Barrie, Ont. –
The sky is the limit as Skydive Wasaga Beach prepares to make history this week.
“We are going to land the first parachutes in a provincial park in Canadian history,” said club owner Leslie Farkas.
The historic jump lasts seven years and takes place Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting.
“This project has been a labor of love for sure,” Farkas said. “It’s been seven years of constant, back-and-forth effort with multiple levels of government.
Farkas said the event also benefits some important local causes. “One of the things that makes it even more special to me is that we support Fly Fearlessly.”
Fly Fearlessly is a local charity that raises funds and promotes awareness of ALS Canada.
Jane Cubitt was diagnosed with ALS in November 2020 and will be the first to take the plunge.
“I am delighted to jump in and honored to be the first private citizen to land on a public beach,” she said.
Cubitt’s husband David called ALS a “horrible, underground disease”.
“Only three to 4,000 people are living with ALS at any given time,” he added.
Riders will land at Beach Area Two in Wasaga Beach for anyone wishing to attend the event.
Complete information about Skydive Wasaga Beach can be found here.