On Saturday, September 30th we are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and inviting the community to join us. Participate in our canoe relay and compete against individuals, businesses, and organizations and check off canoeing from your 150 PlayList. Lend your voice to the Community Conversation Lounge, browse the silent auction, stretch out in the Community Yoga sessions and much more!
Grab your friends, colleagues, or family and enjoy a fun day with us. Put on your craziest, and wackiest costumes for your chance to win one of the many great prizes.
Not a paddler? Don't worry, you can still join in the festivities. Be a spectator and enjoy the friendly competition and activities throughout the day. Please RSVP here.
And much more!
Proceeds will support Burnaby Community Services' various programs and resources to help individuals, families, and seniors break the cycles of poverty and isolation.
Paddle: Teams of 5 in Outrigger Canoes will race in competitive heats to the finish line. Heats will begin at 8:30am. Teams will go through a safety orientation and practice paddle before their heat.
Activities: Individuals not interested in paddling can be a spectator and join in the festivities. There will be interactive activities for all ages throughout the day.
Where is it?
Barnet Marine Park near the Lotus Sports Club ( 8059 Texaco Dr, Burnaby)
How long is the course?
The course is a 500m relay on the Burrard Inlet along Drummond's walk.
Is the event open to the public? Is there a cost to be a spectator and enjoy the festivities?
The event is open to the public and to all ages. You can spectate and enjoy the various free activities available throughout the day. Please RSVP for the event here.
I am paddling with my team of five, when should we arrive?
Upon registration, teams will be assigned heats and will be asked to arrive one hour prior to their heat time for check-in and a mandatory orientation.
What will the mandatory orientation include?
The mandatory orientation will include information on how to use the equipment provided by Lotus Sports Club, rules, safety precautions and a practice paddle.
What are the heat times?
Heats will occur every hour. Please click here for the schedule.
How do I volunteer for Battle of the Paddles?
For any inquiries about Volunteer positions, please contact the Event Coordinator at Alaina@bbyservices.ca
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is ample free parking available in Barnet Marine Park.
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