Sixth Annual Toronto Harbour Cruise
Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation of Canada holds successful fundraiser along city shoreline.
photos by Brittany Rennick
The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation of Canada’s (EESFC) Sixth Annual Toronto Harbour Cruise set sail on July 17 aboard the Showboat docked at Pier 6 at the Queens Quay Terminal Building. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed the sights, sounds and sunset on the Toronto Harbour, as well as the view of the Toronto Islands. EESFC is pleased to report that the successful evening, including revenue from the cruise and a 50/50 raffle, raised more than CAD7,700 (US$7,053), which is enough to purchase materials to educate more than 15,000 Canadian children with the Safe-T Rider© program.
Proceedings began with attendees being greeted by the Cruise Committee at the dock. Committee members are Tom Rennick, Steve Husband, Alison Whittaker, Gordon Pattison and Mike Alcott. A buffet dinner was then served, and afterward, guests enjoyed conversations with both old and new friends, before returning to the pier. An open bar was available.
Attendees from both Canada and the U.S. enjoyed the event, implemented independently by the EESFC for the express purpose of raising funds to accomplish the Foundation’s mission of educating the Canadian public on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Raffle tickets were sold by Rennick and Whittaker, collecting CAD1,010 (US$925). The 50/50 raffle winner was GAL Canada Elevator Products employee John Surdu.