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Regatta raises money for kids

For 15 years, a sailing regatta has raised significant money for a camp for children with disabilities.

The Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta Festival kicks off at 1 p.m., Sept. 15, at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Cadboro Bay. So far, nine teams have registered for the annual event. Boats race to Cattle Point and back to Caddy Bay.

Since 1996, the regatta has raised $688,000 for B.C. Lions’ Society programs for children with disabilities, including Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan at Shawnigan Lake and the Vancouver Island Easter Seals House in Oak Bay.

To register for the event as a team or as a volunteer, or to sponsor a boat competing in the event, email info@forthekidsbc.org or go to www.lionsbc.ca and click on Easter Seals Regatta Victoria.

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