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Paddling for a cause

Alanna Kelly

Over 150 paddlers raced on Okanagan Lake for a good cause Sunday morning.

The fourth annul PIHL Law Paddle for Prevention took place hoping to raise $50,000 in support of brain injury prevention and education in the Okanagan.

Magda Kapp, Director of Prevention Services with BrainTrust Canada, said the day was a huge success.

“There was relays in teams of four, they race around a buoy about 50 yards out, and it is all for fun,” she said.

Paddlers dared the water, with some even taking a quick dip.

“The water is fairly warm, so we are doing OK!,” said Kapp.

BrainTrust Canada is an Okanagan based charity that works with people with brain injuries since 1986.

“We also do prevention and education, primarily with youth because they have the highest risk for brain injury," she said. "All the funds stay local and they all go towards our programs."

The winning team of the day was named "The Hustlers," but all participants were smiling all day long. 

Donations can also be made online here.



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