British Columbia, Canada
Council of BC Yacht Clubs
Advocating for Recreational Boaters
CBCYC has recently become aware of the initiative to amend the Pender Harbour Dock Management Plan (the “Plan”). CBCYC has several concerns about the proposed amendments to the Plan and their impact on member organizations with facilities in Pender Harbour. Furthermore, we understand that the proposed regulations build off regulations from other jurisdictions (e.g. Burrard Inlet) and are very likely a harbinger of a regulatory framework that is destined to cover all of coastal BC, and our lakes.
The Council of BC Yacht Clubs is concerned about how amendments of the British Columbia Land Act by inclusion of Sec 7.1 of UNDRIP will impact 15,000 recreational boaters. The Council has therefore sent letters to provincial ministers, MLA’s and some publications to raise our concerns, attached below, which describe our concerns in detail.
Our next meeting is on Saturday, February 17, 2024 via Zoom.
The club delegates have received the agenda and the Zoom link
In January 1956, the first meeting of interested boating clubs was held in Nanaimo. It was then formally registered as British Columbia Non Profit Society in January 1980 representing the interests of boaters from more than 50 British Columbia boating organizations. In 1990, at the request of BC Parks, it formed B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society to assist in funding land purchases to be added to the Marine Park System. It meets five times per year, alternating between the mainland and Vancouver Island.
We’re always working on new projects to make our waters more boater-friendly, and it helps us to know where you are, and which yacht club (if any) you belong to so that we can continue to educate even more boaters. Please share the following information so we can keep you in the loop.