In the winter of 1960 - 61 there were 11 students from Brantford that were taking Boating courses in Port Dover. These students decided to form the Brant Power Squadron. A meeting was arranged with District Commander Earl Buckly and Brantford residents Les Beatty, Bill Noakes, Bill Currie and Harvey Moore. On the 25th of April, 1961 Brant Power Squadron came into being. Twenty eight more members joined that year.
SIGNING THE CHARTER 1961
Chief Commander, Alex Neville; Executive Officer, Harvey Moore; Training Officer, Bill Currie; Brant Squadron Commander, Bill Noakes.
FIRST RENDEZVOUS was held on Sunday June 18, 1961 at Booth's Marina with 14 members, wives and friends and included 12 boats. In July of the same year 12 boats gathered on the Grand River and on September 17th a rendezvous at Turkey Point included 49 adults and 16 children to celebrate the end of the boating season.
FIRST BRANT SQUADRON BRIDGE
Bridge Officers; Training Officer, Bill Currie; Treasurer, Gord Small; Secretary, Al Harrison; Commander, Bill Noakes; Executive Officer, Harvey Moore; Les Kelf, Sam Finkelstein, Gerry Schoenfeld.
FIRST GRADUATION was on June 15, 1962 at the Polish Hall (dinner and Ronnie King's Orchestra included) $3.00 per person.
First Engine Maintanence Grads of 1962
Front row; Jim McClelland; Jim Johnston; Andy Bell; Back row; Tommy Doroshenko; Tom Kirkby; Gord Hayhurst; Harvey Moore (Instructor).
In 1964 Brant Squadron hosted the District Annual General Meeting at the Kirby Hotel in downtown Brantford and charged members $5.00 (dinner and dancing to Tony Martin's Orchestra included).
In 1966 Harvey Moore became the Commander of Niagara District.
FIRST NEWSLETTER named Nautical Notes was published in January 1971, edited by Bill Heinbuck.
In 1987 Brant Power Squadron changed their name to Brant Power & Sail Squadron.
In 1992 the Brant PENNANT was approved by National.
In 1998 Noel Almond became the first Life Member after receiving his 20th merit mark.
Brant Squadron has received the following trophies:
Earl Buckley Trophy - for promoting to the public the aims, objectives and ideals of Canadian Power & Sail Squadron - 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1994.
Niagara Frontier Trophy - for highest percentage of members to attend a District Conference - 1967, 1969, 1972, 1999.
Casablanca Membership Trophy - for greatest membership renewal - 1977, 1978, 1985.