Board Connect

Board Connect

The March meeting of the Board of Directors was held on March 20th.  All approved minutes can be found in our Members Only Section on our website.

At this month’s meeting we discussed our favorite topic for this time of year the water levels.  We have been monitoring the water levels very closely over the past two weeks. While the water is currently lower than it is normally at this time of year, we all know things can change quickly.

We will continue to monitor the Planning Board site and the spring Freshet, regularly and are ready at a moment’s notice. I would like to thank the High-Water Management Committee for their sage advice.  We have learned a lot over the years.

We also approved our regatta schedule for this year. BYC will be hosting 3 regatta’s this year, starting with the ILCA Ottawa Valley Master,  June 15th -16th. Next is the 67th National Capital regatta, schedule for July 20th – 21st and lastly our Pumpkin Bowl Regatta, to he held on October 19th – 20th. Stay tuned for more information.    

The Courts Committee has been meeting regularly through the winter months and making plans for another fun summer of Tennis and Pickleball at the club.  The Committee has finished with event planning, and our early season schedule includes:

  • Spring courts cleanup and equipment setup – Saturday 6 April
  • Open House Recruiting Drive – Saturday 18 May
  • Spring Season Opener Tournament – Saturday (Pickleball) and Sunday (Tennis) 25/26 May

Please see the full list of activities posted on the BYC Events page, including the summer Social Courts BBQ’s.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who responded to the 2024 Courts Survey.  With over 190 responses the results show that we are largely on track, with some minor course changes around scheduling and other small opportunities to improve.  One highlight was the very positive response to League Play for both Tennis and Pickleball – stay tuned for announcements about implementation of this program.

We are looking to add members to the following Committees. Committees support the work of the Board of Directors by make recommendations to the Board to help support the ongoing operations of the BYC. If you ever thought about how, you would improve our club, get involved.

The Youth Sailing Committee is looking for members to add to the committee.  Do you have children involved in our youth sailing program; this is a great committee to join to help support our Jr. Learn to Sail program as well as our race program. For more information, please reach out to our Youth Director, Sonja Hansen at youth@byc.ca

The Membership Committee is looking for more members as well.  For more information, please reach out the Elizabeth Threader at marketingandpr@byc.ca

Aaron Middleton, Director of Projects is looking for representatives to participate in the East Dam/Wall and Western Berm Rejuvenation Initiative Advisory Committee to support advice the ongoing planning, design, engineering and, prioritization, risk management and execution components.   Members that have past experience in large initiative planning and execution, dam or general construction / design / engineering, geologic / environmental assessments or planning would be appreciated.   Meetings will be at least every two months, with greater frequency as required. Please send interested members to the Director of Projects (projects@byc.ca) attention.

The Planning Committee is looking for a new slate of members.  Watch for a specific email notice for that.  

A full list of all the committee’s, the chairs and committee members will be posted on members only site, by the end of April. 

We’re thrilled to announce the success of the St. Patrick’s Day Buffet at Britannia Yacht Club! The Upper Deck was transformed into a festive atmosphere decorated in the vibrant hues of orange, green, and gold, setting the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening celebration. Guests indulged in a delicious feast, all while listening to the lively tunes of an Irish band, adding to the cheery ambiance.

The event was such a hit that we’re already gearing up for next year’s festivities. We’ve secured the Irish band and have our menu and decor plans in place well in advance, ensuring an even more spectacular experience for our guests.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! We’re eagerly anticipating our upcoming annual Easter Brunch, where we’ll be treating our members and guests to a delightful assortment of menu options.

At Britannia Yacht Club, we’re committed to creating unforgettable experiences for our members and guests, and we can’t wait to continue the tradition of hosting exceptional events throughout the year.

Watch for all the events happening at the club over the next few weeks. We hope to see you there. 

Lisa Shishis