Silly Boat Regatta Countdown

Volunteer Spotlight

"Never before has man had such a great capacity to control his own environment, to end hunger, poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and human misery. We have the power to make the best generation of mankind in the history of the world."
- President John F. Kennedy

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the Silly Boat Regatta – we couldn’t do it without them. Our heartfelt thanks to all our committed volunteers for helping in “Opening Doors” to children in our community!


We are so grateful for the partnership with Vancouver Island University MBA Program and International students who volunteer so many hours before and at the event in helping raise funds at the event each year!


Each team vies for top billing in the Silly Boat Regatta boat building competition! Thanks to Judges:
Board Members: Ralph Meyerhoff, Graham Ramsay and MLA Leonard Krog!


The Football Nanaimo group put their strength to the test supporting the Silly Boat Regatta each year by helping at the waterfront in carrying the boats in and out of the water! – pictured here: 2011 volunteers