On Sunday July 25, there will be a party in Little Current. Most of the events will be held at the Pavillion at the west end of the Town Docks. This party is particularly significant for GLCC members because at the dinner we will honor Roy Eaton, who runs the Cruiser's Net, and Dr. Jack Bailey, longtime GLCC fleet surgeon. They will both be given honorary memberships in the GLCC.
Roy has made cruising the North Channel both safe and enjoyable for many years. He has also publically and privately supported the Club and its activities. He richly deserves this honor and more for what he has contributed to those who cruise the waters of the North Channel.
Dr. Bailey has not only served the club as Fleet Surgeon but was also for years the invaluable advisor and assistant for medical matters when cruisers needed help in the North Channel. He recently retired from his practice on Manitoulin Island.
The Party will begin with a pancake breakfast at the Pavillion. A number of local organizations use this event to raise money for youth activities. From 2-4 PM, Roy and his wife will host a tour of their lovely gardens at their home, about a mile west of the Town Docks. Finally, a potluck dinner will be held at the Pavilion at 5-5:30 PM. Listen to the Cruiser's Net at 9 AM on Channel 71 for further updates.
For those attending the Wilderness Rally in Beaverstlone Bay beginning on July 27, this makes a good stopping point on your way east. (Also for those attending the Wilderness Rally, the latest soundings indicate 5' 6" of water depth at the north entrance to Beaverstone Bay, through the Collins Inlet.)
We hope to see as many of you at the party as possible.