Canadian Gliding Team to Australia

$4,120 of $25k goal

Raised by 18 people in 13 months
Help Send the The Canadian GlidingTeam to the World Championships in Australia

The Canadian Team is an amateur sports team composed of 4 pilots and 5 crew members and a Team Captain that will represent Canada at the World Championships in Benalla, Australia in January 2017.

The estimated cost to send the team to Australia is around $100,000 and will be funded primarily by the team members with support from the Soaring Assoc of Canada as well as friends and family.


The goal of this campaign is to raise $25,000 to cover the cost of shipping the gliders to Australia and back by sea container. 

The gliders were shipped in late October 2016 and the container ship arrived at the port of Melbourne on 24 November 2016.  Shipping the gliders from Canada is actually more cost effective for the team than paying the rental rates being offered in Australia.  

Although the decision to ship the gliders has been made and the gliders are now in Australia we are still short of our fund-raising goal and donations can still be made to cover the cost of shipping the gliders.

Flying our own aircraft during the two week race will also be a huge advantage for the team.  Racing with famliar equipment and instrumentation is an important item that can help ensure a much better placing in the Championship for Team Canada. 

Reaching our goal of $25,000 means the Canadian Team can best represent our country on the World stage and make Canada proud!

To learn more about Gliding Championships, check out this wiki page

View pictures from previous World Championships at Neetka Photography


Donors from Canada are eligible for a charitable receipt from the Soaring Association of Canada with a donation  directly to SAC.
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Update 5
Posted by Dave Springford
6 months ago
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We are now over 10% of the way to our goal! A big thank you to all of our supporters!
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Update 4
Posted by Dave Springford
11 months ago
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Another donation just in - only 245 more donations of $100 and we reach our goal!
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Update 3
Posted by Dave Springford
12 months ago
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We now have our third donation into the campaign thanks to a friend of team mate Sergei.
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Update 2
Posted by Dave Springford
13 months ago
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Our second donation of $100 just in today, thanks to my good buddy Gino!
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$4,120 of $25k goal

Raised by 18 people in 13 months
Created January 16, 2016
JG
$500
Jean yves Germain
1 month ago

Good job guys

MB
$400
Martin Brassard
2 months ago
RW
$400
Ray Wood
2 months ago

Merry Christmas and good luck to the team.

MN
$100
Mike North
3 months ago

Good luck.

MC
$50
Mary Cole
4 months ago

Happy Soaring and good luck to all :-)

VO
$150
Vlad Olshansky
4 months ago

Sergey, good luck in your Australian Championship. For Sergey Morozov from Olga and Vlad Olshansky

YC
$500
Youssef Chaoui
6 months ago
RB
$200
Roy Bourgeois
6 months ago

Best of luck, friends!

MV
$100
Michael Viechweg
7 months ago
IT
$50
Inara Totrova
10 months ago

Serguei, good luck!

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