Boat for Hope

Variety – The Children’s Charity is gearing up for another Boat for Hope event in Kelowna!  The Kelowna Yacht Club and Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs have teamed up to host this exciting program for children in B.C who have special needs.  

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 What is Boat for Hope?

Boat for Hope was created in 1999 with the mandate to share the boating experience with children who have special needs associated with Variety – The Children’s Charity. 

Each year in June, 200 children will depart from Kerry Park for an adventure on the ‘high seas’.  Boat owners will dress up in pirate suits, decorate their boats and take children on a treasure hunt through the waters of Okanagan Lake.  The children will help navigate their course, as they stop at checkpoints along the way to collect their loot.

Once our young pirates return to shore, they will find their way to a Treasure Island for an afternoon of carnival games, activities, story tent, clowns, mascots and a barbecue lunch.

How can YOU help us make a difference and get involved?

Boat for Hope is looking for volunteers! We are looking for skipper and marauder (roaming sail boats) volunteers. Contact the Club.