To keep abreast of the news within the DRUC, here’s a listing of notices and news,
in chronological order.
News & Notices - 2009
Pool Session (annual
"Splash Party"), Thursday April 16,
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The first Deep
River Underwater Club dive event is being planned for the warm,
clear waters of the Deep River Community Pool on the evening
of Thursday April 16.
For veteran divers, you'll be able to check out your gear,
practice skills, play some underwater games, or otherwise
re-integrate yourself with the underwater world without having
to endure near-freezing water temperatures. The event also
caters to people curious about scuba diving in that we'll have
our instructor on hand to let you try scuba diving in the
shallow end to determine if you're interested in taking up the
sport. The pool is booked for 90 minutes, starting at 7:30 pm
(with set-up on the pool deck starting at 7:15 pm). Fees to
cover pool rental and air costs are $10 for divers, and $5 for
prospective divers. A few gear sets will be provided (free), so
just bring the equipment that you have and we'll complete your
set. If you need any equipment, or if you'd like to reserve a
"try-out session" with the instructor, contact Marc Audet at
594-4989 or Peter Angell at 584-4617 in advance.
The plan is also to meet
afterwards at the Bear's Den afterwards for some snacks and
beverages and to chat about the upcoming dive season, e.g.,
trips, training, etc.
If you intend to come to this
session please RSVP, so that we bring enough tanks and
other gear to the pool.
Earth Day Community Cleanup Event ,
18, 9:00 am to
event comes a few days late for the official Earth Day, we'll
be participating in Deep River's contribution to Earth Day. Set
for April 18, all clubs and community organizations have been
invited to participate in the event. I
volunteered the DRUC, which was greatly appreciated. Being
water-lovers, we've been
assigned the shoreline area of the Ottawa River from Pier Rd to
Brockhouse Way as far as the public (canoe) boat launch. We have
been asked to start around 9:00 am and finish before 12:00 noon.
The time/place to meet to start the event is 8:45 am at the Town
Hall, where we'll be supplied with garbage bags, t-shirts,
and bottled water. This
should be fun, and it'll feel good to put in a few hours of
community and environmental service. Please consider participating
in this event. No RSVP is needed - just show up (but you should
bring work gloves and maybe a pole-thing for picking up trash
without too much bending over).
DRUC Launches Facebook
of the Deep River Underwater Club"
If you happen to have a Facebook account, consider joining the
new group called "Friends of the Deep River Underwater Club". We'll
continue to use e-mail messaging as the primary way of announcing
and planning events, but the Facebook site provides a different type
of interactive media. The discussion board, for example, prompts
divers to share their diving experiences, sell equipment, brag about
best finds (treasures) and share information on good dive sites. The
Facebook site also provides links to key web sites, like NAUI,
Watersports Scuba School, and of course the DRUC.
The site is open to anyone interested in joining. Hopefully we'll
attract past and present members and other divers that have joined
us as guests on dive.
of the Deep River Underwater Club"
DRUC to Participate in
Community Cleanup Initiative
(PDF) - April 18th
warm weather this week is an awakening for some of us to start
thinking of the upcoming spring and summer and, of course, the
diving adventures to be had. This is a call to come out of
spring activities for the Club will involve the
annual equipment maintenance
campaign (early March);
annual pool splash party (mid
to late March); and
initiation of the annual NAUI
Basic Scuba course (late April, typically).
In addition, we'll be participating in
(PDF), and as outlined in the attachment we'll be participating
in Deep River's contribution to the cause. Set for April 18,
all clubs and community organizations are being invited to
participate in the event. We should think about a particular
clean-up activity (other than going in/under the water), but at
the very least we can be deployed to a part of the town to
collect trash. More discussion will follow, but until then,
start thinking about whether you can come out on April 18 for a
few hours of community and environmental service.
Details of the annual equipment maintenance campaign will follow
next week or so. What we hope to do is (as in previous years)
offer to members a free shuttle service for equipment to North
Bay, where we have the Club's tanks and regs serviced. Annual
maintenance is a wise (recommended) measure for safety reasons,
and if you've been fortunate enough to dive in salt water over
the winter, it's especially important that servicing is
carried out (internal corrosion issue).
for now! drive safe!! (soon to be dive safe)