07 May 2016

Washroom Renovation Update #5

Things are moving well on the renovation front. Please note that this weekend (May 6,7 and 8) will see some overtime work as it is planned that tiling will commence on the floor and walls.


All inspections to date have “passed”. City of Kingston approved plumbing and this has allowed close in of walls and chase areas. JLR Architects has done three site visits with accompanying Site Observation Reports endorsing progress to date. Future inspections are planned.

WATER STATUS – Potable well water has been provided to the East and West Harbours only at this time. The

Clubhouse will not have water until next week (week of 9 May) but this will include hot water post installation of electric water heaters. Showers will follow in a timely fashion. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, occupancy is anticipated week of 16 May with intent to commission the Universal Washroom earlier pending City of Kingston approvals.

It is noted RD Steele Construction Limited of Brockville has been very proactive in managing this project and coordinating the various sub contractors. A BRAVO ZULU for their efforts and excellent progress to date.

Pierre de Gagné

02 May 2016

Washroom Renovation Update #4

The construction continues to move ahead and the mason’s build of the block wall build was essentially complete 28 April with a picture of the universal washroom and dividing wall taking shape below. The framework is now set for the renovation to move forward.

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 1.11.49 PMWhile not directly related to the renovation effort, please note that river water is available to east and west harbours. Post flushing and test results received on Friday, potable water is now available in the west harbour. Potable water has not yet been turned on in the Clubhouse or East Harbour in order to preclude unnecessary system drainage as we integrate the system and convert the hot water tanks. This situation should be resolved shortly as the inspection of plumbing by City of Kingston is scheduled for 02 May and plumbing work by the sub-contractor will then be focused on the mechanical room.

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 1.11.58 PMOur architects (JLR) also have a commitment to review to ensure all aspects of design including engineering and they will be conducting visits and writing reports. They were on site on 28 April to look at mechanical and electrical installations and will assess structural aspects 02 May. Further inspections will be scheduled as required in order to obtain the necessary releases to allow for occupancy.

Remember that we would not be here without the perseverance of your Building Committee over the last three to five years. A Bravo Zulu for those efforts goes to Matthew Bol, Rob Toller, Donna Perrin, Jane Mackenzie, Pat Heffernan, Mike Ross, Mark Smelko and Phil Gertler.

Pierre de Gagné

27 Apr 2016

Washroom Renovation Update #3

The construction is progressing well. Cement floor poured in washroom area on 19 April as well as new sidewalk at entrance. Block wall build commencement on Thursday 21 April and continues. Plumbing and electrical rough-in has also commenced. On-site inspections anticipated this week.

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Rob Toller and Mike Ross have spent significant time reviewing shop drawings to make sure we got what we specified.

A Bravo Zulu for those efforts.

Drawings and other information is anticipated to be posted on the web site soon.Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 11.06.08 AM

Pierre de Gagné

PS – Luxury Port a Potty on site as of 20 April.

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15 Apr 2016

Washroom Renovation Update #2

Renovations are well underway. Demolition phase is essentially complete as of 08 Apr 2016 with an focus on sanitary piping, masonry and plumbing and electrical rough-in commencing the week of 11 April.

TYC has rented “proper” bathrooms from Luxury Portaparty from Mallorytown (web site – http://luxuryportaparty.com/ ) commencing 20 Apr for a four week period. This includes a separate Men’s and Women’s facility with sinks. Showers will not be available.

The TYC Clubhouse is available for use but the washroom area is a Construction Zone and has been secured. The office area and the upstairs remain accessible. The water treatment system has been installed and testing will need to be completed in the near term. The water system to the facility and docks will be commissioned as and when required without compromising the re-plumbing of the washrooms and the kitchen and installation of new hot water tanks. I wish to acknowledge some preliminary work by Zoltan Vincze in preparing the water system as well as suggestions for consideration in the design process.

TYC is cognizant of the needs of the members and is progressing well to achieve upgraded washrooms in the near term.

06 Apr 2016

Washroom renovations begin April 2016

TYC has signed a Contract with RD Steele Construction Limited of Brockville to conduct the washroom renovations at TYC. Demolition will commence on Tuesday, 05 April with completion planned for the end of May. Thoroughly updated, new washrooms with larger showers and a Family Washroom that meets Barrier Free requirements will soon be available at TYC.

Obviously this substantive gain will come with some pain. Contractor’s portable toilet will be on site next week and will be supplemented by TYC as required to the degree required. TYC will ensure that work parties and launch preparations are accommodated. Our well water system will be commissioned starting 05 April to support the Contractor’s requirements as well as the membership.

TYC Pump out facilities will be ready to support the needs of members. However, Clubhouse showers and flushing toilets will not be available during construction.

Also note that there will be construction equipment on site which will take up space at the clubhouse level. Most importantly, the work area in the Club House is a Construction Zone as defined by the permit with the City of Kingston. Please do not enter for the sake of the safety of all concerned.

This long awaited renewal is almost a reality. Your Building Committee, and especially the intense contribution of Grant Delaney, has made this possible.

Trusting Trident members will understand this level of inconvenience is very short term and the positive results will be very long term.

03 Jan 2016

2015 Commendation Awards

Individual Commendation

Recipient: Carole Jodouin

Carole is being awarded the individual commendation because of her commitment and success in developing the Trident Web site over the past several years. Working behind the scenes, she has worked countless hours over at least 2 years in creating the new web site, preparing content and working with the technical developers on the fine details to make the website as beautiful, functional and complete as it is now. She also established the original Communications Committee, created the TYC brochure, produced external and internal communications protocols for TYC and designed and implemented letter head templates and a user guide. All this of this work contributes to promoting TYC to new members.

In addition to her tireless work on the Website, she has participated in numerous work parties over the years and helped in the emergency dock repair this year.

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23 Dec 2015

Season’s Greetings

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I want to take this opportunity to wish all members of the Trident family Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Here on Howe Island it is looking decidedly like it will be a green Christmas, and wherever you are celebrating this year I hope the weather is kind to you.

Your new Board of Directors is busy planning for the 2016 boating season. We have a good crew with a lot of enthusiasm and ideas for continuing to ensure Trident provides its members and visitors with a great boating and Club experience. I will be back to you in the New Year to provide an update on current projects and plans for the coming season.

In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy a happy, healthy, and safe Holiday season, and that you are able to relax and celebrate with your family and friends. Take care and I look forward to seeing all of you at Trident in the Spring!

Nancy Stableforth, Commodore

23 Aug 2015

Impact of Maintenance Dredging Operations – Sept 14-23, 2015


As per the mandate given by the membership at the Spring General Meeting on 23 May 2015, a statement of work to conduct maintenance dredging was completed and a contract awarded to Thousand Island Marine Construction (TIM), the same company contracted in 2003 to dredge selected areas in the East Harbour. 

The maintenance dredging operations are scheduled for four very specific areas as follows: masting crane area, East Harbour Channel, East side of the pump-out dock, and South side of the South Dock.   The contractor is still awaiting ministry permits, but we anticipate the work to take place between 14 – 23 September 2015.

Impact of dredging operations

Boat Movement: Boats on the Front Dock and West Dock will not be affected by dredging operations, but the movement of boats in and out of the East Harbour will not be possible during this period due to the installation of silt curtains. Members wishing to move their boats out of the East Harbour before the silt curtains are installed must make arrangements with the Manager to relocate their boats to the Front or West dock if space is available.

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31 Jul 2015

Harbour Dredging

TYC harbour dredging is scheduled for the period September 14 through September 22, 2015. A membership notice with details will be sent out in August.