Sproat Lake Canoe Club competes in Victoria

Alberni paddlers finished fourth overall

PHOTO COURTESY MAGGI SLASSOR                                The Sproat Lake Canoe Club with “Movember” mustaches.

PHOTO COURTESY MAGGI SLASSOR The Sproat Lake Canoe Club with “Movember” mustaches.

Fourteen paddlers from Port Alberni’s Sproat Lake Canoe Club braved the elements in Victoria last weekend to compete in the “Wet Dashe” outrigger canoe races.

These annual races raise money for the Vancouver Island Prostate Centre and Movember Canada.

The conditions were perfect for the 12 km change race, with calm seas and sunshine. SLCC came fourth overall in the mixed division with a time of one hour, six minutes.

It was the first time that the club had competed in 10 years, and all the paddlers had so much fun that the club has a few more races lined up in Victoria and Nanaimo next year.

SLCC has two outrigger cannoes and they are used most days of the week. If you like the idea of training to race or outrigger canoe paddling for recreation, come out to see what it’s all about. Contact Angela at 250-723-8537.