Fans of nautical disasters haul their cardboard kayaks into Kootenay Lake last year. Photo submitted

Fans of nautical disasters haul their cardboard kayaks into Kootenay Lake last year. Photo submitted

Prepare to sink! Cardboard Kayak Race returns

The second annual event will be held Sept. 4 at Lakeside Park

Join the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club on Sept. 4 to celebrate the end of a great summer with a fun-filled cardboard kayak race.

Last year the race saw submarines, pirate ships and boats of all sizes and shapes. Race as a solo paddler or team up, combine your cardboard and make something amazing. Categories this year include youth, adult and corporate teams.

Build a kayak using a large sheet of cardboard, duct tape and an exacto knife and race it on beautiful Kootenay Lake. The cost is $15 per participant or $45 for a family and covers all materials.

Win fun awards such as the Titanic Award, Sinking with Style, Best Decorated and many more. New this year local businesses will be challenging each other to displace the reining champions, Kootenay Lake Tourism.

Registration start at 12:45 p.m., with one hour for boat construction. Races begin at 2:15, and awards are handed out at 3:30. Meet at NKCC clubhouse beside rowing pavilion at Lakeside Park.

For more information or to register in advance contact Heather Potkins at hspotkins@gmail.com or 250-505-8108.