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May 9, 2018
Dear LBSC Junior Sailing Participants,
With the summer sailing season fast approaching, LBSC’s Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to update membership on significant changes in registration fees for the 2018 Junior Program.
It has likely come to your attention that LBSC’s program fees have increased in 2018. This rise in fees was required to offset the increase in the cost of staff salaries. In 2018, the Ontario minimum wage increased by 23%, from $11.40 per hour to $14.00 per hour. For the past several years it has been the club’s policy to start its pay grid at minimum wage; the compensation for more senior and more highly-qualified instructors moves up from there.
For our Junior Program participants, this results in a $20 to $30 increase per week in the cost of sailing instruction. For example, the cost to members for the half-day CanSail 1 program has increased from $175 per week to $195 per week; the cost to members for the full-day CanSail 5 program has risen from $290 to $320. Please note the pricing posted on our new website (LBSC.ca) is for Non-Members. Upon checkout, those wishing to become members qualify for a significant discount of $60 per sailing week by paying a one-time annual family membership fee of $155.
LBSC’s Board of Directors is proud to provide its instructors — many of whom are university students — with competitive salaries. Our instructors are highly skilled, hard working, and certified under rigorous CanSail certification programs. We value their dedication.
What’s more, LBSC’s current program fees are competitive and comparable to cottage sailing clubs across Ontario.
The Lake of Bays Sailing Club is a not-for-profit organization operated by volunteers. The club is committed to providing high quality sailing programs for the children of the Lake of Bays community and beyond. We are also committed to providing fair and equitable employment for our instructors.
Thank you for your continued support and participation! To register for 2018 summer programs, please follow the registration link at www.LBSC.ca .
Board of Directors,
Lake of Bays Sailing Club
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