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Canadian Power Squadron

Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance

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[Canadian Power Squadron flag] contributed by Francisco Santos

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Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS) is a nationwide organization of boating enthusiasts. Their aim is to increase boating safety and enjoyment by providing instruction in all phases of seamanship and navigation, both power and sail.

It is a charitable, membership-type organization, incorporated under the Companies Act of Canada. Except for a small, paid staff - all teaching and administrative work is done by volunteers. CPS is non-governmental, non-regulatory and non-military. It is not restricted to boat owners, nor owners of large yachts. Purely and simply, it is a dedicated group interested in increasing safety and pleasure on the waterways, through education.

United States Power Squadrons (USPS) spread into Canada with the formation of the Windsor Power Squadron in 1938. The concept continued to grow, with the Canadian Squadrons later forming their own organization - Canadian Power Squadrons. The name was later changed to Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons to reflect the broadening interests of all boaters.

Source: Canadian Power Squadron at http://www.cps-ecp.ca/

Power Squadron Burgees in Quebec

Outaouais (district maisonneuve)

[Outauais burgee] by Marc Pasquin

The outaouais region is the the region closest to the border with ontario and psome of it is classified as part of the national capital region (ottawa).


Richelieu (district cartier)

[Richelieu burgee] by Marc Pasquin

The fortification might be the fort of Chambly.


Rabaska (district cartier)

[Rabaska burgee] by Marc Pasquin

Based in Drummondville


les écluses (district cartier)

[Richelieu burgee] by Marc Pasquin

The word "écluse" is french for the entry to a "water-elevator", a canal being flooded then emptied to allow a boat to be lowered along a river. This is probably was is represented by the red design.
Marc Pasquin, 18 August 2004

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