A feast that sails through the eras of The Waterfront & Tennis Centre – Come adorned in white and ready for a Grand Slam
On April 15th, 2016, Sault College will kick off a city wide campaign to restore the Waterfront and Tennis Centre to its fullest potential. Join us for this fundraiser in what will be the talked about event of the year. “An Evening in White” will take place at Sault College and will feature an unbelievable Sault College culinary feast prepared by Willow restaurant, live music and vintage photo displays of days gone by on the water front. Dress for the event is white cocktail party attire. Tickets are $120 and available by contacting Willow restaurant at (705) 971-2104 or Financial Services at (705) 759-2554 ext. 2300.
The Waterfront and Tennis Centre on Queen Street has long been a part of the social and athletic culture of Sault Ste. Marie. Closed in April 2012, it has been missed by young and old alike. Sault College, the present owner, is moving forward with a capital campaign and plan to revitalize the property and bring it back to its former glory.
In its prime, the St. Mary’s River Boat Club/ RYTAC was a gathering place for the young and the young at heart from across the community for social, waterfront and tennis activities. The St. Mary’s Boat Club was established in 1902. It was situated on the St. Mary’s River in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on a traditional trading route on the lands of the Ojibway First Nation. It was destroyed by fire twice, but both times through the efforts of dedicated community volunteers, it was rebuilt. Through the years, it became the home of competitive and recreational tennis, rowing, sailing, paddling and summer outdoor camps for adults, children and youth. The facility and its programming provided seasonal employment for youth and young adults helping them to develop leadership and employability skills. The capital campaign will run for the year with several fundraising events and opportunities for interested community members to become involved either by participating as a volunteer or making a personal or corporate donation.
Please contact the Willow Restaurant at (705) 971-2104 or Financial Services at (705) 759-2554, ext. 2300 for info and tickets.
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Ranked #1 in the province for two years in a row with a score of 88.6% in overall student satisfaction by students themselves, Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is one of the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Educating over 3,900 students each year, Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario. Visit our website at www.saultcollege.ca to learn more.