Toward a cure with a kayak

New and experienced kayakers wanted for annual cancer fundraiser

The fourth annual Kayak for a Cure event is out to prove that hope floats, raising money for the fight against cancer by paddling.

The non-profit organization Kayak for a Cure Victoria is hoping to raise more than $15,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society with a five-hour guided kayak tour down the Saanich Inlet on Aug. 21.

Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to register for the tour, which will be led by experienced paddlers. The tour will start out at 9 a.m. at Verdier Park near the Brentwood Bay ferry, and wind up with a post-paddle barbecue at the same park at 3 p.m.

Paddle gear and kayaks will be reserved, and participants needing equipment are encouraged to contact event organizer Don Lowther at 250-213-1236. For registration and more information visit www.kayakforacure.org.