Bob Purdy of Paddle for the Planet fame, is reviving his annual SUP cold weather Okanagan SUP race, the 3rd Annual Salmon Run!
If you’re not aware of Paddle for the Planet, Bob has made it his mission to paddle every single day of 2011, and hasn’t missed a day yet! His goal has been to increase environmental awareness around the Okanagan, and to raise funds for the David Suzuki Foundation… And by both measures the campaign has been a massive success, raising over $2,000 and receiving countless amounts of press coverage.
The race will be held on New Years’ Eve (December 31st) at 11:00am at Rotary Beach in Kelowna. Afterwards, events will take place between 1:00 & 5:00PM at an indoor venue, including a salmon feast and screening of Norm Hann’s film that documents his experiences of stand up paddleboarding through the Great Bear Rainforest.
If you’re in the Okanagan, this will be a must attend event, and if you’re not, then it’d be a great excuse to head on up that way. For some reason the Okanagan during the Winter months isn’t on most peoples’ radar during the Winter months but trust me, it’s a great place to visit any time of the year!
More details to be released as they become available, check back soon!