Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

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Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959

CPS has a brand new website for a brand new year!
Check it out at www.cps-ecp.ca

While you're there,and if you are currently a CPS-ECP member, we need you to take just a few steps to register so we can stay in touch with you for renewals and other important information. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:

1. Go to
www.cps-ecp.ca
2. Click on the blue REGISTER button
3. Click on RETURNING USER
4. Answer the search questions - YOUR NAME MUST BE EXACTLY AS YOU ARE REGISTERED.
(If you need help to find out exactly how to register your nameplease contact Commander Nick at commander@peterboroughsafeboating.org)
5. Click on SEARCH. Be prepared to enter a minimum ten- character password.
6. Respond to the email confirming your email address address.
7. Go back to the website - Your user name is your email address and the password is the one you created.
8. You should now be on the members' site.

You can now update your profile by clicking on your name at the top right hand corner.

The Squadron Officers of the Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2020!

Get Ready!

The Toronto Boat Show is on the horizon! Make plans to come out and visit the CPS-ECP booth
Try out the simulator, talk to our dedicated volunteers, and enjoy the dreams of your next boat!


Looking for something fun to do this March with the our Squadron?

Support Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival by attending the Peterborough Petesí hockey game as they play against the Mississauga Steelheads to regain their divisionís first place!

Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Peterborough Memorial Centre, Section 11
Price: $20 ($4 less than box-office price)

Pre-game dinner will be at 5:00 at One-Eyed Jack Pub and Grill, 116 Lansdowne Street East and will be pay-as-you-eat. Hereís their menu: http://www.oneeyedjackpub.com
Hockey tickets must be ordered and paid for by Sunday, February 9 (last-minute orders will be accommodated if possible, but not guaranteed). Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or e-transfer to jimandginalee@aol.com

For more information or to book your hockey tickets and/or dinner reservations, please contact Gina Lee at

In addition to a fun evening out, you'll be supporting Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival in their fundraising for PRHC, enabling them to provide world-class cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment... right here at home.
Get ready to root for the Might Maroon and White!

Our Commander on the Peterborough Global morning show promoting our 60TH Anniversary Event /


Read our latest newsletter Nautical Notes
December 2019


Check out our photos from our winter activities

2.7 million Canadian fire extinguishers are being recalled for being defective. Be sure to check the fire extinguishers on your boat(s) and elsewhere to see if they are safe or need to be returned. Further information at the Peterborough Examiner and on CBC Business News (this link includes photos).

CPS-ECP RegaliaCPS-ECP and Peterborough Burgee logowear is now available through the URStore!
Full Details

Dowload and print our new brochure and the pass the word by giving it to friends or family who might be interested in our programs!

New Benefits for CPS-ECP Members from Cowan Insurance and Fugawi

Did you know about the CPS-ECP YouTube resource? Visit and view videos that will give you all kinds of boating tips and information on topics such as winterizing your boat, towing a boat, distress signalling, navigation, life jacket safety, docking and more. Explore the Videos

There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License announced by Transport Canada. You now have two options to help you request your free Pleasure Craft License: electronically (new) or by post. Full Details

Do you realize you can saving money on your boat insurance every year? This can be done by taking our boating course and presenting your CPS-ECP Boating Certificate to your local insurance agent. Go to our national website for this and other great ongoing membership benifits.

Donít get caught without your Pleasure Craft Operator Card and having to pay the $250.00 fine. Get your card from CPS-ECP in the classroom or online. The CPS-ECP PCOC course is approved by Transport Canada and is the only card in Canada approved by the National Association of State Boating Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard.

Get Started Now with the online PCOC course from CPS-ECP

We offer a full range of other courses to help you become a better and safer boater, and to better enjoy your boating experience. To enquire or to register for courses online submit your request or contact Jim Lee at 705.652.1206 or by .

RVCC - Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check - Have you ever wondered whether or not your boat is properly equipped? When you see the marine detachment approaching do you get a sinking feeling (no pun intended) in the pit of your stomach? Even the most experienced boaters have some difficulty keeping up with the requirements outlined by Transport Canada. Well we have the solution for you! More Information

We always need to update our Membership Information. Please help us out if you have moved, purchased a new boat, sold your current boat, or changed your email address. You can change your information using our online form, downloading our printable form to mail or send as an email attachment, or by contacting our .

If you are interested in more information on membership in CPS-ECP visit the CPS-ECP National Website.

News Alert: Flare Disposal: Boaters can now dispose of old marine flares by taking them to:
OPP Constable Syvret
453 Lansdowne Street East
(705) 742-0401
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
You can also take them to this location during other hours and the officer at the front desk will take them and keep them for Constable Syvret.