Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

Sebago Canoe Club’s ongoing mission is to promote canoeing, kayaking, sailing and rowing. The Club rarely speaks out about wider issues. However, the events of recent months make it impossible to remain silent.  Sebago joins with other New York region boating clubs in calling for racial and social equality, diversity and inclusion. 

The Club’s constitution states that membership shall be open to all, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, or sexual orientation. We pledge to redouble our efforts to live up to this principle of inclusion and to address and rectify historic inequalities in waterfront access.  We will work to ensure that all communities have the opportunity to share our programs and activities, and learn water safety.