A forerunner of the Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race

A forerunner of the Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race

The race is on!

A forerunner of the Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race, this motorboat contest on Okanagan Lake probably took place about ninety years ago.

A forerunner of the Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race, this motorboat contest on Okanagan Lake probably took place about ninety years ago. Things were a little different back then as you can see by the fact that the captains wore sport jackets instead of life jackets and apparently it was okay to hitch a ride on someone else’s stern. It’s a safe bet that the crafts being readied for Saturday’s race won’t greatly resemble these boats from the 1920s, but they’re sure to be photo worthy. The event on Saturday, Aug. 22, starts at 9:30 a.m. at Peach Orchard Park. Visit ogopogobathtubrace.com for more information. That many bathtubs means plenty of good, clean fun!