North Sails LOFT NEWS

June 6, 2019

CUSTOMER CORNER: TORONTO ISLAND SAILING CLUB

Members Come Together To Support A Great Cause

Toronto Island Sailing Club (TISC) hosted our Season Launch Party on the evening of May 11, 2019.  Our Launch event is our kickoff event of the season where we welcome our new members to our club. Most importantly, our event includes a silent auction and all the proceeds from the event go directly to offsetting the high costs of running our community sailing club.  This year, thanks to North Sails, we were able to add a raffle to our evening which was a great addition to the party – providing additional revenue for the club and creating a lot of exciting conversation amongst our attendees.

Toronto Island Sailing Club is a non-profit community-based club with between 90 and 150 members. We have 14 Albacores (dinghies), 3 Lasers and 2 Hobies at our clubhouse on Centre Island. Our club is completely volunteer driven and offers members of all skill levels an affordable opportunity to learn to sail through instructed CANSail 1, 2, 3 and 4 level courses. Thanks to the commitment and passion of our membership and the generous donations from regional businesses our club is celebrating our 54th anniversary this year.

Thanks to North Sails, we added a raffle to our evening providing additional revenue for the club and creating a lot of exciting conversation amongst our attendees.

Our 2019 Launch event was kindly hosted by Boxcar Social Harbourfront with a delicious selection of food and craft beverages and a fantastic view of Toronto’s inner harbour.  We had 45 attendees, with 14 new members and raised over $2,000 from our silent auction and raffle thanks to our donors. North Sails Toronto generously provided us with a number of high quality apparel and educational resources on sail care and trim, in additional to our raffle prize, all of which were in high demand from both our novice and seasoned members.

Thank you North Sails for helping our event to be a huge success!

Sincerely,

Sarah McMillan

2019 Social Director