Activities will kick off with CanadaÛªs Celebration of Sailing event on Wednesday
Kingston, October 18, 2022 ÛÒ The Canadian Sailing community will gather in Halifax, N.S., this week for the 2022 Sail Canada Leader Summit and Annual General Meeting (AGM) presented by Gallagher SkippersÛª Plan, to be held at the Westin Nova Scotian on October 20-21.
The theme for Sail CanadaÛªs 2022 AGM and Leader Summit is Safe Sport. As such, Sail Canada has partnered with Inclusion INC to offer Safe Sport training to Sail CanadaÛªs Board of Directors, Staff, Provincial Sailing Associations and Committee representatives in advance of the AGM. Participants will also meet in advance of the AGM to implement projects and working plans for 2023 and beyond, based on the confirmed organizational priorities and as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
Sail CanadaÛªs AGM will be held Friday starting at 6pm (Atlantic Time). The AGM will be a hybrid meeting and stakeholders can join in person at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, N.S., or virtually via Zoom Webinar. To register to attend virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ByBVjwCpQNCvdhOVMG8Wkg.
For more information about Sail CanadaÛªs 2022 Leader Summit and AGM: https://www.sailing.ca/events/sail-canada-leader-summit-and-annual-general-meeting/.
CanadaÛªs Celebration of Sailing
To start off the week of activities on Wednesday, October 19, Sail Canada and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron will welcome the national sailing community with CanadaÛªs Celebration of Sailing, where our nationÛªs high-performance sailors of past, present and future will reunite and welcome guests to celebrate outstanding performances and experiences.
Starting at 4pm (Atlantic Time), the event is planning interaction with guests through ÛÏStories from the HelmÛ, a captivating panel interview that will involve two-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw, local sailors Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance, as well as Canada SailGP Team skipper Phil Robertson. Ramshaw and the Lewin-LaFrance sisters have also taken part in SailGP races in this yearÛªs campaign, CanadaÛªs first at this level.
Four awards will also be presented during the event, including Sail CanadaÛªs Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, Gallagher SkippersÛª Plan Athletes of the Year Awards, as well as the Sail Canada PresidentÛªs Award.
Tickets are still available for purchase at https://www.sailing.ca/product/canadas-celebration-of-sailing/.
About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.
A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.