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Kelowna Yacht Club hosts fishing derby for the visually impaired

Kelowna Yacht Club past commodore Chuck Robertson with Blind Fishing Derby champion Darryl Harand, September 2014.
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July 08, 2016 - 8:30 PM

KELOWNA - Who can resist the glitter of the sun sparkling on Okanagan Lake’s waters on a summer day? 

Some can’t see it, but with the support of the Kelowna Yacht Club and its members, Kelowna residents with visual impairments will experience the lake too. We all can enjoy the gentle movement of a boat on the water and the lake’s fresh aroma, and for many people sighted or not, the sharp tug at the end of a fishing line makes their day.

For over 17 years, Kelowna Yacht Club members have been hosting visually impaired guests along with their guides.

On Saturday, July 23, 2016 boats will head out at 9:30 am; some with fishing gear and visions of a fish that wins the trophy, while others will embark on a narrated lake tour. Fun on the water is followed by lunch on the dock presented by the Kelowna Yacht Club’s excellent kitchen team.

When and Where: Saturday, July 23, 2016 on the Commodore’s Dock at the Kelowna Yacht Club, 1370 Water Street. One of our volunteers will open the gate for you.

Agenda for the day:

8:30am - 9:30 Guests, guides and volunteers meet at the Commodore’s dock for coffee, tea & muffins. Boaters are introduced to their guests.

9:30am Groups board boats and depart for fishing or pleasure cruising

11:45am Boats begin returning

12:15pm Meet back at the Commodore's Dock for lunch

12:30pm Enjoy lunch and door prizes

The Kelowna Yacht Club and its members are proud to be active supporters of our community.

All of our volunteering members are donating their boats, their time and their fuel to provide this unique experience to our fellow citizens who seldom experience the pleasure of boating. For more information about the Kelowna Yacht Club and its support for our Okanagan communities, visit the Kelowna Yacht Club website. 

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