Aaron Nasipayko Humboldt native who now lives in BC has completed one of his goals.
He paddled the entire Okanagan Lake which is 134km long.
Nasipayko talks about why he took on this task.
"It was a goal of mine that I wanted to achieve this summer and wanted to find an opportunity to have this paddle give back to the community."
The money that was raised with the paddle is only part of something that Nasipayko is involved in.
He is dancing in a fundraiser to raise money for hospice care in Vernon BC and the money that he raised will go towards his groups total.
The time it took Naipayko to paddle the entire lake was a surprise to him.
"I definitely had a goal of trying to achieve it as quick as possible and I definitely surpassed any of my expectations in terms of how long it would take me to move that distance."
Nasipayko carries Humboldt with him when paddles, friends, family and good memories make up a big part of who he is.
He wanted to say hello to everyone back home and he noted that with all the tragedy that has happened it will feel different driving back into Humboldt.