Announcements http://forum.lotussports.com/categories/announcements/feed.rss Sun, 17 Nov 19 15:11:28 -0500 Announcements en-CA Lotus Winter Party http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/746/lotus-winter-party Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:01:03 -0500 barballey 746@/discussions
Address: Cristos Greek Taverna 4624 Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. from 6-9pm.

Menu choices: Chicken Souvlaki, Lamb Souvlaki, Calamari or Spanakopita

Cost: $27 per person. Includes salad, rice, roasted potatoes, tea and coffee.( liquor and dessert extra)

Bring a wrapped $5 gift for the Gift Exchange led by Santa Asano.

Non-perishable food items will be collected for a local food bank.

Contact Barb to book your seat and menu choice before December 1 at barballey1@gmail.com or 604-937-5648
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2019 Lotus AGM on October 26 http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/742/2019-lotus-agm-on-october-26 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:52:57 -0400 Grace 742@/discussions
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Location: Lotus Sports Club, Barnet Marine Park
Time: 11:30 am

All Lotus members are encouraged to attend this very important meeting. This is your chance to give feedback on this year’s paddling programs and events and to thank those who contributed so much time to the club. At this meeting you will also elect your 2019/2020 Board of Directors who will be making plans for paddling programs for next year.

We are looking for people who are interested in being part of the Board of Directors. The directors are volunteers who represent the paddlers of the Lotus Sports Club and who make decisions to the benefit of the club and all of its members. It is a great way to be involved in your club and community.

The following two positions are filled automatically;

President – presides at all meetings and oversees the overall operations of the club. The past year’s vice-president, Tony Hodanic, will become this year’s president.

Past-President – provides continuity in the Board of Directors and works with the President on matters carried over from the previous year. The current president, Joe Vukasovic, will become the Past-President.

The following is a list of current directorships and a description of their responsibilities:

Vice-President – carries out the duties of the President in his/her absence. The vice-president will assume the
position of president in the following year – this person will be able to work with the executive, will become familiar with ongoing projects and directives, and can learn the role of the president in order to move into this position.

Treasurer – keeps the financial records of the club, including accounts and banking transactions. The
treasurer provides financial statements as required. The treasurer usually submits applications for grants/gaming funds.

Membership – collects membership forms and money, sends registration to CORA and CKBC, provides the Board of Directors and coaches with regularly updated membership information.

Secretary - keeps and distributes minutes of directors’ meetings, deals with club correspondence.

Outrigger Program – oversees outrigger programs, club outrigger races and is the liaison with other clubs.

Youth Program – oversees the youth dragon boat and outrigger programs, promotions, and events.

SUP Program – oversees the SUP program, promotion and scheduling, and certification of instructors.

Maintenance – has the responsibility for organizing and arranging for maintenance of the clubhouse and club equipment.

Safety - oversees that safety procedures are implemented during practices and races.

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Lotus Wrap-Up Celebration on October 18 http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/741/lotus-wrap-up-celebration-on-october-18 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:49:09 -0400 Grace 741@/discussions
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse*

Every October, the attention of the Lotus paddling community turns to the Lotus year-end celebration. This event is for all Lotus members and their families! This is an opportunity to socialize with others in the club, to learn about what has been happening in all programs, to celebrate team and individual successes, and to thank those who have made this year’s events and programs possible. There will be an awards presentation, slideshow and many stories to share…

This is a pot luck event where members will have an opportunity to sample many delicious creations provided by Lotus paddlers. Beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be available!

* Please note that people worked really hard to find an alternate venue that provided meals and drinks and would accommodate both the club’s adults and juniors…but costs and requirements were prohibitive; the Old Mill Boathouse on a Friday evening remains the most reasonable and feasible option for the wrap-up.

