Paddle for Prevention takes over Rotary Beach in Kelowna – Okanagan

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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.

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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.

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