Rotary Clubs Support Toronto Brigantine – Thanks

 As a Registered Canadian Charity, we appreciate the Rotary Clubs support of our youth sail training program.

Toronto Brigantine Inc (TBI) has had a long time relationship with various Rotary Club groups in the area.   In fact, it was the Rotary Club of Toronto that donated the original engines for the STV Playfair. The Playfair was build in 1972 and it is the only ship that was christening in Canada christened by a reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.


In 2010, we have had the privilege of presenting the Toronto Brigantine program to several Rotary Clubs to promote our upcoming participation in the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge 2010 where we are offering Group Sails, our Summer Program and our ongoing fundraising needs.    

At each of our presentations, we bring along some of the current officers and trainees so that they can share the uniqueness of our peer-to-peer sail training program and their experiences in developing leadership and teawwork skills while having lots of fun crewing on a tall ship around the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay.

 In March 2010, we went to present to the Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park. In February, we presented to Rotary Club of Etobicoke.

In fact, TBI was the front page story in Millennium Wheel, the Rotary Club of Etobicoke’s weekly newsletter to their members.  Paul Dennis, TBI Chair,  and Taeo Dsagkaris, TBI Trainee, presented to The Rotary Club of Etobicoke on February 24, 2010. Rotary President Paul Roeser introduced Paul and Taeo to quite a larger group of Rotarians.   After the presentation, Paul Roeser (Rotary) sent the following feedback to Paul Dennis (TBI), “I’ve had no shortage of great comments about your visit”.   

TBI looks forward to our next Rotary Club presentation that is scheduled  for May 28, 2010 at the Rotary Club of Toronto that meets downtown at the Royal York.

For more information about our programming and fundraising needs – or to arrange for TBI to come and speak at an upcoming Rotary Club meeting, please contact Toronto Brigantine office.

We look forward to  seeing you on the Great Lakes this summer!


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