After a year of COVID-19-forced dormancy, the Performance Boat Club of Canada has released a proposed schedule of events for its 2021 season. The Ontario-based, nonprofit fundraising group has the following six happenings—all of which are contingent on the province either easing or releasing its current Emergency Stay-At-Home order—on its roster:
• June 19 —Muskoka Lakes.
• July 3—Georgian Bay.
• July 24— Bay of Quinte.
• August 21—Lake Simcoe.
• September 18 —Rice Lake.
• October 2—Kawartha Lakes.
If current plans come to fruition, the Performance Boat Club of Canada will return to Rice Lake in 2021. Photo courtesy/copyright Carl McBride.
Carl McBride, the president of the club, emphasized the currently tentative nature of the schedule in a post on the organization’s Facebook page.
“Until the state of emergency and stay-at-home orders are lifted we simply cannot put our club, its members and sponsors at risk by health or legal jeopardy by organizing and gathering, and accessing public launch ramps and marinas or engaged in any recreational boating,” he wrote. “Once the Provincial order has been lifted, we have a contingency of a revised operational plan that we are prepared to roll out depending on the level of restrictions in place at the time we are holding any of our scheduled events.
“The primary concern with Heath Canada and enforcement agencies is the issue of organizing and gathering in any kind of numbers is simply not allowed while current emergency stay-at-home orders are in place,” he added.