Striving Mabou Sailing Club in need of funding program
Is there anything better than sailing on a beautiful summmer day in Cape Breton?
-by Brad Chandler
The Mabou Sailing and Boating Club is seeking new sources of funding so that the popular sailing program can continue in the summers to come.
“It’s tough to run this program with limited funding, we have demonstrated that it’s a good program, we sell out every year since it began, I think it needs support and it deserves the support,” said club manager and director, Danny MacDonald.
Beginning in 2012, the club has committed to the development and sustainability of a recreational boating club for youth and adults in and around the Mabou area. The club has grown steadily each summer with many kids registering for the Learn to Sail program, a program which teaches the basics of sailing to youth between the ages of eight and 16.
This year, because of COVID-19 restrictions, the program had to be changed from past years.