Blind fishing derby this weekend in Kelowna

Here’s a cool event that’s taking place this weekend.

Whether it’s the smell of fresh air and the wind in your hair or the excitement and rush of a fish tugging on the end of your line, nothing compares to being out on the water.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the joy of being out on the water and for over 17 years, Kelowna Yacht Club members have been hosting visually impaired guests, along with their guides, for a fun-filled day out on Okanagan Lake.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, boats will head out at 9:30 a.m. Some will embark on the adventure with fishing gear and dreaming of “the big catch” that wins the trophy, while others will enjoy a narrated lake tour. After all the excitement, participants will wind down with lunch on the dock, presented by Kelowna Yacht Club.

The Commodore’s Dock at Kelowna Yacht Club, 1370 Water Street. One of our volunteers will open the gate for you.

Agenda for the day:

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

9:30 a.m. Groups board boats and depart for fishing or pleasure cruising

11:45 a.m. Boats begin returning

12:15 p.m. Meet back at the Commodore’s Dock for lunch

12:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch and announcement of the winner of the trophy

Kelowna Yacht Club and its members are proud to be active supporters of our community. All 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 Kelowna Yacht Club and its support for our Okanagan communities, visit www.kelownayachtclub.com.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Man found dead in Sicamous near vehicle linked to suspicious death in Edmonton

The man was found dead on the evening of July 11, 2020

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

Shuswap Royal Canadian Legion branches happy to be open again

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, the legion halls are back.

Dozens of fish die at popular lake near Chase

A few natural phenomena are possible causes for their deaths.

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

Okanagan sisters-in-law sleep out successful

Kiley Routley and Heidi Routley raise nearly $2,400 and awareness for youth homelessness

Beverly Hills 90210 star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

Sports fishers protest Fraser River Chinook closures

Public Fishery Alliance wants hatchery fish open for harvest

COVID-19: Homeless to be relocated from temporary Okanagan shelter

Homeless shelters in Vernon have been combined into one site at the curling rink since April

Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Most Read