Ed Laporte begins a paddle around around Okanagan Lake from Safe Harbour Regional Boat Launch in Okanagan Centre on September 9.

Solo paddler tackling Okanagan Lake trip

Son of Food Bank manager Phyllis McPherson fulfilling life long dream by paddling Okanagan Lake

The son of Lake Country Food Bank manager Phyllis McPherson, Ed Laporte began a trek around Okanagan Lake last week.

Laporte doesn’t have a shore support crew and has mapped out the lake from Vernon to Penticton and intends to camp along the way during a planned six-day journey.

It has been a long time dream of his to paddle Okanagan Lake, and he and his wife are planning to retire to Lake Country from Jasper, AB.

McPherson was on hand to see him off at Safe Harbour.