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January 2014

It's boat show season! Visit our booth, #322 and attend Jeff's presentations at VIBS 2014:

Thursday, January 23 at 2:30 pm - The Most Common Pitfalls of DIY Electrical Projects

Pacific Yacht Systems Inc. specializes in marine electrical.  Over the years our Technicians have been on a lot of boats and they have seen a lot of DIY projects gone terribly wrong.  We have collected photos of some of the most common errors people make when installing their own electrical and put them together in this presentation.    Jeff Cote will walk you through some of the typical and not so typical installations then explain why they are so dangerous and how to avoid the same mistakes on your boat.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

Sunday, January 26 at 1:30 pm - Electrical System Upgrades with Jeff Cote 

Are you thinking of improving your electrical system?  Would you like to increase your battery power or install a larger alternator?  How about staying at anchor longer and running your generator less?  Perhaps you have been considering some of the new marine solar technologies on the market?  Join Jeff Cote of Pacific Yacht Systems Inc. and explore your options.


January 22 to January 26 - Vancouver International Boat Show

Boat fans and novices will be able to explore the latest and greatest boats and marine products showcased by more than 250 exhibitors at Western Canada’s premiere boat show.

 

January 24 to February 2 - Seattle Boat Show

The West Coast's Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field, plus afloat on South Lake Union.

 

December 2013

November 15 to February 28, 2014 - Skating at Robson Square

Come celebrate winter in style with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It's a magical place to enjoy the holidays with your friends, family and loved ones.

   

November 28 to December 28, 2013 - Arts Club Theater Presents: It's Snowing on Saltspring

The stockings aren't hung by the chimney with care and disenchanted Bill Bannister hopes that St. Nick won't be there. Will it take a reindeer-guided trip to the North Pole for Bill to rediscover the spirit of Christmas?

  

November 28 to January 22, 2014 - Vancouver Aquarium presents Luminescence: A celebration of aquatic light

In the dark depths of the ocean where the sun doesn't shine, many animals glow in the dark. Vancouver Aquarium newest feature, Luminescence: A celebration of aquatic light, will examine how these animals create light through bioluminescence and fluorescence.

  

December 1 to December 23 - Carol Ships Parade Of Lights Festival at Harbour Cruises

More than 50 boats festooned with 100,000-plus twinkling lights can be seen gliding through Vancouver's waterways on peak evenings. The spectacle viewed from shore is free, but the best experience is aboard the carol ships themselves, which carry more than 30,000 guests every season.

November 2013

November 13, 7:00PMElectrical System Upgrades with Jeff Cote
Burrard Yacht Club 
Join Jeff from PYS as he goes through possible boat upgrades during this presentation. 


November 20, 7:00PM
- Electrical System Upgrades with Jeff Cote
False Creek Yacht Club -
Join Jeff from PYS as he goes through possible boat upgrades during this presentation. 


November 1 to November 10
- Festival of Chocolate
The Fall Festival of Chocolate showcases everything one can learn about cocoa and chocolate. The magical mystery of these ingredients is explored through seminars and pairings held at local chocolate shops, wineries, breweries, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia


November 1 to February 2
GRAND HOTEL Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Charles Edenshaw (1839-1920) is celebrated as one of the Haida's greatest carvers. This major survey of his work, including masks, totem poles and staffs, speaks to the artist's lasting legacy.

 

 

October 2013

October 16, 2013, 7:00PM - Electrical System Upgrades with Jeff Cote
Join Jeff from PYS as he goes through possible boat upgrades during this presentation. 

 

October 2, 2013Little Ship of Fools Book Launch with Charles Wilkins
Join award-winning author Charles Wilkins as he recounts his sail across the Atlantic in an experimental rowboat with 15 others. The 60+ author describes the tribulations and adventures on the ocean.

 

October 1 to October 20, 2013A Sailor's Life for Me - Bill Roedde and the Story of Carita
Featuring original racing trophies, hand-drawn architectural plans of the Roedde Class sloops, and one-of-a-kind photos of Bill Roedde and of his beloved Carita, this intimate portrait of a sailor and Vancouverite is not to be missed.

 

October 1 to November 12, 2013 - Jelly Invasion at Science World
Thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there’s a lot of new and exciting things to see and do.

September 2013

September 7-8Luxury Supercar Weekend
For the fourth time in Canada this lifestyle weekend is the Nation's finest two day outdoor showing of Luxury & Supercars

 

September 7-15 - The Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival
This festival of wine & food kicks off with a Grape Stomp on Sept 7 at the Cowichan Fair Grounds and followed by special wine & food events throughout the week and culminating with a weekend of events at 12 participating wineries. 

 

September 8The Coho Festival
Several thousand people attend this event to take in environmental exhibits in our stewardship zone, to enjoy outdoor entertainment by the water in Ambleside Park, to participate in children's activities and to enjoy our famous salmon barbecue where we grill Ocean Wise Certified and Ecotrust Certified, wild, Haida Gwaii, Coho Salmon.

 

September 14The Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival
The Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival features live cooking demonstrations, canning workshops, live music, children’s activities and more.

 

September 19-22Mosquito Creek Boat Show

Join Jeff Cote Saturday 21, 2:00PM as he helps you navigate through the following workshop topics:

- Designing your electrical system

- Choosing your navigation system

- Electrical system trouble-shooting

 

August 2013

August 10th - Galiano Wine and Beer Tasting Festival

An event to benefit the Health Care Society at the Lions’ Park on Galiano Island. They are inviting new wineries and  introducing more breweries this year.

August 24th - 4th Annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival 

Visit for a fabulous sunny day of fun. Entertainment, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, food, and of course, exciting dragon boat races. Cheer your favourite team on to victory!

July 2013

July 14th - 7th Annual Party at the Pier

The Party at the Pier hosts many marine themed activities and displays, along with entertainment. The entertainment lineup offers something for all ages. This is a must on your summer calendar!

 

July 14th - 11th Annual Lavender Festival 

This year’s Lavender Festival will have a Latin theme, music, dancing and even the food, will give a hint of the Latin for everyone.

 

July 27th - Festival of Lights, United Kingdom

-The Celebration of Light is not only Vancouver's biggest event, but it's also the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world and attracts up to 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening.

June 2013

Salt Spring Island's Market in the Park - Salt Spring Island

-Every Saturday from April to October, rain or shine, approximately 160 vendors display their handmade or hand-grown products for sale in Centennial Park in Ganges on Salt Spring Island.
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Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films - Vancouver

-Celebrate World Oceans Day as we present three shows of world class documentaries at the VIFF Vancity Theatre.
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Special Parks Districts Forum, Speakers Series - Mark Angelo & Dr. David Suzuki - Vancouver

-Join us for two engaging and provocative presentations by two pre-eminent speakers - leaders in their field, Mark Angelo and Dr. David Suzuki.
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DIY Pitfalls

Pacific Yacht Systems Inc. specializes in marine electrical.  Over the years our Technicians have been on a lot of boats and they have seen a lot of DIY projects gone terribly wrong.  We have collected photos of some of the most common errors people make when installing their own electrical and put them together in this presentation. Jeff Cote will walk you through some of the typical and not so typical installations then explain why they are so dangerous and how to avoid the same mistakes on your boat.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

-May 22nd, FCYC DIY Pitfalls

PYS Safety Days

Look for PYS at the RVYC Safety Days where Jeff Cote will be available to answer all of your marine electrical questions.

- April 6th, RVYC Jericho Safety Days

- April 13th RVYC Coal Harbour Safety Days

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