Select Page

Kelowna Yacht Club hosts annual Blind Fishing Derby

Kelowna Yacht Club hosts annual Blind Fishing Derby

Who can resist the glitter of the sun sparkling on Okanagan Lake’s waters on a summer day? Some can’t see it, but with the support of the Kelowna Yacht Club and its members, Kelowna residents with visual impairments will experience the lake too. We all can enjoy the gentle movement of a boat on the water and the lake’s fresh aroma, and for many people sighted or not, the sharp tug at the end of a fishing line makes their day.

For over 16 years, Kelowna Yacht Club members have been hosting visually impaired guests along with their guides.
On Saturday, August 29, boats will head out at 9:30 am; some with fishing gear and visions of catching that fish that wins the trophy, while others will embark on a narrated lake tour.
Fun on the water is followed by lunch on the dock presented by the Kelowna Yacht Club’s excellent culinary team.
Kelowna Yacht Club invites all those with vision loss to participate in this year’s Blind Fishing Derby. For more details and to register call the yacht club at 250-762-3310 or visit
Photo: Kelowna Yacht Club past commodore Chuck Robertson with blind fishing derby champion Darryl Harand, September 2014.

Related Post

About The Author


Okanagan Life captures the essence of life in the Okanagan Valley with informative and entertaining features on issues that matter to people who live or vacation in this great region, plus stories on Okanagan destinations, personalities, wine, food, history, outdoor recreation and more. We're now in our 30th year of publishing. Subscribe

30,000 giveaway for small business okanagan

Current Issue

Current Issue

June 2018 Okanagan Life


yearly-subscribeDigital Edition - Yearly Subscription

Each month, we're giving away 30 free annual subscriptions to celebrate our 30th year in publishing! With a digital subscription, you can enjoy Okanagan Life on your tablet.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.


Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match