Celebrate World Oceans Day by raising awareness and support for Pacific Indigenous cultures and communities.
Paddle 4 Pacific and the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership would like to acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations
Paddle 4 Pacific will provide you, your family, friends and colleagues an opportunity to enjoy a paddling activity outdoors while raising awareness and funds for Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) – a charity that supports Indigenous and South Pacific communities.
Join us from May 31st through to June 19th 2021, as we mark World Oceans Day. Participants will be invited to safely engage in their favourite paddling activity, such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing or any other inspired alternative.
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The ocean, a lake, a river, a pond, a swimming pool or even a puddle…Anywhere there’s water to paddle on really! Take the time to acknowledge the traditional territory of the area you are paddling in, and enjoy the natural world around you.
- Register for P4P as an individual (you can join or create a team after registering)
- Share your fundraising page with your family and friends, and encourage them to join the journey too!
- Connect with your community members who can support your paddling voyage by donating to P4P
- Post about your paddling & fundraising progress to your CanadaHelps profile, and share P4P stories on your social media
- HAVE FUN!
Make Every Stroke Count! Paddle 4 Pacific will provide you, your family, friends and colleagues an opportunity to enjoy a paddling activity outdoors while raising awareness and funds for Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) – a charity that supports Indigenous and South Pacific communities. Join us from May 31st through to June 19th 2021, as we mark World Oceans Day. Participants will be invited to safely engage in their favourite paddling activity such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or canoeing (or any other inspired alternative.)
Each participant or team can raise funds on their own personalized fundraising webpage, where they can also share their journey, photos, commitments and inspirations. We are challenging each team or individual to raise $20 for every 1km paddled for a total of 100$ or 5km. This is not a requirement, rather a fun target you can set to measure your impacts and how far we are collectively paddling together across the Pacific! We encourage you to exceed this goal if you feel comfortable doing so.
Through the CanadaHelps platform, corporate teams, families, sports teams and individuals can sign up and set goals to get out on the water and paddle. Create some friendly competition and get actively involved in championing this cause!
For 45 years, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership has supported the aspirations of South Pacific Islanders and Indigenous peoples for peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and community development.
The funds raised will be distributed to our partners across the Pacific through our Pacific Resilience Fund, which you can read more about here. 75% of funds will go to our international efforts while 25% will be used for domestic programming, such as the RedTide Indigenous Youth Climate Action Conference. If you are keen to learn more about our work, we encourage you to take a look at our Educational Package.
Individuals, families, friends, teams, companies… Anyone can participate! Participants are encouraged to follow the latest health protocols and paddle in ‘safe’ bubbles. Please distance accordingly and respect changing weather and wave conditions.
The campaign itself will officially launch on Monday, May 31st, and end on Saturday, June 19th. These dates are strategically planned around World Oceans Day on Tuesday, June 8th.
Paddling and fundraising can be done from anywhere in the world – there are no physical boundaries with this campaign! Grab a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and head out to your nearest lake or ocean! Exercise, fresh air, and philanthropy are all part of the fun.
You bet. Our preferred rental partner, Ocean River Sports, is offering P4P participants 25% off all kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals! Just mention the Paddle 4 Pacific campaign to their staff when renting.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a perfect solution for this. That said, there are free apps available (Strava, for example) that are typically used for running and biking, but can easily be adapted for paddling.
Absolutely. Please visit our CanadaHelps platform to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
We are thrilled to partner with the Geronimo Canoe Club as our official Northern Host Team and Ambassador for Paddle 4 Pacific. We will be officially "launching" the campaign from the Geronimo Canoe Club's home territory of Tsartlip on the Coast Salish Sea, where Club members will also take the first paddle! Learn more about the club…
The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership and the P4P team would like to thank and acknowledge the contributions of Haida artist Ernest Swanson and Fijian artist Jeke Lagi for their collaborative work on our design mark.
Ernest’s Ovoid and salmon egg design represents the Pacific Northwest while the Koru or curl by Jeke represents the South Pacific.
The designs come together to represent the diverse yet connected peoples, cultures and geographies that make up the Pacific Ocean.
Based on Lekwungen territories in Victoria BC, Canada, we are Canada’s only non-profit organization and registered charity focused specifically on the island nations of the South Pacific. Our programs reach members and supporters in more than 20 countries worldwide. PPP works in partnership with many amazing organizations and communities and could not function without the support of our donors, supporters and colleagues. Learn more…
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