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Fr o m t h e R a n k s - D o n B utt

T H E P O RT H OL E

" T h at nift y fi a g - I w a s al w a y s e n vi o u s"

We all h a v e ti m e pr ess ur es a n d s o m e
p e o pl e h a v e m u c h m or e o n t h eir
pl at e t h a n ot h ers. D o n B utt of G a b ri ol a S q u a dr o n c ert ai nl y s e e ms t o h a v e
p a c k e d i n a gr e at n u m b er t hi n gs b ot h
o n a n d off t h e w at er. St arti n g off as a
f a mil y p h ysi ci a n a n d pr a ctisi n g i n t h e
pr o vi n c e of Britis h C ol u m bi a, D o n, i n
p art n eri n g wit h t h e U nit e d C h ur c h of
C a n a d a, h el p e d s et u p a h e alt h c ar e
c e ntr e i n t h e n ort h er n p art of t h e
pr o vi n c e c at eri n g t o t h e l o c al p o p ul a ti o n w hi c h w as m ostl y First N ati o ns
p e o pl e. O n c e t his o p er ati o n w as s et
u p a n d r u n ni n g w ell D o n t h e n l eft t h e
West C o ast a n d tr a v ell e d t o t h e ot h er
si d e of C a n a d a a n d o n c e a g ai n s et u p
a n ot h er m e di c al f a cilit y a n d h os pi t al o n N e wf o u n dl a n d's N ort h S h or e.
O v er t h e n e xt si x y e ars t his c o m pl et el y
o c c u pi e d his ti m e a n d e n er gi es.
N e xt c a m e a s oj o ur n at t h e U ni v ersit y of Tor o nt o w h er e h e w or k e d
i n t h e D e p art m e nt of F a mil y C ar e &
M e di ci n e, t e a c hi n g t h e st u d e nts a n d
at t h e s a m e ti m e r e a c hi n g o ut t o his
c o m m u nit y of Mississ a u g a p erf or m i n g v ari o us v ol u nt e er a cti viti es. It w as
w hil e li vi n g i n t h e cit y of Mississ a u g a, t h at D o n d e ci d e d t o j oi n a y a c ht
cl u b a n d b e g a n fr e q u e nti n g t h e d o c ks
at t h e l o c al P ort Cr e dit Ya c ht Cl u b.
Wa n d eri n g a b o ut t h e d o c ks i n his v er y
li mit e d fr e e ti m e h e n oti c e d t h at s e ver al of t h e v ess els t h er e w er e s p orti n g
"t his nift y littl e fl a g " a n d h e b e c a m e
a w ar e of C P S- E C P. H o w e v er, lif e w as
v er y b us y a n d t h er e j ust w as n o ti m e
48

C a n a di a n Y a c h ti n g

b y R. J o h n G arsi d e, A P

t o p urs u e a n y c o urs es b ut a s e e d h a d
b e e n pl a nt e d. As D o n c o m m e nt e d, "I
w as j ust t o o b us y t o d o it! "
W hil e k e e pi n g b us y a n d al w a ys i n t er est e d i n t hi n gs ar o u n d hi m D o n's
m usi c al t al e nts c a m e t o t h e f or e i n
Mississ a u g a as w ell. I n p u bli c s c h o ol
h e h a d t a k e n pi a n o l ess o ns a n d h a d
r e a c h e d a n d s u c c essf ull y c o m pl et e d
his gr a d e 8 l e v el i n t h at i nstr u m e nt.
H o w e v er, D o n p oi nt e d o ut t h at t h e
pi a n o w as p ort a bl e b ut a fl ut e w as,
s o h e e m b ar k e d o n fl ut e l ess o ns a n d
s o o n b e c a m e q uit e a n a c c o m plis h e d
fl a utist. "I w as t h e b a c k u p fl a utist f or
t h e Mississ a u g a S y m p h o n y a n d pl a y e d
i n a q u art et t h at t o ur e d ar o u n d t h e
O a k vill e ar e a. It w as a l ot of f u n! "
Lif e w as b us y a n d f ul filli n g b ut o n e
d a y a v er y u ni q u e o p p ort u nit y c a m e
his w a y a n d D o n a n d his wif e s o o n
f o u n d t h e ms el v es o n t h e West C o ast
visiti n g G a bri ol a Isl a n d c o urt es y of
his d a u g ht er w h o w as w or ki n g wit h
C a n a di a n Airli n es. S h e h a d l o b bi e d
h er p ar e nts f or q uit e a w hil e a n d fi n all y c o n vi n c e d t h e m t o tr a v el o ut a n d
s e e t h e isl a n d. S o wit h t h eir ti c k ets i n
h a n d D o n a n d his wif e s et off t o e x pl or e t h e West C o ast, a pl a c e D o n h a d
l eft m a n y y e ars b ef or e.
W hil e o n t h e isl a n d t h e y t o o k t h e
o p p ort u nit y t o l o o k u p a l o c al r e al
est at e p ers o n a n d l o o k e d at a f e w of
t h e list e d pr o p erti es. " T h e y w er e ni c e
b ut, n ot gr e at ". H o w e v er, s e ei n g t h eir
dis a p p oi nt m e nt t h e a g e nt m e nti o n e d
t h at t h er e w as a n ot h er pr o p ert y t h at
w as n ot list e d y et a n d m a y b e t h e y
w o ul d li k e t o s e e it. S o off t h e y all
w e nt a n d s o o n t h e y w er e st a n di n g
o n a pr o p ert y of fi v e a cr es o v erl o o k i n g t h e Str ait of G e or gi a, t h e 1 8 0 d egr e e vi e w w as br e at ht a ki n g a n d aft er a
s h ort dis c ussi o n it w as t h eirs!
T h e y t h e n r et ur n e d t o Mississ a u g a,
a n d b e g a n t h e n e c ess ar y st e ps t o m o v e
t o t h e isl a n d w hi c h w as f ar, f ar a w a y.
O n c e arri vi n g a n d g etti n g t h e h o m e
est a blis h e d a n d s et u p D o n b e g a n t o
t hi n k a b o ut "t h at nift y fl a g " a n d j ust
F e b r u a r y 2 01 8

