Sailing Camp in Toronto, ON

Soldier On, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, will hold an introduction to Sailing Camp in Toronto, ON on July 24-29. This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.

This activity is to provide an opportunity for both serving and Veteran ill/injured CAF members to use the sport of sailing as part of their recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Regardless of the current skill level, the participants will receive expert instruction in sailing through classroom lectures and practical application on the water in order to gain the skills to participate in sailing in their local community.

Accommodations, meals, sailing equipment, floatation vests and instruction will be provided by Soldier On and RCYC.

Ill/injured members will be introduced to sailing while learning both in a class setting and on the water. All adaptive equipment will be provided in order to include participants with any type of physical injury.

Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of RCYC.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 12.

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from Southern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, and the National Capital Region who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.

Mental & Physical Requirements
  • Participants must be able to participate in five to seven hours of moderate to high paced activity for four days in a row.
    • Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day.
  • Participants must be comfortable on the water and able to manoeuvre inside the small space on the sailboat.
    • Participants will be required to wear the issued Personal Flotation Device at all times while on or near the water.
    • Participants are advised that this event will be held mostly outdoors on the water, and weather conditions can change quickly, participants are expected to dress accordingly for the daily weather conditions.
  • Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
    • Participants also acknowledge that there will be no alcohol allowed in the accommodations, and will be required to share accommodations.
Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than the 23rd of June, 2022.
Express your interest here.

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