Kingston, March 17, 2022 ÛÒ Sail Canada is pleased to announce that sailing fans across the country now have another opportunity to support the National Team by sharing their Aeroplan Points.
Starting today, sailing fans can donate points on a one-time or ongoing basis by earmarking 2% of their miles automatically every time they earn by visiting the https://donatepoints.aircanada.com/charity/1428.
Each year, Sail Canada National Team Athletes & Coaches travel to various regatta venues around the globe as part of their training and race schedules, while courses instructors fly across Canada to deliver clinics to develop coaches, instructors and officials, which translates to $500,000 in travelling expenses. Fans and supporters can now support the programs by donating Aeroplan Points to offset expenses such as air travel, car rental and hotel stays.
ÛÏWe strive for Canada to be a leading sailing nation in performance and training, and to achieve this, our athletes and coaches travel extensively ÛÒ internationally and domestically,Û said Don Adams, CEO for Sail Canada. ÛÏIÛªm excited that weÛªre adding one more way for you, as a fan, to have a direct impact on helping our Canadian Sailors achieve excellence.Û
A goal of 25,000 Aeroplan Points for 2022
Sail Canada is looking to collect 25,000 Aeroplan Points by December 27th, 2022. If the organization comes near that goal before the deadline, Aeroplan will donate 10% more points to help Sail Canada make it to this finish line.
Join the crew and move your Aeroplan Miles to support our National Team!
About the Aeroplan Member Donation Program
Since 2006, the Aeroplan Member Donation Program has been helping members give back to causes and approved charities that are close to their hearts. WeÛªve helped members support Canadian-based initiatives that are working to improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada and around the world.
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.