Boat for Hope Photo

The Story

The Adventure


This one-of-a-kind event brings skippers and pirates together to create fantastic memories for children who have special needs and their families. With the support of volunteers and sponsors this magical day takes children out to sea for an unforgettable pirate adventure then off to a fun-filled festival on Treasure Island.


Not only do we give over 1,000 families a day of worry-free fun but we raise funds so Variety can continue to help kids long after the event is over.


Boat for Hope is a Variety “fun-raising” and fundraising event with many ways for supporters to participate. Whether donating your time, talent or treasure you can make an impact in the life of a child who has special needs.


Victoria Boat for Hope June 3rd, 2017 HMCS Malahat and Inner Harbour


Vancouver Boat for Hope June 10th, 2017 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and False Creek


Kelowna Boat for Hope June 24th, 2017 Kerry Park and Okanagan Lake A