Champion of the Crescent 2024

Champion of the Crescent is BC’s annual signature stand up paddle board charity event in support of youth mental health programs. Surrey Memorial Hospital is the regional centre for youth mental health, supporting kids from all over the Lower Mainland. Participation highlights your company’s support for mental health services to your clients, customers and employees. As a bonus, our one-of-a-kind event makes for a great team building opportunity, complete with a fun-filled day at the beach.

Event date: Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 8am to 2pm
Location: Blackie Spit Park at Crescent Beach
Early bird rate: $2,500 per team of 4 paddlers before June 10 (the regular price after is $3,000)

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For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities, give us a call at 604-588-3371, or email us at


What is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?

Peer-to-peer fundraising is an approach where individuals support a cause by fundraising on its behalf instead of an organization asking for donations. Essentially, you’re rallying your peers to contribute to a cause close to your heart.

With Champion of the Crescent, we encourage all paddlers to invite their friends and family to join in and support youth mental health! All donations will support important programs such as music, art, and recreation therapy, as well as sensory interventions that help youth handle overstimulation and enhance concentration.

The team that raises the most funds on their online fundraising page will receive our “Above and Beyond” prize!

Tips on How to reach $500 raised in one week!

Here are some tips on how paddlers can get started with peer-to-peer fundraising:

  • Day 1: Make a donation yourself of $50
  • Day 2: Ask four family members for $25 each
  • Day 3: Ask four friends to donate $25
  • Day 4: Ask four colleagues to sponsor you for $20
  • Day 5: Ask 5 personal contacts for a $15 donation
  • Day 6: Ask 5 people in your social networks for a $15 donation
  • Day 7: Ask one local business that you regularly visit for a $20 contribution
Tips for social media

Share updates about your progress – Let people know how far you’ve come and how close you are to reaching your goal. Feel free to share your milestones with our social graphics

Give shout-outs to your donors – Make sure to tag your donors and thank them on your posts or stories. Not only does this show your appreciation; this can often inspire others to give, too!

Get creative – do fun, short videos with your paddleboard team; show off your team costume, or challenge other teams to some friendly competition through your social media posts

Highlight the impact you’re making – post stats or info about youth mental health. If you’re comfortable to do so, sharing your own reflections and experiences with mental health can also be a powerful way to raise awareness and funds.

Don’t forget – people can’t donate if they don’t know where to go! Make sure to always include a link to your donation page on all your posts