'Under the Sea' Theme Decor

The Commodore's Ball is the social event of the year for members of the Semiahmoo Yacht Club. For this year's event, over one hundred SYC members joined Commodore Lynette at the Silver Reef Resort in Ferndale to help celebrate an outstanding year with an evening of food, fun and dancing.

Donning their finest evening attire, many members began the evening with a pre-event gathering in our hospitality suite. Then it was down to the hotel Ballroom, elegantly decorated to reflect the Commodore's 'Under the Sea' theme.

Cruise Host Laura

The cruisers to the unique seaside town of Sidney started off Friday evening with appetizers and a boat hop. The boat hop was a fun way to get better acquainted with fellow SYC members and meet guests.

On Saturday night one group visited beautiful Butchart Gardens, enjoyed great musical entertainment by the Sutcliffes Band, which was followed by an ethereal fireworks performance. The fireworks choreography and music were magnificent. To top off the evening, a pipe organ concert played in the conservatory above us as we followed the paths through the illuminated gardens for our return to the Marina. It was truly a magical evening.

Cruise Hosts Dave & Lynn Fixin' Shrimp

On the third weekend in June, twenty plus boats and over forty five hearty SYC members braved the less than stellar weather and ventured to Sucia Island. They were rewarded with a great weekend of food, fun and song at the 2016 reprisal of our Sucia 'Shrimp Boil' Weekend.

Cruise hosts Dave and Lynn, with a great number of helping hands, grilled burgers, brats and dogs for our intrepid travelers on Friday night. Following dinner, Jamey and Dave sang songs by the camp fire as the group enjoyed the music, jokes and conversation.

Roche Harbor Marina

Our Memorial Weekend cruise to Roche Harbor will include a special new feature - free time. Time set aside to relax, shop, dine or explore the many local points of interest.

Many great suggestions can be found in the brochure "A Walking Tour of Historic Roche Harbor", available from your cruise hosts or at the Hotel de Haro lobby.

Here are a few other ideas of things to see or do within a short distance of the marina:

Charlie Don't Surf - White Rock, BC

Our Friday May 13th Nauti-Friday at Charlie Don’t Surf saw 30 of SYC’s members gathered for an evening of tasty seafood and camaraderie. We sure lucked out this Friday the 13th!

The casual atmosphere and summer weather made for a perfect evening of fun in the sun and enjoyment of the Semiamhoo Bay seaside and White Rock pier. Once again the service was excellent with friendly staff that provided prompt and efficient service. My vote is to make Charlie’s a repeat next year!

Special thanks to Jean Marshall for coordinating this event.