Crescent Beach Swimming Club

CBSC Centennial Program
and How to Participate


Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the CBSC Centennial Celebrations happening throughout the summer of 2018. Some of the events will have capacity limits so you would be well-advised to plan ahead and sign-up early - you don’t want to be on the wrong side of the fence when all the fun is happening.

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TICKETS for the Centennial Parents Night Out on Friday July 27 and the Centennial Family Dinner & Dance on Saturday July 28

Tickets for these events were sold in August 2017. All people who ordered tickets at that time (including people who put their names on the waiting lists) were allocated tickets (people who didn’t pay received multiple email and phone reminders and were then removed from the list). If you don’t remember what you did last summer, here’s how you can check to see what tickets you have:

OPTION A: Log into your ActiveNet account

1. Click “My Account”

2. Click “Show your Daily Schedules”

3. Click on the names of your family members and move them to “selected”

4. Click on “Activities” and move to “selected”

5. Click “View Schedule”

You will see a list of everything your family members are registered for, including their Centennial event tickets. If there are no tickets on your schedule, you don’t have any tickets.

OPTION B: A list of ticket holders will be posted at the Clubhouse.

If you don’t have tickets… you can enter a draw to get some of the remaining tickets.

To enter the draw for tickets to one or both events, REGISTER FOR THE DRAW BY JULY 10. Here’s how:

Log into your ActiveNet account

1. Click “My Account”

2. Click “Register for Activities”

3. Search for “Centennial PNO Waitlist LOTTO (Friday July 27)” or “Centennial Family Event Waitlist LOTTO (Sat July28)”

4. Enter the number of tickets you want and register for the events. NOTE: you can request tickets only for the immediate family members included on your ActiveNet account.

This will put you into the draw for tickets. We will draw names on July 11 and contact you to let you know the results (and to get payment if you are successful).

NOTE: There will be no paper tickets. On July 24-26 we will be issuing non-transferable special-event bracelets - you know those brightly-coloured paper/plastic ones that you can’t share - to all registered participants (BLUE for PNO on Friday; PINK for the family party on Saturday). Pro Tip: plan to get your special-event bracelets before the day of the events so you don’t have to stand in line outside Camp A while all your friends are inside having fun.

CBSC Centennial Celebrations
Your Guide to Getting the Most Out of CBSC’s 100th Summer

A Centennial celebration comes around only once every 100 years, and you and your family are amongst the lucky ones who will be celebrating the CBSC Centennial! We've put a tonne of effort into creating some great events so that past and present seahorses can get together and celebrate all that is great about our CBSC Summers. There will be a concentration of events on the Centennial Reunion Weekend July 26-29. If the CBSC alumni in your family are visiting this summer, make sure they include this weekend in their visit.


Event Details


1.    Centennial Super Bingo - The biggest BINGO in the 100 Summer history of the CBSC

•   7:00pm Thursday July 26 at Camp Alexandra.  Gates open at 6:00pm

Centennial Super Bingo – We’re having only one BINGO night this summer and because is going to be so big, it is heading across the road to the grounds of CAMP ALEXANDRA. Bring your picnic blankets and head toward the Camp A entrance on McBride Avenue. Gates will open at 6pm and the games will begin at 7pm. Gold CBSC Centennial Wristbands are required for entry so make sure everyone in your party is wearing one! There will be concession items available as usual and Bingo Cards will be sold for $2 each (cash only).


2.    Centennial Tanker Swim - Re-swim the Tanks, this time as a family

•   All morning (starting at 9:00am) on Friday, July 27 at The Tanks

  • Families who register by July 20 will have assigned swimming times; other families will participate on a first-come-first-served basis after the pre-registered families have finished their swims.
  • Children who cannot swim 25 yards MUST wear a PFD. Floaties will NOT be allowed.


Send an email to

Include the following information:

- Family name

- Contact person: name, phone number and email address

- Names and ages of likely swimmers (it’s OK if this list changes on the day of the swim)

- Preferred swim time (between 9 and 12). We will do our best but can’t guarantee anything. If some of your swimmers are performing in the PNO show, please indicate this and ask for an early time.

