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"get out there" ...
and we show you how to get back!
What is a Squadron?
The term 'Squadron' is a time-honoured name
for a group of ships forming part of a larger fleet. When our national
organization was first formed in 1938, we followed the lead of the
United States Power Squadrons in adopting the term to describe the
community-based units to which members belong, and which work to deliver
all of the many boating courses developed at the national level.
Members of the organization are volunteers
and receive no remuneration for their volunteer efforts. They are united
by a common desire to see Canada's waterways as safe as possible, to
enjoy the friendship of fellow boaters from coast-to-coast, and to
further their knowledge of boating skills.
The organization is
non-military, is not a lobby organization, and does not receive funding
from government except for specific government-mandated programs.
To increase awareness and knowledge of safe
boating, by educating and training members and the general public, by
fostering fellowship among members, and establishing partnerships and
alliances with organizations and agencies interested in boating.
A Unit of the
Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons -
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