Boat for Hope

Regrettably, the water portion of this year’s Boat for Hope event has been cancelled due to a number of persisting environmental safety concerns (including visibility due to smoke, and debris on the surface of Okanagan Lake). This includes all previously scheduled sailings and boat activities.

While we’re disappointed to lose such a unique aspect of the Boat for Hope experience, we are thrilled to note that the land portion of the event, “Treasure Island,” is still on from 12 pm – 2 pm and promises to be a great time for the participating kids and their families.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our committee of organizers who have put in countless hours ensuring we would have the best possible outcome and persevering through the obstacles presented to them.  Thank you also to all the volunteers, skippers and marauders who volunteered to for this great event.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year on June 23 for the next Boat for Hope.


 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, children 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.

Read more About Variety – The Children’s Charity