Top 3 Summer Photo Contest Submissions

Sept 12, 2023

Thanks for participating in our Furry Boating Companions contest. The most liked photos on our Instagram @cpsboat were:

1st place is Cheddar on anchor watch, submitted to us by Steve Wong from DeCourcy Island, British Columbia (photo above).

Tied for second place is:

Walter and was sent to us by Vikki Steenson from the Georgian Bay, ON. Vikki says we weren’t sure if he was going to enjoy boat life at first, but he’s 100% a boat dog now. He enjoys lounging in the cockpit, soaking up the sun and is a great fishing buddy.

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And Oreo, submitted by Ian Bezanson, a Newfoundland puppy relaxing at Armdale Yacht Club in Halifax, NS on a Tartan 3700 sailboat.

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3rd place was Lola was sent to us by Heather Dalgleish who says “Lola was the best boat cat I ever had. Unfortunately, I lost her 6 months ago after 15 years. Sail on my friend”.

CPS-ECP Photo Contest

Congratulations! The top photo will be printed and published in the winter issue of Port Hole published by Canadian Yachting and L’escale nautique.

Our fall photo contest runs from Sept 1 – November 30. The theme is: fall boating colours. Submit photos of your fall boating adventures to:

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