Winterfest 2018

The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise invites paddlers to join us at the Toronto foreshore for a morning of paddling

Sunday 19th August

Toronto Amateur Sailing Club, Victory Parade

Registrations on the day, from 8am

Please make sure you are registered 30 minutes before your event

Entry fees include an egg and bacon roll and tea/coffee and all entrants are eligible for a prize in the wine draw

Water craftEvent distanceStart timeEntry fee
Kayaks – all singles and doubles5km
10km (two circuits of the 5km course)
Safety briefing at 9.00am for 9.15am start$15 per person
Community Non - Racing PaddleA short loop around the foreshore - suitable for beginners and people of all ages.10 am startNo fee
Outriggers 1 & 2 person5km
10km (two circuits of the 5km course)
Safety briefing at 9.30am for 9.45am start$15 per person
10km (two circuits of the 5km course)
5km - Safety briefing at 9.00am for 9.15am start 10km - Safety briefing at 8:30am for 8:45am start$15 per person
Outriggers – teams of 5 people
(we will provide a steerer)
Come and try + 3 heats on a 200m course
Some (fit and not so fit) paddlers might like to try the
5km lap of the kayak course at 9.15am
All Registrations start at 7.45am Safety briefing at 8:15am for 8:30am start$15 per rower

All funds from Winterfest will go to supporting Toronto Amateur Sailing Club and West Lakes Sailability – providing sailing experience for disabled people and other community projects

Want more information?

Please contact:

 Pam Dean-Jones on 0412278201

Graham Streeter on 0479053123

We hope you will join us.

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Funds raised for :

All funds from Winterfest will go to local Community projects

About Winterfest

another initiative of the ROTARY CLUB of TORONTO SUNRISE

The focus of Rotary is community service.

There are many community needs in our local west Lake Macquarie area related to health and well being. We decided to raise funds and invest our time in an event that would benefit this need.  The success of Paddlefest – held at the end of Summer – led to the idea of having a smaller scale event run in Winter.

The aim of Winterfest is the same as for Paddlefest:

• Bring people together to have fun

• Use the beautiful natural environment that we all enjoy in Lake Macquarie – and be water based

• Encourage people to try something new

• Help promote our local area by attracting paddlers from further afield

• Encourage people to be involved in physical activity – good for physical and mental well being

• Include activities for diverse ages and abilities

• Raise funds that could be invested in projects to help those in need.

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact either event representatives below:

Pam Dean – Jones on 0412 278 201 or email

Graham Streeter on 0479 053 123 or email or