The HYC has promoted safe boating and sailing about Harrison Lake since 1978 through its close association with the Valley Power Squadron, the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the Kent-Harrison Rescue Unit. The HYC further contributes to the local community by making significant donations in kind, work, or money to various local events and projects such as the Long Island Bay Forestry Park, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs Canada Day Celebrations, the Annual Harrison Lake Clean up, and others.
HYC Youth Scholarship
HYC provides two $500 Scholarships to students at the Agassiz Elementary Secondary School who have made a difference in their school and/or community.
For many years HYC has been an avid contributor to the Canada Day celebrations at the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. HYC donates money towards the fireworks display and provides a float for the local evening parade. HYC members also provide the Canada Day Light Parade immediately preceding the closing fireworks display. In 2017, HYC renamed this event as the Bill Hopkins Memorial Canada Day Light Parade in honour of a long serving HYC member who spearheaded the light parade for many years.
Through our association with Valley Squadron, Harrison Lake boaters are given the opportunity to enroll locally in a 13 weeks CPS Boating Course at HYC. The Maritime Radio Course and a DSC endorsement for it were also offered locally this year.
Caring for the Environment
HYC provides stewardship of the environment of Harrison Lake. Lakeshore clean-up of its allocated water lot and its immediate surroundings is a constant priority. In association with Langley Diving, HYC contributes to the beautification of the local aquatic environment by lending their facility for their underwater clean-up.
Long Island Bay - HYC Out Station
In association with the BC Forest Service, HYC donates money, materials, and volunteer man hours to maintain this public Recreation Site that is only accessible by boat. HYC also wants to thank the Harrison Lake Poker Run Society for their recent financial contribution to the maintenance of this beautiful recreational site which is used as a check point for their annual Poker Run.
As a non-profit society, HYC uses all of the money it collects to foster its purposes. HYC contributes directly to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs revenue base through its lease payments for the water lot it occupies adjacent to the former Harrison Ranger Station. Furthermore all additions, improvements and maintenance it makes to both mooring docks and the HYC Club House (former Ranger Station Maintenance Facilities) will ultimately be legated to the Village Of Harrison should the HYC vacate the premises or dissolve. HYC also donates money to the Kent-Harrison Rescue Unit and the Canada Day Fireworks Display. HYC also finances and maintains mooring buoys at various spots on Lake Harrison for the general public. HYC contributes significantly to the Long Island Forestry Park through annual donations of funds, material and volunteer labour.