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News from the Toronto Chapter, Antique and Classic Boat Society

October 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Toronto Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society is one of the largest and most active affiliates of the International ACBS. For anyone living in Ontario and environs, this is a great organization. For our friends in the USA, consider joining one of the many branches available south of the Canadian border. The benefits and comeraderie greatly outweigh the modest membership fees of the ACBS.


Mowitza II

Toronto Chapter news:
“Today we start out with a gift suggestion for the classic boat lover.
Check out the Classic Motorboats 2017 wall calendar available from Classic Boating. On the cover is Mowitza II, a 1928 27′ Ditchburn Viking currently residing in Minnesota. April’s feature boat is Riot, the 1996, 26′ Clarion Gold Cup Racer owned by Chris and Julie Bullen. You’ll also find Royaleze, a 1929 36′ Ditchburn Launch and Siren of the Rhine, a 1957 22′ Shepherd V-Drive Runabout. Our beautiful Canadian boats are well represented in this calendar. To learn more about ordering yours, check out the Classic Boating magazine website.


Mowitza II



Register Now for the Return of the Haul Out Party!
Friday, October 28 – Port Credit Yacht Club, Ontario
A joint venture between ACBS-Toronto and the Kids & Classics Boatshops Museum
Complete the form in the fall issue of Classicboat.
Limited Space Warning! This is a New Old Event, and we have selected a scenic location with views out over the lake which will make your participation memorable; however, seating is limited to 80! So – jump in, get creative, meet new members, and see the season out with a party!
Don’t miss out!
Upcoming Events
It’s official – autumn is upon us! With a little luck, we might still be able to squeeze in some early fall boating over the next few weeks – including Thanksgiving weekend! As you make your fall and winter plans, please keep these dates in mind.
Wednesday, December 7 – ACBS-Toronto Annual General Meeting
Watch for details in upcoming Wood Boat Wednesday messages and in a separate mailing.
January 20-29, 2017 – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto – Toronto International Boat Show (TIBS)
Winter may still be a little way off, but we’ve already been thinking about our TIBS exhibit in January. Our 2017 boat show theme will celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, so we will be reaching out shortly for appropriate displays.
If you have any ideas, or better yet would like to volunteer to help out with the TIBS planning committee, please contact Kathy Rhodes.
March 23-26, 2017 – Tavares, FL – Sunnyland Boat Show
Join fellow ACBS members for the unofficial kick-off to the 2017 boating season. Special rates are available at the Mission Inn (under Antique and Classic Boat Society). For more information about this show, click here.
July 4-9, 2017 – Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst – 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show
Join us as we celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial! Again this year, we will be offering three days of pre-event activities including a proposed non-motorized craft (canoes, kayaks, sailboats, rowboats, skiffs) regatta on Gull Lake. There will be activities for all types of boats and boaters.
This year, we will be partnering with the Canadian Canoe Museum, the Muskoka Discovery Centre, and several other groups to bring you a show that is inclusive, engaging, and interactive.
If you have ideas you’d like to share (or you’d like to volunteer to help out), contact Kathy Rhodes.
Call for Contributors – Classicboat Winter Issue
The fall issue of Classicboat should have arrived in your mailbox (if it hasn’t let us know). As you read through it, think about sharing your stories in the winter issue.
Send your article or story as a Word document and accompanying photos as JPEG files (minimum size 1 MB) to Kathy Rhodes.
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Do you have a product or service that you’d like to see advertised in a future issue of Classicboat? If so, check out the attached rate card which lists all our available packages and deadlines.
(Editor’s note: google ACBS Toronto for Kathy Rhode’s contact information)

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