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Silly Boat Regatta 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Victoria, B.C. and Vancouver Island
Dates and Times:
July 13, 8:00AM-3:00PM

Come join us for one of Nanaimo's premiere events - Sunday, July 13th!!

Silly Boat activities begin with boat building throughout the park starting at 8 AM. Races begin at 1PM. Race day festivities continue with music, performers, and free family activities in the “Pavilion” area featuring Coast Capital Savings Wally's World, McDonald's Sport Zone, to name a few, along with the Children's Mini Regatta (sponsored by Woodgrove Centre) in the Inner Lagoon.

The Challenge: Gather your friends, family & co-workers, come up with an idea for a boat and then..... Build your boat on site out of recycled or recyclable materials in 4 hours (no motors or boat kits) - race from shore out around a buoy in the Inner Harbour to the cheers of the crowd, win the "Heat" and hope your boat survives to race one final time in the Grand Championship Race! Sounds like fun? It is!! - Register online at or call (250) 753-0251 Ext. 227 or Ext. 264 - Call NOW - you'll want to be part of the fun and excitement, whether as a participant or come on down to the park for a wonderful family-centred fun-filled day.

Silly Boat is a fun, family event in support of a special cause – our children! All proceeds go to support programs and services for children with developmental needs and their families in our community. The NCDC serves nearly 1800 children and their families but presently have 249 children on a waitlist, waiting an average of 6 months for some services. Silly Boat is a wonderful team-building opportunity and we welcome you as part of the Silly Boat crew as we work towards this year’s goal of raising $125,000 in support of specialized programs and services to children and their families who require assistance from the NCDC. TOGETHER we can do it!
Venue Information
50 Arena Street  
Zip Code:
V9R 5J6 
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