One of the many benefits of living on the coast of British Columbia, particularly on the Powell River peninsula and nearby islands, is getting out for a few hours or a day on the water with like-minded people. Whether your choice for water recreation is a sailboat, power boat, outrigger or dragon boat, there’s a club for that in both Powell River and on Texada Island.
Sturt Bay, west of Van Anda Cove, north Texada Island
Greg McMahon, President 604.486.7504
Wharfingers: 604.486.0274 or 604.414.5897 monitor VHF 66A
“The Boat Club on Texada lies safe and secure ringed by steep treed bluffs and a mammoth rock breakwater. The dream of a viable community Boat Club started in the 60’s by forward thinking Islanders has become a reality through the dedicated hard work of club members, the generosity of local landowners and the quarries and especially through community support throughout its history. Volunteer work parties are the backbone of the Club’s expansion, which now extends to over 500 feet of docks, including substantial transient moorage for the accommodation of visitor boats, all which generates income for the Club. Membership is open to residents who reside full time on Texada.” (Source TACT)
For more extensive information check out an article on Island Bound.com, which is also credited with the photos shown here.
“Two dozen, mostly senior, paddlers who are active on both the recreational and competitive level. Our paddlers regularly compete in races on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. The club is active year-round, paddling both on the ocean and on Powell Lake.”
(Excerpt from website)
Dragon Boat “Paddling for Life”
Eva Dobozy 604.485.9280 or Barb Behan 604.485.2970
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 pm, April through September the Shingle Mill dock
“Have you ever seen a large boat with scales painted on the sides with about 20 women paddling in time (hopefully) and a steersman yelling at them from the back of the boat on Powell Lake?
This is the Paddling for Life Dragon Boat team, and we have been paddling on the lake since 2003.
The team started by purchasing a second hand boat and was comprised mostly of breast cancer survivors.”
Everyone in the community is welcome to join the Yacht Club, with or without a boat. It is fun, family-friendly and affordable with exciting racing series and social activities throughout the season. and you may want to crew on the sailboats. The Club participates in many Powell River activities as well as putting on the Christmas Parade of Lights on the water!