Pihl Law Paddle for Prevention

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Rotary Beach, Kelowna

Click the button below and then scroll down to see who is winning the race for top fundraiser!

Stand Up and Paddle for Prevention

It's time to get your team together for the 3rd annual Pihl Law Paddle for Prevention.  Register your team of four colleagues, friends, or family members for the most fun-raising event of the summer!  Whether you have a grudge match to settle or you're a first-time participant, the festivities are guaranteed to be memorable.  The race is on to win the coveted Gold Paddle now hanging in the offices of True Dental!

Registration includes the use of a board, paddle, and personal flotation device, swag bag, and barbecue lunch.  

Raise $250 or more and you will receive a $25 COSTCO gift certificate.  

Raise $500 or more and your name is automatically entered in a draw for a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies.  Along with several 'door' prizes, there will also be prizes for the top individual fundraising totals, best team costumes, and best sportsmanship.

Registration is now open to the first 50 teams - don't miss out!


The coveted Gold Paddle could be yours!

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To Register

Teams made up of family, friends, etc. register as Community Teams.  Registration fee is $50 per person.

You may wish to print the guide for reference as you complete the registration process.

Note:  Team Captains must register prior to the rest of their team.

Corporate Teams must have purchased their Bronze Sponsorship ($500 fee) to receive the activation codes which enable individual members to register for the event and join the team. To make inquiries or purchase a Bronze Sponsorship please send us an email or call Talasa at 250-762-3233 ext. 113.

You may wish to print the guide for reference as you complete the registration process.

Note:  Team Captains must register prior to the rest of their team.


Why Participate?

The Numbers

There are approximately 60 new cases of brain injury in BC every day.

The Prevalence

The incidence of acquired brain injury outnumbers breast cancer, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS combined.

A Local Cause

All funds raised go to brain injury prevention, education, and support programs here in the Okanagan.

Team Building

It's a fun way to do some corporate team building and raise money for a great cause.

Summer Fun

Stand-Up Paddling is fun and easy to learn!  People of all shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities can do this sport.  

Everyone knows someone with a brain injury.
Stand up and paddle for someone you know.

Ron Cannan, Race MC

Our family lives by the philosophy of giving back to the community in whatever way you can, and the Pihl Paddle for Prevention fundraiser for brain injury helps raise awareness of the important and terrific work of BrainTrust Canada (which I have seen firsthand).  I am supporting the cause in honour of my oldest brother, Kim, who suffered from brain injury and mental illness and passed away in 2004.

I participate in honour of my brother, Kim.

Vicki Den Ouden

I got involved with the stand-up paddleboard fundraiser to support the amazing work of BrainTrust Canada. My brother, Mark has a brain injury, and BrainTrust has been wonderful for him. Mark enjoys attending a weekly memory class and socializing with other people who can relate to his situation. He has also attended classes to help him understand his range of emotions, and he received one-to-one coaching to get him actively involved in volunteering at a local seniors’ home.  BrainTrust facilitates caregiver support groups for families, too.


A brain injury can turn your life around, and Mark has managed this with perseverance and positivity. He knows many people in his neighbourhood, and they often mention what an inspiration he is to them.

I paddle for my brother, Mark.

Zara Schultz

11-year-old Zara sustained a brain injury while figure skating in 2014.  Among other side effects, she has had daily headaches ever since. Zara’s mother attends BrainTrust’s Family Support Group, where other loved ones share experiences and learn coping techniques.

Zara paddles for those like herself, who unexpectedly sustained a brain injury, and for support for loved ones like her mom.

I paddle for people like me.

A Day to Play at Rotary Beach

8:00 - Registration Opens

8:30 - Moksha Yoga Warm Up

9:00 to 2:00 - Relay Races

10:30 to 2:00 - Barbecue for Participants
(extra tickets available at event for $8 each)

2:00 (approx.) - Awards Ceremony and Prizes!

Hang Out in the 'Rona Chill Zone' - Listen to 'Ukulele Bruce'
Activities for Kids
Prizes for Top Fundraisers, Best Team Costumes, and Best Wipeout!

Three Top Fundraisers Will Win One of the Following Prizes

Inflatable Stand-up Paddleboard Bundle


Provided by COSTCO

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Provided by TELUS

Yoga Wellness Package
(more details to come)

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Provided by Moksha Yoga


Presented by


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

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Valued Partners

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Media Sponsors

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Photography generously provided byLipsett Photography Group.

Prize Donors

Browns Socialhouse

Capital News Centre - Mission Fitness


Floatspace Kelowna

Hyba Activewear

Kelowna Paddle Centre

Kelly O'Bryans

Menchies Frozen Yogurt

Okanagan Golf Club

Olympia Greek Taverna

Okanagan Sun Football Club


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