Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario

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TRENTON, ON, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce the launch of their first annual Highway of Heroes Bike Ride. Beginning this September 24th at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton, Ontario, the Highway of Heroes Bike Ride will take up to 200 Canadians on a memorable two day cycling experience in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while raising awareness and funds in support of our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.

Ontario's Macdonald-Cartier Freeway, better known as Highway 401, crosses through some of the most densely populated areas in Canada. In 2007, a 170 kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway (and later Keele Street) in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes, reflecting its use as the route for repatriation convoys carrying fallen Canadian Armed Forces service men and women from CFB Trenton to the coroner's office in Toronto.   

Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, "We are excited to launch our first annual Highway of Heroes Bike Ride. The Highway of Heroes is a sacred stretch of highway that connected Canadians to our Canadian Armed Forces members and their families in an unprecedented fashion. Like the highway itself, this ride will honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country while having a direct impact in supporting our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families who are living with operational stress injuries like PTSD."

Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada, 1-888-706-4808 ext 5, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Annual General Meeting of DSAO was held Saturday November 26th, 2016 from 11am to 2pm at National Yacht Club. National is located at 1 Stadium Rd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3H4. For Wheel-Trans users, the closest Intersection is Bathurst and Lakeshore.

DSAO is a member run organization governed by a Board of Directors. In order to be on the Board of Directors of DSAO you must already be a member in good standing or you must become a member within 10 days of appointment. Members of the Board of Directors are volunteers. No member of the Board of Directors may receive remuneration for their efforts. All members of the Board are expected to attend monthly board meetings and to be involved in at least one committee.

Please send completed nomination forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For proxy's - have your delegate bring the filled in and signed proxy form to the registration desk at the day of the AGM.

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On behalf of the 2016 Board of Directors, we look forward to seeing you there.

David Helsby
President, Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario

The Annual General Meeting of DSAO was held Sunday November 26th at National Yacht Club, a new slate of Board of Directors was voted in, view the new slate of 2017 DSAO Board of Directors

Most special thank you to the 2016 Board of Directors for their contributions and dedication to DSAO:

2016 board

  • President: David Helsby
  • Past-President: Sarai Demers
  • Vice-President: Paul Dowsett
  • Treasurer: Tracy Schmitt
  • Secretary: Ann Kennedy
  • Fundraising: Kevin Rogers
  • Director of Chapter QQDSP: Monica Sze
  • Communications: Diana Paolone

 2016 Annual Report to the Community

 

On the weekend of September 21, volunteers Goran Bulut and Gwyneth Evans travelled to La Salle Mariners Yacht Club in Windsor to provide interested disabled individuals there with an opportunity to try sailing. LaSalle's commodore invited the DSAO to bring down a Martin 16 to demonstrate how disabled sailing works, and there was enormous community and media interest. More than 24 individuals went out in the Martin for a spin around the harbour, and were thrilled with the experience! The interest and enthusiasm exists in Windsor for a DSAO chapter, and we hope to continue to strengthen ties with the yacht club there. Many thanks to Goran and Gwyneth for all of their hard work!

DSAO - Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario DSAO is a family of organizations that promote and enable Ontarians with disabilities to experience therapeutic, recreational and social rehabilitation through the freedom of independent sailing. DSAO's objective is to build the sport of disabled sailing, assist with athlete development and sustain international competitive excellence. DSAO - Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario
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