Web and social media update; please share your news

03 Apr 2018 2:08 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

Our website is still important in this age of social media. In fact, WaterRats.ca can be thought of as a hub of our communications with social media as its spokes. Please continue to share things in Facebook and in Instagram, etc., with the hashtag #sailwaterrats. Your photos, videos, sailing tips, articles and news is wanted. I'll reach out to you to repost items here with your permission and credit. 

With all the recent security and post reach issues in Facebook, trends in technology and design, and the coming neighbourhood along Cherry Street there's an opportunity to improve our community website, email and other social media to highlight our story.

Three quick changes

1) Design updateThe third column on the home page was removed to allow for a larger opening photo that conveys the enjoyment of racing with other sailors in natural and urban beauty. The site menu was shortened with links to unused content removed for now. The logo was cleaned and title font changed. Fonts are also larger for easier reading. More design work will be done during the year to make the site more mobile friendly. 

2) YouTube, Instagram & Twitter accounts have begun for members and fans who prefer to hang out in those party lines. When posting please use the hashtag #sailwaterrats and check-in to the location so we can connect with fellow Water Rat members and their news. 

3) A mobile app is now available from Wild Apricot, our online community application. You can: register for events and pay event fees from your phone, update your member personal profile, and find fellow sailors in the member directory.

Check out past versions of our website by adding waterrats.ca on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. A few screenshots are below.

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