Learn more about our news and special events, both here at the marina or out and about on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Prince Charles Visits the Marina

Prince Charles was at the marina during his recent cross-Canada tour. On the Sunday afternoon of the tour and during his “private time”, the Prince arrived at the marina in a cavalcade of black cars. He went from here to Portland Island with Jack and Karen Stepler on “Promises Kept”. He walked across the island which at one time had been a gift from the Province to his aunt, Princess Margaret. On his return to the marina later that afternoon, Mark and Leslie had an opportunity to meet him and speak with him for about three or four minutes. There was no media, no people and minimal security. He discussed with Mark and Leslie a genuine interest in the marina, the boats and the Gulf Islands. Quite an historic occasion for the marina!!!

Olympic Torch Relay In Sidney on Friday October 30th

On Friday @ approximately 1.14 pm the torch relay will begin in Sidney. The starting point is Beacon Ave and Pat Bay Highway and the completion point for this leg of the 45,000 kilometer journey is Tulista Park by approximately 1.30 pm. Route details can be found @ www.vancouver2010.com

Marina’s Yacht Brokers Achieve CPYB Designations

Mark Dickinson, President of Van Isle Marina congratulates Yacht Brokers Allan Mactier and Greg Andrew on achieving their Certified Professional Yacht Broker designations (CPYB). Van Isle Marina, yacht sales division is the first company within the British Columbia Yacht Broker Association member group to have their team certified (other than single operator broker/companies). Contact Allan or Greg for full service whether you are selling a boat, purchasing locally or anywhere within Canada or the USA.

Thank you

Van Isle Marina extends our sincere gratitude to those neighbours and emergency personnel that responded and extinguished the fire on A Dock last Tuesday morning. The removal of the remains of the three burned boathouses and vessels is now complete.

The Gays are doing very well and appreciate the many inquiries they have received from friends and those expressing concern.

Fire at the Marina on Tuesday October 6th

At Approximately 11am this morning, Tuesday October 6th, smoke and then a fire was reported in a boathouse on A Dock. Emergency crews and marina neighbours arrived to assist at the scene. Before the fire was contained and extinguished boathouses and vessels in A15, A16, & A17 were destroyed. There were no injuries involving people. Details of how the fire started are not known at this time.

New Hours at the Fuel Dock

Please note the changes in our hours of operation at the Marina Fuel Dock.

Now through September 13th,  7am. – 7pm.

Beginning September 14th,  8am.-4pm.

Community Wellness Park

The Town’s new Community Wellness Park, located adjacent to the south side of the public library at 10091 Resthaven Drive , officially opened to the public on May 1. The facility offers 13 pieces of age and disability -friendly exercise equipment and we encourage you to check it out.

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

An amazing ocean ecosystem awaits you on the waterfront in Sidney, British Columbia, a West Coast gateway for ocean exploration. Discover the mysteries of our ocean with knowledgeable Oceaneers. Explore the giant aquariums, wet labs and discovery pods inside, then extend your adventure outdoors to the beaches of the nearby Gulf Islands and the waters of the surrounding Salish Sea.

www.oceandiscovery.ca

Mary Winspear Centre Events

Island Comedy Festival -Aug 14&15

Piaf: Love Conquers All-Aug 20 to 22

Sidney Summer Sounds

2:00-4:00pm, Beacon Park   July 5-September 6th

Sunday afternoons, enjoy listening to live music from a fantastic arrangement of talented entertainers.

Admission is free, donations welcome.

Aug.2-Paul Wainwright (Sax-driven Groove)

Aug.9-Kumbia (Latin Explosion)

Aug. 16-Cold Cut Combo (Folk Gypsy Swing Beat)

Aug. 23-Fat HatCat (Hot Funky Disco 70’s Groove)

Aug.30-The Naden Band (A Perennial Favourite)

Sept.6- The PUSH (Classic Rock)