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SUPPORTING GIRLS ON THE WATER
Broadreach Dazzles with Jilàsi for Girl’s Regatta
The Jilàsi for Girls regatta was held on Saturday August 10th at the Boulevard Club in Toronto, Ontario, with the generous support of North Sails. The regatta was in support of The Broad Reach Foundation’s commitment to further girls and women’s leadership in sailing, each boat being led by a female skipper. North Sails provided products that filled goodie bags for each attendee. After an incredibly joyful and rewarding day on the water, participants and attendees celebrated with drinks, dinner, and amicable bidding wars through a silent auction.
North Sails generosity continued with their contribution of a gift basket and copy of the North Sails Story to the silent auction, raising $250 in support! All funds raised from the regatta through support of attendees, the silent auction, and the racers went directly into the Broad Reach Foundation’s programs engaging disadvantaged youth in the development of knowledge, skills and greater social belonging. The Broad Reach Foundation aims to increase responsibility, discipline, and teamwork by engaging youth in the sport, science and experience of sailing on Lake Ontario. Participating youth are from varying backgrounds and registered through community agencies across Toronto. Broad Reach provides youth an opportunity to learn and grow as a team members and leaders out on the water. Broad Reach’s work could not be as impactful without the help of our wonderfully supportive sponsors like North Sails, donors, and most importantly the sailing community.