Regatta sails for children

The Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta Festival kicks off at 1 p.m., Sept. 15

The Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta Festival kicks off at 1 p.m., Sept. 15, at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Cadboro Bay.

Nine teams have registered for the annual event. Boats race from Cadboro Bay to Cattle Point and back.

Since 1996, the regatta has raised $688,000 for B.C. Lions’ Society programs for children with disabilities, including Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan at Shawnigan Lake and the Vancouver Island Easter Seals House in Oak Bay.

To register, volunteer or sponsor, email info@forthekidsbc.org.