from the archives, 2011

Boating Class, Spring 2011 (DB)

Ralph's Broughtons journey - Winter Social, February 19, 2011 (DB)


The Boat That Won't Float Project - February 2011

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Student Cruise, March 26, 2011



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AGM, April 15, 2011



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Top: Ralph and Bob and their Windchime Award presented by Commander Cec.

Left: Caleb Smith, our youngest Boating student ever, receiving his acknowledgement of completing his requirements for the PCOC

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VIND AGM, May 14, 2011





Top left: Cdr Cec accepting the Squadron Challenge Award, for best overall performance of a Squadron in the 10-Squadron Vancouver Island North District presented by Past District Commander, Sheila Boutcher.

Top right: Cdr Cec Ashley receiving the Youth Training Award for best performance in the District in youth training from District Training Officer, Peter Bolton.

Left: Squadron Training Officer Ralph Hagen receiving the District Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to the Squadron in the past year.



This is the first time any of these awards have been received by the Squadron or a member of the Squadron.

Photos by Don Butt


Student Graduation Cruise, May 21, 2011



The Dinghy Dock Pub, May 21, 2011: The happy crew raising a glass to a successful year. (DB)

Cdr Cec presenting 'the Third Man', Ted Johnson, with the Bent Propeller Award. New member, Douglass Legg, also in the picture is not a recipient of this prestigious award for the most deserving nautical faux pas. They will get on the proper side of those cardinal buoys with just a little more practice... (DB)


Member Appreciation BBQ at Twin Beaches, August 6


Over 30 members and their families and friends wolfed down delicious burgers, smokies, and hot dogs, along with potluck fare of really healthy food at Twin Beaches. Thank you Walter for organizing a fun event on a perfect day, and special thanks to Village Foods for their generosity in providing the burgers, dogs, and smokies with the buns. Li'l Gabe and our signs got lots of exposure.



















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Annual Beach Cleanup, September 17, 2011


This year the venue was Degnen Bay, followed by a barbeque at Ian and Paddy's. Credit for the whole day goes to the Squadron and our boating class students for showing so much enthusiasm.


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Fall Boating Class


Fall 2011 Boating class, navigational instruments in hand.
Front left: Commander Cec, Digby and Ian, teaching assistants (DB)

Student Madeleine Ani with her husband. Ok, a computer with her husband on it. Hubby, Karlis Kalnins, could not make the meeting but successfully took in the class on Skype - a first!!!!! (DB)



Remembrance Day, November 11



Commander Cecil Ashley and ATO Digby Jones

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Gabriola Island Memorial Cairn, Remembrance Day, November 11, 2011 (both photos: IW)


2012 Boating Course Looming



Snowy November 18: Signing up students at the Village for the Jan. 2012 Boating Course (CA)


Squadron Christmas, 2011



Don leading the carol singing as he has done for many years (CA)

Russ Pearce receiving the Squadron special recognition award from Cdr Cec for so many years of outstanding service in many ways. Thanks Russ! (DB)

VIND Roster Editor, Isabelle Lavoie, VIND Admin Officer, Nick Fortin, and Cdr Cec Ashley toasting and looking happy. (DB)



Archives 2011 Photos by Don Butt (DB), Cecil Ashley (CA), Joyce Ashley (JA), Ian Waymark (IW)