kits beach celebration june 8 (large) Location:   Kitsilano Beach and Kitsilano Yacht Club (Vancouver, BC)

Did you know that plastic debris in our oceans kills 1 million sea creatures a year?

Be part of the solution on June 8th and join Surfrider Foundation and our partners for our World Oceans Day Celebration at Kits Beach! Help clean up one of our beautiful local beaches in celebration of this international event. Get ready for games, prizes, and art while making a difference in a fun and easy way. And there’s more -- keep the celebration going with our beach cleanup after-party at Kits Yacht Club. Grab a beer and barbecue while you listen to the cool sounds of local BC band Oceans & Lights.


Learn how you can reduce and reuse to help keep debris out of our oceans with activities and games from Surfrider and our partners, including SPEC, Whole Foods, and CPAWS-BC. Oh, and did we mention you could win cool prizes for testing your trash and ocean knowledge? We’ll be having a variety of activities including scavenger hunts and a stand-up paddle board race presented by Mountain Equipment Co-op open to everyone! Enjoy our beautiful oceans while you compete for great prizes from our sponsors.

Help us protect where you play by cleaning our beach along side talented local artists who will transform the trash collected into works of art. We find the craziest things each month at our beach cleanups -- find the most interesting item of the day and you’ll be awarded a prize from our friends at Sitka.


Don’t miss out on our beach cleanup after-party hosted at Kits Yacht Club. Surfrider Vancouver members and volunteers get in for free, and a limited number of non-member tickets are available for just $10!


Prizes for our beach cleanup competitions earlier in the day will be awarded while you enjoy live music by local BC band Oceans & Lights and a barbecue sponsored by Whole Foods Market and RBC.

Not only that, but our friends at Mountain Equipment Co-op will be letting you test out their standup paddle (SUP) boards to celebrate our beautiful oceans all day long.

Meet and greet with our partners and sponsors at our after-party including the shaper of the custom board you could win in our surfboard membership contest and learn how to get in on the action. All members of Surfrider Foundation (only $25 to join) are automatically entered to win a handcrafted custom surfboard courtesy of Switchblade Surfboards, with 100% of proceeds going to Surfrider Foundation.


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Starbucks, Marriott, Whole Foods Market and RBC Royal Bank.

Top 3 reasons to join Surfrider Vancouver's Executive Committee

It's that time again. Time for some fresh faces to step up to an executive role in the local chapter. Why should you get involved? Here are the Top 3 reasons to run for a position on the executive committee:

1. Take local action on global issues

Surfrider is a global non-profit, but the real action takes place at the grassroots level to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves, and beaches.

Every year we participate in dozens of community events! Examples of awesome events we've taken part of are Charles Moore's book tour, the Rip Curl Pro Tofino, countless beach & mountain cleanups, film premieres, Paul Watson at the Projecting Change Film Fest, PaddleFest, Boardstock, Crankworx, and so many more! Surfrider is active in the community and as an executive you'll be right in the thick of the action, making great things happen.

2. Connect with great people

Surfrider volunteers are known to pick up trash (even on rainy days), go plastic free, make their own yogurt, organize events, enjoy a perfect day at the beach, develop educational materials for kids, give each other high fives, test water samples, and so much more. We're a pretty okay bunch if we do say so ourselves. As an executive you'll connect with passionate like-minded people.

3. Get work experience

Are you in school and looking for real world experience? Maybe you have a job but want to get hands on learning in a new role? Enjoy the flexibility and personal satisfaction that comes from spending time on a cause you care about.

And besides, it's fun!

We will be holding executive elections during our next chapter meeting, Dec 11th. See the Events page for time and place information.