June 10, 2013
S.O.S. Save Our Sound
Sunday June 30th 12-2:00 pm
Howe Sound is undergoing a remarkable environmental recovery and on Sunday, June 30th between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. hundreds of boaters are expected to rendezvous on the water south of the McNab Creek Valley in support of maintaining this recovery. The purpose of this event is to draw attention to the threat of long term heavy duty non-sustainable industry returning to this area and the requirement for a comprehensive management plan to ensure the continuing natural beauty of Howe Sound for the enjoyment of future generations.
Due to its close proximity to Metro Vancouver this area of Howe Sound provides a highly desired and easily accessible cruising destination for thousands of local recreational and eco-tourism boaters including eight (8) yacht clubs that maintain active outstations in the area. The growing economic benefits from the film industry, eco-tourism, recreational and residential development, along with the associated spin-offs to local support and marine based businesses are enormous. The enjoyment of this natural area along with these growing benefits will be lost or seriously jeopardized for current and future generations by the proposed industrial development in Howe Sound.
Between 12 & 2:00 p.m. three boats will be anchored at the mouth of McNab Creek with large S.O.S. banners and live music from the local Howe Sound band “Bylaw 283” will be heard across these waters. Sewell’s Sea Safari will take part in the rally as part of its tour. Squamish Nation canoes and many kayakers will converge around Anvil and Gambier islands while children attending three local kid’s camps will observe the S.O.S. Rendezvous. Vessels attending the event are asked to monitor VHF channel 72 low power for announcements.
For more information regarding the S.O.S. Rendezvous please contact: Ruth Simons – firstname.lastname@example.org. 604 921-6564.