Ontario Sailing is pleased to announce that we have awarded $2000 towards grass root programs in the Province. The funding comes from the legacy of the Huntsville Sailing Club.

From the many applications that were received, the committee (made up of members of our Board of Directors and an outside independent judge), agreed that the following clubs, schools/camps will be supported with funding:

  • Camp Scugog to help purchase a rigid inflatable boat to start running a full CANSail program by 2018 for 300 campers and 20 staff.
  • Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario to help step up training programs for their volunteers and staff
  • Little Current Yacht Club to help support running their school again this year after not being able to run during 2016.
  • Lake Joseph Yacht Club (supported CNIB Lake Joseph Centre who are also a member) to support “Camp Ability” that has campers take a one week course and culminates with a small regatta using audible sound buoys and international blind sailors from North America help out with the program.

The Huntsville Fund was created when the club had to close down due to lack of volunteers. Wanting to support grass roots, the trustees of the funds gave Ontario Sailing money to support initiatives around the province of Ontario.

We welcome anyone that would like to make a donation to the fund as we have one year of funding left in the fund.

We thank those other clubs and schools that applied to the fund. All the applications were of a very high caliber but we could only fund some of them.

For more information on the fund, please contact Glenn Lethbridge at execdir@ontariosailing.ca.