Battle of the Paddles- Festivities

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Barnet Marine Park

8059 Texaco Drive

Burnaby, BC V5A 3G8


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On Saturday, September 30th, we are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and inviting the community to join us. Participate in our canoe relay and compete against individuals, businesses, and organizations and check off canoeing from ParticipACTION's 150 PlayList. Lend your voice to the Community Conversation Lounge, browse the silent auction, stretch out in the Community Yoga sessions and much more!

Register your team for the canoe relay here.

Relays will occur every hour.

Grab your friends, colleagues, or family and enjoy a fun day with us. Put on your craziest, and wackiest costumes for your chance to win one of the many great prizes.

Not a paddler? Don't worry, you can still join in the festivities. Register for the event here on eventbrite, be a spectator and enjoy the friendly competition and activities throughout the day.

Activities include:

  • Community Lounge - Participate in the interactive mural and tell us your thoughts on your community.
  • Community Flags - What does "community" mean to you? Create flags that reveal your "community".
  • Silent Auction - Browse through our selection of items from local businesses and individuals and help support your community.

And much more!

Proceeds will support Burnaby Community Services' various programs and resources to help individuals, families, and seniors break the cycles of poverty and isolation.


Where is it?

Barnet Marine Park near the Lotus Sports Club ( 8059 Texaco Dr, Burnaby)

How long is the course?

The course is a 500m relay on the Burrard Inlet along Drummond's walk.

Is the event open to the public? Is there a cost to be a spectator and enjoy the festivities?

The event is open to the public and to all ages. You can spectate and enjoy the various activities available throughout the day.

How do you register for the canoe relay?

To register for the canoe relay, please click here.

I am paddling with my team of five, when should we arrive?

Upon registration, teams will be assigned heats and will be asked to arrive one hour prior to their heat time for check-in and a mandatory orientation.

What will the mandatory orientation include?

The mandatory orientation will include information on how to use the equipment provided by Lotus Sports Club, rules, safety precautions and a practice paddle.

What are the heat times?

Heats will occur every hour. Please click here for the schedule.

How do I volunteer for Battle of the Paddles?

For any inquiries about Volunteer positions, please contact the Event Coordinator at

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is ample free parking available in Barnet Marine Park.

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8059 Texaco Drive

Burnaby, BC V5A 3G8


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