Youbou Regatta promises lots of water fun favourites

The Youbou Regatta — a full day of fun for the entire family — is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13

The Youbou Regatta — a full day of fun for the entire family — is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13.

Everything kicks off with the world’s shortest parade, which leaves the Youbou Community Hall at 10 a.m. wending its way through town to beautiful Arbutus Park.

The day will be filled with activities including the Clarence Whittingham Memorial Quarter Mile Swim, which attracts entrants from children to seniors, canoe and kayak races, a three-on-three volleyball tournament, swimming races for all ages, a chalk art contest, land games for kids, the whistle, splash and flip triathlon, the famous watermelon-eating contest, the belly flop and cannon ball contest, and the lifeguard relay.

A barbecue concession is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there will also be music to add to the atmosphere at the park.