No-Wake Flotilla takes to Shuswap River

The Lower Shuswap Stewardship Society is inviting residents to paddle the Shuswap River from Grindrod Park to Mara Provincial Park July 28

Join the fourth annual No-Wake Flotilla.

The Lower Shuswap Stewardship Society is inviting residents to paddle the Shuswap River from Grindrod Park to Mara Provincial Park July 28.

“All non-motorized craft are welcome to join the fun. Row boats, stand up paddle boards, canoes and kayaks will be participating in this mass paddling event,” said Jess Washtock, with the society.

“The No-Wake Flotilla celebrates the many non-motorized ways to enjoy the beautiful Shuswap River and raises awareness of the effects of power boat wakes on both the shoreline ecosystem and other river users.”

The launch will take place at Grindrod Park at 10 a.m.

A shuttle bus will be available for those paddlers who want to leave their vehicle at Mara Provincial Park.  The bus will depart Mara Park at 9:40 a.m. to take participants back to Grindrod Park in time for the launch.

There will be lunch at the Mara Hall at noon. Paddlers must bring their own lunches and life jackets.

Individuals looking for a shorter paddling adventure can join the group at Mara Hall at noon to paddle the lower stretch of the Shuswap River to Mara Provincial Park.

The event will wrap up at Mara Park at about  2 p.m. with refreshments on the beach by the boat launch.

For more information, call 250-804-9260 or 250-804 9915