Aug 25, 2022

photo credit Cat Ward

On Sunday, August 21, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) held its fourth annual Paddlethon in support of RMHC Toronto. RCYC members fundraised more than $64,000 for the charity by paddling around RCYC South Island on anything that floats – all in an effort to help keep families together and close to their sick children in the hospital. 

RMHC paddlethon toronto 2 400“On behalf of the thousands of families who stay with us each year, thank you to the Paddlethon event committee, participants and volunteers for your fundraising efforts that help keep families together during their most difficult time.” – Catherine Bridgman, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto.


RMHC toronto logo 150Since its inception in 2018, the RCYC Paddlethon has raised more than $165,000 for RMHC Toronto.

All other photos by Paul Reid

Below Left: Paddlethon 2022 Chair Lianne Phillipson presents Tory with her award as Top Youth Fundraiser

Below right: enthusiastic  fans gathered with McDonald’s founder Georg Cohon’s (5th from left) including (at left) Aric, G and Ayen, a Mississauga ON family who presented their RMHC experience to the Paddlethon participants

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