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Kelowna Yacht Club to host its Boat For Hope

The Kelowna Yacht Club and its members will be treating more than 200 children with disabilities, as well as their sisters, brothers, parents and caregivers, to a day of fun on Okanagan Lake followed by games, activities and food on land this on Saturday, June 18.

This annual event is one of the few in the Okanagan to bring smiles and laughter to kids with disabilities and their families, which means the yacht club and its members are helping close to 500 people enjoy a fabulous time together in a stimulating, fresh environment.

More than 20 power boats will transport the kids and their families to five anchored “pirate” sailboats which the kids will attack with water guns and force the pirates to hand over bags filled with “booty”.

The Kelowna Yacht Club members have volunteered their boats, fuel, time, costumes and boat decorations to make this event the most unforgettable of the year for many of the kids.

Families will arrive at 9 a.m. and the first loading and trips with the kids on board will take place at 10 a.m.

A barbeque and entertainment on stage will start at 11 a.m. and the first sailing will return at 11:30 a.m.

A spectacular pirate water battle will take place off City Park at 2 p.m.

The annual Boat for Hope event is hosted by the Kelowna Yacht Club to raise funds for children in the Central Okanagan along with the Central Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.

 

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