On August 17th, 2013, Skydive Toronto hosted the 5th annual Jump for PALS (People with ALS).
In 2009, Barrie resident Derek Walton and his wife, Diane, were determined to find an original way to raise awareness and funds for ALS research. After thinking outside the box, Jumping 4 “PALS”. an annual skydiving fundraiser event, was born.
Derek, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2002, participated in the inaugural event by completing a tandem jump and raising pledges. The first Jumping 4 “PALS” event raised an incredible $100,000.
Now entering its fifth year, this exceptional event has raised almost $300,000 to date. Sadly, Derek is no longer able to skydive, but he invites you to take part in this unforgettable event to help raise funds for ALS Canada and The Walton Cure 4 ALS Fund to help find a cure for ALS.
For more information on how to participate in the 2014 6th annual Jump for ALS, please see the following website; http://www.alsjumping4pals.ca/ or like their Facebook page for regular updates; https://www.facebook.com/skydive4als?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite
People choose to jump with Skydive Toronto for many reasons – for the thrill – for the unmatched excitement – for a once in the life time experience – to change their lives – to go beyond – to rebuild – to draw a line in the sand, turn things around and come charging back at 120 miles per hour!
Shania choose to jump with Skydive Toronto for these reasons! What a pleasure to have her jump with us!
4-WAY FS, VFS & FREEFLY CAMP
MARCH 17TH – 20TH, 2011
This is a terrific opportunity for skydivers of all levels and disciplines!!! There is something fun for everyone!!!
Flyers who enjoy 4-way FS; come learn the basics or improve your block techniques with world class athletes, Team Evolution. Freeflyers, from junior to advanced levels, are invited and will be coached by well known VFS/freeflyer Philippe Thibodeau.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN BY FEBRUARY 21ST
For novices, time slots will be available for you on the Saturday and Sunday. Coaching will be provided by PFF & SR Instructor – J-rodd Cole. (Please contact Jennifer@skydivetoronto.com)
Requests to be in by March 1st 2011. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place.
THIS IS the biggest camp to date that we’ve assisted in organizing. It is sponsored by: CSPA/Sport Canada/Skydive Toronto/Parachute Montreal.
Last summer, we got the opportunity to take Jayme Poisson, a Toronto Star reporter, on a Tandem Skydive!
Jayme is a prominent STAR reporter who has recently written her observations in North Africa on the Arab Spring Movement.
Check out Jayme’s experience and video!
We would like to congratulate Marc Downing for competing at the 2nd Dubai International Parachuting Championship And Gulf Cup 2011!
Marc is one of our videographers, and has been jumping with Skydive Toronto for over a decade.
Wishing you all the best Marc!
Toronto Life Magazine
GO EXTREME AT SKYDIVE TORONTO!
Skydive Toronto hosted yet another successful closing celebration to the 2010 season! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the holidays with us, and we look forward to seeing you next year! Also, a thank you too all of those who participated in our food donation. Together, we were able to raise 50 lbs. of non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank.
Check out Skydive Toronto’s new Fan Page, and don’t forget to become a Fan for instant updates and specials!
Skydive Toronto attended TEDx as a sponsor this year!
TED is a small non-profit company devoted to ideas worth spreading. It is geared toward technology, entertainment and design. Skydive Toronto was invited to be a sponsor for the Toronto branch, TedX. We were invited to the after party where a booth was set up and skydives were promoted!
Congratulations to the two Tandem Skydive winners, and we hope to see them out on the drop zone soon!
Special thanks to everyone involves with the set up of the booth, including Scott Stevens, Allison Gandy, Jen Chow, Myron Luis and Jill Wynott.