  • If you would like to order Centennial towels and hot chocolate mugs (for the full Centennial Tanker Swim experience), go to:
  • All swimming families will receive a Centennial Tanker Swim certificate listing the names of their swimmers.
  • NOTE: this is not an official tanker swim for purposes of earning a tanker certificate or qualifying for a Kidd Medal. The official tanker swims will be on Sunday, July 29 and Sunday, August 26.


3.    Centennial Parents Night Out – PNO is moving to Camp A and The Crescent Beach Players will be performing a once-in-a-hundred-years CBSC Centennial Spectacular.

  • 6:00pm - 11:00pm Friday July 27 at Camp Alexandra - gates open at 6:00; show starts at 7:30; dancing at 8:30. You MUST wear your blue special-event bracelet (these will be distributed on July 24-26).
  • This is an adults-only event (19+); separate admission ($60) must be purchased. If you need tickets, scroll to the top of this page and read the “TICKETS” section.
  • This is not a sit-down dinner affair. Heavy appies will be provided.
  • BYOB. Also BYOC (Bring Your Own Cup).
  • To keep with long-standing CBSC tradition, you are invited to bring an appie of your own. So many great nibbles have been produced over the years, we want to encourage you to bring your most popular appetizer, perhaps a classic from a prior decade. Contributions will be shared and also judged – who can make the best appetizer of the past 100 years? The honour could be yours! Please bring your appetizers on paper plates.
  • Come dressed as your favourite decade!


4.    Centennial Parade

•   9:00am Saturday July 28 starting at Wickson Park (the grassy area at the entrance to Blackie Spit) and ending at Camp Alexandra

•   Meet at the Wickson Park at 8:30am. Come dressed in your favourite CBSC outfit! If you don’t have a favourite CBSC outfit, you can just wear lots of green and white – you’ll fit right in! Bring your decorated bikes, scooters and wagons. Please - no motorized vehicles (motorized wheel chairs are OK). 

•   Pre-registration is no required.


5.    Pancake Breakfast

  • Saturday July 28 at Camp Alexandra, following the Parade.
  • Pre-registration is no required.
  • Pancake breakfast will be provided to all kids 15 and under, while supplies last (we're planning on 500)


6.    Centennial Family Dinner and Dance – Dinner en Blanc…& Green; and a live band too!

  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday July 28 at Camp Alexandra. Gates open at 4:30pm. You MUST wear your pink special-event bracelet (these will be distributed on July 24-26).
  • This is an all-ages event; separate admission ($15) must be purchased. If you need tickets, scroll to the top of this page and read the “TICKETS” section.
  • Dinner is provided and will be served between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
    Dancing from 7:00-10:00pm.
  • You are on your own for all drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Please also BYOC (bring your own cups).
  • BYO beach blankets. There will be chairs and tables for our older members; younger families are encouraged to eat picnic-style.


    7.    Fireworks on the Beach

    • 10:30pm Saturday July 28 on the Front Beach (at the foot of Alexandra Street) after sunset.
    • Consumption of alcohol will not be allowed on the beach.


    8.    July Tanker Swim and Gala - same as always, but on Sunday this year.

    •   9:00am Sunday July 29 at The Tanks and then at the pool

    •   The Generations Relay will be swam in July this year instead of August


    9.    Alumni Tennis Tournament

    • 11:00am Sunday July 29 at the courts - Come see some high-quality old-timers smack some balls!

    The Tennis Committee is hosting a tourney for all alumni tennis coaches. Any alumni coach still standing and able to hold a racquet is welcome to join us, so dust off your sticks and catch up with old CBSC friends from “back in the day!” A minimum number of players are required in order to run the tourney, so if you think you may be around, please send us a line at, and watch for the sign-up sheets that will be posted on the notice board outside the Clubhouse in July. We’ll keep you posted on details!


    Other Centennial Events

    • Centennial Big Bob (the traditional float-with-the-tide, but this time with enough people to set a Guinness Record) from the Tanks to the Pier – 1:00pm Sunday, August 5.
    • Semiahmoo Cup (multi-generational relay race against the WRASA Killer Guppies) – Saturday morning, August 11. The race will start at the Tanks and end at the pool.
    • Centennial Water Balloon Fight8:00pm Friday, August 24, 2018 immediately following the last Footraces of the summer.


