As I once did, most people probably believe the name Fraser Squadron is derived from the name of the river that divides the communities our squadron serves. Well we were wrong!
The "Fraser" in Fraser Squadron is derived from Canadian Forces St. Laurent class destroyer the HMCS Fraser (DDH 233). The stag in the squadron burgee is in fact the HMCS Fraser's ship mascot.
HMCS Fraser began life at the Burrard Dry Dock and the Yarrows Shipyard and was commissioned at Esquimalt in 1957. For the first ten years or so of her her life she patrolled Pacific waters before moving to the east coast.
The Fraser was one of the first warships to be designed and built in Canada. The Fraser was the last of the St. Laurent class in active commission. Over the course of her working years she functioned as a destroyer escort, and a destroyer helicopter escort. She was used to demonstrate new Canadian designed technology and was the first Canadian ship to carry an Experimental Towed Array Sonar System and was the first to test the NIXIE torpedo decoy system.
As a member of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons there is a long list of perks for YOU!
Okay, I have your attention and I have about ten seconds to keep your attention, here goes the elevator version of why you should renew your Fraser Squadron membership.
In many cases the amount of money you save on boat insurance will pay for your CPS membership, and as an additional perk, as a member of Fraser Squadron you will receive six copies of Pacific Yachting every year.
Well, that's six copies of Pacific Yachting for free. But, I see you are a discerning boater and you want more . . .
Well we have more for you.
The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (CPS) is a nationwide volunteer organization dedicated to promoting safe enjoyable boating in Canada.
Fraser Squadron is one of twenty-two squadrons that make up the Pacific Mainland District.
At the squadron level we administer training courses, plan squadron cruises, hold social outings, and other events in the Richmond/North Delta/Tsawwassen area.
Fraser squadron, holds monthly bridge meetings at the Ladner CoPS on the second Monday of each month. All members are welcome to attend.
The various bridge positions consist of both elected and appointed positions. To assist Fraser squadron members, bridge officers and visitors who are curious, the responsibilities of each of the bridge officers has been summarized and can be viewed here.
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