The Education Department of the Calgary Power and Sail Squadron continues to be very active. 
Here is our roster of instructors:
Kaye James RI/RE – Marine Radio ROC(M), Classroom Registered Instructor and Examiner
Lawrence Head SN – Marine Radio ROC(M), Classroom Assistant Instructor
Malcolm Bell AP – Boating 4 and 5 On-Line Instructor, starting fall of 2020
Pat Wickel SN – Boating 4 & 5, Classroom Instructor
Peter LaGrandeur AP EC– Boating 2 and 3, Classroom and On-Line Instructor
Rudy Schepens SN – Boating 4 Assistant Classroom Instructor, starting fall of 2020
Steve Colleaux SN – Boating 6, On-Line Instructor, starting fall of 2020

Here is what we have happening now and in the upcoming season:
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Pleasure Craft Operator Card
Please remember that the Pleasure Craft Operator Card is always available 24/7 from the CPS national web site, including the on-line final exam.  
Cost is $50 and the link is:  https://www.cps-ecp.ca/pcoc-boating-license/
Your PCOC pocket card is mailed to you on successful completion of this course.
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Radio Operator Certificate (Marine), the ROC(M) “rock-em”! Online Edition 24/7
This is now available on-line 24/7 as well, in the Moodle format.  
The written exam and oral testing must still be done one-to-one with a Registered Examiner.  
During Covid times, that is available to be done via a video link.  
Full cost for this is $100, including the final testing, members and non-members.
Register for this at https://www.cps-ecp.ca/course-catalog/course-details/?cps-course=MRC_SelfStudy&cps-course-id=200 .  
Be sure to select the Calgary Squadron’s edition of this ROC(M).
Instructions on how to get rolling will be emailed to you after registration and payment.
This includes all on-line reading material, demonstration videos, and other documents.
No hard copy materials are issued with this on-line course.
If you would like to have a reference hard copy of the manual for this certification (recommended) you may order one from the CPS national Store at the following links:
Printed copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/maritime-radio-dsc/
Digital ePub copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/maritime-radio-ebook-kit/

Radio Operator Certificate (Marine), the ROC(M) “rock-em”! - Classroom edition - Winter session
Kaye James RI/RE in class at the Military Museums. Dates and times TBD. Covid restrictions permitting.
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Boating 4 Classroom Edition – fall of 2020
Veteran instructor Pat Wickel SN, will be leading this popular advanced navigation and safety course at The Military Museums in Calgary, Covid restrictions permitting.
Assisting with this course will be Rudy Schepens, a new instructor who is joining the instructional team this fall.
Dates are Wednesday evenings, October 7 through December 9, 2020.
Register for this at:  https://www.cps-ecp.ca/course-catalog/course-details/?cps-course=boating_4&cps-course-id=69
Study materials will be issued at the first class October 7.
If you register a long time ahead, and want to get a head start with your reading, contact Pat for a pickup.
No refunds after study materials are issued.
Contact Pat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions.
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Boating 4 On-Line Edition – fall of 2020
Near Shore Marine Navigation – Level I
This is my chance to introduce a new member of the Calgary instructor team, Malcolm Bell AP.
Malcolm will be presenting Boating 4 to an on-line Canada-wide student body, using the Moodle platform.
This course runs Thursday evenings from September 17 through December 10.
This on-line course includes several one on one tutoring sessions.
These could in-person meetings with a local tutor or, if Covid restrictions are still in place, over a live video link using a web conferencing app such as GoToMeeting or Zoom.
Register for this at: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/course-catalog/course-details/?cps-course=boating_4_blended&cps-course-id=166
Be sure to select the Calgary Squadron’s edition of B4.
If you want to get a head start on this course before the fall, you can purchase the study materials for Boating 4 on the CPS national Store.
Printed copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/boating-4-near-shore-navigation-level-1-printed/
Digital ePub copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/boating-4-near-shore-navigation-level-1-ebook/
Then when registration opens, simply opt for the “No Study Materials” option.
Contact Malcolm with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .
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Boating 5 On-Line Edition – winter of 2021
Near Shore Marine Navigation – Level II
Malcolm Bell AP will be the instructor for this cross-Canada offering of this essential navigation course for boaters in tidal waters or on the Great Lakes.
Dates for this course will be announced soon.
This on-line course includes several one on one tutoring sessions.
These could in-person meetings with a local tutor or, if Covid restrictions are still in place, over a live video link using a web conferencing app such as GoToMeeting or Zoom.
Be sure to select the Calgary Squadron’s edition of B5.
If you want to get a head start on this course before next winter, you can purchase the study materials for Boating 5 on the CPS national Store.
Printed Copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/boating-5-near-shore-navigation-level-2-printed/
Digital ePub copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/boating-5-near-shore-navigation-level-2-ebook/
Then, when registration opens, simply opt for the “No Study Materials” option.
Contact Malcolm with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .
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Boating 6 On-Line Edition – fall of 2020
Off Shore Marine Navigation – Level I
This is my chance to introduce another new member of the Calgary instructor team, Steve Colleaux SN.
Steve will be presenting this course to a Canada-wide student body.
Class dates are Wednesday evenings, Sept 30 through December 12, 2020. Presented in lecture format.
Register for this course at the following link:
https://www.cps-ecp.ca/course-catalog/course-details/?cps-course=boating6_en_blended&cps-course-id=168
Contact Steve with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .
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Boating 7 - TBA
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Boating 2 Classroom Edition – winter 2021
Beyond Boating Basics
Peter LaGrandeur, Instructor
2021 February 11, 18, 25, March 04, Thursday evenings.
Stay tuned for registration opening for this.
Study materials will be issued at the first class 2021 February 11.
If you want to get a head start on this course before next winter, you can purchase the study materials for Boating 2 on the CPS national Store.
Printed Copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/boating-2-beyond-the-pcoc-printed/
Digital ePub copy: TBA
Then, when registration opens, simply opt for the “No Study Materials” option.
Contact Peter with any questions on this course This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .
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Boating 3 On-Line Edition – winter 2021
Introduction to Marine Navigation
Peter LaGrandeur, Instructor
2021 March 11 through April 29, Thursday evenings.
This will be the blended on-line format on the Moodle platform, available 24/7.
Stay tuned for registration opening.
If you want to get a head start on this course before next winter, you can purchase the study materials for Boating 3 on the CPS national Store.
Printed Copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/boating-3-introduction-to-navigation-printed/
Digital ePub copy: https://www.cps-ecp.ca/ecommerce/product/boating-3-introduction-to-navigation-ebook/
Then, when registration opens, simply opt for the “No Study Materials” option.
Contact Peter with any questions on this course This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .
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I am also working on setting up, and recruiting instructors for, on-line editions for other courses:
Intro to Weather
Electronic Marine Navigation
RADAR for Boaters
Boat and Engine Maintenance
Marine Electrical Systems
Extended Cruising

Please direct your inquiries to our Calgary Education Officer, Peter LaGrandeur This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.