Vancouver, BC – The sail boats in English Bay last Saturday, June 2nd, had a special purpose. Gathered for the 27th National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta and Fundraising Festival, sailing crews came together and raised over $105,000 for Easter Seals House. The nautical-themed event invited skippers and crew to take part in a fun race where they competed on the water and in fundraising. After returning to the docks at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, it was back on land next door at Hastings Mill Park to enjoy the live music, food, drinks and auctions for the afternoon Fundraising Festival.
“This year’s charity Regatta was another fun year on the water with skippers and crews racing their boats out in English Bay in support of Easter Seals House,” said Brett Creed, Vice President, Portfolio Manager – Creed Capital Management – National Bank Financial. “We were proud to return as the title sponsor for the 12th year and have the opportunity to support Easter Seals House and bring together corporate partners, sailing enthusiasts and the community to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.”
In the last four years, the Regatta has raised nearly $560,000 for Easter Seals House in Vancouver. Families from all over BC and the Yukon stay at Easter Seals House while their child or loved one receives care and treatment at nearby medical facilities. No matter how long they plan to stay, families experience a warm welcome at Easter Seals House, offering a perfect home away from home.
“The Regatta has a long and cherished history within the Vancouver sailing community and the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. It has been a day for skippers and crews to take part in a fun race where they compete on the water and in fundraising,” said Charlene Krepiakevich, President and CEO, Easter Seals BC & Yukon. “National Bank’s title sponsorship demonstrates their commitment to the community and their commitment to support families in need. For this support, and the support from the sailing community, other sponsors, and contributors, as well as the many spectators and volunteers who come out every year for this charitable fundraiser, we are very grateful and extend our thanks on behalf the families at Easter Seals House.”