The Alice Boston Fund
An Ontario Sailing Endowment
The Boston Family and members of the Sarnia Yacht Club have set up the Alice Boston Endowment Fund to honour Alice and her contributions to sailing. Investment returns in the Alice Boston Fund are to be used to support competitive sailing in the Sarnia area, as recommended by the board of directors and approved by the trustees as named by the Boston family.
The Alice Boston Sailing Fund is important to Ontario Sailing because as the Fund grows, it will provide a stable source of funding for many programs. All donations contributed to the Alice Boston Sailing Fund will be maintained within the Fund and only the interest earned from the Fund will be used to support our programs.
To make a contribution to the Ontario Sailing Endowment – Alice Boston Sailing Fund:
- to donate online, please CLICK HERE. Once on the Sail Canada website, please click on “DONATE NOW” and complete the online donation form. Under the “FUNDING OPTIONS” section, please be sure to indicate that you would like the funds directed to ONTARIO SAILING PROGRAMS in the dropdown menu. A tax receipt will be sent to you directly from Sail Canada.
to donate by cheque, please forward your donation to Ontario Sailing, 70 Unsworth Drive, Unit 17, Hamilton, ON L8W 3K4. Please make cheques payable to “Sail Canada.” If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, please fill out a DONATION FORM which you can download here and send it to Ontario Sailing along with your donation. A tax receipt will be sent to you directly from Sail Canada.
- to donate by credit card, please fill out a DONATION FORM which you can download here and forward your completed form to Ontario Sailing, 70 Unsworth Drive, Unit 17, Hamilton, ON L8W 3K4. A tax receipt will be sent to you directly from Sail Canada.
About Alice Boston
Alice Boston passed away unexpectedly in her home on Feb. 21, 2010. The Boston family owns and operates Doyle Boston Sailmakers in Sarnia and Alice ran the business end of the company for forty years.
Alice was the rock of her family and driving force behind much of their sailing and sailing campaigns. Sons Brad and Tac are still active sailors in the international scene and Brad represented Canada in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics in sailing.
Alice and her family are credited with being one of the main reasons that there is such an activeracing program at the Sarnia Yacht Club. While never wanting to be in the spotlight, Alice was always involved in regatta organization making sure that all the food and fine details were looked after and that the events ran well. She was a co-chair of the Sarnia SailFest for 10 years a large youth regatta held every July that sees around 200 boats participate and that many make sure they attend every year. She was also very active in promoting Junior Sailing.
Alice Boston will be greatly missed by many family and friends and her love and support of the sport of sailing will be hard to duplicate. Sailing definitely lost a Great Supporter and Sailor in Alice Boston.