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.