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VYFS Announces 2nd Annual Raft Up!

A Uniquely Vashon Event is Back and Better!

Building on the success of last year’s event, Vashon Youth & Family Services today announces the second annual Raft Up! event will be held at Jensen Point Sunday, September 20th, 2015.  Grab your human-powered watercraft (kayak, canoe, rowboat, paddleboard, raft, dinghy. etc.), your friends and family and head to Quartermaster Harbor for a final summer fling!

Raft Up is the uniting of a community to defend the WA state record for the most kayaks, paddleboards and rafts linked together.  Join VYFS to fill the harbor with human-powered water craft rafted side by side in celebration of the fact that “We’re Stronger Together.”  A family-friendly community celebration, this year’s event will include food, a music stage, children’s carnival games and a kayak raffle.  The festivities run 10:00 am – 3:00 pm rain or shine.

Any human-powered watercraft is welcome.  Once on the water we’ll perform the raft up maneuver (link hands, paddles or oars across your neighbor’s boat to create a strong, stable connection).  Registration information and all the facts can be found at or the VYFS office.  Early Bird registration of $20 (a savings of $5) is available until August 20th.  Kayak raffle tickets are available of the Vashon Bookshop or the VYFS office.

The Raft Up! event raises critical funds to support the many Vashon Youth & Family Services mental health and community programs that help Vashon thrive.