Kalavida Surf Shop’s livelihood is directly tied to Kalamalka Lake.
If the lake was to suffer, so would business for the standup paddleboarding company. To help ensure this doesn’t happens, Kalavida donated $500 to the Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake (SPrKL), whose mandate is to educate, activate and inform the public about the issues challenging the popular lake.
Kal Lake is enjoyed by all types of water sports, both motorized and human powered, and as public usage increases, so do the challenges of keeping it clean and safe.
“With an increase in standup paddleboarding (SUP) activity on the lake, we felt it was our responsibility to take a proactive approach,” said Michelle Mitchell of Kalavida.
The money raised for the donation came from several events, including the Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival, the largest standup paddleboard event in Canada. For more details about SPrKL, visit www.spkl.ca.