Cowichan Bay Marina: 70’ Slip Available Now

Cowichan Bay Marina is conveniently located midway between Victoria and Nanaimo. If you are looking for a home for your 50-foot+ boat, this may be the slip for you. Marina amenities include tenant parking, washroom with shower, and internet.

Current moorage rates are $11/foot if paid monthly (including post-dated cheques), or $10/foot if paid quarterly. Metered 30 to 60 amp power is available. $25 of the moorage fee is applied to the hydro bill.

Living aboard is an option at this slip. The liveaboard fee is $100/month.

Email Gary at cowichanbaymarina@shaw.ca or phone 250.701.9033.

2019 Annual General Meeting

March 31, 2019

Dear Member:

This is to inform you that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association will take place Sunday, April 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We are trying something different for this year’s AGM, given that our membership is scattered along the BC coast. We’re going to hold our meeting online as well as in person!

We ask you to please RSVP by Saturday, April 6th, and indicate whether you will attend in person or online. Once we know how many members will attend in person, we’ll have the room set up accordingly.

Once we know how many members plan to attend online, we will set up the appropriate online platform. You’ll be notified well in advance of the AGM regarding how to log in to the meeting.

If you opt to attend in person, the meeting will be at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt (Naden), Nelles Block conference room. You’ll need to show government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s licence, health card) at the gate. Nelles is the white apartment block at the top of the hill as you enter the base.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to self-nominate at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to briefly introduce yourself, where you’re from, and why you’re interested in running for the BCNR Board of Directors.

Attached are PDF and Word copies of the agenda for the meeting, the minutes of the 2017 AGM, and the proxy form. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, here is a link to a free version – just follow the prompts: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html. If you are unable to attend at all, please complete, scan, and return your proxy form to me at donna_sassaman@bcnr.org. Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you at the BCNR online-and-in-person AGM!

Donna Sassaman

Recording Secretary

Fortune 30 for Sale

Designed by Stan Huntingford, the Fortune 30 is a strong, sea-kindly, centre-cockpit cutter that is capable of crossing oceans as well as gunk-holing along the coast.

Mercedes is currently set up for a single-hander but will accommodate a couple. She has full standing headroom, a snug galley, newly reconditioned head, a new diesel heater, and a new traveler system. She needs some TLC. Mercedes is moored at an affordable dock in Cowichan Bay, BC.  The price is $7000 firm.

Contact James at 250.701.4976 or j.r.watt47@gmail.com for more information and to view.

Opportunity to Comment on Central Saanich’s application for Brentwood Bay Licence of Occupation

The following link individuals an opportunity to write to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in regards to the District of Central Saanich’s application for a Licence of Occupation for a portion of Brentwood Bay.

For more information:
https://www.centralsaanich.ca/our-community/news/province-accepting-comments-central-saanichs-brentwood-bay-application

2017 Annual General Meeting

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Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd, 2:00 pm, at the Sunset Room, located at 401 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3N8. Please note that the Sunset Room is accessed through a locked gate. One of the directors will be at the gate to let you in.

Please R.S.V.P. to through the Contact Form by October 20th to confirm your attendance so that we can arrange for enough tables and chairs to accommodate everyone and provide refreshments.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to let your name stand at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to give a very short ‘speech’ before the election: two minutes maximum to introduce yourself (work and/or personal and/or boating experience), your home port, and why you want to serve on the Board.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please send it to us through the Contact Form by October 8th to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

The agenda and any accompanying documents will be emailed to you by October 10th.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 22nd!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

Massive Marine Garage Sale 2017

2017GarageFBBannerBCNRA will have a table at the Massive Marine Garage Sale this year, raising funds and awareness for our Association! We are always pleasantly surprised by our membership’s generous donations. If you have anything to contribute, please respond to our broadcast email or send us a note!

Thank you for your continued support!

Where and When?
Saturday, April 22, from 9:00am — 1:00pm, in its usual place ? the Pier A warehouse building at Ogden Point (the cruise ship terminal) in Victoria. The entrance is $5 for adults; children 12 and under get in FREE. For more information visit: http://mmbc.bc.ca/massive-marine-garage-sale/

2016 Annual General Meeting

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October, 2016
2016 Annual General Meeting

Dear Members:

Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 6th, 3:30 pm, at Canoe Cove Joe’s Cafe, located at Canoe Cove Marina, North Saanich.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to let your name stand at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to introduce themselves before the election. No long political speeches are required…or desired! You’ll have two minutes maximum to introduce yourself (professional and/or personal and/or boating), your home port, and why you’re interested in serving on the Board.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please respond to our broadcast email or send a message through our contact form by October 22, 2015, to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

The annual business meeting of the BCNRA will be followed by a no-host dinner at the cafe. As the BCNR is not being charged for the use of this venue, we sincerely hope that all who attend our AGM will stay for dinner, spirits, and dessert. There will be lots of opportunity to meet new and old friends, trade stories, and talk living aboard.

Menu choices: Beef, chicken, or vegetarian burger with choice of fries or salad. Burger includes lettuce, tomato, sliced dill, and red onion, served on a brioche-style bun with mayo, relish and mustard. The fries are hand-cut Kennebec potatoes and the salad is mixed greens with tomato and cucumber slices. $16 + tax + 15% gratuity.

Please RSVP your attendance to by responding to our broadcast email or by sending a message through our contact form. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please complete and return the Proxy Vote Form by November 1st.

Looking forward to seeing you on November 6th!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

Affordable Housing on the BC Coast

Letter read on Almanac CBC, October 17th, 2016.

I am 70 and live on a boat. It’s a good option for affordable housing. Unfortunately, many coastal communities, Harbour authorities, and Island Trust committees discriminate against the live aboard option by banning our existence. This is totally unnecessary as there are many ways to deal creativity with live aboard boaters. An example of this is the Victoria Harbour Authority which had developed systems and policies to accommodate live aboard boats.

Rick Schnurr
Director
BC Nautical Residents Association