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Barnet Marine Park East Parking Lot Reconstruction begins October, 2019 http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/730/barnet-marine-park-east-parking-lot-reconstruction-begins-october-2019 Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:57:38 -0400 Grace 730@/discussions
The parking lots and beach access road on the east side of Barnet Marine Park will be completely closed for construction from approximately October 2019 to early May 2020 (Lotus is located on the west side of the park). All vehicular and pedestrian access will be restricted from this construction zone during this period

Upon completion of the east parking lots there will be a new vehicular turn around, drop off area, handicapped parking and reconfigured parking lot south of the railway. General public vehicular access will no longer be available north of the railway. Pedestrian access will remain north of the railway from both existing roadways and the pedestrian overpass.

FAQs

1. Will Barnet beach still be open to the public during construction?
• Yes, during construction the beach will remain open.
• There will also be no impacts to the beach, picnic sites, park walkways or dog off-leash area.

2. Will there be any impacts to public washrooms?
• The washrooms will remain open during construction.

3. Will parking still be available during construction?
• The west parking lot will be open during this time.
• There is also limited parking across Barnet Highway in the Mountain Air Bike Skill Park.

4. Will I be able to access the beach during construction?
• Pedestrians can continue to access the beach during construction.
• There is a pedestrian overpass located on the northeast side of the west parking lot.
• From the west side of the west parking lot, there is pedestrian access to the beach via Texaco Drive.

5. Why is this work required?
• Barnet Marine Park is a destination park. The popularity of the park has resulted in parking and overcrowding concerns.
• For the future safety and enjoyment of the park, re-construction of the east parking lot area is needed.

6. What are the benefits of this project?
• Once construction is complete, parking and drop off areas will be accessible and safe while allowing for improved traffic flow.
• The addition and reconfiguration of parking spots and handicapped parking will significantly reduce the chances of overcrowding during popular times.
• In addition, this project includes environmental improvements to minimize pollution by capturing and filtering any pollutants from water runoff or other potential contaminants.

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Lotus Iron Volunteers http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/720/lotus-iron-volunteers Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:04:45 -0400 Vukasovic 720@/discussions
I want to thank those who came to help and volunteer at the Lotus Iron! The race was a huge success and there were many great compliments from those who attended. Without you, this would not have been possible.

Many thanks to the Junior's who came to help and devote their time! They were absolutely awesome are very impactful. Our camaraderie, commitment and ohana was recognized by our guests and is something we should continue to display.

If you were unable to volunteer, please look to help where you can for future events.

Thanks again!

Joe



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Volunteers for Lotus Iron - July 6 http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/716/volunteers-for-lotus-iron-july-6 Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:02:44 -0400 Vukasovic 716@/discussions
I hope you have been enjoying the nice weather and time on the water! The Lotus Iron race takes place on July 6 and we are in need of volunteers. Please take a look at the volunteer sign up sheet posted in the main room of the clubhouse. See you all there!

Thanks!

Joe

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Volunteers for Events http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/713/volunteers-for-events Sun, 02 Jun 2019 20:31:12 -0400 Vukasovic 713@/discussions
I hope you all are enjoying this amazing weather and time on the water! I would like to remind everyone that it is key for members to take a proactive approach with respect to club events and activities. To stay on top of events, please see the discussion board in the clubhouse, the newsletter as well mentions from coaches.

It is very important that we have members volunteering and helping out. I understand we all have busy lives outside of paddling, but a few hours of your time for planned events can go along way! With the Lotus Iron race approaching, it would be great to have plenty of volunteers to help!

Thanks and hope to see you all on the water and in future events!

Joe
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Increasing Burnaby Member's Suggestions! http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/686/increasing-burnaby-members-suggestions Mon, 29 Oct 2018 14:11:23 -0400 Vukasovic 686@/discussions
As mentioned at the AGM, there would be discussion made for those wanting to share ideas on how to increase Burnaby membership. All ideas and input will be considered by the board and discussed thoroughly! If you have any ideas, please comment!

