Easter Seals Regatta helps kids

Spectators can watch event from various points along Oak Bay-Saanich waterfront

The Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta Festival kicks off at 1 p.m., Sept. 15, at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Cadboro Bay.

So far nine teams have registered for the annual event. Boats race from Cadboro Bay to Cattle Point and back.

Since 1996, the regatta has raised $688,000 for B.C. Lions’ Society programs for children with disabilities, including Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan at Shawnigan Lake and the Vancouver Island Easter Seals House in Oak Bay.

To register teams, volunteer or sponsor a competing boat, email info@forthekidsbc.org.