Youbou Regatta set to make a weekend splash

The annual Youbou Regatta – a tradition that dates back to the 1950s – continues this year with a fun day Saturday, Aug. 9 at and around Arbutus Park.

Everything star ts with a pancake breakfast at the fire hall, from 8 to 10 a.m. Then, the parade marshalls at the Youbou Hall at 10 a.m. before starting off along Youbou Road to the park at 10:30.

Next up, once everyone is at Arbutus Park, it ‘s time for the iconic quar ter mile swim, followed by canoe, kayak and swimming races, a volleyball tournament, games for the kids, chalk art, a watermelon eating contest, the whistle-splash-and-flip triathlon, music in the park, the funky chicken bingo, the belly flop and cannon ball contests and the lifeguard relay challenge.

Everyone is welcome and there are no entry fees for any of the events.

Compiled by Lexi Bainas

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