The club’s in top shape; the weather is finally behaving like summer; time to get out there and enjoy the boats and the river.
Well, July is but we’re not sure about summer weather.
No matter – most of the boats are now on the beach and the plans are to set up the beach deck and floating docks this weekend.
It certainly has been an exceptional spring due to very high water levels but it’s finally going down and we’re going to look at storing some of the Albacores on the beach.
Thanks to the volunteers who came out to set up ramps, we’ve been able to move the boats down to and up from the river, for the lessons, while we wait for the water levels to go down. It’s great to be on the water again and the forecast is finally (!) for warm temperatures.
With the passing of Harry Adderley, the club has lost not only one of its founding members, but a great friend. To learn more about Harry and everything he has done for the club, please take a look at this page that Ken Eaves has put together to share his memories of Harry as well as some interesting bits of club history.
Harry to friends and loved ones, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, son of Eleanor Magnussen and Arnold Adderley. He is survived by his brother Bryan and sister Margaret Bathy. He was a devoted father to Bryan, Bob, Jacqueline and David. He was a fun-loving grandpa to Jasmyn, Gregory, Marc, Thomas, Cecily, Joshua, Emma, Zenib and Heather and great-grandfather to Zackery and Travis.Harry was an avid sailor who enjoyed introducing others to the Kanata Sailing Club of which he was a founding member, past commodore and lifelong member. Harry completed his chemistry degree at UBC and his post graduate studies at Alcan’s International Management Institute in Geneva.Harry travelled widely and his career included Alcan, Babcock & Wilcox, Statistics Canada and the Department of Veterans Affairs.Harry was a lifelong learner, woodworker, tinkerer, and creator of artistic welded sculptures. Olga will be hosting a celebration of Harry’s life in late June in Ottawa. The family would welcome donations in Harry’s name to Parkinson Canada.
Today, our amazing crew of volunteer members changed the boat storage warehouse-looking clubhouse back into a vibrant sailing club, including giving us back our ‘cottage in the city’, in less than one day!
Next – Open House on April 29!
(To quote a famous Social Director) 🙂
Yes, April is finally here along with some real snow-melting temperatures.
It won’t be long now before we’re out there getting the Site in ship-shape condition!
Lots of work to be done so please step forward to help out.
While the KSC Site is sleeping under a blanket of snow, consider enjoying the trails at the other end of Sheila McKee Park. They’re great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Please remember to raise centreboards/daggerboards and rudders when entering the shallow areas of our launch area and keep away from the reef just offshore of our upstream beach and canoe club next door.
Also, we received the following message from the Manager at the dam upstream of our club.
From: KOWALUK Gary -EASTERNOPS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11 July 2016 at 09:24
Subject: 2016 Boating Season Downstream of Chats Falls Generating Station on the Ottawa River
I would like to introduce myself as the new manager at Chats Falls G.S.. I have replaced Andre in this position and previously have worked in the same capacity on the Madawaska River.
With the nice weather we have been experiencing this spring and summer so far, the flows on the Ottawa River are currently lower than traditional for this time of year. Please exercise caution when boating on the river as different hazards may be present with the lower flow conditions.
This E-mail is to remind you and your members to Stay Clear, Stay Safe around dams, hydroelectric stations and surrounding waterways. Generators are controlled remotely and can be started at any time. Please respect our signs and safety booms put in place to prevent the public from accessing our dangerous areas.
If you require additional pamphlets, videos, CDs or information in person about our public safety campaign, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Gardiner or myself. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer safely.