Paddlers will once again be bundling up for Kalavida Surf Shop’s Winter Chill Saturday on Kalamalka Lake at 2 p.m.

Stand up paddlers go polar

Kalavida Surf Shop presents the Winter Chill paddle at 2 p.m., raising donations for the Salvation Army food bank.

Stand up paddlers brave enough to test their skills over the frigid waters of Kalamalka Lake are invited to hit the water Saturday.

Kalavida Surf Shop presents the Winter Chill paddle at 2 p.m., raising donations for the Salvation Army food bank.

“We had approximately 20 people last year,” said Kevin O’Brien of Kalavida.

The annual event draws stand up paddlers from across the region for a short trek around the north end of Kal Lake.

“We know snowboard and ski season is in full effect, but we’re throwing down our annual Winter Chill Paddle just to change it up,” said O’Brien.

Paddlers can meet at Kalavida Surf Shop between 1 to 2 p.m. to get ready. Rental boards are available by donation to the food bank and all participants are urged to bring a non-perishable food donation.

Paddlers can warm up after the event with, “the best hot chocolate you’ll ever taste,” according to O’Brien. There will also be prize draws and just a chance to connect before the holidays pass us by.

“We are paddling for sure,” said O’Brien.

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