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Former Vernon residents fundraise with Kal Lake paddle

From left: Old school friends and former Vernon residents Brittney Page and Kristin Postill are heading back to Kal Lake to an epic fundraising paddle.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kristin Postill
July 03, 2019 - 4:00 PM

VERNON - Two former Vernon residents are heading back to their hometown to paddleboard the length of Kal Lake in a fundraiser to help disadvantaged kids participate in sport.

New Yorker Kristin Postill and Vancouverite Brittney Page are longtime friends who are set to paddleboard roughly 16 kilometres across Kalamalka Lake, July 20, and are hoping to raise $25,000 for Okanagan KidSport, a not-for-profit organization that removes the financial barriers preventing some children from participating in sport.

As well as donating  to the cause the pair are also encouraging paddleboarders to come out and join them.

"You learn so many fundamental skills in organized sport like discipline, routine, work ethic, teamwork and most importantly, that failure and losing is all a part of the game," Postill said in a media release. "The grit to never give up is a skill that sport teaches you at a young age and is something both of us have carried through into our professional careers and lives."

The two women grew up in Vernon and met each other on their elementary school basketball team. Since then Page led Team Canada Women’s Volleyball Team for two cycles and played professional volleyball all over the world, while Postill spent many years as a professional equestrian show jumper.

"Sport was an invaluable part of both Kristin’s and my development that propelled us into very successful careers, and I can 100 per cent say both she and I wouldn’t be where we are today without participating in sport as kids," Page said in the release.

The epic paddle isn't the first time the pair have paddled back in their home hood for charity. They raised over $19,000 in 2017 Okanagan Rail Trail, and with 10 others paddled the length of Kal Lake.

While paddling along the lake they'll also be picking any new garbage along the shoreline in support of Aaron Nasipayko who paddled around Kal Lake early this year collecting garbage from the shoreline.

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