Variety’s Boat for Hope is a day on the water bringing together fun and fundraising while providing a one-of-a-kind boating experience for children with special needs. The event begins with over 450 Variety kids and their families boarding boats docked at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and heading out into False Creek for an action-packed pirate adventure. During the 90-minute round trip voyage, the pint-sized pirates will stop by a number of “Treasure Stations” where several ‘marauders’ will be out and about causing friendly havoc. The day is then capped off at Hastings Mill Park where the families are treated to a hearty barbecue, live entertainment, face painting & games galore. Boat for Hope is about more than just a day in the sun. Through the generous support of local skippers, the business community and volunteers, funds are raised to transform the lives of BC’s kids with special needs.