Volunteer of the Month - Nollind van Bryce
March 6th, 2019 - Kingston, ON
Currently serving on the board and as the Class Captain for the Keelboat fleet at the Glenmore Sailing Club, Nollind van Bryce is also the man to find if you want to get out on a Keelboat, as he manages the pickup crew list for the Club. But it doesn’t end there, Nollind is a volunteer faculty at the Club’s racing school, a race officer, and has been a key factor in the Club’s deepening connection with the local community.
Nollind has been a member at Glenmore Sailing Club since the early 90s and rejoined the board in 2017 to help plan the Club’s 60th anniversary, which has evolved into long-term planning and led to significant growth and changes for the Club.
Nollind’s work has touched on all aspects of the club from helping grow their youth sailing programs to establishing an inclusive free learn to sail program for active military and veterans. His devotion to growing the sport is commendable. He has developed numerous events, such as the “Women, Wind, and Wine” to increase the number of women getting out on the water, the indoor sailing event in January allowing people to get on the water in the midst of winter, and is currently working to launch a pan-campus Collegiate Sailing Program. This volunteer never stops!
To take sailing to the broader community, Nollind was also integral to developing a partnership with Scouts Canada and Girl Guide, helping to get almost 600 kids out on the water for an introduction to sailing program in its first year. This led to the creation of an outreach program, taking club boats to lake communities around Calgary, getting hundreds more out on the water for the first time.
This sailor dedicates his time to raising awareness and shows his passion for sailing through everything he does. The Canadian sailing community is lucky to have him!
Congratulations to Nollind Van Bryce, who is this month’s Sail Canada Volunteer of the Month!
Thank you Nollind!
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