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Pacific Yachting Service on the Sea Awards

 

Celebrating those who have provided innovative leadership and outstanding service to the marine-based life of British Columbia, as well as those who have demonstrated courage and bravery in and around our waters.The Pacific Yachting Service on the Sea Awards is the name given to a public awareness and fundraising campaign launched in support of the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia.

The awards are designed to recognize and honour people across British Columbia who have demonstrated an unflinching desire to make this province’s maritime industries, businesses, scientific and recreational pursuits among the safest and most dynamic in the world. The Service on the Sea Awards also recognize those individuals who have risked their own well-being while assisting others in moments of need on British Columbia waters.

The selection process begins with the receipt of nominations from across British Columbia. The Service on the Sea Awards Committee, which comprises of volunteers with outstanding records of service to the province’s maritime community, narrows the choices down to one or more winners in each of four separate categories, envisioned as:

Environmental Contribution
Heroism
Long-time Service
Creativity and Innovation

In addition, the Awards Committee will annually select one nominee to be named Disabled Sailing Association “Commodore of the Year” in recognition of contributions to improving access to B.C.’s maritime life for otherwise marginalized individuals.

All nominees are recognized each year through the presentation of commendatory certificates.

Important to the evenings success is the help we receive from community volunteers who are called on to serve on the Event Committee and the Media/Public Relations Committee. The Event Committee is charged with responsibility for planning all details pertaining to the evening's celebration; the Media/Public Relations Committee ensures that as many British Columbians as possible are made aware of the outstanding contributions their fellow citizens make each year to Service on the Sea.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Several important sponsorship opportunities present themselves to companies and individuals wishing to support, in a truly meaningful way, the goals and purposes of the Service on the Sea Awards event.

Award Sponsor – $10,000
Each of the principal awards can be named and branded by the sponsoring company, organization or individual. In addition, a sponsor’s representative will be asked to speak briefly during the Service on the Sea Awards and will personally present the award to the winner or winners. It is the hope of the organizers that companies or individuals sponsoring each of the four major awards will commit to a minimum three-year branding period.

Other benefits will include:

  • Prominent, year-long display of the company’s/organization’s/individual’s name and logo on each of the seven sailboats in the Disabled Sailing Association fleet.
  • Special sign recognition during the Service on the Sea gala event.
  • Lead recognition in and on all materials associated with the Service on the Sea Awards, including posters, programs, letterhead, invitations and commendatory awards.
  • Lead recognition in all newspaper, radio and television materials, both pre- and post-event.
  • Lead recognition in Pacific Yachting Magazine coverage of the event.
  • Table sponsorship and eight tickets to the Service on the Sea Awards.

Supporting Sponsor – $5,000
Companies, organizations or individuals becoming Supporting Sponsors (a maximum of seven) will benefit from prominent sign recognition during the Service on the Sea Awards gala, in addition to having their logos displayed, year-long, on one of the Disabled Sailing Association’s seven Martin 16 sailboats.

Other benefits will include:

  • Recognition in and on all materials associated with the Service on the Sea Awards, including posters, programs, letterhead, invitations and commendatory awards.
  • Recognition in all newspaper, radio and television materials, both pre- and post-event.
  • Recognition in Pacific Yachting Magazine coverage of the event.
  • Table sponsorship and eight tickets to the Service on the Sea Awards.

Table Sponsor – $2,500
Each company, organization or individual sponsoring a table during the Service on the Sea Awards will receive prominent sign recognition during the event, in addition to special program recognition. Each Table Sponsor will also receive eight tickets to the Service on the Sea Awards gala.


Pacific Yachting
Service on the Sea Awards
Nominations Form

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Pacific Yachting
Service on the Sea Awards
Sponsorship Contracts

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