The Ontario Sailing Ruby Gala – A Fantastic Success!
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The Ontario Sailing annual fundraising gala was held on Saturday, March 27th at The Boulevard Club in Toronto. The gala this year was called The Ruby Gala, presented by HKMB/HUB International, in honour of the 40th year of Ontario Sailing.
Approximately 250 sailors and supporters of Ontario Sailing enjoyed an evening filled with fine wine tasting, great food, over 150 silent auction items, a fantastic live auction, the chance to win a Mini Cooper and dancing the night away!
A highlight of the evening was the inaguaral presentation of the “Legends of Ontario Sailing” Award, sponsored by Canadian Yachting Magazine.  This award is designed to “honour the past to inspire the future.”  The recipients for the first year of the award were the brave crews of Evergreen (RHYC) and Magistri (RCYC) that survived and endured the great storms that hit the 1979 Fastnet race.  Many of the crew members and their loved ones were in attendance and some incredible stories were shared from their experience.
Ontario Sailing would like to thank our sponsors of the Ruby Gala; Title Sponsor, HKMB/HUB International; Star Sponsors, TD Waterhouse & CMC Raymarine Electronics; Offical Media Sponsor, GAM on Yachting Magazine; Sponsor of the “Legends of Ontario Sailing” Award, Canadian Yachting Magazine.  Without your support this evening would not have been the same!
Thank you also to our fantastic planning committee and staff for making this evening the great event it was! Last, but not least, thank you to everyone who attended the Gala or supporrted the event via donation.
With the help of everyone above Ontario Sailing was able to raise $40,000 to go towards the development of sailing in Ontario. A very fitting amount to celebrate the Association’s 40th year!
 
 
Ontario Sailing looks forward to seeing everyone at our Gala next year!
Proudly Sponsored By:     
                                            
“Legends of Ontario Sailing” Sponsored By:   
Official Media Sponsor:  
Auction Donors:
Ellen Cowie – Artist
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Mimico Cruising Club            
                
                
            
                
                    
            
                
                
                
                
                
            
                
                
Royal Hamilton Yacht Club        Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club    
Allure Fitness    Dale Winkworth/Paula Liness    National Hockey League Players’ Association    Remember That Chef   
 
Donna & Ian Scott    Carolyn & Pierre Gagnon    Glenn Lethbridge    Leslie Prokop    Muskoka Equipment Company
 
 Lynne Beal & Doug Creelman    Roasting Apples    Nat’s Marine    Kathy Chamoun    Whole Foods    Surf Ontario
 
Rideau Rendezvous B&B    Finders Keepers    Tobin Young    Craig Pattinson    Graham Fraser    Laura Hetherington
 
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP    Accents for Living    Write Impressions    Keith Hobbs    Ruth Walker
 
Chuck Bentley    Dawn Scott    Salon Red    Alan Redfern    Paul & Cathy Sustronk
 
Gordon & Kelly Shields    Herb & Grace Schroeder    NRG Automotive    Car Parts Company    Camelot Drapery
 
Mondiale Wine Making    Northsky Aerial
 

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For a look at past Celebration of Sailing Galas, please see the links below: