Youth learn, give back and develop social belonging while sailing. No previous sailing experience required. Expeditions are free to qualifying participants.
Broad Reach Canada, www.sailbroadreach.ca, a registered charity, is now accepting applications from under-represented youth, 12 to 30, to participate in sailing expeditions on some of Canada’s most famous tall ships as well as large sailboats. No previous sailing experience is required, and expeditions are free for those who qualify.
The 3-to-12-day overnight and day expeditions are in Toronto, on the Great Lakes, in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence and on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic waters.
On board, participants engage with coastal and Indigenous communities, learn about diversity, equity, inclusion, and “reconcilli-action” while practicing the ancient craft and traditions of seafarers and mariners. They learn about environmental issues impacting Canada’s waterways, navigation, how to sail a tall ship, how to work as a team, hoist sails and navigate while learning how to give back to their own communities.
Marguerite Pyron, CEO of Broad Reach Canada, said this inspiring project, known as Ships2Shores https://go.sailbroadreach.ca , is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Canada Service Corps program. “Thanks to this support, we can, for the third year in a row, provide an unforgettable and often life-changing experience to 202 young people this summer” she said.
To apply visit ships2shores.ca