The Winter Speakers Program

The Winter Speakers Program is a set of sailing-related presentations occuring on Thursay evenings throughout the winter. These events provide the opportunity to hear talks about boating during the non-sailing season. This speakers program has been gaining popularity over the last couple of years, and offers a great opportunity to come down to your club and see old friends, while hearing a talk on an interesting subject.

Our presenters/speakers are arranged on a volunteer basis and the audience is asked for a $2.00 donation for the NSC Legacy Fund which supports youth racing. The speakers program attempts to provide weekly 1-hour presentations in four areas:

  • Cruising
  • Racing
  • Sailing techniques, tips & best practice
  • General sailing-related & maintenance topics

For each presentation we work with the presenters to have a supporting promotion piece (a paragraph & perhaps a picture), that will be distributed as part of our promotional campaign. Distribution is targeted at:

  • Community newspapers
  • NSC membership website, newsletter and member direct email
  • Sailing clubs in Ottawa via email contacts
  • General media in Ottawa when appropriate

For more information about the Toonie Talks, or to suggest an interesting subject or speaker, please contact Ken Aalders, Program Coordinator.

Written by Ken Aalders. Comments or changes to Hugh Morrin.

Content updated: 2009-12-13.

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13 Dec: HM: File created, content copied from http://sites.google.com/site/nscspeakersprogram2009/Home/about–the-winter-speakers-program.
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