Royal Victoria Yacht Club achieves
four-anchor rating in Clean Marine BC Program
Photos Courtesy of Ellie Matheson
We are pleased to announce that RVYC has earned a four-anchor certification in the Clean Marine BC program for our commitment to environmentally sustainable operations. A flag raising ceremony was held at the Club at noon on Friday, August 19 where members were welcome to attend and participate in this milestone event.
Clean Marine BC is a voluntary eco-certification program that demonstrates a commitment to environmental best practices by yacht clubs, marinas, harbour authorities, and boatyards that reduce and/or eliminate contaminants from entering our waters. Site verification audits are required to obtain certification for anchor ratings that range from one through five, and which remain current for three years when re-certification is required.
Read the full press release here
For more news articles, please see below:
Royal Victoria Yacht Club achieves four-anchor rating in Clean Marine BC Program - Georgia Strait Alliance
Victoria yacht club celebrates passage into new environmental world - Times Colonist
Yacht club marina receives Clean Marine certification - Oak Bay News
Royal Victoria Yacht Club certified by Clean Marine BC - suncruiser media
RVYC Family Camp Out Recap
The RVYC Family Camp Out was a great success. The night all started with members arriving on the lawn to set up their tents, mattresses and chairs. The kids played on the club playground, ran around on the lawn with their friends and “helped” their parents set up their campsites.
At 7:30 pm, the Hot Dogs and Fries were ready to go. Alejandro, Bella and Dalton provided exceptional service re-stocking the BBQ station, serving the members and ensuring all members were happy and well taken care of. Next up was the Smores Station. While the cookies, chocolate and marshmallows were being prepared, the children waited anxiously to get their fingers on their sweet treats. Parents and children alike, grabbed their marshmallow pokers, gathered around the campfire (a propane campfire set up at the entrance to the patio), and created their personal smores. There were a few fiery marshmallows that snuck their way in there, but they were quickly extinguished and still tasted delicious!
The smores station continued for about 45 minutes, then once the sun went down it was time for the outdoor movie! Freshly popped popcorn was brought out for everyone to enjoy, glow sticks glowed in the night on the children’s wrists, and blankets for purchase were available.. The Incredibles played through the projector onto a sheet hung from the patio tent. The picture quality was perfect, the sound was loud and captivating and the children and parents were entrapped in the night’s entertainment.
The campfire continued to burn into the night, where the older kids hung out and told stories to one another. A game of flashlight tag was played on the lawn and everyone settled in for a comfortable sleep.
The next morning, the pancake breakfast was a big hit! Chef, Andrew Dickinson cooked pancakes for all campers to enjoy. Then everyone packed up their gear and headed home.
We heard plenty of thank you’s, let’s do this again!, and when’s the next one!? Well, we want to thank everyone that attended this event, and all involved in its success. We hope to make this an annual event and possibly host more movie nights in the future.
Some more photos from the night: