For Immediate Release
March 1, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY – Canadian, 64, to complete solo Atlantic row for Community Living in English Harbour, Antigua on Saturday
English Harbour, ANTIGUA – Colin Sanders’ perilous, nearly-three-month journey across the Atlantic Ocean in support of people who have an intellectual disability will end on the Caribbean island of Antigua this Saturday.
What: After more than two years of preparations, and undeterred by ocean swells, capsizing, and technical difficulties, the resident of Port Hope, Ontario will have rowed approximately 4,000 kilometres since leaving Puerto de Mogan in the Canary Islands on December 10, 2017. Sanders, 64, undertook the challenge, dubbed A Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row 2017, to raise awareness and funds for Community Living Ontario, a family-based association that assists people who have an intellectual disability and their families. Colin’s adult son, Jeff, is supported by Community Living Campbellford/Brighton in Cobourg, Ontario. Less than 30 people in the world have successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean on their own.
Who: Colin Sanders will be discussing the trials and tribulations of his once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Ron Laroche, Director of Communications, Marketing and Fund Development for Community Living Ontario, Sanders’ partner charity, will be on-hand as well.
When: Saturday, March 3, 2018. Please note: Colin Sanders’ arrival on Saturday is weather dependent. Media taking part or requesting additional information will be provided with a final itinerary on Friday, March 2, 2018.
Where: Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua.
Media opportunities: Colin Sanders will be available for interviews in person and by phone. Socks II, the 21-foot row boat that crossed the Atlantic Ocean, will be on-site. Photos will also be provided to the media.
Track Sanders’ progress and read his blog posts by visiting www.soloatlanticrow2017.com.
A Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row 2017 is generously sponsored by Ocean’s, Nite Ize, CSBT, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Frank Cowan Company, and Bollin Group Inc.
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About Community Living Ontario: Community Living Ontario is a family-based association assisting people who have an intellectual disability and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their lives and in their communities. We represent more than 12,000 people, families and over 100 member organizations across the province.
For more information or photo and video requests, please contact:
Ron Laroche Director, Communications, Marketing and Fund Development Community Living Ontario Cell: 1-416-707-4907