It's time to get excited about another sailing, kayaking and water sports season. Maybe Spring is late this year, but don't give up hope, think of the Hot lazy days of Summer, and the enjoyment of being on the water.
With the Quonset hut down, I contacted the town asking what their plans for that space are. Although the previous Official Parks Plan, 2013, still has 5 years to go, the plan is to create a new Official Parks Plan. I requested, and was granted, stakeholder status for LOSC. It is important that our interests be represented, especially as our lease is up for renewal December 2023.
The current plan does not mention LOSC specifically, but states clearly that both the Lawn Bowling Green and the Seniors' Center, do not need water frontage and therefore could be relocated. This will result in a revised Official Parks to replace the existing. Based on some of the more recent decisions, I think their emphasis will be tilted toward commercial endeavors which naturally is a concern for our facility.
Having given you some background, I am encouraging current members to get their applications in ASAP. If your are planning not to join this year, please reconsider. The degree of usage of our facilities will be important when negotiating our lease renewal later this year.
It's also time to get out your salesperson-ship and encourage friends and neighbours to join the club. While we are sold out of kayak rack space, we are ready to build more racks and this goes for paddle boards too. You don't just get a convenient place to store your equipment but included is great social activity. On top of all that, as a member you get the use of all the club boats and sailing instruction as required. Not bad for the very low annual membership.
We have plans to revamp the washrooms and so far have installed hand holds in all the stalls and plan to upgrade the toilets to higher stance and low water usage. Last year an extension to the walkway was built to facilitate easier access to the club for those who require it.
We look forward to creating more opportunities for group on the water activities, from regular weekly group sailing to planned group kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing.
Lets get out and support our local longstanding watersports activities club.