On July 20th, 2013, the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation will support Sean McBeath in a very exciting fundraiser to honour his dear friend, Tyler Lewis. Sean, with the support of two long time racing friends Liam Fisher and Dion Maxwell, will kayak from the inner harbor of Victoria to downtown Vancouver, a 135 km voyage, in under 24 hours – something that has never been done before. Among the wildlife (Orcas, seals, birds), vast outdoors, and unspoiled environment, the route ideally encompasses the spirit of the wilderness that Tyler was so passionate about. It will be a difficult journey that will challenge the paddlers physically, mentally, and emotionally, but under the supervision of two safety boats and the desire to pay tribute to a close friend and mentor, every bit of pain will be well worth it.
The goal of Rain City Central is to raise $15,000 for the Foundation. Both personal donations and business and organization sponsorships are welcomed. Please visit the Rain City Central website for detailed information and ways to donate; you can also follow the team on Twitter, as well as their Facebook page.
**More details will be announced closer to the event date – like the time supporters are encouraged to start gathering at False Creek to cheer at the finish line. Stay tuned to the website/Facebook/Twitter accounts.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering wish the team all the best in this very challenging and beautiful fundraiser.