Tuesday, 25 August 2009
10th Annual Boating for Children’s Charity Special Preview Night raised $65,266 in Toronto.
Divers are boaters too! And each year thousands of certified divers attend the Toronto
International Boat Show which is held each January.
Not only did divers buy boats, motors and dive accessories, many also attended the 10th Annual Boating for Children’s Charity Special Preview Night. This year the evening raised $65,266. The donations will go to four children’s charities: Camp Oochigeas, Ontario Sailing, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, and Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.
Beneficiaries of the night include the following children’s charities close to the boating community:
• Ontario Sailing: Able Sail, Access BOOM Program - Access BOOM is a mobile sailing school that brings sailing into the lives of children and youth with disabilities.
• Camp Oochigeas – For more than 25 years, Camp Oochigeas has been enriching the lives of children who have cancer through the magical experience of camping.
• Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada - Since 1984, the Foundation has helped children diagnosed with high-risk, life-threatening illness to fulfill heartfelt wishes. More than 12,000 wishes have been granted to deserving kids.
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund: Since 1901, more than half a million disadvantaged, special needs and hospitalized children have been provided with memorable summer holidays at camps across Ontario.
“In the ten years that the Toronto Boat Show has held the event, more than $500,000 has been raised – a truly spectacular achievement and tribute to the industry’s commitment to children.” said Cynthia Hare, Show Manager of the Toronto International Boat Show. “Each dollar raised has given a child the opportunit to experience the positive and lasting effects of boating and the outdoors.
The 2010 Toronto International Boat Show will take place January 9-17 at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.
Cutline: Italian trade commission worker cuts the cheese in preperation for a Toronto Boat Show reception