Join Us July 24th for BBQ, Prizes, Music and Fun on the Water!

When Jul 24, 2014 at 6:00pm 10:00pm
Rachel Schoeler

 You’re invited to join Fraser Riverkeeper, MEC’s Big Chop Paddle Series and the Vancouver Open Water Swim Association (VOWSA) for a celebration of clean, swimmable water on Thursday July 24, 2014 starting at 6:00pm.


Join us for a paddle or swim followed by a delicious salmon burger BBQ supported by Sapperton Save-On Foods, fruit-infused waters, prizes and music by Jabuti the Tortoise at the Vancouver Ocean Sports compound near Vanier Park in Kitsilano (site of the regular Big Chop series).

In Vancouver we’re lucky to be surrounded by incredible waterways where we can explore, challenge ourselves and have fun. Swimmable Water Weekend is a global event recognizing the important role that water plays in our lives and in our community.



Fraser Riverkeeper is a non-profit registered charity in Canada, and we’re member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Along with prizes, refreshments, food and goodies, we will be presenting displays on stormwater pollution and some simple and effective conservation tips to help us keep our waterways clean.



 Event Details:

VOWSA - $10 ($5 for season pass holders) for swim, BBQ, prizes and music – starts at Kits Beach 6:00pm

-        There will be a mass start with a timed 1.5km or 3km swim on the regular VOWSA loop

Big Chop - $10 for paddle race (rentals are extra), BBQ, prizes and music – registration opens at 6:00pm

-        There will be a mass start with a timed 4km or 8km course

BBQ starts at 8:00pm. See you there!

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