Silly Boat Regatta Countdown

Cancellation of the Nanaimo Child Development Centre’s 36th Annual Silly Boat Regatta July 19, 2020.

During these unprecedented times in our global community, it’s with heavy hearts that the Nanaimo Child Development Centre has had to make the decision to cancel the 36th Annual Silly Boat Regatta fundraising event, scheduled for July 19, 2020.




1967 to 2020 – 50+ Years of Opening Doors

This year Silly Boat Regatta is happening on Sunday, July 19, 2020. This amazing fundraiser brought in over $110,000 to the Centre last year! We are looking for Teams, Sponsors, Vendors and Volunteers!

Shoreline Orthodontics (Presenting Sponsor) and the Nanaimo Child Development Centre (NCDC) welcome you to take part in this year's exciting events! Join us Sunday, July 19th at Maffeo Sutton Park / Swy-A-Lana Lagoon (Inner Harbour) for a spectacular day full of fun, camaraderie and of course, silly antics!

Silly Boat activities begin with boat building throughout the park starting at 8 AM. The Races begin at    1 PM. You won't want to miss the Grand Championship Race where all heat winners’ race one final time for the Grand Champion Trophy! In 2020 race day festivities will abound with music and performers, free family activities, food vendors and mini regatta pool noodle boat races.

Silly Boat is a fun, family event in support of a special cause – our children!  All proceeds go to support programs and services for children with developmental needs and their families in our community. The NCDC provided over 1,900 services to children and their families last year.

With 10,000 people, in one place, with one purpose, the Silly Boat Regatta is a wonderful team-building opportunity and we welcome you as part of the Silly Boat crew as we work towards this year’s goal of raising $115,000 in support of specialized programs and services to children and their families who require assistance from the NCDC. TOGETHER we can do it!