Boats will race in Community Challenge in Qualiucm Beach on Aug. 20

There are only 100 tickets available for the event

CARLI BERRY

news@pqbnews.com

What goes on land and on water? It’s not quite an amphibian, but it’s close.

The Qualicum Beach Museum will be hosting a fundraiser where the public can place bets on amphibious boats.

These boats are able to go on land and water, and members of the Qualicum Beach Inn staff have volunteered as contestants, coordinator Mary Brouilette said.

The 2015 Community Challenge event will be happening at the Rotary Park on Aug. 20.

Target shooting with water guns and stone skipping competitions will be available for the public, with bets placed on the amphibious boats and paddle board races for prizes, Brouilette said.

Out of the 100 tickets available, 20 have been sold as of July 21, she said. She said the guests will place bets on the boat’s times and not on the race itself.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at dusk with dinner being served at 7 p.m.

Next year, she said she hopes to make the races an annual event and allow the boats and paddleboards to be open for public participation. A buffet will be offered to guests with all of the food from local vendors, Brouilette said. There will be salmon provided from the local First Nations and dessert from Quality Foods. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at the Qualicum Beach Museum. All proceeds will go to the Qualicum Beach Museum’s continuing upgrades.

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