WiC Nanaimo: A Race in the Park
Our Women in Construction Nanaimo team fought hard against 37 other teams in this year's Silly Boat Regatta and walked away proudly claiming the title of "Super Silliest Boat"!
Held under blue skies at Maffeo Sutton Park, a crowd of 8,000 watched as the teams battled it out in the harbour. The competitive nature of each team shone as each team attempted to be the first to ring that bell on the shore. Competition aside, the adventure of each silly boat provided laughter and entertainment for viewers and competitors alike, including a few "misadventures" as sinking ships struggled to stay afloat.
The WiC team raced hard in their heat to a time of 3:50:00, while McDonalds won the heat and moved on to own the title of 2017 Champions with a 1st place finish in the finals. Check out the full results here.
As the Nanaimo Child Development Centre celebrates its 50th year of service, the Silly Boat Regatta continues to increase the amount raised for the foundation year after year. The 2017 Regatta teams raised $101,000 so far! These funds will provide support for local children with developmental needs, and their families, for years to come.
The 2018 Silly Boat Regatta will be happening on Sunday, July 15th — we'll be racing again, so mark your calendars!
If you missed this year's Silly Boat Regatta, you can watch the highlights on Shaw online: http://vitoday.ca/news/vancouver-island/nanaimo-silly-boat-regatta-2017-120453
Nanaimo News Bulletin captured some pre-event thoughts from the WiC Nanaimo Regatta team captain, Selena Mackay: http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/sailors-will-get-silly-at-this-weekends-big-regatta/
ABOUT THE NANAIMO CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The NCDC provides support, assessment and therapeutic services to nearly 1800 children and their families in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Gabriola Island and Protection Island areas each year. The NCDC offers specialized assessments to children who live in the areas listed above as well as Duncan, Ucluelet, Tofino, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, who are thought to have Complex Developmental & Behavioural Conditions. Learn more: http://nanaimocdc.com/
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