Wild About Whales is back and better than ever!
WAW 2013 consists of two events: a Gala Cruise on May 4th and a Whale Derby on June 15th. Read below for all of the exciting details! Proceeds from Wild About Whales directly support out of school programs in Greater Victoria that provide safe, supportive places for children and youth when they need them most.. To learn more about our programs click here
Adopt a whale by purchasing raffle tickets
Spend a little, and you may win a lot! Each raffle ticket corresponds to a numbered rubber whale which will race its way down the Gorge to the finish line on June 15th. You can purchase single whales for $5, a Pod of 5 whales for $20, or go for the Leviathan pack of 25 whales for $100. Order your raffle tickets now!
| Holland America Cruise: 7 days for 2; five cruises to choose from - maximum value $3,300
| Return flights for two valued at a maximum of $2,200 donated by WestJet for anywhere WestJet flies
| BBQ and/or patio furniture up to a value of $1,000 donated by Canadian Tire Victoria Stores
|| Apple 64GB iPad 4 With Wi-Fi valued at $824
|| $500 Cash
| Go Pro Hero 3 HD waterproof camera, tripod mount & chest harness valued at $340 donated by Future Shop Uptown
Wild About Whales Derby – June 15th, 2013
It’s not every day that you’ll have an opportunity to watch thousands of little rubber whales race down the Gorge! Join us at the Esquimalt Gorge Park on June 15th to cheer on your whale at our fun and free family event. In addition to the race, you will enjoy a BBQ, family friendly activities, free facepainting and water themed children’s activities. This event runs from 11:30am – 2:30pm, with the race starting promptly at 1pm. You’re guaranteed to have a whale of a time!
Get involved and show your support
We are looking for volunteers for numerous Wild About Whales positions! For more information and to get involved, e-mail Alisha or phone 250-384-9133 ext 215.
Gala Evening – May 4th, 2013
Bright blue sky. 25 degrees. Seemingly endless views of water. A beautiful, comfortable lounge. This was the setting for our gala event on Saturday, May 4th in the Wardroom at CFB Esquimalt (thanks to Roger Girouard for his sponsorship of this!). Our guests had a relaxing, fun evening with great food and entertainment. With special thanks to Krista Hagstrom, our Millstream Club Coordintaor, and Colton McKee who made a video detailing his experiences as a participant and later as a staff person, our guests also learned a lot more about Boys & Girls Clubs and the wonderful services we offer to children and youth in our community. We extend our thanks to the Dana Parkes, our Harbourside Club coordinator and the children she brought with her to greet our guests when they arrived. It was a lovely evening and one of the highlights was the entertainment provided by our auctioneer, Iain Hooey. He worked the crowd and we received good value for the great auction items we had. All in all, it was a successful evening which was a wonderful way to cap a week of uncertainty leading up to it after the devastating news we received regarding the Orca Spirit II. Thank you to all our sponsors and guests and of course the organizing committee with Cheryl d’Estrubé leading the charge!
Media Sponsors - $10,000 Plus
Ocra-straitors - $5,000
Spouting Whales (Print) - $2,500
Spyhoppers - $2,500 Plus
Little Flippers - $1,000 Plus
Fintastic Friends - $500 Plus
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Kate Mansell at 250.384.9133 ext. 115
*Whale raffle tickets are consecutively numbered and correspond to the numbered whales. Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older. 600 single whale tickets, 600 pod packs of 5, 50 Leviathan packs of 25 are available. 4,850 tickets in total. If all tickets are sold, there is a 1 in 4,850 chance to win top prize. Winners consent to the release of their names and addresses by the licensee. Ticket holders do not have to present at race to win.