Some of the more than 60 competitors in the annual cubs and scouts Huck Finn race make their way down the Okanagan River Channel Saturday during the annual fun competition. Mark Brett/Western News

Watery fun for Huck Finn racers in Penticton

Cubs and Scouts from Penticton and Summerland took part in the annual Huck Finn raft race.

Over 60 cubs and scouts from Penticton and Summerland took to the waters of the Okanagan River Channel Saturday in the annual Huck Finn Race.

Prior to the event the kids, with some help from parents and leaders, built their own rafts for the competition.

According to organizers, along with being just plain fun, the kids get to learn a variety of skills and it helps develop a sense of team working with their peers.

A large group of adults travelled in canoes and kayaks with the racers who began the competition at the Coyote Cruises location just below the dam with the finish line at the Green Mountain Road exit.

The first finishers completed the watery course in 44 minutes. There were a total of 10 rafts this year.

Just Posted

AlleyCats ally with Penticton artist

Artist Terry Isaac gave up some space in his shop at Cherry Lane to help out the AlleyCats Alliance

Accent Christmas holidays with delicious chocolates

By SCOTT TRUDEAU Special to the Western News If you’ve been to… Continue reading

Vipers snap Vees’ unbeaten run at 13

Vernon hands Penticton first shutout loss of the season, 4-0 at home Saturday

Legion bell prank hits sour note

Anger erupts after Summerland Legion member removes bell from Peachland Legion

Glengarry Skating Club Winter Wonderland Showcase rehearsal

Members of the Glengarry Skating Club performed for family and friends Saturday

AlleyCats ally with Penticton artist

Artist Terry Isaac gave up some space in his shop at Cherry Lane to help out the AlleyCats Alliance

Site C decision coming Monday morning

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

California couple name daughter after Revelstoke

Revy Elle Atashroo was born on Nov. 27. Her name honours the town her parents loved exploring.

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at B.C. farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

BC Lions part ways with three coaches

These are the first personnel moves made by new general manager Ed Hervey

Most Read