VIDEO: BC Lions Club hosts inaugural Floats Festival

First festival attracts more than 250 floaters

The local Lions Club surpassed its goal Saturday, hosting over 261 floating devices on Kawkawa Lake during its first-ever Hope Floats Festival.

Participants of all ages floated in the water under an orange-hued smoky sky, while music played at the free event.

There were contests and prizes and the Hope Lions Club served barbecued food.

Organizer with the Lions Shannon Jones said the goal was to have 250 floaters out on the water. With 261 floating according to one count, the goal was surpassed.

 

Hope resident Kelly Wood floats on Senor Quack, her duck floaty from Spain. Greg Laychak/Black Press

The MacKenzie family from Mission gets ready for some serious floating. Greg Laychak/Black Press

More than 250 people participated in Saturday’s event. Greg Laychak/Black Press

Mitchell Bryant’s trip from Chilliwack paid off with his french fries floaty earning him a rap battle game prize. Greg Laychak/Black Press

Rick Jordan (right) in his usual spot at the grill on Saturday with fellow volunteer John Smith. Greg Laychak/Black Press

Chance (left) and Stryker Delaney from Cranbrook set out for floating adventures. Greg Laychak/Black Press

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