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 11.  We’ll be hearing about:

Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

DATE PRESENTER(S) TITLE
Oct 11, 2018

Jim Normey

Getting your boat ready for a survey
Oct 25, 2018

Paul Shaw and Deanna House 

Wandering across New Zealand

Nov 8, 2018 Marna and Ron Johns
Sailing in Croatia
Nov 22, 2018 Lesley Nicholls
The unseen Athens
Dec 6, 2018 Caroline Preston
The Canadian Arctic Expedition



Jan 10, 2019 Michael Ervin
Fuel Prices: Myths and Facts
Jan 24, 2019 Rick James
Victoria's Role in West Coast Rum Running
Feb 7, 2019 Rita and Vaughan Balaam
S.V. Baraka Bashad to Alaska
Feb 21, 2019 Nancy and Graham Williams
Scandanavian Cities, Fjords and Railways - a trip through Denmark, Norway and Sweden
Mar 7, 2019 Dave North
Captain Vancouver in British Columbia
Mar 21, 2019 RIchard Taylor, Rolf Oetter and Rick Wunderlich
Tonga to New Zealand under Sail
Apr 4, 2019 The Clan
Hiking the Cotswold Way in the UK
Apr 18, 2019 Rod Thompson
The Incas and the Galapagos - an Adventure


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 Jamie and his staff and is served at 18:00. The dishes Chef Jamie 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




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

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