The fourth-annual PIHL Law Paddle for Prevention has about 36 teams competing for the coveted gold paddle.
The fundraiser benefits BrainTrust Canada, a non-profit organization that provides services and support to those affected with brain injury.
According to BrainTrust Canada, approximately 1.5 million people in Canada are living with a brain injury. The statistic is higher than breast cancer, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS combined.
All funds from the event stay in the Okanagan to support local residents.
The standup paddleboard relay race has teams of four paddling 100-metre sprints around a buoy and back. Both the fastest and slowest teams have the chance of advancing to the finals, which adds an element of fun and fairness to the event.