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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

Bill Taylor


Guy Lazure

Executive Officer

Bill Allan

Administrative Officer

Andrew Heywood


Barry McClinchey

Education Officer

Bill Allan

Communication Officer

Barry McClinchey

Assistant Education Officer & Past Commander

Alan Pearl

Financial Officer

Glenn Drinkwater

Membership Officer

Donna Lankin

Communications Officer

Diane Allan

Public Relations Officer

Barb Braniff

Assistant Financial Officer

Johanne Fortier

Newsletter Author/Editor

Pat Pearl

Special Events

R. Glenn Shugg


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