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Colin Sanders to complete solo Atlantic row for Community Living Ontario in English Harbour, Antigua on Friday

Colin Sanders’ perilous, nearly-three-month journey across the Atlantic Ocean in support of people who have an intellectual disability will end on the Caribbean island of Antigua on Friday, March 2nd.

The adventurer will arrive at Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour.

After more than two years of preparations, and undeterred by ocean swells, capsizing, and technical difficulties, the resident of Port Hope, Ontario will have rowed approximately 4,000 kilometres since leaving Puerto de Mogan in the Canary Islands on December 10, 2017.

Sanders, 64, undertook the challenge, dubbed A Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row 2017, to raise awareness and funds for Community Living Ontario. Colin’s adult son, Jeff, is supported by Community Living Campbellford/Brighton in Cobourg, Ontario. Less than 30 people in the world have successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean on their own.

Colin will be available for interviews in person and by phone. Socks II, the 21-foot row boat that crossed the Atlantic Ocean, will be on-site. Photos will also be provided to the media.

Track Sanders’ progress and read his blog posts by visiting www.soloatlanticrow2017.com. A Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row 2017 is generously sponsored by Ocean’s, Nite Ize, CSBT, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Frank Cowan Company, and Bollin Group Inc.

For more information and interview, photo and video requests, please contact:

Ron Laroche
Director, Communications, Marketing and Fund Development
Community Living Ontario
Cell: 1-416-707-4907
Email: rlaroche@communitylivingontario.ca

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