Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

"On or by the Sea, the Friendly Place to be"

Speakers' Series

This fall / winter we have the following events, starting on Thursday, October 12.  We’ll be hearing about:

DATE PRESENTER(S) TITLE
October 12, 2017 Adrian Kershaw Hiking in France and Italy: a planning guide
October 26, 2017 Suzanne Vincent Machu Picchu and the Galapogos
November 9, 2017 Farrell Boyce Friends of Shoal Harbour
November 23, 2017 Gary Rogers Earthquakes in BC
December 7, 2017 Peter and Dianne Salmon Trunks, Tusks, and Turds
January 11, 2018 Ron Glendinning and Joan Richardt Sicily - Dealing with the Mafia
January 25, 2018 Andrew Dyke Noel Piloting in BC Waters
February 8, 2018 John and Laurel Emes Wandering across SE Australia
February 22, 2018 Paul Shaw Patagonia
March 8, 2018 Bill Noon The Franklin Expedition
March 22, 2018 Andrew Evans Long distance solo sailing
April 5, 2018 Bob Evans Life on the Lights


About the Speaker Series:

Starting in October, the Speakers' Series runs on alternate Thursdays through to mid-April. 

Each Speakers' Series event is preceded by a special buffet prepared by Chef Robert and his staff and is served at 18:00. The dishes Chef Robert prepares are often inspired by the topic of the talk; in the past we’ve dined in style on French, Mexican, Russian, British, and Thai cuisines, just to mention a few.  We ask that you reserve a spot if you want to come to the buffet - that way the Chef knows how much food to prepare!

Starting at 19:15, we are treated to an illustrated talk by SNSYC members or presenters from the wider community. The presentations deal with such things as sailing exploits, travelling on foot and by bicycle in foreign lands, cruising on ships and canal boats, environmental issues and much more. 

Members: To sign up for the buffet please be sure to phone 250 656 4600 or speak to one of the bar staff if you are in the building.

And... if you have a tale to tell or have specialized knowledge of something that will be of interest to the membership why not think about making a presentation yourself?  We can help you put the presentation together if you are not sure of what to do or need help with computer related issues. If you’d like to talk about making a presentation please email the Volunteer Coordinator


Upcoming Talks:

Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

DATE PRESENTER(S) TITLE
Oct 11, 2018 To Be Determined To Be Determined
Oct 25, 2018 TBD TBD
Nov 8, 2018 TBD TBD
Nov 22, 2018 TBD TBD
Dec 6, 2018 TBD TBD
Dec 20, 2018 TBD TBD
Jan 10, 2019 TBD TBD
Jan 24, 2019 TBD TBD
Feb 7, 2019 TBD TBD
Feb 21, 2019 TBD TBD
Mar 7, 2019 TBD TBD
Mar 21, 2019 TBD TBD
Apr 4, 2019 TBD TBD
Apr 18, 2019 TBD TBD


Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club is non-profit organization.
PO Box 2521, Sidney, BC V8L 4B9

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