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2018 Lotus Wrap-Up Celebration http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/681/2018-lotus-wrap-up-celebration Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:02:28 -0400 Grace 681@/discussions
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (across from the Boathouse Restaurant)
Theme: "Pirates"

Every October, the Lotus paddling community looks forward to this Lotus event. This is the event marking the end of the year where we celebrate our paddling activities and accomplishments with family and friends...and thank those who have contributed to a great year. There will be slideshows and many other ways to share the paddling stories of the year. This event will be held at the Old Mill Boathouse and the youth team will be arriving early to decorate the hall. Dress appropriately for this year's theme of Pirates. Arrrrr!

This is a pot-luck event – in past years there has been an amazing selection of culinary masterpieces. There will be pop, juice, and coffee available.

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2017 Lotus Wrap-Up http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/616/2017-lotus-wrap-up- Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:32:23 -0400 Grace 616@/discussions
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (across from the Boathouse Restaurant)
Theme: "SuperHeroes"

Every October, the Lotus paddling community looks forward to this Lotus event. This is the event marking the end of the year where we celebrate our paddling activities and accomplishments with family and friends. There will be slideshows and many other ways to share the paddling stories of the year. This event will be held at the Old Mill Boathouse and the youth team will be arriving early to decorate the hall for the superhero theme; dress up as your favourite character with super powers…

This is a pot-luck event – in past years there has been an amazing selection of culinary masterpieces. There will be pop, juice, and coffee available.

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McBarge has been moved to Maple Ridge... http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/511/mcbarge-has-been-moved-to-maple-ridge... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:59:05 -0500 Grace 511@/discussions http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mcbarge-sailing-meakin-expo-86-mission-bc-burrard-inlet-burnaby-1.3376187

McBarge was power washed before it was moved;
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2016 Lotus Wrap Up Celebration http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/558/2016-lotus-wrap-up-celebration Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:03:24 -0400 Grace 558@/discussions Time: doors open at 6:00 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (across from the Boathouse Restaurant)
Theme: "Revisiting Hawaii"

Every October, the Lotus paddling community looks forward to the Lotus awards ceremony and celebration. This is the event marking the end of the paddling year where we celebrate team and individual successes, socialize with Lotus paddlers, meet the family and friends of paddlers, learn a little more about club members, and thank those who have made this year’s events and programs possible. There will be an awards presentation, a video, and many other ways to share the paddling stories of the year. This event will be held at the Old Mill Boathouse and the youth team will be arriving early to decorate the hall appropriately for our celebration; dress up in your tropical gear for this year's theme…

This is a pot-luck event – in past years there has been an amazing selection of culinary masterpieces. There will be pop, juice, and coffee available.

To help with organization of this event, please RSVP to Bill at bandbchambers@gmail.com if you plan on attending. Family members are always welcome; please include them in your RSVP.

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Lotus Wrap-Up Celebration http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/492/lotus-wrap-up-celebration Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:17:33 -0400 Grace 492@/discussions Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Old Mill Boathouse Rowing, Paddling and Sailing Centre
(across from the Boathouse Restaurant)
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
Theme: Lotus "Oscar" Awards

Every October, the Lotus paddling community looks forward to the Lotus awards ceremony and celebration. This is the event marking the end of the paddling year where we celebrate team and individual successes, socialize with Lotus paddlers, meet the family and friends of paddlers, learn a little more about club members, and thank those who have made this year’s events and programs possible. There will be an awards presentation, a video, and many other ways to share the paddling stories of the year. This year our event will be held at the Old Mill Boathouse and the youth team will be arriving early to decorate the hall appropriately for our celebration; dress up and be part of the Lotus "Oscar" Awards theme…

This is a pot-luck event – in past years there has been an amazing selection of culinary masterpieces. There will be pop, juice, and coffee available.

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Automatic E-mail Notification of New Postings http://forum.lotussports.com/discussion/172/automatic-e-mail-notification-of-new-postings Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:56:54 -0400 Grace 172@/discussions

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