Thanks to Penticton Western News for the great action photos!
Welcome to the Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race
SUN, WATER, BEACHES AND BATHTUB RACES!
After a successful start in 2015, The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race is looking ahead to 2017.
This is a continuing fundraising effort for the new Penticton Regional Hospital Tower Project, specifically South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. All entry fees, admission fees and silent auction proceeds are directed to the Medical Foundation. Any event sponsorship funds remaining after the event will also be donated.
On this site, you can register a tub in the race, volunteer, donate to the Foundation, and get detailed information on the event. This is a perfect opportunity for families, clubs, associations and companies to get together and build and race an entry, plus help our hospital become a top notch medical facility that benefits all of us.
Summerland has deep roots when it comes to racing unusual things on the water. This 1910 photo depicts an Apple Box Race.