Nanaimo Events – 2017 Silly Boat Regatta

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Nanaimo Events-2017 Silly Boat Regatta

The Silly Boat Regatta is back! Presented by Nanaimo’s Child Development Society, this is one annual Nanaimo event you do not want to miss out on!

The fun begins at 8am sharp as local businesses and groups get together to build their boats. All groups participating will have approximately 5 hours until 1pm to put their boats together! Food vendors and family-friendly activities proudly sponsored by Coast Capital Savings will be fully up and running at 10am. Kids can take part in the fun such as face painting, arts and crafts, and more! There will also be a Children’s Regatta where kids can build their own boats, play games, and colour to their heart’s content.

Join everyone at 1pm as the “finished” boats get out onto the water in Maffeo Sutton Park and the races commence. Cheer for your favourite, most silliest boat as they all race in the regatta, all done in the name of silliness!

Event Name: 2017 Silly Boat Regatta

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time: 10am to 3pm

Location: Maffeo Sutton Park, 50 Arena Street, downtown Nanaimo

Contact: Michelle Kocourek

Telephone: 250-753-0251, ext. 227


Official website:

Cost: free.

Featured image credit: “Duck Silly Boat” by Doug Hay, Licensed by

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