Islands Marine Center, Inc. Spring Rendezvous
If you didn’t attend our Spring Rendezvous last year, you’ve got to put it on your calendar for 2011! We held it at Poets Cove Resort and Spa.
Last year was a huge success with more than 90 people attending the weekend’s events. And we can’t wait to do it all over again at this year’s rendezvous! Poets Cove Resort and Spa has been featured in several boating publications. The resort has a heated pool as well as a hot tub, two excellent restaurants a gorgeous pub and several different types of entertainment, including hiking, kayaking, sight-seeing and golf and a spa complete with steam cave.
Once again, you can either rent one of the resort’s lovely rooms or reserve a spot on the spacious dock. For moorage reservations, call 1-866-888-2683 and let them know you are with Islands Marine Center, as we have already blocked 40 slips. The moorage rate is $1.10 per foot. For Canada Customs,Poets Cove will need your boat name, registration number and citizenship information. For room reservation at the resort call 1-888-512-7638 and notify the staff that you want one of the rooms blocked by IMC. We have 3 (left) Lodge rooms available at $169.00 (Canadian funds).
Feel free to take a look at Poets Cove Resort and Spa on their website at www.poetscove.com. You can make your reservation online if you like at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be arriving and checking in at Poets Cove on Friday April 22nd. IMC will hold a welcome reception from 6-8 p.m. with food and refreshments in the Sea Glass Ballroom. Then start Saturday morning out with breakfast compliments of IMC in the Sea Glass Ballroom 8-10 a.m. You will then have the rest of the day to explore the resort and Pender Island, by boat, bike, kayak or however you prefer. After a refreshing day of relaxation join us for cocktail hour (cash bar) at 6 p.m. followed by dinner hosted by Pursuit and IMC at the same location. Lesley is handling customs arrangements and will need your information before we go. On the way home, you will need to clear U.S. Customs in Friday Harbor. Boats over 30’ will need a User Fee Decal, you can go to www.cbp.gov and search for User Fee Decal and take care of it on-line before you get to the US Border. You will need your Passport, Driver's license or military ID for crossing the border, also your boat registration.
We can hardly wait for another fun-filled weekend with our favorite boaters! We’ll see you there! THE IMC CREW
Things to do on the island:
Fishing & shrimping– Canadian fishing lic. available at marina
Golfing– 9 hole course
Salt Spring Island shopping
Kayaking, canoeing or hiking-through the resort
Spa Treatments– call now to book
New This Year
Kids: (10 & under) $19.00
These fees are to help offset some of our catering costs.
Mail check to: IMC PO Box 88
Lopez Is., WA 98261
2009 we had a record year and almost filled up their docks and 22 of the rooms.
The Sea Glass Ballroom is where we had all our meals together. Friday we had a welcome buffet, then Saturday breakfast and dinner and an evening of great prizes.
Last years prize girls- Elizabeth, Mariah and Katherine handed out all the prizes. They were dressed in their best Velvet dresses with gloves.
Ed Ferro wins a prize. IMC wants to thank him and his wife Jan, they are from the Friday Harbor Power Squadron and they gave any person who wanted a safety inspection. They did a great job and everyone was very happy for the time and effort they put into it.
We want to thank our vendor and suppliers for the great raffle prizes. Diversified, Fisheries, Yamaha, Garmin, Volvo, Harbercraft and Pursuit. We gave away SS BBQ's, wake board skies, 303, fishing poles & reels, tuna gear, boat hooks, life vests and much more.
John Moore has a wining ticket and a funny story to tell!!
Katherine is busy passing out prizes. This was her 6th year attending the event. She looks forward to it all year long.
Steve Kyser was a Pursuit Mug winner and he couldn't have been happier. A great weekend with fabulous weather, friends new & old, and great food and adventure.
Mariah was the newest prize girl.She fit right in and enjoyed herself with the big girls.
Saturday was sunny and beautiful and several boats headed to Ganges for their Saturday market. It was great, with lots of good food, beautiful jewelry and local crafts.
Ganges shoppers stop for a photo op.
There's always something fun to do in the town of Ganges.
Haley & Maddie are ready for some serious shopping in Ganges.
Maddie is already in the drivers seat as far as Grandpa is concerned. She loves taking the wheel and driving the big boat.
Catching up with old friends and making new ones is always special.
Ron & his granddaughter Maddie thanked everyone for coming and for their patronage throughout the years.
We had 5 couples that had so much fun in years past, at our Rendezvous, that now they leave a day early and stay a day longer to enjoy their boats more. Here they are,anchored in Garrison Bay, on their way south.
Sunset over Pender Island. We end a beautiful weekend with this fabulous sunset.
Last years event doubled from
We want to Thank all of our great sponsors.
Here is the beautiful waterfall
Saturday morning everyone was treated to
Saturday early morning our weather changed
Here we are going through the cut
Our two youngest members had a ball playing with each other and exploring
They were non stop.
Saturday dinner was a chicken & lamb BBQ
Jeff King went out fishing and supplied
Here is Ron Meng, IMC President
It's a family affair.
Dianne & Paul Perry from Pursuit joined us this year.
Poets Cove is an absolutely beautiful resort.
Saturday after dinner we had the prize drawings.
We also had lots of four legged friends
Here is Ron with River.
Islands Marine Center