CPS FLAG RELAY VISITS PENETANGUISHENE ON ITS WAY WEST

CPS Flag Relay

To honour its 75th anniversary the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron has undertaken a journey west to Vancouver Island, BC and East to Avalon, Nfld.  On May 28th the flag made its stop at Penetanguishene, ON and was presented by Andy Myers, Power Squadron Commander for Penetanguishene.

1938 was the year that Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) started its journey. Three members of the Windsor Yacht Club took the Junior Piloting Course at the Detroit Power Squadron in 1937 and instructed the first course in Windsor in 1938.  In honour of this 75th milestone in our history, two specially designed CPS anniversary flags arrived by boat from the United States depicting where we grew from.  These flags were delivered by USPS Chief Commander John Alter, SN and received by CPS Chief Commander Richard Bee, AP on May 5 at the Windsor Yacht Club.

Relay flags will be blessed by Fr. Stan Fraser and now have begun their journey. Stops will be made in each CPS District with great fanfare and eventually will return to the CPS-ECP 75th Anniversary Annual General Meeting in Toronto on October 26th.  CPS will retain one of the relay flags and the other will continue on to the United States Power & Sail Squadrons to be presented at their 100th anniversary celebrations held January 2014.  The flag is also symbolic of the important role USPS has had in the beginning of our own organization.

Go on line and track the relay flags:  http://bit.ly/CPS75th

The Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is recognized as the largest organization of its kind in the world, the foremost educational boating authority in Canada. Graduates of the CPS Boating Course proudly fly the CPS Flag on their vessels in recognition of their achievement.
 
Happy 75th Anniversary – It's a celebration!

 Photo Credit: Terri Hodgson
 From left to right:
 Wayne Pearce Training Officer
 Mayor Gerry Marshall
 Garry VanGelderen Instructor
 Fran and Ray Moreau, Fran is the Historian Ray is a Past Commander
 Andy Myers Commander
 Mike Faryna Assistant Training Officer

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