w h at c o ul d b e d o n e n o w a b o ut g etti n g
o n e. A l o c al C P S- E C P p ers o n j ust
h a p p e n t o c o m e b y a n d m e nti o n e d
t h at t h eir B o ati n g Cl ass h a d j ust st arte d a n d t h e y w o ul d c ert ai nl y w el c o m e
hi m a b o ar d if h e h a d t h e ti m e. D o n
i m m e di at el y si g n e d u p a n d b e g a n att e n di n g cl ass t h e f oll o wi n g w e e k. B y
t h e e n d of t h e c o urs e D o n f elt h e h a d
c ert ai nl y l e ar n e d a l ot a n d u p o n gr a d u ati o n n ot o nl y di d h e g et his " nift y
fl a g " b ut h e als o v ol u nt e er e d t o b e c o m e a bri d g e m e m b er!
D o n's first p ositi o n w as Tr ai ni n g Of fi c er a n d t h o u g h n e w t o C P S- E C P h e
w as m or e t h a n a bl e t o c o n d u ct t h e af f airs of t h e Tr ai ni n g D e p art m e nt. H e
c o nti n u e d t o t a k e m or e c o urs es as w ell.
To d at e D o n h as c o m pl et e d B o ati n g,
Pil oti n g, A d v a n c e d Pil oti n g a n d t h e
We at h er c o urs e. U nf ort u n at el y b ei n g a
b us y p ers o n h e w as u n a bl e t o c o m pl et e
his si g hts f or t h e C el esti al N a vi g ati o n
c o urs e b ut di d all of t h e ot h er cl ass r o o m w or k, s o m et hi n g h e r e gr ets b ut
is gl a d h e g ai n e d t h e k n o wl e d g e.
As t h e y e ars m o v e d o n D o n gr a d u all y cli m b e d u p t h e l a d d er a n d s o o n
b e c a m e t h e C o m m a n d er, a p ositi o n h e
h el d f or fi v e y e ars. Pr es e ntl y h e l o o ks
aft er C o m m u ni c ati o ns, Pri v a c y a n d is
t h e N e wsl ett er E dit or of t h e S c uttl eb utt. T his l ast c o m mit m e nt t a k es u p a
f air a m o u nt of ti m e a n d e a c h y e ar t h er e
ar e at l e ast f o ur or fi v e e diti o ns p ut
o ut f or all S q u a dr o n m e m b ers t o e n j o y. T h er e is s o m et hi n g f or e v er y o n e,
n e ws, e v e nts, l ots of pi ct ur es a n d e v e n
a p a g e of h u m o ur!
C o mi n g i nt o t h e p ositi o n of C o m m a n d er t h e n e x p os e d D o n t o t h e l o c al
Distri ct, Va n c o u v er Isl a n d N ort h, a n d
t h er e h e s o o n t o o k o n t h e p ositi o n of
S e cr et ar y. As wit h m a n y, D o n j ust di d
n ot s ettl e f or o c c u p yi n g o n e s e at f or
l o n g a n d gr a d u all y m o v e d u p t h e Distri ct r a n ks as w ell a n d e v e nt u all y b ec a m e t h e Distri ct C o m m a n d er. To d a y
h e is still a cti v e o n t h e Distri ct Bri d g e
a n d is t h e c urr e nt Pri v a c y Of fi c er.
N o w t h at D o n is p er m a n e ntl y m o or e d



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2018

Vantage Point: Promoting Cruising Canada To Everyone
Club Profile: Ben Eoin Yacht Club and Marina
Travel Destination: Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay
Travel Destination: My Big Fat Greek Charter
Special Event: Vancouver Welcomed the Best of the Best 6mR Sailors
The Port Hole: New format for 2018
Sail Review: Sneak Preview - Six New Sailboats - US In-Water Sailboat Show, Annapolis
Power Review: Sabre 45 Salon Express
Power Review: Jeanneau NC33
Power Review: Four Winns H290 OB
Crossing the Line: Village Butty
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Vantage Point: Promoting Cruising Canada To Everyone
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - 6
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Club Profile: Ben Eoin Yacht Club and Marina
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Travel Destination: Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Travel Destination: My Big Fat Greek Charter
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Special Event: Vancouver Welcomed the Best of the Best 6mR Sailors
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - The Port Hole: New format for 2018
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Sail Review: Sneak Preview - Six New Sailboats - US In-Water Sailboat Show, Annapolis
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Power Review: Sabre 45 Salon Express
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Power Review: Jeanneau NC33
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Power Review: Four Winns H290 OB
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Crossing the Line: Village Butty
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