Nov 23, 2017

Look LogoThis year the Ontario Sailing Annual Conference is being held Saturday November 25th 2017 and will have the theme of LOOK  focusing on looking forward, planning and goal setting. The goal of the conference is to provide the leaders of sailing in Ontario with practical tips and tools to help them in their roles within their own communities.


In addition to the Ontario Sailing AGM and Awards ceremony, there will be several sessions provided all day. Sessions focus on topics such as:

• Club governance
• Insurance issues and concerns for both clubs and individual sailors
• Sailing program design
• Safety and Emergencies for clubs
• Considerations for women in sport
• Exploring mental health and your role as a leader

The conference also provides valuable opportunities to network, not just within your sport, but with other representatives from your geographical area.

Ontario Sailing Logo

In a special collaboration, ROWONTARIO and Ontario Sailing are presenting a joint conference this year to build on their strong history of working together to provide a higher calibre product for their members. In bringing both organizations together for the annual conference, we are able to build upon the best components of each conference and enhance our overall services.

The conference will be held at the Delta by Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre on Saturday November 25th 2017. The Ontario Sailing AGM commences at 8:45am and conference sessions end at 5:30pm.

Pre-registration is required, registration is available online at:

https://www.rowontario.ca/events/2017-annual-conference-registration/
For more information about the conference or other Ontario Sailing initiatives please go to our website www.ontariosailing.ca

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