You can help us continue to provide affordable sailing opportunities for people with disabilities. 

Programs like ours operate because of the generosity of others. We serve populations who often face additional barriers to recreation and additional financial burdens. We are committed to making the sport of sailing accessible to anyone so we strive to keep costs as low as possible.

Did you know that the average sailing session cost our program over $125 to conduct and most of our sails are only $15? Last summer, we conducted over 500 sails for 214 individuals.

Through volunteerism, fundraising and donations, we continue to provide affordable sailing opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Greater Victoria.

Donate Now: Select ‘DSA Victoria’ as the recipient 


There are other ways to support the program. 

There are many ways in which you can help.

  • Boat Donation Program
  • Cash & In-Kind donations
  • Planned Giving
  • Volunteerism

You may also consult the Fundraising Programme 2018 to find out about how you can help!

In-Kind Gifts & Services

Donations can also be made in the form of in-kind gifts and services. Various in-kind donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Cleaning out your boat locker? The following items are helpful. We ask that items be in good condition.

  • Lifejackets
  • Spare Line & Boat parts (shackles, cleats, blocs)
  • VHF Radios
  • Trophies and prizes for racers
  • Tools and boat repair products

Have a service or a skill? Own a business? Prefer to donate a service or skill? We value services that contribute to advancing the quality of our program.

  • Graphic design and marketing (brochures, posters, printing)
  • Sail repair
  • Boat upkeep and repair
  • Program Insurance
  • Sponsor-and-event (Opening Day and End of Season BBQ: Food, prizes, goodies, etc.)
  • Instructor Development (ROC-M, PCOC, Boat Safety course)

Boat Donation program

DSA Victoria also accepts the donation of boats.* Boats donated to our program will be re-sold to generate income for the program. Individuals who donate a boat will receive a charitable tax receipt for income tax purposes for the Fair Market Value or Surveyed Value. To be considered, owners should have the following:

  • Moorage or a place to store the boat pending sale
  • A vessel in good sailing condition
  • Proof of Fair Market Value or a recent survey

If you are interested to find out more, please contact dsafunding@rivonline.org

Other Donations

There are several other ways in which you can donate to the program.

  • Planned Giving
  • Honor a Loved One
  • Sponsor a program or event

If you are interested to find out more, please contact dsafunding@rivonline.org


 

*The Disabled Sailing Association of B.C., Victoria Branch reserves the right to decline any gift that could potentially hinder the organization’s ability to deliver its mission effectively or expose it to any undue cost, risk or liability.