Join Colin Sanders, Community Living Ontario and member associations from across the province for an exciting 4,000-kilometre adventure – A Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row 2017.
In December of 2017, Colin will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean – from the Canary Islands to Antigua – to not only challenge himself, but to challenge others including YOU in making a real difference in the lives of people who have an intellectual disability and their families.
“My son Jeff has physical and intellectual disabilities and life is not always easy for him. Our family has been fortunate enough to receive support over the years from our local Community Living association and we have been grateful for the support we have received. That being said, people who have similar disabilities across Ontario are often not so fortunate as to lead a full and inclusive life as my son and may not have access to the right supports or have someone advocating for their needs. I am rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness and funds for Community Living Ontario and member associations.”
Proud dad, Port Hope resident, business person, adventurer.
Colin supports Community Living Ontario’s vision where students who have an intellectual disability can go to school with friends from their own neighbourhood and learn side by side with their peers, where people have opportunities to explore meaningful employment and develop friendships with colleagues, and where people have a choice to live where they want to live and can participate fully in their communities.
While Colin will be rowing by himself on the Atlantic, facing everything mother nature can throw at him, he will not be alone. He will be supported by a team of people across the province and around the world that will be sharing in this experience and supporting our collective vision of a more inclusive Ontario.