enthusiasts, many Association members make the annual trip, by boat or by car, to the Clayton Antique & Classic Boat Show in the summer, sponsored by the Clayton Antique Boat Museum in upper state New York on the St. Lawrence River.
A Sea of Wooden Boats
Many of the runs or travel to a Rendezvous or event involves locking through the Trent-Severn Waterway as many Association events take place on the surrounding lakes and rivers. Whenever there is "a sea of wooden boats" in any of the locks it always attracts a great deal of attention.
Youngs Point Lock
Kirkfield Lift Lock
Peterborough Lift Lock
Youngs Point Lock
On the way to Peterborough