Massive Marine Garage Sale 2015

photo 2If you’re looking to gain some freeboard this year, we can help! BCNRA is seeking donations for our table at the 2015 Massive Marine Garage Sale in Victoria. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, please let us know by responding to the recent members email or sending us a message through our website. We have folks available until April 24th to receive or pick your items in the Victoria and Sidney area.

Learn more about how your donations are used here and thank you for your support!

Where and When?
Saturday, April 25, from 9:00am — 1:00pm, in it’s usual place ? the Pier A warehouse building at Ogden Point (the cruise ship terminal) in Victoria. Entrance is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are FREE. For more information visit:

2014-2015 BCNRA Directors

Directors_editThanks to those who attended the 2014 AGM. Seven Directors were elected – Some familiar and a few new faces! The 2014-2015 BCNRA Directors (left to right): Kris Samuels – Esquimalt, Allan Crease – Salt Spring Island, Bill Sassaman – Cowichan Bay, Ken Lund – Nanaimo, Tim Finlay – Victoria and Pender Island, Rick Schnurr – North Saanich, and Randy van Eyk, Vancouver

New Marina Managment In Nanaimo

Many consider Nanaimo a great provisioning stop on their way North or South along the inside passage. Some changes may be in the air (for good or bad?) as the Nanaimo Port Authority works on signing a deal with Pacific Northwest Marina Group which would mean the private company would have a 30-year management agreement. Please see the full story in this link:

Pacific Northwest Marina Group
Pacific Northwest Marina Group
Pacific Northwest Marina Group

2014 Annual General Meeting

October, 2014

Dear Member:

Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 16th, 4:00pm, at the Stonehouse Pub, located at 2215 Canoe Cove Rd, North Saanich, BC V8L 3X9. Please plan to stay for a ‘no host’ dinner after adjournment of the meeting. The food is great and the pub is a relaxing environment in which to get acquainted with your fellow nautical residents!

Please RSVP your attendance and dinner reservation by responding to our broadcast email or via our contact form.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please complete and return the Proxy Vote Form by November 2nd. You can mail it to: BC Nautical Residents Association, 309 – 1521 Church Avenue, Victoria, BC  V8P 5T7, email it (scan your signed form and respond to the broadcast email), or fax it to 250-479-4192. Thank you.

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! You’ll have two minutes maximum to introduce yourself, including where you’re from, the skills and experience you would bring to the organization, and why you’re interested in serving on the BCNRA Board of Directors.

If you can’t attend the AGM, and want to run for the Board, email your introduction by November 2nd and confirm that you would be able to attend monthly directors’ meetings in person or by Skype.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please email it to us through our contact form by November 2nd to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

Looking forward to seeing you at the BCNRA AGM!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

2014 Member Survey

Whether you can make it to the AGM or not, we’d like to hear from you! Please take the time to complete this short survey prior to the 2014 AGM. This will help the directors to continue moving forward in supporting marine communities on the BC Coast. You can either respond to this email or complete the online form.

Online Form:

Date ________________
Name _______________

1. What do you believe to be the biggest challenges for marine communities in your area or on the BC coast?

2. In the last few years have you noticed any positive changes in marine communities?

3. Are there any areas where you feel the BCNRA isn’t doing enough?

4. Would you be willing to volunteer or fund projects for the benefit of all marine communities?

5. What else would you say to the directors of the BCNRA?

Harbour Dialogue Open House and Ideas Forum – Victoria

Rick, Tim and Kris attended the Harbour Dialogue Open House and Ideas Forum put on by the City of Victoria this past weekend. We were interested to hear the ideas and to ensure that marine communities were considered as the city works to improve the inner harbour. For more information and an opportunity to share your ideas in a survey, follow the link below.

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BCNRA in 2014

I hope everyone is having a good winter/spring. I just wanted to put a small note out there to touch base with our membership as we haven’t had a chance to complete our spring newsletter. The directors have been busily working away – if you’ve kept up with our Facebook page, you’ll see there has been lots in the news. Our meeting agenda’s have been pretty full. With that said, I still want to encourage you to write us if you have some concerns or thoughts. Our next meeting is February 23rd if you’d like to submit anything. Thanks, Kris!

2013 Annual General Meeting *Date Change*

Re-mark your calendar for the 2013 Annual General Meeting.
Date: Sunday, November 3rd
Where: Princess Mary Restaurant, 459 Head Street, Victoria
Meeting: 3:00pm – coffee/tea; no-host dinner about 5:00 for those who want to stay and socialize over a tasty meal.

Daylight savings occurs this day so don’t forget to change your clocks or you’ll be late!

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. You’ll have two minutes maximum to introduce yourself, where you’re from, and why you’re interested in running for the BCNRA Board of Directors.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please send us a message through our contact form.

Hope to see you there!

Massive Marine Garage Sale 2013

Screen shot 2013-03-08 at 5.32.27 PMIt’s that time again! On Saturday, April 20th, 2013, the Maritime Museum of BC is hosting the 10th Annual Massive Marine Garage Sale at Ogden Point – Pier A, Victoria, 9:00am – 1:00pm.

The BC Nautical Residents Association will have a table at the Garage Sale, and is soliciting donations that will help us earn some money for BCNR projects. Do you have an item or items that you’d like to donate to the cause?

Donated items should be in saleable condition: marine electronics, anchors and anchor rode, sails, cruising guides, galley gear, blocks, etc. etc.

If you live in the Greater Victoria area (Sidney to Colwood) and would like your donations to be picked up, please contact Tim Finlay at by April 18th.

If you’re planning to attend the Garage Sale, please stop by the BCNR table to introduce yourself and have a chat!

Thank you for any items you’re able to donate to the BCNR. Hope to see you on April 20th at Ogden Point, 9:00am – 1:00pm.