Broad Reach Foundation provides programs based in the sport, science and mastery of sailing for youth from vulnerable communities.The programs combine leadership and life skills development through sail training – a unique model seldom accessible to this population.
Broad Reach works with over 200 youth annually between the ages of 12 and 24. They come from a variety of economic and socially challenged environments such as homeless shelters, priority neighbourhoods, young offender programs, and street youth drop-in centres.
Most of these youth have no opportunity to participate in on-water recreational and skills developing activities. To that end, Broad Reach believes that economics should never be a barrier to participation and provides all its programs free of charge.
Golf Tournament Fund Raiser
THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2016
Whitevale Golf Club
Come on out for a fabulous day of golf at Whitevale Golf Club, a private course in the town of Whitevale near Pickering, and raise money for Broad Reach Foundation. This will be our 11th year for the event, which is held in honour of Nelson Johnson, an avid golfer before he passed away far too prematurely. Learn more >
Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to participate in the Broadreach program. Sailing was an experience I will value for the rest of my life. Gaining this experience of sailing was something I never expected to be involved in. I learned that with sailing, you have to practice good judgement, as well as multitasking.
Sailing, I must admit is quite a challenge, especially when they introduced me to being the skipper. I would like to thank all the instructors for their guidance, as well as their expertise, and making this an enjoyable endeavour. I hope one day I will be in a position that I can donate to your cause so that someone else can go to this program.
Once again thank you.
— Mikhail Tetrault