Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Location: Blackie Spit Park (3136 McBride Ave, Surrey, BC)
Registration Fee: $2,500 per team (teams of 4)


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About the event

Champion of the Crescent is British Columbia’s only annual charity stand up paddle board event in support of youth mental health programs. Proceeds fund important programs at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Surrey is home to more children and teens than any other city in Western Canada. Join us on July 23, 2022 at Blackie Spit Park and stand up for youth mental health!

Water Relay

Teams of four paddlers will compete in fast-paced water relays for a chance to win the coveted LMS Champion of the Crescent trophy. Paddlers of all levels are welcome to join! A pre-event orientation session with South Delta Water Sports will be available for all registered teams (registration required).

Show your company pride!

Awards for best team costume and best decorated team tent will be awarded.

All participants will enjoy:

  • Paddles, boards, and PFDs provided for paddlers during the race
  • Paddle board orientation prior to the event
  • Afternoon BBQ
  • Fun and interactive activities
  • Swag bag for all paddlers
  • Prizes throughout the day

Joining us live on stage is Canadian singer-songwriter, Barney Bentall. Throughout his musical career, Barney has released various hits including Something to Live For, Come Back to Me, Doin’ Fine, and his new single, Cosmic Dreamer. Can’t wait to see him bring the stage to life!

Paul Haysom, news anchor for Global News Morning BC, will be joining us as our event emcee. Before taking on his current position at Global BC as both a producer and anchor, Paul was an award-winning anchor and reporter for CHEK-TV on Vancouver Island. We’re excited to have a renowned anchor as our host!


Blackie Spit Park in Crescent Beach (3136 McBride Ave, Surrey, BC)

Meet this year’s Race Director: Bryan Tasaka

Bryan has been producing festivals and race events for the past 22 years. In 2000, he created and launched the Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race which is currently the largest sprint style adventure race in the world. Bryan also created the MEC Big Chop Summer Paddle Series which ran from 2007 to 2018 and featured a ten-race series from the shores of Vanier Park. Bryan’s festival experience includes managing the Surrey Fusion Festival, Richmond World Festival, Surrey Canada Day and the Surrey 2010 Olympic Celebration Site. When Bryan is not organizing events, you can find him coaching minor hockey in New Westminster, mountain biking and skiing with two boys, exploring the outdoors or taking in a concert.