Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Silly Boat Regatta Nanaimo 2010

 Silly Boat Regatta Excitement Builds!

Excitement is building in anticipation of this years annual Silly Boat Regatta which takes place Sunday, July 18th at Maffeo Sutton Park in downtown Nanaimo.
Sponsors of the event, Coast Capital Savings and the Nanaimo Child Development Centre welcome you to take part in this years exciting events.

Boat building at Maffeo Sutton Park begins at 8:00 AM with the actual races starting at 1:00 PM. The winners of each heat will participate in the Championship Race to determine the Grand Champion of the day. Festivities will include music, performers, and free family activities in the Pavilion area featuring Coast Capital Savings Wally's World, McDonalds Sport Zone along with the Children's Mini Regatta (sponsored by Woodgrove Centre).

It's time to start planning your teams entry for this years Silly Boat Regatta and put your fund raising plans in place as all proceeds support the worthwhile work of the Nanaimo Child Development Centre. Silly Boat rules can be viewed here. If you are able to volunteer to help out with this event use this LINK.

The Silly Boat Regatta has been a Nanaimo summer event since 1984 when the first race was able to raise over $4000 for the Child Development Centre and last year raised over $107,000 for this most worthwhile cause. So get a team together, raise your pledges, plan and construct your idea of the best silliest boat you think can race around the buoy in the Inner Harbour and back without sinking. Most of all, just have FUN and be SILLY.



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