TBI Program at Toronto Public Library This Summer

Toronto Brigantine has signed up to do tall ship sailing programs at about 20 of the libraries across Toronto. These are part of 2011 Summer Reading Program with the Toronto Public Library.

The sessions will be presented by Toronto Brigantine volunteers – crew, alumni and parents. [TBI alumni to contact TBI office to volunteer to present a session].

We look forward to sharing our tall ship sail training adventures with the many  participants at Toronto Public Library’s Summer Reading Program this summer.

The programs start at 2pm. Spaces are limited to 30 people per session so children and parents are encouraged to sign up at your local library to secure your spot.

Toronto Brigantine Inc

413-215 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON M5T 2C7

tel: 416-596-7117

e-mail : office@torontobrigantine.org

website: www.torontobrigantine.org

Registered Canadian Charity 11926 5924 RR0001


3 responses

  1. John Harris facilitated the first Toronto Brigantine session on July 6 at the Library at Jane and Sheppard. John Harris was a Toronto Brigantine Aumnus from 1977 to 1981. He has been a long time volunteer with Toronto Brigantine, now on the Board and former TBI President.

    He covered several topics about how to navigate without your GPS including using a compass, the sun and the stars … and a beachball!

    John started out the presentation showing Toronto Brigantine’s video (developed by other TBI Volunteers and Alumni Barb Murck and Riley King). You can check out the video here.

    He ended the session with a quote by John Masefield’s poem: “Give me a tall ship and a star to steer her by”

    The next Toronto Library session on Navigation is scheduled for Monday Jul 11 at 2pm at the Dawes Road Library. Another Toronto Brigantine Alumnus Liz Gerflund will be facilitating that session!

    Look forward to seeing you there!

  2. Liz Greflund facilitated the second Toronto Brigantine session at the Toronto Public Library . This was the first session on Learning the Ropes topic and was held at the Malvern library on July 7th.

    She had almost 80 attendees at her session with ages ranging from 6 to 14 and all seemed to have fun.

    The participants learned how to coil the lines. And to tie a reef knot and a clove hitch.

    There were some competitions for prizes, including posters from the new The Pirates Of Caribean movie (posters provided by Walt Disney Canada).

    Thanks to our volunteer, Liz. Liz Greflund is a Toronto Brigantine Alumnus from 1999 to 2003. She was also a Deep Sea Award winner in 2001. [ http://www.torontobrigantine.org/winter-program/winter-program-awards-2/ ] As a Deep Sea Award winner she went on an exchange with a Danish Tall Ship Jens Krogh [ http://jenskrogh.dk/jkdk/index.htm ]

    Fair Winds to all and maybe we will see you at the next Toronto Brigantine workshop at one of the Toronto Public Libraries. The next sssion is July 11 and the topic will be Navigation on a Tall Ship.


  3. Thanks to Jeff Weed for coordinating and delivering the Sea Shanty sessions this summer.

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