PaddleFun Fest on May 16 and 17 at Departue Bay in Nanaimo. Four days to go!!
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Dear Paddling Friends,
In just four days or less we will be celebrating PaddleFun Fest at Departure Bay in Nanaimo, BC. Check out the Nanaimo Boathouse website for scheduling and registration. There are two days of Paddling Clinics, demos, races and a BC Marine Trails flotilla celebration (sign-up here). There is something for everyone whether you're a kayaker, dragon boater, canoeist or outrigger. We are also in need of a few more volunteers. This is the list of jobs.

Saturday May 16:  Some highlights
  • Paddling Clinics in Outrigger,  Kayak,  SUP and Dragon Boating

  • Demonstrations - Greenland Rolling;  Kayak Fishing;  Paddlers Campsite set up

  • Alberni Outpost and Valhalla Pure with various boats, SUP & equipment

  • 2 Chefs Affair catering

  • Noon: The Nanaimo Ocean Challenge which is a 1 km SUP, 2 km Kayak/Surfski and 2 km Canoe/Outrigger Race.  Paddlers can choose to do this as an Iron Race with 1 person completing all 3 disciplines or enter as a Team.

  • SUP Yoga;  Kids & Kayaks

  • BC Marine Trails FLOTILLA - Public welcome to join the flotilla; we are meeting behind Jesse Island and paddling to the Departure Bay beach at 3 pm. Expected arrival 3:20 pm.

  • Ready Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day - Nanaimo's official photo entry - everyone welcome - bring a PFD

  • Official Welcome Ceremony


Sunday May 17:  Some highlights

  • Paddling Clinics in Outrigger,  Kayak,  SUP and Dragon Boating

  • SUP Yoga;  Kids & Kayaks

  • Demonstrations - Kayak Expedition Packing;  Paddle and Boat building

  • Alberni Outpost and Valhalla Pure with various boats, SUP & equipment

  • 2 Chefs Affair catering

  • Nanaimo Shack Attack :  Race to Shack Island and back  or  Race to Jesse Island and back

We still need volunteers - please check the list of Volunteer tasks and contact us.  
We invite you to experience the thrill of any paddling skill you wish, with instructors and in safety, or just enjoy the displays, videos of some amazing trips, and learn about our vibrant paddling community.....you'll meet some fascinating people. 

Sincerely Yours in Paddling,                                                                                     
Camela Tang,                                                                                                   
Nanaimo Boathouse Society       
Paul Grey
BC Marine Trails                                                                                                                                              

 
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