LETTER: Sailing association sends kudos to council

Reader says local politicians help fundraising efforts for coach’s boat

The Sooke Sailing Association wants to thank the District of Sooke for kick-starting its fundraising campaign for a coach boat for its popular sailing programs in Sooke.

With the addition of private donations, which includes a nine-metre sailboat, the association has raised $12,500 to date.

The Sooke Sailing Association has taught 6- to 14-year-old kids to sail and be active on the water since 2013.

With the help of B.C. Sailing, Sail Canada, Sooke Rotary Club, Dr. Morin, Dr Joslin and Associates: Doctors of Optometry, West Coast Adventure College, Dale Baker and Rowanwood Capital as well as many donations from the Sooke community, the association has been able to buy and maintain the equipment needed to teach up to 21 youth at a time.

The association is a not-for-profit and all donations go to equipment and paying coaches who have all been through the program.

Gord Fulcher, president, Sooke Sailing Association



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

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