Hanlan has a new Lease

Story by Nick Matthews, Club President

Nick Matthews, President and Sara Erskine, Secretary of Hanlan Boat Club signing a new lease for our property.

I am delighted to announce that Sara (Erskine, Club Secretary) and I, on behalf of Hanlan Boat Club, have just signed a new lease with the City of Toronto. Some of you may not know that the new lease has been in process since 2003 and it is now finally signed. This provides security of tenure in our present location which is critical to moving ahead with our new boathouse initiative.

Over the last seven years we have had a number of well-intentioned plans for building that have each proven to be a false start. It is now time to come up with the real plan that will be funded and constructed. To that end a Building Committee and a Fundraising Committee have been established. If you would like to help with the Fundraising Committee, or would just like to know more about it, please contact our VP Development, Hugh McMullan, or myself. If you have specific ideas for the building, or can offer expertise to the enterprise, please let me know.

This is a team effort and the result will be something that we can all be proud of. This time we are actually going to do it.