The first week of club is now over and what a week it was! We are ecstatic to report that we have had no broken bones, boats, or spirits. We had light wind conditions this week, which was perfect for de-rusting our sailors after 10 months. Next week, we are praying to the wind gods to give us some heavier wind days, but not too heavy.
Tuesday Movie Night
If you’re looking to get rid of your kids for about an hour and a half (6:00-7:45 ish), then movie night is the perfect outlet. For only one dollar, let your children enjoy a G-rated movie in our 5-star movie theatre (the upstairs of the new building), microwavable popcorn, and juice from an instant juice mix bought from Sobey’s the day before. But don’t forget to bring a REUSABLE cup! We love movies, but we love the environment more. Juice is included in the one dollar fee. However, being the money-grabbing people that the CANSail 5/6s are, candy will be sold, so bring extra money! If your kid is feeling adventurous, and are the age of 13 or 13 by the end of the year (December 31st), you can get rid of those pesky teens for another hour and a half. The second movie costs an additional dollar and we will mooch off the remaining popcorn, juice, and candy from the first movie, so don’t worry about bringing extra cash.
Balloon Day & Pizza Lunch
This week’s Wednesday Fun Day will be Balloon Day! Sailors from each level will be grouped together in the ultimate test of speed, bravery, and strategy. The instructors will release multi-coloured balloons on the lake, each worth varying amounts of points, and the sailors must sail around, collect, and pop said balloons to earn the most points. Many may pose the question, “how do you expect to clean up all the balloon bits in the lake?” Not to fear! We are all elite trash-picker-uppers and will stop at nothing to retain the excellence and beauty of our dear lake (did we mention we love nature?). Make sure to bring a bathing suit, a towel, and your competitive spirit.
Last week, Sandy Holt made her debut as pizza lady and things could not have gone smoother. (Thank you Sandy!) This week, like all other weeks, the sailors will have the dizzying choice of vegetarian, cheese, hawaiian, and pepperoni pizza from our local Slices ‘n Scoops. As if that wasn’t enough, the ever hungry balloon-chasing sailors will receive some variation of a popsicle or ice cream bar. As another attempt to be more environmentally friendly, we would like to ask your kids to bring REUSABLE cups for the lemonade/iced tea that will be served.
Friday Hawaiian Dance
Aloha! This Friday we will pretend to be dancing in the much warmer, lush, and mosquito-less Hawaii. Arrive at club (our tropical paradise) with your children at 7:00 and depart with them around 9:00. Once again, the cash-driven CANSail 5/6s will be selling candy, pop, and freezies, so bring extra money along with the hefty $1 admission fee. The CANSail 5/6s will select one boy and one girl who has the best costume and dance moves, and they will win a super secret, super awesome prize (probably free candy, but you didn’t hear it from me), so have your kids come in their best “Hawaiian” attire.
Our dynamic duo, Ruby Farr and Nixon Francis, competed in the Sailfest Sarnia regatta this past weekend! Much congratulations to the two sailors. This will certainly not be the last time we see them crushing the competition.
In an effort to protect your children’s feet from the invasive species known infamously throughout Sturgeon Point as “Zebra Mussels,” we ask that your kids make sure to bring shoes that they can wear to swim and battle it out on the raft. We will not allow them to participate in raft wars and swims in their bare feet.
Like most summer days, the weather will be hot and sunny, so please bring sunscreen, a hat, snacks, a towel, a life jacket, and a REUSABLE water bottle. And for the less pleasant days that encompass rain and thunder, please bring appropriate foul weather gear.
We have yet to have any problems with the no-phone policy and were impressed with the kids ability to avoid their phones this past week during club hours. We would like to keep this momentum and remind everyone once more to keep the phones away! Doesn’t it go without saying that sailing trumps Snapchat everyday of the week.
Finally, make sure to wear those bike helmets! The last thing we want is for your kid to get a concussion and not be able to sail (and of course all the awful things it will do to your kid’s brain development and well being).