The Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club is celebrating four decades of fundraising for children with a total of $400,000 raised over the years.
For 40 years, the club has raised funds to help send children with disabilities to Lion’s Easter Seals Camp in Shawnigan for a full week.
Since 1982, club members have paddled 25 voyageur canoes to and from Port Angeles, and from Brentwood Bay to Victoria.
Shawnigan Easter Seals Camp has been in existence since 1976 and is a place where campers can explore and develop their abilities in a safe, fun and supportive environment. The camp provides both a positive experience for campers and an important week of respite for families and caregivers.
Festivities celebrating fundraising efforts over the years will be held June 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club located at 355 Gorge Rd. W. All paddlers who participated in the fundraising efforts past are invited to join in the festivities.
RSVP no later than May 7 by calling 250-886-0560.
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