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September 21st 2017 - 01:42
September 18th, 2005
September 18th, 2005

CCGA-12 Vessel Dedication

I get to MC the dedication
I get to MC the dedication
At Coopers Green in Sechelt on Sept 17th 2005 we were finally able to formally dedicate the new Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Pacific Rescue Vessel. Although Kellei and I have only been in the unit for 2 years people have been working towards this for longer. Many events, research, applications, and vast amounts of volunteer time have all come together to make this a reality for us.

Iīve gone on About how cool the Boat is in previous posts - so Iīll talk more About how cool it was to actually Hold the ceremony here!

 A TOTAL BLAST!

we had visitors up from Gibsons, How Sound, Pender Harbour, Powell River, and Victoria. The Sale from Merry Island was tons of fun - and we raised over $600 there and $200 with a 50/50 draw to help pay for the Boat (we still own About $16K  of the total $160K) and considering that had it not been for the 50/50 and the donation of the Merry Island items we would have lost money - that was an awesome turnaround.

The best part though - was giving the rides - for the first time we were able to take people out in rides in the Boat (because we own it now) and what an amazing effect it had! I even got to take my mother out (made her get in a cruiser suit and everything!) - She loved it.

Kellei and I did most of the rides and Tim took out several more. All with a glorious sunset in the Offing and a flat calm cool day - perfect - if it wasnīt I couldnīt have asked for better.

There are loads of photos in the CCGA-12 Album: http://www.ccga12.org/gallery/?action=album&aid=698

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