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BCA Thanksgiving Rendezvous 2018

by Bluewater Cruising Association 8 Sep 2018 14:49 UTC 6-8 October 2018
Thetis Island Marina © Bluewater Cruising Association

Thetis Island Marina
06 Oct 2018 to 08 Oct 2018
Members $5 / Non-Members
Calgary Chapter

The BCA Calgary Chapter invites you, your family and guests to the annual Thanksgiving Rendezvous this October! Come rub fenders, trade stories and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on Thetis Island.

Everyone is welcome!

Members, prospective members, past members and guests, boaters interested in offshore sailing and friends young and old are all invited to attend. Boats of all sorts, sizes and condition are welcome. Some come by kayak. Some fly in, others drive or walk on the ferry. Some come for one day, others for 3. Some stay onboard, others stay in the Thetis Island Marina rental suites. The choice is yours!

No Boat? No Problem.

Some land-based accommodation is available at Thetis Island Marina, or email the Calgary Rendezvous Watchkeeper and request to berth with a member boat.

Reservations for Moorage

Good anchorage is available nearby, but many BCA boats tie up and make full use of the marina docks and facilities. So the answer is "Yes, reserve today! The sooner the better." Marina space will be limited (BCA shares the dock with marina residents and the locals) and it is easier to cancel than reserve at the last minute: Dock Reservations: 250-246-1443; Pub (alternate): 250-246-3464. BCA members will receive a reduced moorage rate ($1.10 per foot – 2017 rate).

Your RSVP is Requested

Please RSVP on the website, even if there are doubts (look for "RSVP for this event"). Advance registration is appreciated for planning purposes, but organizers also understand if things change and there is a need to cancel. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at the Thetis Island Marina Pub. Dinner tickets must be purchased at the Marina Pub on arrival ($25.00 per person includes dinner/dessert/taxes/tip).

For more information and to register – Click here.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

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