    You want to participate?  You MUST have a wristband!

    To participate in ANY of the activities during the Centennial Reunion Weekend, you must have (and be wearing) a Gold CBSC Centennial Wristband. And to get one of those, you need to be either:

    • a 2018 CBSC member; or
    • a CBSC Alumnus who has purchased a “CBSC Reunion Weekend Package”. A CBSC Alumnus is anyone who has participated in CBSC activities at any time during the past 100 years!

    Members will be given their gold wristbands on registration day. Alumni who have purchased Reunion Weekend Packages can pick up their gold wristbands at the clubhouse on or after July 9.

    Non-transferable special-event bracelets will be issued to members and alumni attending the Centennial PNO (blue bracelet) and Centennial Family Dinner and Dance (pink bracelet). These are in addition to the Gold CBSC Centennial Wristbands. Special-event bracelets will be distributed on July 24-26.


    You want more information?

    Keep Reading…


    What do you get with your CBSC Reunion Weekend Package?

    •  A super-cool CBSC Centennial Wristband (which you will need to access all the events)

    •  Full membership privileges from July 20 – August 5, 2018, including:

          -  Admission to family swims

          -  Use of the tennis courts when not in use for lessons or tournaments

          -  Use of the sail boats and paddleboards during free sail/paddle times

    •  Access to all Reunion Weekend activities (there are additional charges if you want to attend the Friday night and Saturday night parties)


    How do you buy a CBSC Reunion Weekend Package?

    First of all - if you are a 2018 CBSC member, you DO NOT need to buy a reunion package (you’ll get gold wristbands with your membership). All Alumni (who are not also 2018 members) DO need to buy packages and you need to buy one for every member of your family who will be participating in Centennial activities (free for children who will be under 6 on July 28, 2018, but you still need to sign them up and, if they are old enough to wear one, get them a gold wristband).

    You can buy your Reunion Weekend Packages right now (once you have created your ActiveNet account). You need to buy a Reunion Weekend Package for each participating family member. For example, if you are a family of 4, you will have one ActiveNet account, but you will be buying 4 Reunion Weekend Packages, one for each member of your family. Log into your ActiveNet account, buy your Reunion Weekend Packages; then go to the clubhouse and pick up your gold wristbands on or after July 9.


    What is ActiveNet?

    ActiveNet is our registration system. To buy a CBSC Reunion Weekend Package, you first need to have an account in ActiveNet. ActiveNet accounts cover all members of your immediate family. PRO TIP: your ActiveNet account is NOT the same as your website logon ID. The website asks for an email address and password to sign you up for the eSeahorse, which is great. But to actually register for stuff and pay money, you need an ActiveNet account – way more security and a totally separate website. Click here to access ActiveNet:


    Can I access all the events with my Gold Centennial Wristband?

    Almost. Your Gold Centennial Wristband is the only thing you need, with two exceptions. You have to pay extra and get non-transferable special-event bracelets if you want to participate in these two events:

    • Centennial Parents Night Out on Friday July 27.
    • Centennial Family Dinner and Dance on Saturday July 28.

    How can I get tickets to the Friday and Saturday night parties?

    Scroll back up to the top of this page and read all about how to get tickets.

    Can I give my tickets to a friend?

    Nope. Admissions are non-transferrable. The online roster will be the one-and-only official list and special event bracelets will be issued to all registered participants on July 26. You cannot sell or give your bracelet to someone else. There will be no paper tickets.

    Of course! If you can’t use one of your admissions, you’ll be able to get a refund as long as we are able to sell your admission to someone else. Yes, there will be a small admin fee for refunds.

    Who is doing all the work? How can I help?

    Like all CBSC activities, the Centennial Celebrations are being organized and run by volunteers. The more people who chip in, the lighter the load (also, it’s fun to be on the team). If you would like to help out at some of the events, please contact Heather McNaughton at



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