Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pink Paddles for Cancer Research
Willows Beach, Victoria

Early this year the stand-up paddling (SUP) community lost a dear friend and true leader, Bob Purdy, to cancer. Bob inspired us with his calls to action. He had a vision to give back to the BC Cancer Foundation that supported him through his fight with cancer, specifically to support continued cancer research in the area of nutrition to, in his words, ‘shine a light on the importance of healthy food to people arm-wrestling cancer’.

This event is a tribute to Bob and is a SUP Sprint Team Relay Race that will run in tandem with the Six Pack Race Series' Victoria SUP Challenge. Teams of four will compete for bragging rights as each team member paddles out 50m from the beach, around a buoy, and back to hand off their board to the next paddler. There will be multiple heats to determine the fastest team.

Most importantly, each team member can set up their individual fundraising page through the BC Cancer Foundation's event fundraising page

Join us as we paddle in honour of Bob Purdy and help us make his vision a reality.

For more information on how to register for the event and to learn about volunteer opportunities visit