EYC Canada 150 Celebration and Season Beginning

Commodore’s email to club

Make your plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the beginning of EYC summer fun. Saturday, July 1st 2017 from 10 am through noon please drop by to complete and pay for registration in the Erieau Sailing School and to register your year’s membership (and your boat – racing begins the next day and you want your points to count!)

Festivities start at 5 pm with appetizers and drinks with a celebration BBQ serving food from 6:30 pm. On the menu is BBQ chicken breast, bacon, BBQ Portobello mushrooms, salads and Canada Day cake. Peter Gilbert is providing DJ and Karaoke fun for dancing. We will end the EYC activity in time for everyone to head over to see the very special fireworks display provided by the Erieau Firemen.

We are still working on the final summer schedule, but here are the summer season social highlights:

Sunday, July 9 Potluck Gathering – location being finalized
Saturday, July 15 Chili Cook Off and All Classes and All Ages Race in the Bay. A family cooking competition: your favorite chili and/or Caesar salad. Awards for the Race winners and the favorite chili and Caesar salad.
Thurs, July 20 Kid’s Movie Night and DJ fun – organized by the Junior EYC sailors with help from Peter Gilbert.
Sunday, July 23 Potluck Gathering – location being finalized
Saturday, July 29 Pied Piper Parade and Regatta. Theme: 100 years of Erieau Fun – special costume categories and a special parade with guests honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Village of Erieau
Saturday, August 5 Art in the Boulevard. An EYC major fund raiser. Ably organized by Rob and Mat Poile and friends
Monday, August 7 Commodore’s Picnic, scavenger hunt & games
Thursday, August 10 Kid’s Movie Night and DJ fun – organized by the Junior EYC sailors with help from Peter Gilbert
Saturday, August 12 Gala Mystery Dinner, Auction & Dancing with Superfly. This is a fun fundraiser for the club – start looking for donations now!
Saturday, August 28 Closing Banquet. Come and enjoy the awards and fellowship.
Sunday, Sept 3rd Potluck Gathering – Mallory’s


Regular Weekly Events:


Starts July 2

Regular Senior Races

10:00 am skipper’s meeting. 0-4 races as weather permits

Food & refreshments served

Starts July 4

Euchre Night

7:20 pm

No food or refreshments served


Lark Sailor’s Gathering No food or refreshments served

Starts July 8

Junior Races

10:00 am rigging boats and racing as weather permits

Kid food and refreshments as donated by benefactor members.

Thanks to all those who have volunteered their time and effort to help out. Don’t worry, there will be lots of opportunity for others to participate too. (As the saying goes “We’ll be in touch!”)

Ross Newkirk, Commodore

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