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Harry Adderley, Founding and Life member of KSC has passed away

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.

Obituary
Henry Arnold Adderley June 26, 1935 – May 2, 2017 Henry Arnold Adderley: Died peacefully on May 2 in his 82nd year, with Olga his beloved wife of 56 years by his side.

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.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 6, 2017. More information is available here.

Opening Day 2017

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!

Let The Season Begin!

(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.

Low Water Levels Mean More Hazards to Watch Out For

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 <gary.kowaluk@opg.com>
Date: 11 July 2016 at 09:24
Subject: 2016 Boating Season Downstream of Chats Falls Generating Station on the Ottawa River
Dear friends,
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.

Yours truly,

Gary Kowaluk
Manager Work Center
Ontario Power Generation
Chats Falls GS
Tel. (613) 623 3116 ext 3213
Fax (613) 623 7464
Cell(613) 294 6130

The Peak of Summer

The club and site are well-used this time of year. Water levels are down and the dock has been moved further out. The clubhouse and deck were in good shape for a well-attended Sail Past Day and BBQ (even though the weather didn’t cooperate). Propane delivery arrived in the nick of time.

Continue enjoying your cottage in the city 🙂

Hot Days, Cool Water

The club was a popular place to be on Father’s Day – lots of families with children playing in the water, going to the swim dock, eating cake on the deck and of course, sailing.

Now, about getting those marshmallows to the campfire…

Thanks go to the many members who are working behind the scenes to keep the Site in very nice shape.