We had a fantastic day at the rowing club with the Canucks Autism Network. Lots of MBRC volunteers stepped up to host a “try it” rowing experience for some amazing kids. What a great organization! So many smiles at the end of the day.
The Maple Bay Community really knows how to throw a Canada Day celebration. The parade is exactly small town Canada – wear red and white and you’re in it! The scenery is gorgeous and heals your soul – on the shores of Maple Bay. And the club gets all dressed up, too!
Thanks for another great Canada Day, Maple Bay!
Join the Maple Bay Community at the rowing club to celebrate Canada’s 150th!
New this year, in addition to the annual parade, barbecue, displays and various waterfront activities, local artists will be participating by setting up booths to display and sell their artwork.
The parade offers lots of family fun. Muster at the Herd Road dog park across from the old firehall at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. start.
There are awards for the following categories: biggest family or group; best dressed pet; best dressed child, toddler, or baby; youngest participant; oldest participant; best bicycle; best decorated car; best float; best woman suffragette (this year’s theme) and latest Canadian citizen.
Once that’s over, there are activities down by the club, including a band, a children’s marine creature park, food, and a Canada Day cake.
On July 15, Maple Bay Rowing Club is hosting a one day rowing experience with the Canucks Autism Network.
Brenda will be offering training sessions for the Maple Bay juniors in the month of July.
Junior A, B, C (by invitation) will be training Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7am.
Junior Recreational training sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm
Junior Learn to Row and team training information has been posted to the calendar. Check out the CALENDAR tab!
Club members gathered this past Saturday for spring cleaning. Paint was touched up, window frames replaced, gardens weeded, boats tuned up and we even retired some of our older boats. Notably, The Petch (an ancient eight) was removed from the roof and taken away. The club looks great! Thanks to all who helped out.
Our new Learn to Row group has been on the water enough to look like rowers. It’s a big group and we see lots of smiles each time they’re out. It’s exciting to see such a large group and with such great skills already. It’s shaping up to be a great summer of rowing!
photo: Brenda Colby