2021 marks the 40 Anniversary of Paddle for the Kids and you don’t want to miss the event. This year’s virtual event will look a little different. The event will be open from March 20 to May 3. The objective will be to paddle the equivalent distance between Victoria and Port Angeles (return trip) which is approximately 45.18 nautical miles (84 km). Paddlers can participate in either a canoe, kayak, OC1, or SUP or a combination of these. As well, other outdoor activity such as running, walking, hiking or cycling also qualifies! You get to choose your locations, dates and time for each paddle or activity. Any paddle you undertake during this time frame can count whether a leisurely trip on the upper gorge or a day trip elsewhere.
Paddlers will have almost 2 months to complete the distance. Each paddler will maintain a log of their trips, via our new Paddle for the Kids Webpage. The webpage will compile an ongoing tally of all trips and distances, and we'll share this information to all members on our website, in the newsletter and on the VCKC Chat Page so that all members can see the progress and cheer on participants. We encourage participants to send in pictures as well.
As in past years the event is a fundraiser for Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.
VCKC will host a virtual start and finish via our Zoom platform. This will provide some camaraderie and the opportunity to congratulate our participants as well as for Easter Seals to accept the funds and thank the participants.
355 Gorge Road West
Victoria, BC, V9A 1M9
Tides & Currents
Inner Harbour / Local Marine