The Ontario Sailing Ruby Gala – A Fantastic Success!
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!
“Legends of Ontario Sailing” Sponsored By:
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
For a look at past Celebration of Sailing Galas, please see the links below: