A Welcome From Commodore Nancy Thompson
Welcome to the Kelowna Yacht Club’s website. I invite you to spend a few minutes exploring and learning who we are, our history, and what we do, both in the community and for our members.
We are fortunate to have so much to look forward to in 2016 and early 2017 – beautiful summer days enjoying the company of our fellow members in the clubhouse and on the lake, regattas and special events like all-club invasions at Okanagan Lake yacht clubs, the June members’ breakfast and Sailpast that marks the official beginning of the boating season, extending hospitality to children with disabilities and people with visual impairment in our annual Boat for Hope and Blind Fishing Derby, social events and so much more.
Into the fall and winter there are more opportunities to make memories with the Commodore’s Ball, Remembrance Day observance, the convivial Christmas Eve social and, following the holiday break, welcoming the New Year with Wassail. All traditional, and all excellent opportunities to meet up with your friends and make new ones.
Your directors are hard at work on a number of fronts to ensure Kelowna Yacht Club’s continued prosperity and reliability. The board and many other club members volunteer countless hours for the good of the club; to all volunteers, a huge thank you! If you haven’t yet dipped your toe into the volunteer waters, please consider doing so – it’s an excellent way to more out of your club membership while making a useful and much appreciated contribution to your club: truly a win-win. Look for volunteer opportunities in the newsletter and on our website.
We really are “rich in history and embracing the future.”
I wish you all a safe and happy year, and look forward to seeing you around the club.
Nancy Thompson, Commodore
Above: Kelowna Yacht Club, 1951 and 2014
The new Kelowna Yacht Club building houses a Member Lounge, meeting rooms and banquet facilities for member and public use, administration offices and learning facilities for the junior and adult sailing programs. It will be a resource for our community partners and long time associates such as the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron.