Documentation of Goods for Temporary Exportation

Canadian residents may temporarily export personal effects (including high-value items such as canoes / bikes) for use on trips abroad. On returning to Canada, it is the individual’s responsibility to establish that such items were initially taken out of Canada and were NOT acquired abroad. To assist individuals in meeting this requirement, certain goods may be documented on an Identification of Articles for Temporary Exportation (BSF407) before leaving Canada. At the time of reimportation, the border services officers will accept this Identification Card (Green Card) as satisfactory evidence of the origin of the goods. This procedure is optional and is provided free of charge at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has recently been asking for proof of ownership of high-value items such as canoes / bikes upon return to Canada. Many Canadians acquired personal effects second hand many years ago without a formal Bill Of Sale. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has indicated that proof of ownership for personal effects may be demonstrated by providing photographic evidence of the personal effects at someplace readily identifiable as within Canada. Please see the attached photograph of the sign at the Kitsilano Canadian Coast Guard Station that specifically shows the Canadian address and the Canadian flag. Some place such as this would be an excellent site to take a photo with your canoe / bike before the next time that you take your personal effects across the Border into the USA. You can go inside the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) upon your return to Canada with such a photograph and they will issue you an Identification of Articles for Temporary Exportation (“Green Card”) for the next time that you take your personal effects across the Border into the USA.

CORA Town Hall – OC6 Steering Basics & Tips – Sunday 25 February 2024 @ 4pm Pacific Time

Please join us at 4:00pm Pacific Time on Sunday, February 25, 2024 for the second CORA Town Hall of the year when Ronald Chin, CORA President, will provide a presentation on basic OC6 steering technique and tips and lead a question and answer session with additional guests and attendees.

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Peter Forand Masters Challenge 2024 Is On!

The PNWORCA / CORA 2024 Small-Boat Racing Winter Series is in full swing. Canadian OC1 Masters paddlers have taken up the challenge to see a Canadian name on the Peter Forand Masters Challenge Trophy. Canadians travelled to the Wasabi / Portland #1 race. Canadians showed up big time for the Jericho / Vancouver #2 race. Canadians are now in 11 of the Top 20 places and 4 of the Top 8 places.

Canadian OC1 Masters paddlers will need to put in miles on the water and put in miles on the highway to bring the Trophy home. The PNWORCA 2024 Winter Series Race #4 is hosted by Bellingham Bay Outrigger Paddlers just across the Border on February 24. The PNWORCA 2024 Winter Series Race #5 is hosted by False Creek Racing Canoe Club in Vancouver on English Bay on March 2.

FCRCC is hosting the 5th race of 7 races in the PNWORCA / CORA 2024 Small-Boat Racing Winter Series. The race is Saturday March 2 at FCRCC Outrigger Compound at Burrard Marina in Vancouver (1628 Whyte Ave). There will be a long course (approximately 12 km) and a short course (approximately 4 km). The early bird fees of $21 for adults and $11 for juniors apply until February 16 when fees will increase to $26 for adults and $16 for juniors. Check-in on race day opens at 9:30 am, the safety meeting is at 10:15 am and the race starts at 11:00 am with multiple waves of mass starts. CORA memberships are required and must be paid in advance. PFDs and leashes must be worn. A light lunch and coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be provided. Registration closes at 5pm Wednesday February 28th! Registration is now open at Webscorer Registration Page