2021 Opening


Hello WIBC community,

Another year is underway and we can’t wait to welcome you back for another incredible season!

This year we will be having our annual open house/opening date on June 26th from 9am-3pm, we can’t wait to meet with you (with your masks) and answer any questions you may have. This is also a perfect time to drop-off/signup for memberships, which can also be done online using our 2021 Membership form.

Last summer was a success – and this is our second year that follows several of the same protocols. Health and safety is of the utmost importance to WIBC, and as our local situation changes we will continue to implement the most up to date protocols as we return to outdoor recreation this summer!

In general, precautions for arrival on location are; arriving prepared, one group member gathering equipment, masked entry to the back of the boathouse, and an entrance and exit plan to avoid contact with other community members. Above all staff members will be on site to ensure materials are cleaned and organized for community use and as a touchpoint for any questions or concerns. The most important aspect of these changes is our signup account. As a member, you will receive an invitation to “Book your Boat” and can choose a time slot to book a boat from our fleet. For use on your phone, open Signup.com on your phone browser and follow the links to download to your mobile phone.

We have three fabulous staff that will be helping us ‘man the deck’ this year; Allison, Emily, and Caylin! With the support of grants from Ontario and Canada we are able to focus on new projects that will ensure our members and the community will have access to recreational boating for themselves and their families. They are wonderful and are always willing to connect and help out.

Additional exciting upgrades include working towards upgrading our fleet (currently we have 2 stand up paddleboards, 2 kayaks, 2 sailboats, and a canoe!), continual working on our docks and launching system, and a variety of ongoing projects that will be revealed soon. Another important aspect of the WIBC is our bookstore which will be getting a fresh look this season – including a schedule for book drop offs. 

In the meantime you can complete the Wolfe Island Boat Club Membership Form. Save it and email to info@wolfeislandboatclub.ca. E-transfer your membership fees to info@wolfeislandboatclub.ca and stay informed and updated with our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and our website. 

Thank you to the community for supporting us last summer and into this year. Our memberships are more important than ever and we can’t wait to have you back for another year of sunshine.

Thank you again for your ongoing support,

WIBC

Membership 2017

Hey there Members, new & returning rowers, sailors, paddlers, and moored members too!

Drop in on a Saturday for a tour around the boat house and take a look at what there is for you, how things work, and the best way to get started. If the Dragon boat is out, it may be a bit quiet, but there will be someone close by between 11 – 2. Come July, things will get busier and staff will be around most days to give a hand!

And, just in case you forgot all the great reasons you decided to join this year here are a few WIBC Membership benefits:

  • Getting out on the water is fun & a great way to spend the afternoon with your friends and family, so bring a guest. Their visit is on us!
  • Your membership fee includes all the equipment you need to get out on the water safely including the boats, life jackets, friendly staff who like to help, and a coach boat to…well, coach you!
  • The canoes & kayaks are ready to go out whenever you are. Bring a friend – they are free!
  • There are Learn to Sail and Learn to Row clinics that are fun & recreational and help build your confidence on the water with a new sport. And we have awesome coaches!
  • Starting in July there is Adult Sailing on Monday afternoons, Family Race nights on Wednesday nights, Rowing on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and Dragon boating on Saturday mornings.
  • And the BEST REASON is because it is a great place to be on the island!

The WIBC is grateful for your support, without which we would not be able to continue to offer the kids’ camps & programs to the community! Your membership fees support our costs that include insurance, maintenance, rent, staff wages, events, and all sorts of stuff.

This blog is a great way to keep up on what’s going on at the WIBC. Click the ‘follow’ button on the right and news will come directly in your inbox. Any inquiries please email us at info@wolfeislandboatclub.ca

Let’s have a great season!