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  • BNI Challenge - 6th edition

    BNI Challenge - 6th edition

    25th August 2018

    The 2018 BNI Challenge celebrated its 6th edition on August 25th at the Royal Saint-Lawrence Yacht Club by organizing a regatta, cruise, dinner and auction to raise a record $35,000 for l'Association québécoise de voile adaptée, allowing people with disabilities, of any age or ability, to enjoy the freedom of sailing in Montréal's West Island. The 6 year total is now $150,000!

    Thank you Business Networking International (BNI) for your sponsorship support and thank you all 30 boats, 140+ attendees and donors for supporting this important cause which makes sailing an accessible, safe and social activity for all to enjoy. See you next year!

  • BNI Challenge Launch - 3 June 2018

    BNI Challenge Launch - 3 June 2018

    A big thank you to BNI Canada for presenting this year's "Défi BNI Challenge" event that will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018. To launch this fundraising campaign, Mr. Kai Bjorn, National Director of BNI Canada, presented a cheque of $10,000 to the AQVA. This will allow youth and adults to practice sailing, regardless of their level of physical or sensory disabilities.

    Present were Nicole Vien from Défi BNI Challenge (2nd row, 2nd from left); Kai Bjorn (2nd row, 5th from left, holding the envelope of the real cheque); Mandy Pâquet, BNI Co Chair of the fundraising event (1st row, 2nd from right); Paula Stone with her commodore hat of the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club (1st row, 3rd from right), members of BNI, sailing instructors and members of the AQVA executive.

  • Sailboat in honor of Doug Webb

    Sailboat in honor of Doug Webb

    20 July 2017

    Launching of a brand new Martin 16 sailboat in honor of the late Mr. Doug Webb, President and ambassador of “Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion – Pointe-Claire” with attending family, friends, committee members and dignitaries.

    We warmly thank all the people who contributed to the project and whose names appear on a commemorative plaque unveiled during the event.

  • Fondation Martin-Matte - Martin16 sail boat

    Fondation Martin-Matte - Martin16 s...

    29 June 2017

    AQVA instructors are very pleased with this new Martin 16 donated by the Fondation Martin-Matte!

    On behalf of all our sailors, thank you dearly!


  • 20th anniversary celebrated

    20th anniversary celebrated

    AQVA celebrated its 20th anniversary at Pointe-Claire Yacht Club on June 18th with a presentation and party in the Sail Shed.  It was attended by approximately seventy people who have all contributed to the growth and development of AQVA, in one way or another. 


  • Thank you Fondation Martin-Matte!

    Thank you Fondation Martin-Matte!

    August 2016

    AQVA - Montreal has received a very generous donation from the Fondation Martin-Matte!  The funds will be used for the following projects:

    - A new adapted bathroom with a ceiling-track lift and a changing table
    - A new access ramp to the dock.  The ramp will be wider and have a sturdy railing.
    - Two new lifts for transfers