What a great weekend it was. HMCS Oriole, the Royal Canadian Navy’s sail training ketch was in harbour as part of her centennial tour (the keel was laid in 1921). An 8-vessel flotilla steamed out to greet her Friday morning and Saturday, she fired her cannon at the start of SHYC’s annual Centennial Cup keelboat race (marking the centennial of Shelburne’s incorporation in 1907). See pics below followed by the list of all who made it possible along with some news and upcoming events.
Some of the flotilla: (left to right) Aslan’s Wind, HMCS Oriole, Homer’s Odyssey, Sou’wester
Start of the Centennial Cup Race (in very light air).
Boys playing with fire (and planked salmon).
Shelburne Deputy Mayor, Elizabeth Acker presents the 2021 Centennial Cup to “Snafu” and skipper, Royden Nickerson
Officers and Crew of HMCS Oriole.
Lt. Cmdr. Rob Pelton presents Oriole’s Centennial Patch to Commodore Rob Stork. “Hi, I’m Rob. No, I’m Rob”
Our most earnest and heartfelt thanks to the following volunteers who made the supper possible:
Salmon (Value $600) donated by Cooke’s Aquaculture
Sherri & Ken Taylor, who drove to Dartmouth to pick it up!
SALMON PREPARATION, WOOD SUPPLY AND COOKS:
CLUB SET UP & CLEAN UP:
Manager, Jennifer Atwood
Staff: Katie Peacock, Daniel Slack and Tara McNaughton
Apologies in advance for any we may have missed. Additional thanks go to your Rear Commodore, Bradd Wilson for his planning and coordination work with the town and the Oriole.
And truly massive thanks must go to your Vice Commodore, Sherri Taylor, who sweated every detail, figuratively and literally.