Swimmable Water Weekend

When Jul 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 9:30pm
Vancouver Ocean Sports
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You're invited to join Fraser Riverkeeper, MEC's Big Chop Paddle Series and the Vancouver Open Water Swim Association to celebrate clean, swimmable and paddleable water! 

Who: YOU!

When: Thursday, July 23rd from 6:00pm - 9:30pm

What: A night to celebrate clean swimmable, paddleable, splashable. Join us for a timed swim at Kits Beach or a paddle race starting in Vanier Park followed by a salmon burger BBQ and lots of prizes from Patagonia and more! Spectators always welcome!

Where: Vancouver Ocean Sports Compound



Meet the Vancouver Open Water Swim Association for their regular practice at Kits Beach starting at 6:00pm. On this special evening volunteers will be on site to time the swimmers for either a 1.5km or 3km swim.

Swim: $5 drop-in fee or free with VOWSA membership

BBQ: $5-$10 minimum suggested donation to Fraser Riverkeeper


Meet the Big Chop team at the Vancouver Ocean Sports Compound at 6:00pm to register and get your boat in the water. Race starts at 7:00pm!

Paddle & BBQ: $10 to Big Chop


All swimmers, paddlers, spectators and water lovers are welcome to join us for a BBQ and prizes at the Vancouver Ocean Sports Compound starting at 8:00pm. See you there! 

For any questions about the Swimmable Water Celebration please feel free to contact Rachel Schoeler at rachel@fraserriverkeeper.ca



Thanks to our supporters

  • Lush
  • MEC
  • Patagonia
  • Smak
  • Tides
  • Sitka
  • Woodtone
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • Telus
  • Progressive Waste Solutions
  • Ocean Ambassadors
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • BC Hydro
  • DM Foundation
  • City of North Vancouver
  • Jack Johnson
  • Flowlink