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Seven Days VT: Architect-Sailor Marcel Designs a Dreamboat Sailing Center

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If the Queen City has a crown, it might be the public-minded waterfront. And one of its brightly shining gems is the Community Sailing Center. The facility’s mission is to make sailing — an activity historically associated with wealthy white men — accessible to everyone.

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ABC-22: Sailing Center in Burlington Moves Closer to Completion

By: Rene Thibault

May 10, 2017:

Many have come to view Lake Champlain as the cultural and economic hub of the region.  It’s a place the Community Sailing Center calls home.  And members are excited for their new digs.

This group is proud to be a part of the renaissance along Burlington’s Waterfront.

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Boston Globe – 5 ways to explore Burlington, Vt.

In Burlington, even when it seems like nothing’s happening, something’s happening. Rising from the banks of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s biggest city has long been an incubator for creative people bursting with ideas that serve humanity as well as the planet, sustaining an innovative spirit that flows from its field-to-fork food scene into a sophisticated arts district, and unrivaled craft brew arena. The progressive town that called Bernie mayor for four terms has blossomed into a hip enclave fusing Bohemian chic and environmental savvy with old-school Vermont charm. Here are five ways to delve into all the Queen City has to offer.   [Read More]

WDEV – The Vermont Conversation

Free Lake Champlain: Community Sailing Center makes lake accessible for all

The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is a community-based nonprofit group that provides lake access to over 6,000 people each year regardless of age, ability or income. In May 2017, the CSC moves into a new permanent facility on the Burlington waterfront that will offer free and affordable usage of sailboats, paddleboards, and kayaks. It also has programs for people with disabilities, women, and others. We discuss the vision of a Lake Champlain accessible to all.

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Windcheck Magazine: New Facility at Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

What’s New for 2017

Philanthropy Journal: Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center received $2 million dollars…

January 9, 2017  | 

News about grants, gifts

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center received $2 million dollars in grants to build their Community Sailing Center in Burlington, VT.

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Business Vermont: Construction underway on sailing center

December 15, 2016

BURLINGTON — Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC) hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking event on Nov. 15, just north of Waterfront Park in Burlington. The site will be home to CSC’s new world-class waterfront campus and sailing education center, which are already under construction.

The ceremony included the announcement of two major “anchor” gifts — of $1 million each — which went a long way toward fulfilling CSC’s $5.75 million Love Your Lake Capital Campaign. These gifts, from the Pomerleau Family Foundation and from family and friends in honor of Raymond P. Sullivan, will help create The Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus and Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center.

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VT Digger: Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center Receives Two $1 Million Gifts

November 15, 2016

Nonprofit announces two $1 million gifts and final phase of $5.75 million capital campaign

Burlington, VT – November 15, 2016 – During a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new, world-class community waterfront campus and sailing education center, the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC), a nonprofit with a mission to provide community access to Lake Champlain, today announced two anchor gifts, each for $1 million, in their $5.75 million Love Your Lake Capital Campaign. The gifts, one from the Pomerleau Family Foundation, and the second from family and friends in honor of Raymond P. Sullivan, will help to support the construction of The Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus and Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center.

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Scuttlebutt Sailing: Fundraising Near Complete for New Sailing Center

Published on November 15, 2016

Burlington, VT (November 15, 2016) – During a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new, world-class community waterfront campus and sailing education center, the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC), a nonprofit with a mission to provide community access to Lake Champlain, today announced two anchor gifts, each for $1 million, in their $5.75 million fundraising campaign.

The gifts, one from the Pomerleau Family Foundation, and the second from family and friends in honor of Raymond P. Sullivan, will help to support the construction of The Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus and Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center.

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WCAX: New development underway at Burlington waterfront

Posted: Nov 15, 2016 12:05 PM EST

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
BURLINGTON, Vt. –
Work is underway on a new Burlington Community Sailing Center. The $5.7 million privately funded project is a major part of the city’s efforts to remake the northern waterfront.

It’s anchors aweigh on Burlington’s latest waterfront development.

Work is underway on the Community Sailing Center’s new home. It’s a facility open to all residents and visitors.

“To connect to their lake, to discover the lessons it can teach and nurture a relationship with it as stewards for our future,” said Mark Naud, Community Sailing Center.

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