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Nanaimo Events – Silly Boat Regatta 2015
July 19, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
A fundraising event organized by the Nanaimo Child Development Centre, the Silly Boat Regatta successfully raised more than $110,000 last year. Now on its 31st year of running, this event is expected to draw in more supporters and followers, as it has always been considered a signature event in Nanaimo.
About 45 teams composed of families, service groups, individuals, and corporate teams are given four hours to construct a boat using recycled or recyclable materials. These boats will then be used to race in the water near Maffeo-Sutton Park, with hilarious antics to follow!
Spectators can also come by for music performances, free family activities and more while the boats are being constructed.
Proceeds go to the Nanaimo Child Development Centre’s services and programs.
Featured image credit: “Silly Boat Regatta” by Gerry Thomasen, https://www.flickr.com/photos/gerrythomasen/17589528391/. License by https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/.