Whonnock Lake will be looking festive on Saturday – lit up for a unique fundraiser for a local paddling club.
The Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club is hosting RCKC Lights Up the Lake on Saturday from 4-9 p.m., with lights throughout the park, and a Christmas market in the Whonnock Hall.
The club will offer live entertainment, holiday treats, local vendors and a silent auction. Organizer Mike Malfesi said there will be a lot of Christmas gifts and crafts from the 20 vendors involved, and action items
The club is encouraging those who attend to bring a food donation for the Friends in Need Food Bank.
Tickets cost $5.
It is the second year the club has put on the event, but last year’s inaugural lightup was blasted by a windstorm that brought down a tree and blocked one access to the rural hall.
Malfesi said the club is raising money to build a floating boat house on the lake, and use their existing boat house as a workout room.
Club member Brian Malfesi has been a longtime member of the Canadian national sprint kayak team.