The 5th Annual Boat Show at Mosquito Creek Marina promises to be bigger than ever and packed full of fun family activities.
“For the fifth annual boat show, we have more than doubled our capacity for both vendors and attendees,” Donny Mekilok, General Manager of the Squamish Nation Marine Group said. “Yacht Brokers will have dock space for an additional 100 sail and power boats this year, and transient moorage for yachts up to 100 feet can be reserved. We also have special boat show moorage rates and fuel dock pricing in place for people who plan to attend the show by boat.”
For the last seven years, Delphine Lechifflart and Franck Rabilier have lived on their 37-foot sailboat La Loupiote with their two children, sailing the world and performing acrobatic shows using the mast of their boat.
In 2006, the travelling performers left France to sail to the Caribbean. Since then they've been to Costa Rica, Mexico, Hawaii and have now arrived in B.C.
The couple has worked together for 20 years, training in France and performing in theatres before developing their aerial acrobatic show on the sailboat. Lechifflart said it’s a way to combine their love of sailing with performance art.
“When you’re performing on a sailboat, everyone can see,” Lechifflart said. “It’s a way for us to communicate with people, to share our creation.”
Once again the Gillard Pass Fisheries Association and the Stuart Island Community are hosting their annual Barbecue and Auction to raise money for local salmon enhancement. This has become the place to be on the August long weekend for those who love to have a good time, enjoy great food, and support salmon enhancement. The evening features a buffet supper, raffles and a silent auction along with an exciting live auction presided over by one of Ritchie Brothers professional auctioneers.
Last year nearly 300 people showed up to help raise $100,000 and enjoy a spectacular evening at one of the coasts most beautiful places.