Kiting for Kids History
In 2013, the opportunity to create awareness of the sport of kiteboarding and give back to a charity sparked a group of Kite Boarding enthusiasts to set out and make a difference. Each member of the group has had family and friends benefit from the services of the BC Children's Hospital.
By planning a return crossing of the Strait of Georgia, in efforts to give back to the BC Children's Hospital, they called it Kiting for Kids.
As a group the team recognizes that they have been fortunate to have made the crossing twice and in turn have raised over $20,000 to date.
Of course the dangers associated with the Strait crossing have lead the team to look to a more defined and safer location. The Port Alberni Waterfront provides this environment and Mother Nature tends to be more cooperative with fairly consistent thermal conditions for the event to realize greater success.
This location also allows an excellent opportunity for spectators and community involvement.
From May - July, 2017, Kiting for Kids will host 3 events involving the community and kiters from near and far.