About The Event

The 27th Annual National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta takes place June 2nd, 2018 at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in Vancouver, BC. Presented by National Bank, the nautical-themed event invites skippers and crew to take part in a fun race where they will compete on the water and in fundraising. 

After the regatta, everyone is invited to join post-race festivities at the outdoor party in Hastings Mills Park, right next door to RVYC. The party offers a chance for sailors to kick back and relax after a full day of racing! 

Event Location: 
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver, BC V6R 1B3

Event Day Schedule - Saturday, June 2nd

0900 to 1000 (9:00AM – 10:00AM): Skipper Check in (NW Boardroom)
1030 (10:30AM): VIP Boat Check in opens (NW Boardroom)
1100 (11:00AM): VIP Boat begin loading
1130 (11:30AM): National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta begins
1430 approx (2:30PM approx.): Regatta ends
1400 (2:00PM): ‘After Party’, Barbecue & beer garden opens
1630 (4:30PM): Main stage presentations & Regatta awards & prizing
1730 (5:30PM): BBQ Closes
1745 (5:45PM): Silent auction closes & Last call for raffle
1800 (6:00PM): Raffle draw, final event total announced and End

2018 Committee

Kathryn Ballantyne (Co-Chair)
James McDonald  (Co-Chair)
Kathy Kushner
Brandi Williams

Interested in joining our event and supporting the Vancouver Easter Seals House? Please contact Samantha Bishop-Thomas at sbishopthomas@eastersealsbcy.ca for more info. 

Event Sponsors & Supporters

Our event would not be successful without the support of our event sponsors and various supporters. Thank you for being amazing! 

Event Sponsors


Food & Beverage Donors  
Advantage Food Service
Albion Fisheries
Emelle's Catering
JD Sweid
McLean Meats
Oceanfood Sales 
Steam Whistle Brewing
The Original Cakerie

Kid Zone Provider
Vancouver Maritime Museum

TipTop Photography
Melissa Ng Photography

The Cause - Easter Seals House Vancouver


Funds raised from the National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta goes towards Easter Seals House. Easter Seals House is a welcoming place for out-of-town people to stay when undergoing medical treatment in Vancouver. The House, located just blocks from BC’s Children’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital, has 49 self-contained suites with kitchenettes.

For many families, even a basic hotel room is often not an option they can afford during their sometimes long stays. Each year the House provides over 30,000 beds to families requiring short and long-term accommodation.

Easter Seals House is not subsidized by the government and as such relies on the funds raised at events, such as the National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta to help to offset the operational and maintenance costs associated with this facility.

Why Are the Costs So High?

The House is specially designed and equipped to accommodate individuals with medical needs. The addition and maintenance of ramps and lifts, the modification of doorways, washrooms and the need for the front desk to be open 24 hours a day are just a few of the expenses unique to this kind of facility.

About Easter Seals BC/Yukon

Easter Seals BC/Yukon is an organization that is truly dedicated to enabling abilities in their communities. Their vision for the future is to continue to evolve specialized programs, services and facilities that help inspire communities from across BC and the Yukon and enable access for individuals with disabilities.

Check out this video of a family sharing their experience at Easter Seals House:

For more information on Easter Seals services in BC/Yukon, please visit EasterSealsBCY.ca