Every summer since 1999, children with special needs and their families are treated to a day of pirate-themed adventure on the high seas at Boat for Hope, a fundraiser in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity. The annual event takes place around English Bay, False Creek, Hastings Mill Park and Granville Island bringing together the local boating and business community to create an unforgettable experience for 450 children, their families and caregivers totalling as many as 1,200 participants. These families may otherwise never be able to enjoy such an adventure due to mobility, financial and other challenges they face in their day-to-day lives. For the hundreds of kids who participate every year, the day is a fun-filled opportunity to get out on the water with marauding pirates never far away and enjoy a barbeque in the park with outdoor activities, games and entertainment. The excitement begins with our “Cruise Directors” accompanying our pirates as they board the boats and head out onto the ocean for a fun-filled pirate adventure! Once out on the seas, they will stop by a number of “Treasure Stations” where generous sponsors deliver some bounty (loot bags) for the children to take home. During this time, many marauders are in the area causing friendly havoc with pirates they meet engaging in non-stop water battles on the “high seas”. Your heart will forever be changed once you attend Boat for Hope!
|Registration by invitation.
Want to get involved?
- Saturday, June 13, 2020
- Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and False Creek Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC, Canada View on Google Maps
10am - 4pm