Scuttlebutt - Club News
SCUTTLEBUTT – MAY 1, 2021 – RMYC Toronto News.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT CLOSING IN ON $500,000 IN CHARITY DONATIONS
The handover of cheques to the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue took place yesterday at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto. $38,000 was handed over - $33,000 to the Cancer Council and $5,000 to Marine Rescue, and there is still more to come with additional funds being raised from the Lakefest events.
2021 was the 15th year of the heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta, and during that time, it has raised $470,000 for the charities. This creates a great target for the 2022 event - to be held in early February, when we clearly expect to be over the Half Million mark.
It would be remiss of us if we did not thank the sponsors of this fantastic fund raising event and they include our Primary Sponsors - Rotary Sunrise Toronto and Marmong Point Marina, Paul Bennett of Paul Bennet Airshows - who puts on the amazing aerobatics show prior to the regatta start, Belmont 16's, Wangi Workers, Newcastle Yacht Rigging and Sails and of course, The Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto.
Guests at the handover included Greg Piper - local state member of parliament and RMYC Toronto patron, representatives from our Primary Sponsors - Tim Turner and David Randall, Cancer Council and Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue recipients - Gemma Pedri and Mal Druce, Shaun Lewicki - Instigator of the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing regatta and members of the Heaven Can Wait Organising Committee and or course RMYC Board Members.
Photo shows (left to right, Tim Turner, Gemma Pedri, Greg Piper, Shaun Lewicki, David Randall and Mal Druce.
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