Toronto Area Hospice Regatta
We are thrilled to announce that the Port Credit Yacht Club will be hosting the Toronto Area Hospice Regatta (TAHR) again in 2018. The TAHR is a charity sailing event with net proceeds going to support a local hospice. The beneficiary of the 2017 TAHR was the Ian Anderson House, located on the Mississauga/Oakville border. The $57,000 we gave to the IAH was the largest amount ever raised by a third party fundraiser in their 20 year history!
The TAHR will feature both a one-design sport boat circle alongside a fun, pursuit start “Hospice Handicap” point-to-point race on Saturday June 23rd. The Hospice Handicap will have something for everyone from the avid racing enthusiast to the family cruiser, rookies to pros inclusive. We’re even calling on all power boats to both play a role in this unconventional sailboat race and/or compete themselves in the challenge. The regatta will attract 40-60 boats resulting in over 400 competitors, friends, family and yacht club members participating in both on and off water activities.
The Saturday night BASH (Boaters Actively Supporting Hospice) is open to everyone and includes the day's prize giving, great food, silent auction, a fabulous band and more so bring your dancing shoes and your wallets, join the fun and support this incredibly worthy cause!
For more information please click on the link below!
PCYC Easter Seals Cruise 2018
Once again, PCYC and the Rotary Club of Mississauga will share their passion for boating with Easter Seals families. The event, called the Easter Seals Kids Cruise, began over 30 years ago, and has continued every year since then.
In recent years, as many as 30 to 40 PCYC boat owners have volunteered their boats to take as many as 90 handicapped kids, siblings and parents out for a boat ride to give them a day to remember and a change from their challenging daily routines.
The date this year is Sunday August 19, 2018. Starting in the morning with face painting, a magic show and refreshments, the Skippers are then matched up with their Easter Seals families. Box lunches are provided, after which many Rotary and PCYC volunteers help the families board the boats, so they can head out onto the water. Upon return to PCYC, the Easter Seals family’s children pick up loot bags as they head for home.
It is so rewarding to see the smiles on the kids’ faces and watch them experience the joy of being on the water enjoying the wind and sun, where they can forget their troubles for a few hours.
This is such an important event for Easter Seals that many families are repeats and look forward to this day for the whole year leading up to it.