The Squadron Birds


The closure of the club earlier this year led to a decision by Trustees to move many of our artifacts, paintings and trophies out of our unoccupied clubhouse and into more secure, off-site storage. While these treasures were being moved out, one old artifact was moving in; after an unknown number of years hidden away in staff offices or in Trustee storage areas, it is now back in the limelight. The artifact in question is a large, handsome and, until recently, somewhat dilapidated model about which we knew little other than it depicts a Bird-class yacht originally designed by one of the Squadron’s most storied former members and designer of the Bluenose, Past Vice Commodore Bill Roué. Research over the past few months has revealed a much more colourful story of a class of yachts that holds a place of pride in the Squadron’s and the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club’s sailing histories.

The Squadron Birds - An article by Captain(N) S.D. Andrews RCN (Ret)

Commodore's Tea with a Twist!

Copy of Copy of 2020 commodores tea

Commodore's Tea with a Twist!
Sunday, September 13th, 20th & 27th, 1-4pm

In light of public health restrictions, we are changing our traditional Commodore's Tea event to become a series of social afternoons of delicate sandwiches & sweets with classic tea or our now famous teapot cocktails!

$25++ per-person for classic tea
$35++ per-person for tea with a twist

Tea service will be held on the Clubhouse lawn near the red bridge.
We welcome you to dress for the occasion and showcase your Sunday best! In the event of inclement weather your reservation will be moved indoors.

By reservation only, to (902) 477-5653 Ext 1 + 100 | [email protected]
All Sunday bookings must be made in advance by Friday, 3pm.

The Commodore's Tea is presented by Commodore Sean McDermott and Carla Dale.