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Vicki Keith Point

This point of land was the most famous arrival and departure point for Vicki Keith's Lake Ontario Swims.This plaque has been erected on the 10th anniversary of Vicki Keith's historic swims across all ...

This point of land was the most famous arrival and departure point for Vicki Keith's Lake Ontario Swims.
This plaque has been erected on the 10th anniversary of Vicki Keith's historic swims across all five Great Lakes during the summer of 1988. Throughout her swimming career, Vicki Keith set 17 world records. She made the 52 kilometre crossing of Lake Ontario a record 5 times, including the first double crossing and the first crossing using the highly exhausting butterfly stroke exclusively.
Determined to raise awareness as well as funds for disabled children, Vicki's history-making marathons generated more than $800,000 for Variety Club projects worldwide. Close to $600,000 of this was raised specifically for the Variety Village Sunshine Pool.
In recognition of a great Canadian athlete and humanitarian, Mayor Mel Lastman, Council and the residents of Toronto hereby dedicate this plaque on August 29, 1998.


Plaque via Alan L. Brown's site Toronto Plaques. Full page here.

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