The Pihl Law Paddle For Prevention fundraiser to aid BrainTrust Canada will run Aug. 11 at Rotary Beach Park in Kelowna. (BrainTrust Canada files)

Kelowna paddle board event to raise cash for brain injuries

Fifth annual Pihl Law Paddle for Prevention for BrainTrust comes to lake this August

BrainTrust Canada is hosting its fifth annual Pihl Law Paddle Prevention in August to raise funds for brain injury education and services in the Okanagan.

In the past four years, this popular stand-up paddleboard event raised over $170,000 and this year, more than $28,000 has already been raised of the $50,000 goal.

READ MORE: UBCO and Okanagan College team up for green construction centre

Brain injury is a silent epidemic and the incidence of an acquired brain injury outnumbers breast cancer, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS combined. BrainTrust says there are 60 new cases of brain injury in British Columbia every day.

“We want to see people with brain injury and their loved ones get the recognition and resources they deserve,” the website reads.

READ MORE: Flipped truck on Westside Road gets a tow

So far, 60 participants and 22 teams have registered for the Aug. 11 event, with Team Wine Not leading the pack for fundraising with more than $850.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. on the Sunday at Rotary Beach, and paddleboarders will be competing for the top prize: the coveted Gold Paddle.

“Whether you have a grudge match to settle or you’re a first-time participant, the festivities are guaranteed to be memorable,” the website reads.

Those interested in registering can sign up here.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

Central Okanagan public schools address lead levels in district’s water

Secretary tresurer has sent letter to boad education members on updates to situation

City preparing new agricultural irrigation rates for Southeast Kelowna

Over 500 agriculture utility customers are preparing to transition to the city’s water system

Kelowna RCMP investigating assault outside strip club

A man was assaulted outside Liquid Zoo on Nov. 3

Developer proposes ‘eco-villa’ in West Kelowna

The quasi off-grid proposal includes building 16 residential units at 3060 Seclusion Bay Road

Gym enthusiasts invited to get in gear for kids

Spin4Kids Saturday at GoodLife Fitness

B.C. government working with RCMP to address $10 million in budget cuts

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth issues statement following report of RCMP cost-cutting

Malakwa woman still in the running for winning American baking show

Janet Letendre is the only Canadian competing on the Holiday Baking Championship

BC Liquor Stores to move fully to paper bags by March

Vancouver Island to be the first to convert to paper bags in November

New Okanagan resident building skills and community

The Respect Works Here November Multicultural Community Champion

Business savy volunteers sought in North Okanagan

Community Futures looking for members to join advisory panel, board and loans committee

SilverStar to open Nordic trails Saturday in North Okanagan

25 km of groomed trails are ready to explore by cross-country skiers

Salmon Arm businesses tipped off to Black Press advantage

Black Press Media hosts day of presentations for local business representatives

Tolko shuts B.C. divisions for two weeks over holidays

Head office to close from Dec. 23-27; two weeks’ downtime runs Dec. 21-Jan. 6

Most Read