Boat for Hope

Ahoy Mateys! On August 12, weigh anchor and set sail for an adventure on the ‘high seas’.

Every summer, children with special needs and their families are treated to a day of pirate adventure at Boat for Hope, a fundraiser in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity and partnered with Kelowna Yacht Club. The annual event creates an unforgettable experience for kids who may otherwise never be able to enjoy such an adventure due to mobility, financial and other challenges they face in their day-to-day lives. For the hundreds of kids who participate every year, the day is a wonderful opportunity to get out on the water.

Volunteers Needed! 

“Adults are just outdated children.” – Dr Seuss.

If you want to be part of a great cause and have a blast while doing it, this is the event for you! 35 skippers are needed*, so dress up in your finest pirate attire, decorate your boats & join us on the water. Landlubbers, we need your help too! 30 volunteers are needed on shore to maintain order and lend a hand during all the piratey shenanigans.

Join us for an adventure on the high seas. This action-packed experience will bring out your inner child (and inner pirate) – no aaarg-ument!

 Click here to register as a volunteer.
* A $500 tax receipt for boat gas can be issued to participating boats . Participating boat owners have two weeks around the Boat for Hope date to put up to $500 gas in their boats and submit the receipts (email, text, fax, mail) to Variety.