British Columbia: great kiteboarding arena

A group of kiteboarders from Vancouver Island will cross the Strait of Georgia to help sick children in British Columbia, Canada. It's an adventure of more than 40 nautical miles.

The project "Kitting for Kids" is raising money for Children's Miracle Network and British Columbia Children's Hospital. Riders plan to complete the challenge in April, one of the windiest times of year for the Strait of Georgia.

"We really have an opportunity to create awareness of the sport and give back to a charity that touches us all as a group. Each member of the team has had family and friends use the services of the Children’s Hospital", says Ken Droog, one of the kiteboarders.

The idea is to make the historic trip, from Nanaimo to Davis Bay and then back to Parksville to raise a total of $10,000 for the Canadian kids.

The Strait of Georgia is known for its gale force winds, strong swell and frigid temperatures. Sir Richard Branson has been named honorary member of "Kitting for Kids".

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