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Our History

In April, 1960 the Canadian Power Squadrons granted a Warrant establishing the Kitchener-Waterloo Power & Sail Squadron. Two years later Galt, which then became Cambridge followed. The squadrons became eligible in 2012 to fly their burgees with a gold stripe at the hoist, signifying 50 years of teaching safe boating in their communities.

In 2017 Cambridge merged with K-W and the squadron was renamed Grand River. A new burgee was designed to reflect the heritage of both squadrons, and includes the symbol of the river which runs through our communities and ties us.

Executive Committee

Andrew Heywood


Jon Duncan

Executive Officer

Guy Lazure

Educational Team Lead

Alan Pearl

Financial Officer

R. Glenn Shugg

Membership Officer

Bill Allan

Communication Officer

Barry McClinchey

Assistant Education Officer & Past Commander

Richard Brenneman

Assistant Educational Officer

Russell Foubert

Assistant Educational Officer

Barb Braniff

Assistant Financial Officer

John Casilli

Newsletter Editor & RVCC Officer

Pat Pearl

Special Events

Diane Allan

Assistant Special Events

R. Glenn Shugg