It is with heavy hearts we must inform you that this year’s Set Sail for Hope scheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020 – has been cancelled. The current coronavirus pandemic and its restrictions have led us to conclude we will not be able to host our annual event in support of Camp Trillium. This is the first time in 33 consecutive years that we’ve had to cancel.

Even though Camp Trillium is physically closed this summer, cancer doesn’t take a break and the Camp is still supporting children and their families during the pandemic. Ongoing programming includes: virtual sleepovers, science experiments, traditional campfires and Camp in a Box – a box of camp goodies and activities that families can use at home and in the hospital.

Though we’ll miss the usual fun and fellowship of our event this year; join us in a virtual fundraising event commencing Monday June 22, 2020.

OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $100,000.00

Two of our corporate sponsors have donated their table purchases to get us started at $20,001.00. Thanks to Bell and Citibank for reserving tables then deciding to convert their table sponsorship to a virtual donation when they learned we had to cancel.

With your help, we’re going to reach this goal via online donations. Together, the whole Set Sail for Hope Family will collectively crew our yacht through Toronto Harbour. Every donation will put the vital wind in our sails that will get us to our destination goal. Visit the Set Sail for Hope fundraising page to donate and watch us advance along our course.

As always, every donation its 100% tax deductible. An added bonus is that certain levels of giving will include your name in a draw for 2 tickets to Set Sail for Hope 2021. The more you give, the more chances you get in the draw.


Since 1986, Set Sail For Hope has been raising funds for children living with cancer. To date, the event has raised well over $3 million dollars in support of Camp Trillium. In 2019 alone, we raised over $105,00 which is enough to send 105 kids living with cancer to camp for 10 days.

We are extremely proud that 100% of monies raised are donated directly to Camp Trillium. All of our volunteers, suppliers, boats and hospitality partners generously donate all of their time and services at no cost, allowing ALL proceeds from the event to directly benefit those that need it….. children living with cancer and their families.

The event itself is a wonderfully unique, upscale, and memorable day that offers a gourmet, multi-course meal created by some of Toronto’s top chefs, entertainment, beverages, and a beautiful afternoon sail on Lake Ontario aboard a luxurious private yacht.

If you’re interested in just donating funds directly to Camp Trillium and not reserve a table or yacht, please use our direct donation form.

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