Winter Program

Work Parties, Shore-Based Training & Certification

BYTOWN BRIGANTINE ANNUAL BANQUET

At beautiful Britannia Yacht Club on the shores of the Upper Ottawa River
Saturday October 19th
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This is the night for a delicious sit-down dinner, some laughs, receiving certificates you achieved this year, seeing if you won a special award and bidding on cool silent auction items!
This a fun and important event for trainees and their families, with special guests and a couple of new games up our sleeves…

Reserve your tickets before Thursday October 10th:
ONLINE with PayPal/Credit Card
E-TRANSFER to Christy at tallshipsadventure.org
In person at our office with cash or cheque
$24.00 for trainees, crew and kids under 12
$35.00 for non-trainees, supporters and friends (HST incl.)

 

BYTOWN BRIGANTINE WINTER PROGRAM

Wednesday or Thursday evenings and Saturdays/Sundays
The Bytown Brigantine Winter Program invites crew and trainees to work on their logbooks, help with ship maintenance and participate in training and certification programs.
Earn volunteer hours, prepare for 2020 camps and voyages and maintain your summer friendSHIPS!

 

Important Dates
1) Small Boat Endorsement (BYC, Ottawa after school):
October 2 + 1 or 2 additional dates as arranged by the group registered

2) Sail and Boat Handling Weekends with some maintenance projects (Brockville):
October 5/6

3) Thanksgiving weekend family sailing (12+)

Email christy at tallshipsadventure.org for a link to the Google Doc registration sheet. Due to personal phone numbers and email addresses, link is only provided to people we know.

Full winter program schedule will be announced at banquet, including open work projects, VHF Radio Course, Standard and Marine Basic First Aid, BBI exams and fun weekend events!

 

Winter Break Camp
Dec 27, 28, 29 2019 and Jan 2, 3, 4 2020
DETAILS TO COME – open to previous BBI trainees
Camp usually includes some swimming, fun outings, shop work, log book learning and sleepover.
It always sells out fast so keep your eyes peeled and register early.

 

March Break Camp
March 16-20, 2020
DETAILS TO COME – open to previous BBI trainees
Camp usually includes some swimming, fun outings, shop work, log book learning and sleepover.
It always sells out fast so keep your eyes peeled and register early.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

We also encourage all trainees and crew ages 14-24 to register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award right away and count their winter volunteer hours and skills learning toward the Bronze Award before the end of the summer. We will help you meet the requirements to earn this prestigious award.

Download the BBI / Duke of Edinburgh handout
Register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

 

Work Parties

Integral to ship maintenance and program development, work parties allow crew, trainees & volunteers to work on logbook items and count volunteer hours.

Training

BBI in-house training welcomes crew and senior trainees who are looking for various certifications recommended or required to work aboard our Tall Ships.

Social Events

Welcoming people to the office for the pancake breakfast,¬†shaking off the cobwebs on a preseason sail, a night out at the movies all fall into this “fun” category.