The Balmy Beach Club, a non-profit organization has served Toronto, the Beach community and its amateur athlete members for 100 years. The Club land was deeded to the residents of the Beach by sir Adam Wilson and the Balmy Beach Club was incorporated in 1903. Construction of the Club House was soon underway and it opened for its members in 1905. Fire destroyed the Club House in 1936, but through the efforts of several of its members, it was rebuilt, only to have another fire destroy that Club House in 1963. Again, a number of members wasted little time in rebuilding the Club House and the present Club House was reopened in 1965.ORIGINAL CLUB (Early 1900's)
Festivities are being planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary and information can be obtained by calling the Club at 416-691-9962. Canoe racing has been part of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club since 1905 when the Club held its first regatta. The paddling Section will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2005 and that interested parties should stay in touch for information on planned celebrations.
Although the Balmy Beach Club was primarily made up ot two clubs/sections, the Lawn Bowling Club and the Canoe Club, the scope of its activities has varied somewhat over the years. From these two sections, three officers were appointed from each forming the Board of Directors of the Balmy Beach Club. The Lawn Bowling Club remained just that, but the Canoe Club took under its jurisdiction the operations of the Rugby Club, the Hockey Club, the Squash Club, and other sports such as football, harriers, volleyball, basketball, deck tennis, surf boarding, tennis and anything that the members wanted to take part in. Needless to say, the membership of the Canoe Club kept growing and in 1972 the Constitution of The Balmy Beach Club was rewritten and the Board of Directors became an elected body by all members of The Balmy Beach Club. Incorporated into the Constitution was the formation of five sections of The Balmy Beach Club:
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